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Bill Gates gave a prescient TED Talk in 2015 warning that the world wass unprepared for an infectious disease pandemic. In this 8-minute video he uses examples from the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak in West Africa to point out that governments' failure to invest in preparation has made us all vulnerable.

"Bill Gates: The Next Outbreak? We're Not Ready" - TED

https://www.ted.com/talks/bill_gates_the_next_outbreak_we_re_not_ready/transcript?language=en

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  • Re: Bill Gates' 2015 Warning Was Spot On

    by » 3 years ago


    Bill Gates has written a new piece for The Economist, "The World After Covid-19." In the article he emphasizes the importance of a vaccine and expresses his hope that one will be available by the second half of 2021. He predicts that two additional breakthroughs will result from the pandemic, in the fields of diagnostics and antiviral drugs.

    https://www.economist.com/by-invitation/2020/04/23/bill-gates-on-how-to-fight-future-pandemics?utm_campaign=coronavirus-special-edition&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=salesforce-marketing-cloud&utm_term=2020-04-25&utm_content=article-link-1


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