Bill Gates Warns Of Virus Worse Than Ebola: “We Are Simply Not Prepared To Deal With A Global Epidemic”
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has spent a lot of time in the field of vaccines and medicine, so much so that many consider him to be one of the world’s foremost experts on vaccination and disease trends. He has spent millions of dollars of his own money investing in vaccine-related technologies and is a strong proponent of widespread vaccination programs.
Whatever your views on vaccinations, the fact is that Bill Gates is revered for his activities by the global community. Moreover, he has the money and connections to facilitate the implementation of widespread programs, whether voluntary or forced.
In his latest Op-Ed Gates sends a stark message to political leaders and the general public, claiming that a virus even deadlier than Ebola may be on the horizon. According to Gates, should such a virus start spreading the world is ill-prepared to handle it.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has killed more than 10,000 people. If anything good can come from this continuing tragedy, it is that Ebola can awaken the world to a sobering fact: We are simply not prepared to deal with a global epidemic.
Of all the things that could kill more than 10 million people around the world in the coming years, by far the most likely is an epidemic. But it almost certainly won’t be Ebola.
Other diseases — flu, for example — spread through the air, and people can be infectious before they feel sick, which means that one person can infect many strangers just by going to a public place. We’ve seen it happen before, with horrific results: In 1918, the Spanish flu killed more than 30 million people. Imagine what it could do in today’s highly mobile world.
Indeed, the reemergence of a deadly virus such as the Spanish Flu would be disastrous.
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