The next deadly disease that will cause a global pandemic is coming, Bill Gates stated at a discussion on epidemics, hosted by the Massachusetts Medical Society and the New England Journal of Medicine, Business Insider reported.
“There’s one area though where the world isn’t making much progress,” Gates said, “and that’s pandemic preparedness.”
“In the case of biological threats, that sense of urgency is lacking,” he said. “The world needs to prepare for pandemics in the same serious way it prepares for war.”
According to Gates, a small non-state actor could build an even deadlier form of smallpox in a lab.
Gates presented a simulation by the Institute for Disease Modeling that simulated a new flu like the one that killed 50 million people in the 1918 pandemic. The study found if there was a new flu it would now most likely kill an astounding 30 million people within six months.
The single time in history that the military tried a sort of simulated war game against a smallpox pandemic, the final score was “smallpox one, humanity zero,” Gates said.
What’s the solution? A universal flu vaccine of course! Gates announced on Friday that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would pledge $12 million in grants to encourage the development of a universal vaccine.
Gates believes that “there needs to be better communication between militaries and governments to help coordinate responses.” Gates added that he thinks governments need ways to quickly enlist the help of the “private sector” (black budget military covert world) when it comes to developing technology and help each other to build tools to fight an emerging deadly disease.
Gates expressed that malaria was back on the rise again and would continue to claim more lives worldwide unless governments reinvigorated their push to eradicate the disease, Stratis Times reported.
Melinda Gates recently said that the threat of a global pandemic, whether it emerges naturally or is engineered, was perhaps the biggest risk to humanity.
“Think of the number of people who leave New York City every day and go all over the world — we’re an interconnected world,” she said.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made it very clear that their aim is to wipe out wild polio from the planet. However, as Activist Post reported, they have done quite the opposite and may be responsible for thousands of children suffering from vaccine-induced polio.