Prepare for next pandemic like a 'war', urges Gates

Prepare for next pandemic like a 'war', urges Gates”

Aside from the conspiracy theories, Gates is optimistic in the battle against Covid following the election of Joe Biden. who he believes will allow Fauci to "speak the truth" about the virus. But what we do know is that we can't afford to be caught flat-footed again.

To avoid the devastation similar to that of COVID-19, "preparation for the next pandemic must be taken as seriously as the threat of war". "The threat of the next pandemic will always be hanging over our heads-unless the world takes steps to prevent it".

"To prevent the hardship of this a year ago from happening again, pandemic preparedness must be taken as seriously as we take the threat of war". "Stopping the next pandemic will require spending tens of billions of dollars in investments each year, but remember that the cost of the COVID-19 pandemic for the whole world is estimated at 28 trillion dollars", notes the co-founder and former boss of Microsoft.

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), says he is surprised that some people link him with conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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While the response to COVID-19 has been lackluster, the major successes were built on previous investments, Bill Gates pointed out. "I think of this as the best and most cost-efficient insurance policy the world could buy", his article captured. "I think next time will be different", the billionaire couple, who oversee the Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, further said as they set their sights on the next crisis whilst the world trousers to stem a pathogen that has infected over 100 million people globally. The funding helped support research on vaccines and promising treatments called monoclonal antibodies.

Gates also sees a team that would monitor for disease outbreaks as soon as they happen, wherever they might occur.

Some persons have claimed that the coronavirus pandemic is a cover for Gates' alleged plan to implant trackable microchips in the world's populace. When they aren't actively responding to an outbreak, they keep their skills sharp by working on diseases like malaria and polio. Bill Gates estimates that around 3,000 of these professionals are needed around the world.

When asked if it was appropriate for Nigeria to spend such a huge sum of money on vaccine acquisition in the midst of other issues plaguing the health sector, Gates said, "There is no doubt that the impact of putting money into the health system particularly the primary healthcare system will be very high in terms of saving children's lives and you are absolutely right".

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