A few years ago, Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, made a prediction that it was entirely possible that a new respiratory virus could cause a serious pandemic that would kill many people around the world. The businessman’s prediction has finally proven to be correct since since its appearance towards the end of 2019, the Covid-19 has already killed millions of people around the world.
Recently, Gates made a new statement on the next disasters that humanity may face in the future. According to him, climate change and bioterrorism are the two biggest threats that are likely to cause the most harm to humans.
Climate change is a problem that is well known today, and the planet is beginning to feel the effects. As for bioterrorism, it is indeed a threat that cannot be ruled out with the advancement of technology.
We were warned
It was in 2015, during a conference entitled “The next epidemic? We’re not ready, ”organized by TED media, as Gates warned the world of the likelihood of a pandemic outbreak caused by a respiratory virus.
At the time, the entrepreneur had indicated that it would not be war that would cause the death of millions of people but the emergence of a new virus. “If something kills over 10 million people in the next few decades, it is likely to be a highly contagious virus rather than a war,” he said.
The new predictions
In a recent interview with Derek Muller, host of the YouTube channel “Veritasium”, Gates again made a statement about possible deadly threats the man could face in the years to come.
Gates described climate change as one of the potential threats. He said that this phenomenon could lead to many more deaths each year than the current Covid-19 pandemic.
The second threat he cited is bioterrorism. According to him, an artificial virus could be developed by someone who wants to cause damage. Gates said the chances of encountering this kind of virus are higher than those of dealing with naturally occurring outbreaks.
Although his 2015 prediction turned out to be correct, Bille Gates still admitted in the interview that he was not at all satisfied. The man said he regretted not having been able to be more persuasive in convincing people to take the threat of a new pandemic seriously.
In any case, we are now warned. Regardless of the threats, you have to be able to be ready to react when the time comes, and therefore be well prepared.
I hope you are in health and well.
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