The next outbreak? We’re not ready | Bill Gates

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In 2014, the world avoided a horrific global outbreak of Ebola, thanks to thousands of selfless health workers — plus, frankly, thanks to some very good luck. In hindsight, we know what we should have done better. So, now’s the time, Bill Gates suggests, to put all our good ideas into practice, from scenario planning to vaccine research to health worker training. As he says, “There’s no need to panic … but we need to get going.”

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20 thoughts on “The next outbreak? We’re not ready | Bill Gates

  1. When Corona is over, we go back to sleep and watch this video in like 10 years, wondering again why we didn’t do anything!

  2. …offcourse it will go down by #Trillion Dollars…you billy goat…it will be in your Globalist Cabal Elite account…are you that stupid…no we are just smarter than you reptilians…ah wait it is not working any more for these verminites—-i say house arrests for these vermin rats for now…welcome to the dawn of the real world again…#MAGA…Many Are Being Arrested,,,20/20 vision…

  3. But the viruses has not started with Windows has started by the 2 sons of adam and eve.since that day there is a fight between people..

  4. Does anybody else find it funny how Bill Gates is heavily into depopulation? He literally funds population control

  5. we didn’t prepare cause the government thinks we should invest more in the military than the health of the people

  6. Bill was talking about this because he funded the epidemic – how else would you know what is coming??? Just like World Health Organisation run by Rockerfellers!!! Organised chaos at the highest level!!!! Wake up all you sheeple – you are being led to the slaughter by a group of corrupt cronies. (That's the abbreviation of Corona Virus). Devils in disguise!!! They pretend they care by showing forward thinking – the kind of forward thinking that they are actually planning!!!

  7. “If we start now, we can be ready for the next epidemic”

    4 years later: People rushing to buy toilet paper and hand sanitizers

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