Bill Gates is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in vaccine research in the hope of avoiding another catastrophic pandemic.
Billionaire Microsoft founder has committed $150m (£110m) in funding to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), which will help fight Covid as well as any pandemic. Future.
Gates Foundation tweeted: “Partnering with @wellcometrust, we each commit $150 million to @CEPIvaccines to accelerate vaccine research and distribution.”
The tweet also contained a video of Gates, in which he said: “To really end Covid and make sure we never have another catastrophic pandemic, we need innovation, especially innovation. in vaccines.”
He is urging governments to invest billions of dollars to ensure that we don’t have another pandemic.
According to multiple reports, the tech genius has also warned that a future pandemic could have a worse death rate than Covid-19.
To date, Covid-19 has claimed the lives of more than five million people globally.
CEPI CEO Richard Hatchett said the way that Omicron has gone viral “over the past two months is a prime example of the ways in which we must be ready, both in terms of the speed and scale of our response, to respond to this situation.” deal with future threats.”
Gates said that governments in rich countries should make sure poorer countries also have access to vaccines.
Some have suggested that Gates predicted the pandemic during a TED talk in 2015.
The 66-year-old said: “If anything kills more than 10 million people over the next few decades, chances are it’s a virus more infectious than war – not rockets, but missiles. is bacteria.
“Part of the reason for this is that we’ve invested a lot in nuclear deterrence, but in reality we’ve invested very little in a disease containment system.
“We’re not ready for the next wave.”
Gates used the 2014 Ebola outbreak as an example of his outbreak.
Then the Covid-19 pandemic started about 5 years later.
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https://www.the-sun.com/tech/4503932/bill-gates-warns-of-deadly-new-pandemic/ Bill Gates warns of deadly NEW pandemic even worse than Covid – as he invests millions in new vaccine