The world may face a pandemic ten times worse than COVID-19. This grim prognosis was shared by Microsoft founder and co-chairman of the charitable foundation Bill Gates in an interview with the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung.
вЂњThis pandemic is terrible, but the next pandemic could be dozens of times worse,вЂќ the billionaire predicted. According to him, the world is still not ready for the next pandemic.
At the same time Gates noted the achievements of modern medicine and science. He stressed that if the coronavirus pandemic had broken out five years ago, it is unlikely that vaccines would have been developed so quickly.
Earlier, Gates urged us to prepare for new pandemics and take them as seriously as a potential military conflict. He deemed it prudent to invest billions in science, testing, and a global alert system for new outbreaks. He also noted the importance of forming a special вЂњresponse team.