Bill Gates Claims He Warned Us About Pandemic

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  • A video of Gates’ 2015 talk has more than 36 million views on YouTube.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more than 6 million deaths worldwide.
  • Though Gates urged governments to invest in healthcare and medicine technology in his 2015 talk, the US cut funding to virus prevention agencies shortly after.

According to Bill Gates, 90% of the views on his 2015 Ted talk arrived “after it was too late”, as reported by VM Leader.

Bill Gates 

Bill Gates said 90% of the views on his 2015 TED talk, in which he predicted a virus could kill millions, came “after it was too late.”

  • Gates spoke again on how to prevent pandemics during the TED2022 conference in Vancouver on Tuesday.
  • A video of Gates’ 2015 talk has more than 36 million views on YouTube.

Bill Gates gave a keynote speech at the TED2022 conference on Tuesday and referenced his 2015 talk in which he warned a pandemic was on the horizon, and we weren’t ready for it.

Today, Gates said he hoped the current COVID-19 crisis would spur his audience at TED2022 in Vancouver, Canada to pay closer attention to his advice about how to prevent another pandemic from wreaking similar havoc on society.

“When I was on this stage in 2015, I was one of many people who said we weren’t ready and we needed to get ready.”

A YouTube video of his 2015 presentation has garnered more than 36 million views so far.

“If anything kills over 10 million people over the next few decades, it’s most likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than a war.

Not missiles, but microbes,” Gates said at the time.

Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more than 6 million deaths worldwide.

Though Gates urged governments to invest in healthcare and medicine technology in his 2015 talk, the US cut funding to virus prevention agencies shortly after.

It’s increased the health inequities between the rich and the poor.

Later in the talk, Gates said rich countries should come together to implement systems that would help prevent the next large scale pandemic while the tragedy of COVID-19 is still fresh in our memory.

So far, he said, world leaders have taken less action than he expected.

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Source: VM Leader

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