Bill Gates warns of bioterrorist attacks

Bill Gates Warns of Smallpox Terrorist Attacks as He Seeks Funding for Research


R. Gelfenstein, Bill Gates warns governments to prepare for smallpox terrorist attacks and future pandemics by investing billions in research and development.

"I hope that in five years I can write a book called 'We're ready for the next pandemic,' but it will take tens of billions of dollars in research and development, the United States and the United Kingdom will celebrate," he said. Mentioned.

He said countries like the US and the UK need to spend "tens of billions" to fund research.

The Microsoft founder suggested that "germ games" could prepare nations for bioterrorism, such as smallpox attacks at airports. Gates warned that bioterrorism caused by outbreaks could be worse than those that occur naturally.

"The good thing is that a lot of the research and development we need to do to prepare for the next pandemic is to make vaccines cheap, have big factories, eradicate the flu, eliminate the cold, make vaccines affordable. things that will be incredibly beneficial even in years when we don't have pandemics," he said.

He added that he would continue to talk about pandemic preparedness as part of his philanthropic work.

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