Bill Gates says he knows how to stop future pandemics

Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, says in his new book that he knows how to stop future pandemics through better vaccines and “pathogen surveillance”. The billionaire, who forecast the next pandemic some years back, has been the subject of many conspiracy theories as a result of his views and knowledge on the subject.
His new book “the lessons we can learn” from Covid-19, claims that, by investing in healthcare, vaccines, and “global pathogen surveillance,” another pandemic like Covid-19 can be prevented.
Due for release in May, Gates announced in a blog post that the book will outline “the specific steps we can take to not only stop future pandemics but, in the process, provide better health care for everyone around the world.”
The software tycoon and philanthropist also promised to tell readers about his “regular conversations with public health leaders like Anthony Fauci and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,” and to explain his view “of the vaccines that are stemming the tide.”
Gates long a proponent of vaccines and a major contributor to virus research has no formal medical qualification, only an honorary one. Over the last two years he has become a central figure in encouraging people to get vaccinated.
He has also encouraged governments to prepare for the next pandemic by undertaking so called germ games, something he does have experience in having funded such an exercise in 2019. That exercise modelled the spread of a “novel zoonotic coronavirus transmitted from bats to pigs to people” that eventually infected 80-90% of the global population before becoming endemic. Such research is extremely expensive running into billions of dollars.
Gates said that his forthcoming book will also explain “what it’s been like to become the subject of conspiracy theories,” the research he has funded and his belief that he knows how to stop the next pandemic making him a target.

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