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Bill Gates predicts there are deadlier pandemics to be expected

Philanthropist Bill Gates predicts deadlier pandemics: The tech guru claimed that there are deadlier pandemics than the Coronavirus to be expected in the future.

Philanthropist Bill Gates predicts deadlier pandemics.

He also called on governments to contribute billions to tackle future pathogens and increase vaccine supplies to curb the next global outbreak. ‘When we talk about spending billions to save . . .  trillions of economic damage and tens of billions of lives, it’s a pretty good insurance policy.’

Bill Gates said that while Omicron and Delta Variants of the coronavirus caused quite a stir in there perverse transmission when it came to tackling with them, there was yet another pathogen the world might have to face that could potentially be worse and could cause far more fatalities and more severe disease.

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, which helped form the Covax programme to deliver vaccines to low- and middle-income countries will be receiving $300m from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK’s Wellcome Trust.

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The CEPI is trying to raise $3.5bn as it aims to cut the time required to develop a new vaccine to just 100 days.

The multi-billionaire added that the world’s priorities were strange and that it had fallen to philanthropists and rich governments to address the vaccine inequity and deficiencies.

“When we talk about spending billions to save . . . trillions of economic damage and tens of billions of lives, it’s a pretty good insurance policy,” Gates said.

He admitted that more needed to be done to increase supplies to vaccinate the world.

Source: Corriere, AFP