“I wish I had done more to raise awareness of the danger,” said the Microsoft co-founder.
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Bill Gates He affirmed that he tried to warn in 2016 Donald Trump about the possibility of a pandemic and that he regrets not having insisted on the importance of planning a health emergency plan.
In an interview with The Wall Street JournalThe founder of Microsoft said he had promised for years to talk about the risk of a pandemic “when it hits important people.”
Gates said he felt “terrible” at not insisting on taking action and minimizing the risk. “I wish I had done more to raise awareness of the danger.”
During the interview, Gates noted that he spoke to many of the world’s leading figures about the impending danger of a future pandemic, but only a few followed their advice or had concrete answers to reduce the transmission of a future pathogen.
The Bill Melinda Gates Foundation has been looking for remedies for problems such as malaria, Ebola or Zika since 2000. However, Gates said that magazine that he believes every day that they will run out of glass containers because “nobody ever made 7 billion vaccines.”