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Billionaire Bill Gates warns the world of the next pandemic

American billionaire Bill Gates speaks at a conference in Lyon, France. Photo: AFP / VNA

At a time when the COVID-19 acute respiratory infection continues to be complicated, in a letter published on January 28, the Microsoft co-founder emphasized the threat of the next epidemic. The world has no precautions.

According to Bill Gates, preventing a pandemic from happening in the future requires investing tens of billions of dollars each year. He noted that the estimated COVID-19 pandemic has cost the world 28,000 billion USD.

In the letter, billionaire Bill Gates urges rich countries to actively spend money on their investments, saying that these countries will benefit most. He said that the current epidemic COVID-19 has revealed the shortcomings of the global health warning system. Therefore, it is necessary to invest in vaccine development and diagnostic technology in the future, so that a pandemic can be detected and prevented early in the early stages of an outbreak.

Mr. Gates once warned of the danger of a global pandemic at the Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference (TED) in 2015. He now advocates forming a group of about 3,000 members as a highly trained force. enough, professionally ready to respond to all emergency situations.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has so far invested $ 1.75 billion against the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as promoting and funding immunization projects in developing countries.

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