How to Prevent the Next Pandemic (Bill Gates)
If you would like John’s text books, (it is free to download the PDFs)
by Bill Gates is published by Allen Lane at £25
It’s not likely,
I don’t want to be a voice of doom and gloom,
but it’s way above a 5% risk that this pandemic,
we haven’t even seen the worst of it
Global Epidemic Response and Mobilization initiative
Should be managed by the WHO,
team of epidemiologists and computer modellers, dedicated, 2,000 to 3,000
the only body capable, top-notch team of experts,
$55bn a year globally
strengthening healthcare systems in low- and middle-income countries
eradication [of] whole families of respiratory disease, which would mean no more coronaviruses like Covid – and even better, no more flu
What if we had invested $10 billion in energy projects in the developing world? In that case, the return would have been $150 billion.
What about infrastructure? $170 billion.
By investing in global health institutions, however, we exceeded all of those returns:
The $10 billion that we gave to help provide vaccines, drugs, bed nets and other supplies in developing countries created an estimated $200 billion in social and economic benefits.