The next outbreak? We’re not ready | Bill Gates

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In 2014, the world avoided a horrific global outbreak of Ebola, thanks to thousands of selfless health workers -- plus, frankly, thanks to some very good luck. In hindsight, we know what we should have done better. So, now's the time, Bill Gates suggests, to put all our good ideas into practice, from scenario planning to vaccine research to health worker training. As he says, "There's no need to panic ... but we need to get going."

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This guy has been fighting viruses since Windows 95.

Author — jon kallas


Bill Gates in 2021: A meteorite strike killed the dinosaurs. We're not ready for one yet.
Audience: Nervous Sweating

Author — Kacha V


This is the most certified "I told you so" moment.

Author — Mo A


Bill: we can be ready for this.
Morgan Freeman(as narrator): But they were definitely not going to be ready.

Author — sock man2020


Who with me visit here after the Covid-19 breakout?

Author — F&G Family


The only guy who answered " where do you see yourself in the next 5 years" correctly

Author — Manvinder Singh Walia


Audience member: Hey Bill, what’s the next crisis?
Bill: I haven’t thought of it yet.

Author — Armani DeJesus


The fact that he publicly says that the source of the virus could be bioterrorism shocks me..

Author — Ana Mar


Bill Gates: you know how stephen Hawkings said we aren’t ready for the AI revolution? He was right

Everyone: _treats all their machines and computers with kindness and respect_

Author — Geraldo Del rivero


YouTube just pulled off the greatest “told you so” in history

Author — Sean Hendricks


I guess youtube should add a feature of oldest comments first



Governments are like those students who only does their homework at the day of the deadline.

Author — random


Legends are watching this after 5 YEARS!!!

Author — vipsnowfff v


YouTube recommendations are getting a funny sense of humor

Author — -_-


"It didn't get into many urban areas, and that was just luck."
Guess we were extremely unlucky when the pandemic started in the most populated country in the world

Author — NietAiden


Audience in ted talks : Why this man is telling these which is so irrelevant.

Author — Arun.k Ponerul


34 million views? Why? Why wasn’t this shared more? This is the most revolutionary video I have ever seen.

Author — Shahalie Shai


POV: your trying to find a 5 year old comment

Author — Muhamed Fazl


“Next time we might not be so lucky, you can have a virus where people feel well enough while they’re infectious.” - Bill Gates 2015

Author — Stan G


Bill Gates: if we start now, we can be ready
People: *do nothing*
Pandemic: *happens 5 years later*
People: oh so Bill Gates caused it

Author — JuanXM