Bill Gates says the world is not prepared to cope with a deadly flu epidemic

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(TIML NEWS) Have you guys ever saw World War Z with Brad Pit…Billionaire Bill Gates is crossing his fingers hoping one doesn’t come around in the next 10 years.

The Microsoft co-founder said the Ebola and Zika virus crises showed that global health infrastructure had room for improvement, the BBC reported.

The philanthropic Bill and  Melinda Gates Foundation counts tackling disease, including pneumonia, malaria and polio, among its objectives.

Mr Gates said the Ebola and Zika crises showed the systems for responding to emergencies are still not strong enough. Mr Gates’s foundation invests in improving global healthcare.

“Our ability to create new drugs and vaccines quickly where we have an emerging disease, our emergency response system where we get people in and try and stop these epidemics – we don’t have a strong enough system.”

“I do think we’ll have much better medical tools, much better response, but we are a bit vulnerable right now if something that spread very quickly, like, say, a flu that was quite fatal,

“That would be a tragedy and new approaches should allow us to reduce that risk a lot.

“There’s a lot of discussion right now about how do we respond in an emergency. How do we make sure that the regulatory and the liability, organizational  boundaries don’t slow us down?”

 

 

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