Bill Gates warned us in 2015 at TED Talks about Corona like virus
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Bill Gates warned us in 2015 at TED Talks about Corona like virus

PREPAREDNESS IS PREVENTION




If we ever googled over the possibility of an outbreak and our resources for treatment and prevention, we would have known that we were not prepared. In 2015 Bill Gates in his TED talk mentioned the outbreak of Ebola, a virus that killed about 10,000 people. We were ‘lucky' that it could not spread via air and the symptoms were almost immediate and the person became bedridden almost making it impossible for him to roam around in public places. He mentioned his fear over a virus whose pace of transmission was difficult to stop. Here we are facing what he and many world health analysts feared. A person infected with COVID-19 may not show symptoms up to 24 days. He/She thus may not even realize they need to quarantine themselves. Moreover, as humans are social animals they evade rules made for separating them. If and when they are aware of strict quarantine protocols they do not register themselves as they do not want to part with friends and family and some may not be able to afford such care and precaution. Dishonesty and evasions make it difficult to track such outbreaks. The media and governments of countries do not provide true information to its citizens. I realized that every time us humans have faced situations like the nuclear war we came up with solutions to combat them. So why not the same has been done to improve healthcare. We have stepped up our border securities and spent huge sums whereas no planning has been done to protect humanity from diseases. We must understand bioterrorism or even such viral outbreaks that may kill millions and millions of people and cause World wealth to go down by 3 trillion dollars are equally dangerous and harming if not more. We got enough signals to improve our healthcare after SARS, MERS, and even EBOLA but here we are. We won’t get lucky every single time and since time is not our friend, it is time we must act !!!



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