By Aaron Kesel
The next deadly disease that will cause a global pandemic is coming, Bill Gates stated at a discussion on epidemics, hosted by the Massachusetts Medical Society and the New England Journal of Medicine, Business Insider reported.
“There’s one area though where the world isn’t making much progress,” Gates said, “and that’s pandemic preparedness.”
“In the case of biological threats, that sense of urgency is lacking,” he said. “The world needs to prepare for pandemics in the same serious way it prepares for war.”
According to Gates, a small non-state actor could build an even deadlier form of smallpox in a lab.
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