Bill Gates, who warned the worst of the global epidemic at the beginning of the month, believes that humanity may face a new global pandemic in the next 20 years, either because of a man-made virus or a natural pandemic caused by the consequences of climate change. , the latter has a 50% chance of happening.
He pointed out in an exclusive interview article published by the Spanish media “El Diario” on the 28th that the emergence of a new virus may be caused by human invasion of new ecosystems.
In addition to global surveillance, increased spending will have to increase preparedness against health threats. He suggested that the World Health Organization (WHO) create an international team of 3,000 experts from different fields “to systematize data so that possible outbreaks can be identified at any time”. He also estimates the annual funding at $1 billion (about NT$30 billion).
As for the current monkeypox outbreak in Europe and the United States, the Microsoft co-founder expressed concern, but does not think it will become the next pandemic.
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