By Jim Hoft
On Tuesday, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates issued a warning of potential pandemics far worse than the COVID-19 and called on “governments to contribute billions to tackle future pathogens and increase vaccine supplies,” according to a report from Financial Times.
Gates warned in 2015 that the biggest potential killer the world could ever face was not war but a pandemic. Gates claimed he felt terrible when only a few listened to him when he warned the world leaders about infectious diseases.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK’s Wellcome Trust are giving $300m to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).
CEPI announced that this new funding commitments will support CEPI’s goal to condense new vaccine development timelines to 100 days, a third of the time it took to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.