MOSCOW, 8 Feb – RIA Novosti. Microsoft founder, multi-billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates said in an interview with YouTube channel Veritasium that the threats to humanity in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic are climate change and bioterrorism.
“One of them is climate change,” Gates said, when asked about the dangers for which the world is not prepared. The spread of the coronavirus
In his opinion, each year the death rate due to this factor will be “even higher” than during the current pandemic.
The second threat is bioterrorism, according to the multibillionaire. “Someone who wants to cause harm can create a virus, which means that the likelihood of facing it is higher compared to natural epidemics like this one,” Gates added.
Earlier, the Microsoft founder said in an interview with the German publication Süddeutsche Zeitung that the world is not ready for the next pandemic, which could be ten times worse than the COVID-19 pandemic. “I hope that in two years the situation will look different. Vaccines, tests, medicines, epidemiology, monitoring – there is a lot that can be done,” he said.
According to Gates, the coronavirus has become a part of everyday life to the same extent as earthquakes, tornadoes or climate change, and the response to these types of threats must be global. The spread of the coronavirus