Jun 26, 2022
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In an apparent lesson from Covid, American Oligarch Bill Gates wants eyes on any potential future pandemic.

Among his proposals is for the WHO to initiate a worldwide surveillance team consisting of experts who can rapidly identify new health threats worldwide and immediately coordinate with global governments to prevent illnesses from evolving into pandemics CNBC reports.

Gates, who has called his proposed task force the “Global Epidemic Response and Mobilization” (GERM) initiative, told the Financial Times that the initiative would need significant financial investment from the WHO and its member states to establish an international team of experts, among them epidemiologists and virologists. His idea would also give them the tools they need to take the initiative in identifying and containing outbreaks.

In an interview with the Financial Times on Sunday, the former Microsoft CEO warned thethe Financial Times on Sunday, “We’re still at risk of this pandemic generating a variant that would be even more transmissive and even more fatal.”

“It’s not likely, I don’t want to be a voice of doom and gloom, but it’s way above a 5% risk that this pandemic, we haven’t even seen the worst of it.”

MSNBC reports that Coronavirus cases, caused by the “BA.2 subvariant” of the omicron strain, are now spreading across the U.S.: The nation’s 7-day average of new daily U.S. cases climbed to 54,429 as of Sunday, according to Johns Hopkins University – a 9% uptick over the last week, with case number increasing in 39 states during that time frame.

However, Covid-related deaths are on the decline. That is why the White House’s leading Covid czar Dr. Ashish Jha said last month that he is “not overly concerned right now” about BA.2. Gates noted that the virus could mutate, causing a more dangerous strain.

Gates believes that a lesson learned from the Covid “pandemic” is that preemptive planning along with preventative measures can help the globe better manage any future pandemics. It’s a recurring theme in his upcoming book, “How to Prevent the Next Pandemic,” scheduled to publish this year.

Among his proposals is for the WHO to initiate a worldwide surveillance team consisting of experts who can rapidly identify new health threats worldwide and immediately coordinate with global governments to prevent illnesses from evolving into pandemics.

Gates, who has called his proposed task force the “Global Epidemic Response and Mobilization” (GERM) initiative, told the Financial Times that the initiative would need significant financial investment from the WHO and its member states to establish an international team of experts, among them epidemiologists and virologists. His idea would also give them the tools they need to take the initiative in identifying and containing outbreaks.