Summary of Bill Gates: The next outbreak? We’re not ready | TED

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Bill Gates discusses the dangers of global epidemics and the lack of readiness to deal with them. He notes that while the threat of a nuclear war is no longer the greatest risk to humanity, the biggest dangers to global security today come from highly contagious viruses. Gates makes the case that we are not prepared to deal with epidemics, and that if something catastrophic were to happen, it could be far worse than the Ebola epidemic.

  • 00:00:00 Bill Gates discusses the dangers of global epidemics and the lack of readiness to deal with them. He notes that while the threat of a nuclear war is no longer the greatest risk to humanity, the biggest dangers to global security today come from highly contagious viruses. Gates makes the case that we are not prepared to deal with epidemics, and that if something catastrophic were to happen, it could be far worse than the Ebola epidemic.
  • 00:05:00 Bill Gates warns that we are not ready to deal with an upcoming epidemic, and recommends that we increase funding for health systems in poor countries, create a medical reserve corps, and invest in vaccines and diagnostics.

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