Bill Gates Warns of Imminent Global Pandemic Again
SEATTLE – September 20, 2018
We have repeatedly written about the threat of a global pandemic. Not just us. In recent months everybody has been talking about this topic. In particular, in April this year, the impish Bill Gates announced an upcoming global pandemic, which “could kill millions”.
If a deadly pandemic comparable to the 1918 influenza outbreak reach the US in the relatively near future, the US government would be powerless to stop it. And in all likelihood, hundreds of thousands - if not, millions - of Americans will die. That's the message from a Washington Post interview with Microsoft founder Bill Gates, which touched on many of the same subjects from a talk he gave Friday before the Massachusetts Medical Society.
Bill Gates says the U.S. government is falling short in preparing the nation and the world for the "significant probability of a large and lethal modern-day pandemic occurring in our lifetimes."
When it comes to global health policy, Bill Gates has never been known for subtlety. So it's hardly surprising that his charitable foundation's latest report on the greatest challenges facing mankind might make some readers want to lock themselves in an indefinite quarantine.
Readers familiar with Gates' previous warnings about the rising risk of a global pandemic will recognize the top three risks: antibiotic resistance, governmental reluctance to fund health-care solutions and the next global contagion. The latter risk factor has become so universally feared by health professionals that the World Health Organization already has a name for it: "Disease X". The likelihood of an explosive global pandemic breaking out in the relatively near future increases along with the population in the world's poorest countries, which are presently experiencing explosive population growth even as birth rates in the developed world plummet. And if the world's wealthiest countries don't invest resources to combat these issues in Africa, South America and Asia now, it will be infinitely more expensive grappling with the consequences on the back-end, as Gates explained in an interview with the Telegraph.
"We are not fully prepared for the next global pandemic," he says. "The threat of the unknown pathogen – highly-contagious, lethal, fast-moving – is real. It could be a mutated flu strain or something else entirely. The Swine Flu and 2014 Ebola outbreaks underscored the threat."
The risks associated with the population boom in the poorest countries in Africa has long been treated as "the elephant in the room" by global policy makers. Even if one sets aside the risk of disease, the developing world must step up to monitor the economic impacts of rapidly increasing populations, confronting issues like political instability to ensure that the expansion will yield unbridled growth like similar periods in China and India.
According to demographers projections, the population of Africa is set to explode to 4 billion by the end of the century.
Moving on from this talk of global pandemics, Gates spared a few moments to opine on how governments should approach social media. And in his view, they should step up and regulate it with a heavy hand.
"They will step up in a pretty strong way to all those things. People who are super-successful need to be held to a very high standard. Some of that will lead to a very unfair personalisation as though these mistakes are somehow down to flaws in Mark’s character, or something like that. Mark knows he is in a position of responsibility and is trying to learn about this stuff."
We imagine Mark Zuckerberg will be thrilled to hear that.
Here is something to remember about Gates' plans for depopulation. His frank admission came at a conference in California in 2010, when Gates revealed part of the secret about an almost unknown aspect of his activities — the work to ensure population decline.
Gates mentioned this at a closed conference in Long Beach, California, called the TED2010 Conference. Along with an absurd, from the point of view of science, offer for cutting CO2 emissions worldwide to zero by 2050 he declares, “First we got population. There are 6.8 billion people in the world today. This number will increase to about 9 billion. Now, if we really do a lot of work on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we will probably reduce it by 10 or 15 percent.”
In plain English, one of the most influential people in the world has clearly said that he expects vaccines to be used to reduce population growth.
And now, in connection with his recent speeches and interviews, we can assume that there was some plan associated with an artificially caused global pandemic, which is a much faster and more effective way to reduce the population of the planet.