"Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates warned that more investment would be needed to prevent a future pandemic from happening, saying it was possible the worst of this pandemic had not yet occurred.
'It seems wild to me that we could fail to look at this tragedy and not, on behalf of the citizens of the world, make these investments,' Gates said to the Financial Times.
Gates was also concerned about the future of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite restrictions loosening around the world.
'The current [World Health Organization] funding is not at all serious about pandemics,' he said. 'We’re still at risk of this pandemic generating a variant that would be even more transmissive and even more fatal.'...
Gates has proposed a global epidemic response and mobilization initiative, which he says should be run by the World Health Organization.
'The amount of money involved is very small compared to the benefit and it will be a test: can global institutions take on new responsibilities in an excellent way..."...
Deborah Birx, a leading member of the Trump administration’s White House coronavirus task force, said on Sunday that the U.S. should be 'preparing right now for a potential surge in this summer across the southern United States,' citing figures in South Africa that she said were predictive of what could happen in the U.S."
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