Bill Gates Warns "Millions Could Die" If US Doesn't Prepare For Coming Pandemic

Should 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."

Gates discussed his efforts to convince the Trump administration to set aside more funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and to prioritize the creation of a national response plan that would govern how resources are deployed during a pandemic or biological weapons attack.

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During the interview, the billionaire who appears to have gotten such a touch eccentric in his gray years, confirmed that he had raised the issue of pandemic preparedness with President Trump, and that he tried to convince the president that he has a chance to lead on the issue of global health security.

According to Gates, Trump told him to raise these issues with officials at the Health and Human Services Department, the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. Gates said he also met with HR McMaster, who was ousted as National Security Advisor last month, and he hopes to meet with McMaster's successor John Bolton. He is probably the only one.

That said, Gates may have a point: Even this winter's flu season - the worst in years - overwhelmed hospitals, some of which were forced to pitch tents outside the facilities and deploy other emergency accommodations.

Gates, whose Gates Foundation focuses on public health initiative, has shifted his focus in recent years to international pandemic awareness and preparation. To be sure, he's not the only one who believes the developed world is dangerously ill-prepared to beat back such a threat.

Gates and his wife, Melinda, have repeatedly warned that a pandemic is the greatest immediate threat to humanity. Experts say the risk is high, because new pathogens are constantly emerging and the world is so interconnected.

Many experts agree that the United States remains underprepared for a pandemic or a bioterrorism threat. The government’s sprawling bureaucracy, they say, is not nimble enough to deal with mutations that suddenly turn an influenza virus into a particularly virulent strain, as the 1918 influenza did in killing an estimated 50 million to 100 million people worldwide.

Even this winter’s harsh seasonal flu was enough to overwhelm some hospitals, forcing them to pitch tents outside emergency rooms to cope with the crush of patients.

If a highly contagious and lethal airborne pathogen like the 1918 influenza were to take hold today, nearly 33 million people worldwide would die in just six months, Gates noted in his prepared remarks, citing a simulation done by the Institute for Disease Modeling, a research organization in Bellevue, Wash.

So what should the US do according to Gates: the nation needs to prioritize the development of better vaccines - including a "universal" flu vaccine - and other treatments as well as new diagnostic capabilities to help doctors detect and identify a pandemic before it has the opportunity to spread, according to the Microsoft founder.

In those remarks, Gates highlighted scientific and technical advances in the development of better vaccines, drugs and diagnostics that he said could revolutionize how we prepare for and treat infectious diseases moving forward. He praised last year’s formation of a new global coalition, known as CEPI, to create new vaccines for emerging infectious diseases. He also announced a $12 million Grand Challenge in partnership with the family of Google Inc. co-founder Larry Page to accelerate the development of a universal flu vaccine.

But vaccines, he noted, take time to research, deploy and generate protective immunity.

"So we need to invest in other approaches, like antiviral drugs and antibody therapies that can be stockpiled or rapidly manufactured to stop the spread of pandemic diseases or treat people who have been exposed," he said in his speech.

Among the advances in these areas are a new influenza antiviral recently approved in Japan that Gates said "stops the virus in its tracks" by inhibiting an enzyme it needs to multiply; research on antibodies that could protect against a pandemic strain of a virus; and a diagnostic test that harnesses the powerful genetic-engineering technology known as CRISPR and has the field-use potential to check a patient’s blood, saliva or urine for evidence of multiple pathogens. That test could, for example, identify whether someone is infected with Zika or dengue virus, which have similar symptoms.

But even the most cutting-edge remedies are useless without a plan to deploy them, something Gates says the Trump administration recognizes.

Trump and senior administration officials have affirmed the importance of controlling infectious disease outbreaks. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is facing a loss of emergency funding provided in the wake of the 2014 Ebola epidemic and has begun to dramatically downsize its epidemic-prevention activities in 39 out of 49 countries where disease risks are greatest.

Congress provided additional funding in last month’s spending bill. But it also directed the administration to come up with a comprehensive plan to strengthen global health security at home and abroad.

"This could be an important first step if the White House and Congress use the opportunity to articulate and embrace a leadership role for the U.S.," Gates said in the speech.

No other country, he noted, has the depth of scientific or technical expertise that the United States possesses, drawing on the resources of institutions such as NIH, CDC and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, as well as the Defense Department's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

While Gates's sense of urgency is admirable, other experts on the likelihood of a global pandemic emerging in the relatively near future make Gates look like a Walt Disney-level optimist. 

"We know that it is coming, but we have no way of stopping it," said WHO infectious disease specialist Dr. Sylvie Brand.

If you haven't already, now would probably be as good a time as any to invest in some surgical masks. Unless of course Elon Musk is correct with his own doomsday prediction, and sentient, AI-capable killer robots have already bought out the entire inventory.

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hedgeless_horseman TheWholeYearInn Fri, 04/27/2018 - 19:23 Permalink

 

The obesity epidemic is a certainty, not a possibility, will kill more, and cost more.  

As the post-vasectomy head of a healthy household, do I really want to be swimming in the Obamacare risk pool with millions of morbidly obese, perpetually pregnant, HIV infected drug abusers?

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-16/how-negotiate-directly-physic…

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Bitchface-KILLAH hedgeless_horseman Fri, 04/27/2018 - 19:24 Permalink

Fuck Bill Gates this useless hack who stole some Unix and Apple code 30+ years ago to make a worse operating system out of it and now prances around the globe pontificating on vaccines, medical science and shit he has no qualifications or rights speaking on!  You will always be a shitstain in computing history beneath the Woz, Linus and Stallman.

Go down into your DUMB base Bill we have a special hand grenade with your name on it!

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HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Sir Edge Fri, 04/27/2018 - 19:59 Permalink

Nope. The former USSR manufactured tons of weaponized smallpox. What is the one vaccine that no one gets unless you work for the government in a Bio-level 4 lab? Smallpox.

WHO destroyed vials beings stored in Geneva because the storage expense was supposedly too high ($20K a year). The CDC used to claim to have enough smallpox vaccine stored to innoculate every US citizen. They removed those webpages a few years ago and no longer make that claim. No new smallpox vaccine has been created since the 1970s. The old smallpox vaccine the CDC was storing has deteriorated, over time. The stabilizers have not been effective.

If there is one disease you don't want to get, it's smallpox. It is highly contagious.

I read two books last year on this subject: "Biohazard" by Ken Alibek, a defector from the former USSR and "The Demon in the Freezer" by Richard Preston (he also wrote "The Hot Zone). Both of these books are more than ten years old but that doesn't make the message, in both, any less relevant.

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MK ULTRA Alpha Dickweed Wang Sat, 04/28/2018 - 09:46 Permalink

Gates lets loose a mosquito at a conference and tells everyone it's a vaccination. Then around three years later, Zika crisis Florida.

Then after investigation which wasn't on MSM, we found a UK firm funded by Gates was conducting experiments in Brazil with Zika, all kinds of birth defects and babies died.

Next was the fear game in Miami, demands for mass vaccinations etc.

It's time for Bill Gates to be put to death for killing babies.

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Theosebes Goodfellow monk27 Sat, 04/28/2018 - 13:31 Permalink

Let's back up a minute and go through the numbers. Gates says that 33 million could die in a pandemic. The planet currently houses over 7 billion. You're talking less than one half of one percent "culling" here.

At 100 million souls you are still only talking less than 1.5 percent of the total population.

At one billion lives, (>15%), all you're creating is "elbow room", assuming it is spread out across the planet.

Not spread out, it's everyone on the North American continent, (and then some).

Another factor is that pandemics are social events, meaning they happen in large population centers, (i.e. cities). Stay out of the cities and you'd probably be fine. (This is also the wet dream scenario of all those numb-skulled prepper types always ranting about how many of their fellow citizens they'd mow down if said citizens had the misfortune of approaching their property.)

Personally I think that pandemics get a bad rap. Let's face it, they're just mis-understood cold seasons. They help the race by culling the weak, the old and the stupid. What's not to like? /s

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FBaggins MK ULTRA Alpha Sat, 04/28/2018 - 11:42 Permalink

Gates is all about the Zio agenda, population reduction, eugenics, the weeding out of goyim initiative, and monopolistic control of everything. If he is pushing another vaccine to fight a killer bug from one of his labs it is not to make another fortune on the vaccine, but rather to inoculate people to reduce their fertility.  

 “In an appearance on NOW With Bill Moyers on May 9, 2003, the world's leading philanthropist and head of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation explains his focus on population control, noting that his father, William GatesSr. served on the national board of Planned Parenthood and has remained committed to the eugenics ...Feb 16, 2017”

Bill Gates My Father Headed Planned Parenthood - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lKfTMIPMro

Bill Gates, Monsanto, and eugenics: How one of the world's wealthiest men is actively promoting a corporate takeover of global agriculture

https://www.naturalnews.com/035105_Bill_Gates_Monsanto_eugenics.html

 

https://flavusvespasian.livejournal.com/20931.html

 

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Socratic Dog Dickweed Wang Sat, 04/28/2018 - 23:14 Permalink

Moral of the story: bring yourself up to speed on the viricidal and bacteriocidal properties of (large doses of) Vitamin C.  Once these fuckers get the pandemics going you'll be on your own.

Worth mentioning, zionists have a long history of explicitly warning about their planned atrocities in advance. 9/11 for example, a movie with the same plot line came out in advance.  Can't remember the title.  Gates is nothing if not a useful idiot.

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Implied Violins inosent Sat, 04/28/2018 - 02:53 Permalink

I'll post an oldie but a goodie here regarding the "usefulness" of vaccinations;  some history behind how so many dreadful viruses and bacteria came to exist in these times;  and how much our government "cares" about our welfare:

 

Most Americans have bought into vaccinations as a 'necessary evil', even to the point of being open to FORCED vaccinations in the event of a pandemic due to an erroneous belief in 'herd immunity' which supposedly magically protects everyone. I believe that this is THE primary means by which governments will introduce a soft martial law, because the public will believe it is necessary 'for the common good'. And this can be instituted with impunity via police roadside checkpoints, forced entry into homes, mandatory evacuation into FEMA camps etc. with little pushback.

For the record, I have a Master's degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics (UT Houston, 2000). I got my degree while studying Anthrax, and I was paid on a CIA grant. While there I learned many, many disturbing things about our government 'bioterror' program, including the farce that was Kenema National Labs in Sierra Leone, Africa. Suffice it to say, that if there IS any disease outbreak, it will definitely be some bug that was developed in that lab (or a similar one) that will be featured.

It isn't by accident that Legionnaire's Disease; Ebola; Marburg; AIDS and other such diseases have grabbed headlines since 1975 - when the lab started to really get going.

'Oh, it's just the locals eating bush meat', they'd say when there was an outbreak. 'Lets make a vaccine to protect them!' Well, it was the vaccines that CAUSED those problems to begin with.

Several things to think about concerning that lab: why is that facility in Africa, and not in the USA? Most would say, 'well, DUH, that's where the diseases are!' And there is truth to that, but the real reasons are that - 1. the government there is bought and paid for, with no oversight on the lab; 2. the people there are not well educated, which leads to 3. they have been even more brainwashed into the need for vaccinations, leading to a perfect source of willing guinea pigs.

Also, there is little media presence there, so when 'breakouts' DO happen, they can be attributed to 'those careless bush people' instead of there being any real investigations which would show that those exhibiting symptoms almost ALWAYS were vaccinated with the VERY SAME THING THEY CAME DOWN WITH.

And one more thing about Kenema National Labs: back during the Ebola scare, there was a man from the World Health Organization who investigated that lab by the name of Glenn Thomas. He apparently had discovered some unsettling things and was going to report them, but unfortunately he just 'happened' (along with many prominent microbiologists) to be on flight MH17 when it went down. Conveniently, it turned out. And not long after that, that lab was quietly shuttered.

So anyway, that's my long-winded take on why this is not merely fear-mongering; it is PART OF THE PLAN. And it would be best to be both aware of it and prepared for it when it happens.

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mkkby Implied Violins Sat, 04/28/2018 - 22:35 Permalink

Bill's *warning* sounds to me like a THREAT.  You take something deadly like ebola and gene splice it with something contagious, like the flu.  Bang.  Something that *accidentally* escapes the lab kills off 90% of the world.  Georgia guild stones in just a few months.

Don't tell me nobody's worked on this.  And the vaccine at the same time.

What would you pay to be immune to this?  Some pharma company already has that one worked out.

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ldd SethPoor Fri, 04/27/2018 - 22:08 Permalink

let me preface this by saying that i am fascinated by old writings and myths that are universal in their similarities and tell more of our truer history as opposed to the (his)story we are fed. after reading this disclosure,

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP79B00752A0003000700…

a lot more dots appear to connect in terms of the constant recurring deluge that appears to take place on a somewhat regular timeline. it explains many things such as the magnetic reversals, the ice ages, the rise of the sea levels, lands appearing and disappearing under water, mountains with fossilized sea life, the sudden deaths of ancient civilizations, the legends of of past advanced civilizations such as atlantis, underwater ancient structures, the similarity of the ancient structures all over the world, the many ancient cities built on top of each other layer after layer, the many advanced and extremely ancient tech we have uncovered, the sudden deaths of many living things like the woolly mammals that froze suddenly with food in their mouths, the many scientific things that do not make sense, etc.

and then the seed vaults, the many hidden fortified bunkers, the many movies of apocalypse, the hoarding of bullets, supplies, caskets, etc. and the all hail mary to acquire through any means as much loot as possible to buy time and place for a spot in a bunker with no regard to any laws.

everything we use to understand the world around us is based on a language we devised that may or may not allow us to fully understand the world around us. nobody really knows when the next deluge will occur although i am sure the top echelons probably have a good idea. consider the banned book 'The Three Alternatives', which when i read it kept thinking would the world get so bad that we would need to evacuate the surface, but it makes sense when one considers the deluge will wipe clean the surface of the planet. the past few years there has been a constant rumbling under my home that sounded like a machine vibration with an audible pitch that was not overbearing but annoying. then within the past couple of years there has been a constant vibration and movement of the ground without any audible noise. i can feel the ground moving and shaking every evening although it is not recorded as an earthquake i assume because it is happening every night and not above a certain threshold.

and where does bill and his ilk fit into all this? none of it will matter once mother earth does her cleansing. all the surface preppers and lynch mobs will not be around. the underground bunkers are really starting to make sense. game plan seems to be to distract the masses while THEY prep all the while giving soft disclosures in the form of movies.

take the time to enjoy the world around you!

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Crazy Or Not ldd Sat, 04/28/2018 - 03:51 Permalink

I read Robert Felix's Magnetic reversals book with great interest, his Iceagenow website has some worthy comments on articles posted there.  Suspicious Observers on YTube do a daily solar activity report, but their more indepth reviews and resource links are the real gold if one can take the time to really investigate what real scientists - who are willing to question the narratives - those guys... what real validated research work is being done. When you spend some time down these rabbit holes you really begin to question a huge array of what you've been told/educated/taken as "gospel" etc. It's really where the "Crazy or Not" tag came from. The overwhelming conclusion is "Not"  

Here's a little taster: 

Dinosaurs are impossible in current theory. Their bones would implode due to the massive weights involved.

All proved by math and physics:

http://www.dinosaurtheory.com/index.html

What one concludes by educating oneself to the awareness on the many false narratives taken as accepted by mainstream education/socially accepted norms is that there are many fundamental truths that are known, understood and obvious once one peels the veneer off. and worse that they ARE known and understood but avoided by those who should know better. When one starts then to ask WHY? that is the case then one is confronted by how repugnant the likes of Bill Gates and others are.

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HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Keyser Fri, 04/27/2018 - 21:04 Permalink

I don't know if those labs were controlled by Gates. He is simply the money person. There are rumours about US government labs in certain areas of Africa, namely the Congo or, more likely, Liberia. Far away from the prying eyes of the MSM. If a village is wiped out it doesn't make the evening news.

Word of the pneumonic bubonic plague outbreak in Madagascar barely made the MSM this year.

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PrivetHedge Keyser Sat, 04/28/2018 - 08:10 Permalink

Vaccines are good ways of creating those pandemics too, note the article says 'Even this winter’s harsh seasonal flu ' - a flu pandemic just coincidentally after the biggest use of flue 'vaccine' ever.

Viatmin D of course is the 100% guaranteed prevention to seasonal flu, so they obviously don't want to avoid it, and as they don't work they are obviously just after the money and the side effects.

https://www.healthnutnews.com/official-canadian-data-show-that-there-is…

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Katos PrivetHedge Sat, 04/28/2018 - 10:28 Permalink

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