Bill Gates writes the book “How to Prevent the Next Pandemic"
on Feb 09, 2022
Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and the billionaire philanthropist, wrote the book “How to Prevent the Next Pandemic”. It’s about how to make Covid-19 the last pandemic, it offers ways to avert future plagues and improve global health. His foundation’s motive is to make efforts to fight the coronavirus. Now, he is planning to release this book on how to ensure that the Covid-19 pandemic is the last great global pandemic.
“Whenever I see the suffering that Covid has created, every time I read about the latest death toll or hear about someone who lost their job or drive by a school that is closed, I can’t help but think: We don’t have to do this again,” he wrote in a blog post announcing the publication of “How to Prevent the Next Pandemic”.
The Gates Foundation has donated more than 2 billion dollars to help fund the global response to the pandemic. The money has been used to help groups like Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation, as well as the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, to boost testing in sub-Saharan Africa. The fund helped in the development of lower-cost vaccines.
“The good news is that progress on vaccines and expertise gained in combating respiratory illnesses will help prevent a future crisis,” Gates said. Moreover, Covid has shown the world the cost of failure. “If we make the right choices and investments, we can make Covid-19 the last pandemic,” he said.
The book will encompass the lessons we learned from the pandemic, as well as the tools and innovations needed to save lives and stop pathogens early. It will discuss his views on vaccines and on what it has felt like to become the target of conspiracy theories.