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Bill Gates in New England Journal of Medicine: Prepare for Next Epidemic

Posted on AllSides March 31st, 2015
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In an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, Bill Gates laid out a frightening scenario regarding future epidemics: “We must prepare for future epidemics of diseases that may spread more effectively than Ebola.”

Gates, a businessman and philanthropist, challenged the world to learn from what happened with Ebola.

“There is a significant chance that an epidemic of a substantially more infectious disease will occur sometime in the next 20 years; after all, we saw major epidemics during the 20th century, including the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918-1919...

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