Bill Gates warns that terrorists may try to use smallpox in a biological weapon


Bill Gates, billionaire, warned terrorists that smallpox could be used in busy airports in the future as a biological weapons.

The Microsoft founder issued a stark warning to the world leaders, exhorting them to prepare for catastrophes such as’smallpox terror attack’.

During a Policy Exchange interview, Jeremy Hunt asked him to call for a Pandemic Task Force of the World Health Organisation in the billions.

He indicated that, even though the research was expensive, it could lead to new innovations such as the elimination of the flu and the common cold.

Gates recommended that countries such as the UK or US spend. “tens of billions”To finance the research necessary to prepare the world for the next pandemic.

Bill Gates say terrorists may use smallpox as a biological weapon in crowded places like airports in the future
Bill Gates believes terrorists could use smallpox in dense places such as airports in the future

He said: “I’m hoping in five years, I can write a book called, ‘We ARE ready for the next pandemic’, but it’ll take tens of billions in R&D – the US and the UK will be part of that.

“A pandemic Task Force at WHO level will take about a billion dollars per year to create. This is where surveillance takes place and you actually do what I call “germ games”.

The Microsoft founder urges for a pandemic task force to be set up
Microsoft founder calls for the establishment of a pandemic taskforce

Tech boffin warns that “germ games” could be used in the future as a weapon. The world should prepare for bioterrorism acts, such as smallpox attacks at airports.

He compared them to the ‘war-games used by militaries in training for war.

“You say, OK, what if a bioterrorist brought smallpox to 10 airports? You know, how would the world respond to that?’ Gates said.

But the billionaire says prevention and preparation could help lower the chances of the biological weapons having disastrous effects
However, the billionaire claims that prevention and preparation could lower the chance of biological weapons having catastrophic effects

“There’s naturally-caused epidemics and bioterrorism-caused epidemics that could even be way worse than what we experienced today.”

The World’s fourth-richest man, Gates, did offer some hope in his interview.

He stated that increased funding and preparation for pandemic prevention would help. “incredibly beneficial”.

He said it could lower the cost of vaccines, and that the new jabs could be small patches on the skin. This could eliminate flu and common cold.

The brainiac celebrated his 66th Birthday with Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, who flew to his superyacht in a helicopter.

Gates invited the retail giant as one of 50 guests for the exclusive 50-person guest list at the four-event off Turkey’s Coast last Friday.

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