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Bill Gates was right… we’re not ready

This talk was delivered 5 years ago. Almost a year after we avoided the global outbreak of deadly Ebola but not after the disease had killed more than 2,000 people. Mostly in parts of Africa though. Things would have been pretty different had it seeped outside the continent. You and I know it, the world knows it, and so do the public health officials.

Could we have done better? Definitely. But it isn’t too late. As Gates says, “There’s no need to panic … but we need to get going.” In retrospect, had this talk been taken seriously we would’ve been better prepared to combat the Coronavirus.

This talk is worth relistening to. It truly is an idea worth spreading. And right now, the virus is spreading at a much faster rate.

TED Talks — the next outbreak? we’re not ready.

Stay safe. Stay strong.

P.S. It’s Day # 2 of self-isolation.