Since 2010, the billionaire philanthropist has been warning the world we were unprepared for a deadly pandemic. He even told Trump.
For many, the coronavirus pandemic seemed to come out of nowhere, an unexpected crisis that we couldn’t have been prepared for. But some people have actually been warning of a global pandemic—and the fact that we are largely unprepared to handle one—for years. Along with epidemiologists and even the director for medical and biodefense preparedness at the National Security Council, Bill Gates has been saying for a decade that the world was woefully underprepared for an inevitable pandemic. Here are some warnings we could have paid more attention to:
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