After the world barely dodged the bullet of Ebola, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and president of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, described to a TED audience just how close we came and what needs to be done in order to dodge the next global outbreak of whatever comes next.
Not ready for next outbreak
In 2014, the world avoided a global outbreak of Ebola, thanks to thousands of selfless health workers — plus, frankly, some very good luck. In hindsight, we know what we should have done better. So, now’s the time, Bill Gates suggests, to put all our good ideas into practice, from scenario planning to vaccine research to health worker training. As he says, “There’s no need to panic … but we need to get going.”
[ Original video at TED: Bill Gates: next outbreak ]