Bill Gates warns on future disease epidemic

While Ebola seems to be being kept under control currently, next time “we may not be so lucky” the Microsoft co-founder warned.


He said that there were plenty of technology tools that could be used to contain the spread of a virus.


And, he added, governments should learn from how nations prepare for war.


“Nato plays war games to check that people are well-trained and prepared. Now we need germ games,” he said.


He also called for a reserve “medical corps” similar to the reserve armies that civilians can join.


Technology can play a big role in helping prevent the spread of a virus, he told the Ted audience.


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