Matt E 44
Special Edition Podcast

We need preparedness

— Bill Gates

First is we need strong health systems in poor countries. That’s where mothers can give birth safely. Kids can get all their vaccines but it’s also where we'll see the outbreak very early on

— Bill Gates

We need a medical reserve core. Lots of people who’ve got the training and the background who are ready to go with expertise.

— Bill Gates

Then we need to pair the medical and military, taking advantage of the military’s ability to move fast, do logistics, and secure areas.

— Bill Gates

We need to do simulations, germ games not war games so that we see where the holes are. The last time a germ was in the United States was back in 2001, and it didn’t go so well. So far the score is germs one, people zero.

— Bill Gates

Finally, we need lots of advanced R&D in areas of vaccines and diagnostics.

— Bill Gates