Fireman arsonist syndrome rears its ugly head again.
After more than two years of Covid-19, plenty of people are lowering their guards. But the pandemic isn’t over yet — and, Bill Gates warns, the worst might still be ahead.
“We’re still at risk of this pandemic generating a variant that would be even more transmissive and even more fatal,” the billionaire Microsoft co-founder and public health advocate told the Financial Times on Sunday. “It’s not likely, I don’t want to be a voice of doom and gloom, but it’s way above a 5% risk that this pandemic, we haven’t even seen the worst of it.”
Bill doesn’t have a family anymore. He turned over Microsoft to the usual suspects. All he has now are his causes. And those causes require things to get worse.
Fireman arsonist syndrome arguably defines the lefty approach to things.
For Gates, one lesson from the Covid pandemic so far is that preemptive planning and protective measures could help the world better manage future pandemics. It’s the core concept of his upcoming book, “How to Prevent the Next Pandemic,” set to publish later this year.
One proposal, he says, is for the World Health Organization to launch a global surveillance team, consisting of experts who can quickly spot new health threats around the world and rapidly coordinate with global governments to prevent future illnesses from growing into pandemics.
Gates, who has labeled his proposed task force the “Global Epidemic Response and Mobilization” (GERM) initiative, told the Financial Times that the idea would require significant financial investment from WHO and its member countries in order to create a global team of experts, including epidemiologists and virologists, and give them the tools they need to proactively identify and contain future outbreaks.
How well did WHO do against COVID?
Aside from WHO’s incompetence, which is baked in with anything involving the UN, when a pandemic is generated by a totalitarian member state, then WHO is going to be absolutely useless in quickly identifying it.
China knew about COVID very early on. We still don’t know how early. And it may have even created it. Its response was to gain a strategic advantage by spreading it around the world while controlling it at home. And then trying to spread propaganda blaming the virus on America and other countries.
How does putting more resources into WHO help with that kind of situation? It doesn’t.
If Gates were honest about this, he would address China’s complicity. But Microsoft has a sizable presence in the PRC.