(Slay News) – Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has warned that the next global pandemic will likely be caused by bioterrorism.
Speaking during a new interview with Spanish news outlet El Diario, Gates said there’s a 50 percent chance it will be caused “by a bioterrorist.”
However, according to Gates, there’s also a 50% chance it will be triggered “as a consequence of climate change” if it’s not “intentionally circulated” by a “bioterrorist.”
“It could be a virus made by man, by a bioterrorist who designed it and intentionally circulated it,” Gates said while asserting that the next major pandemic is likely to occur within 20 years.
“That is a very scary scenario because they could try to spread it in different places at once.”
“Or it could be something that makes the leap from the natural world,” he warned.
“The human population is growing and we are invading more and more ecosystems.
“That is why I calculate that there is a 50% chance that we will have a pandemic of natural origin in the next 20 years, as a consequence of climate change,” he added.
The prediction that climate change will cause a virus which will then require another global vaccine rollout is somewhat convenient for Gates.
The billionaire is significantly invested in both areas.
Gates reiterated the call made in his recent book to pump billions of dollars into researching future pathogens.
He revealed he plans to create a 3,000-strong team of specialists under the control of the World Health Organization, which would require a 25% budgetary increase.
Commenting on the recent outbreak of monkeypox, Gates said “there is very little chance” its impact will be anything like COVID-19.
Although he did caution that it could mutate into something significantly nastier.
Gates infamously warned of a coming super-virus five years before the emergence of COVID-19 during a 2015 TED talk.
As Slay News previously reported, Gates warned earlier this month that Covid was not over and that there is likely to be an “even more fatal” variant of the virus coming.
During an event at the Munich Security Conference back in February, Gates said that “sadly” Omicron is a “type of vaccine.”
He complained that it has “done a better job getting out to the world population than we have with vaccines” by providing natural immunity.