Bill Gates has warned that humanity can expect pandemics potentially more perilous than COVID-19

While the “omicron” and “delta” strains of the coronavirus were among the most transmissible viruses ever, the world may have to face a pathogen that causes a much higher rate of death or severe illness, the billionaire noted.

He plans to donate $ 300 million US to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) with Wellcome Trust. At the same time, the billionaire has developed a COVAX program to assist poor countries obtain coronavirus drugs and is currently raising $ 3.5 billion US for a project to reduce the time to develop new vaccines to 100 days.

According to Gates, global priorities turned out to be “eerie” that it was philanthropists and wealthy governments who had to address the problem of inequality in access to vaccines.