[ICYMI] Bill Gates' 2015 warning against a global epidemic eNCA
Bill Gates gave a TED talk in 2015 where he warned against complacency when tackling future pandemics and epidemics.At the time, he advised the world to build good response systems and used the Ebola crisis as a case study of how an epidemic can affect the global state of health and prosperity. READ: Bill Gates to invest $5-billion in Africa Gates said the Ebola crisis was devastating, particularly in the countries where the disease was concentrated naming the death toll as severe but not as bad if the disease were airborne. Ebola killed 11,310 people in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. While there were an additional 36 cases and 15 deaths that occurred when the outbreak spread outside of these three countries. As of 25 March 2020, COVID-19 has killed 19,607 people and infected 434,978 people in almost every country in the world. READ: COVID-19 deaths surge past 13,000 as one billion confined to homes Gates outlined a plan for preparedness for a global pandemic saying, health systems in poorer countries should be strengthened; a"medical reserve core" be created and equipped with the correct expertise to quickly respond to news of an outbreak. He suggested that health services collaborate with the military to take advantage of their logistical and transportation skills. Gates said the United States should practice acting against widespread pandemics by doing"germ games" simulating their response to the scenario. Advanced research and development into epidemiology and vaccines was another suggestion proffered by the billionaire's presentation. Gates predicted a global flu epidemic would mean global wealth would go down by $3-trillion. Foreign Direct Investment is expected to shrink between 5% and 15%, depending on the severity of the spread of COVID-19, the UN’s Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) said in a special edition of its investment trends monitor. While hindsight is 20/20, the presentation has some lessons for the world. Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official with your family, friends and community. Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp. The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs. Source Read more: eNCA
Here's the 2015 video. COVID19SouthAfrica CoronavirusLockdown 21daysLockdownSA COVID2019 Coronavirus COVID19 Ke gore, for someone with abundant resources, he saw it coming mara did nothing He should've assured us that his friends are really gonna do this😒 Windows wasn't that good agains viruses. This Article gives me an anxiety every time I come across it. I think that RICH guy knows something we don't 😒
Economic fears as Africa escalates coronavirus responseAfrican nations have ordered curfews and lockdowns in response to the growing coronavirus epidemic.
Coronavirus lockdown: Ramaphosa warns against price hikesThe president said “a safety net” was being developed to support persons in the informal sector, where most businesses will suffer as a result of this shutdown. He said more details would be announced soon. Those pastors who were used to extorting millions from people on Good Fridays have failed this time. They have to look for another way of getting money 😆
Rand will remain extremely weak in coming days, warn economists - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.Economists have warned that the rand will remain extremely weak in the coming days as the coronavirus continues to ravage global markets. Right now we busy staying mad and trying to survive this US/Europe/China biological war, to worry about an economy.. Fcuck these so called first world countries 🖕🖕🖕🖕 And that's okay, health and life is worth more. Did the pound and dollar weaken since this pandemic occured though?😕Why is it always the rand weakening , I seriously don't understand
WATCH: Durban shoppers dash to stock up despite warnings against panic buyingEven though the President warned against panic buying and reassured the community that shops will remain open during the lockdown, residents still rushed out to fill their trolleys.
Coronavirus lockdown: Ramaphosa warns against price hikesThe president said “a safety net” was being developed to support persons in the informal sector, where most businesses will suffer as a result of this shutdown. He said more details would be announced soon.
Ramaphosa sets up Solidarity Fund to cushion impact of COVID-19 - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a set of interventions to cushion the impact of the novel coronavirus epidemic on the country's already ailing economy. yeah at expense of some - again I'm happy about the lockdown but my concerns are he spoke as if he was adressing a European country with 5% unemployment rate. Not every one in SA is a business person nor working for a private or public sector.