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    Posted: April 29 2018 at 12:15am

Bill Gates Warns 30 Million People Could Die From Flu Pandemic if ...

Gizmodo-27 Apr. 2018
Hey, don't freak out or anything, but Bill Gates thinks there is a new flu epidemiclurking just around the corner and we are woefully unprepared for it. The billionaire philanthropist warned Friday that there is a “significant probability of a large and lethal modern-day pandemic occurring in our lifetimes.”.
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^Thanks, Kilt!  I also saw that!  

Another pandemic is likely, it is a question of "which virus?"  Influenza is always a safe bet, as we've already had numerous pandemics including the 1918 Spanish Flu.  However, we are getting closer to a universal vaccine for flu, so hopefully all orthomixoviridae will be off the potential list of pandemic agents. 

There is a broad range of potential pandemic viruses....many of which are hosted by bats!  An emerging corona virus (similar to SARS and MERS) would be a strong candidate, since there is no vaccine available.  The world dodged a big bullet with SARS! 

Other candidates include Nipah, a bat-virus that has cropped up in Indonesia....filoviruses like Ebola, which are endemic in many African animals....and stuff undiscovered/unforeseen.  

We live in interesting times! 
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thats why we here ...............

dont we all think the same ,

some think it would be a good thing to get rid of the virus thats KILLING the planet.....................

thats the  HUMANS.................
12 Monkeys...............
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