Even before, the pandemic grew to the scale it is at today, tech mogul Bill Gates had warned of the spread of novel viruses due to the increasing toll on the earth.
The first wave of the coronavirus is only now subsiding in some countries, while some countries are still battling with it – including Gates’ home country, America.
However, now experts have raised the sceptre of a second wave of the virus resurfacing at the end of July August, along with seasonal afflictions like the flu complicating an already complex fight.
Gates is also worried that there just isn’t enough testing being done – even in America – and has major concerns about President Trump’s plans to reopen the country.
Recently, in a blog post the Microsoft founder outlined the importance of research and technological advancement in dealing with COVID-19, pointing out that the world cannot return to business until there’s a proper defence in place.