Bill Gates appeared in Netflix 'Explained' series to discuss risks of viral spread
The billionaire said world is ill-prepared to deal with global pandemic
Microsoft tycoon predicted virus outbreak would begin in wet market in China
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In what now appears to be an eerie premonition of future events, the Microsoft tycoon warned in an episode of the Netflix 'Explained' series that the world was ill-prepared to deal with a global pandemic.
All the while, their viruses are mixing and mutating, increasing the odds that one finds its way to humans,' the documentary goes on to explain.
In the episode, Mr Gates also warned the world was ill-prepared to deal with the implications of the viral spread of disease when cures were often years away.
He said if nothing was done to better prepare for pandemics the time would come when the world would look back and wish it had invested more into potential vaccines.
'If you think of anything that could come along that would kill millions of people, a pandemic is our greatest risk,' he said.