John Brown Posted 3 months ago Bill Gates: The next outbreak? We’re not ready No antibiotics before was it 1940? Now farmers feed them to animals in CAFOs, where they never see the light of day, and many bacteria are becoming resistant. My father's family lost a child to scarlet fever, and my grandfather got shot through the throat by a German sniper so returned early, avoiding the flu'. I still remember spending 6 weeks in a darkened room when I got measles as a child. Things are changing fast in many directions. A mutated flu' is a big risk to the West, and preventing Ebola outbreaks will not address that issue. Our threats come probably not from Africa but from the Far East, where they have insanitary chicken markets. We had a few bird flu victims, but only a handful. It was brought by migrating birds. I think every threat has to be examined on its own merits. Saving Africa from Ebola will not address our flu' threat. The latest flu' vaccine has not worked on the latest mutated virus, and here in the UK deaths of the elderly are very elevated. It would be foolhardy to spend resources in the way Bill is suggesting.