(We Chinese in America Media Editor Tang Zhao, February 10, 2022)   Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates plans to publish his new book "How to Prevent the Next Pandemic" on May 3. (Photo from Reuters)

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates plans to publish a new book on May 3 on how to make sure Covid-19 becomes the last global pandemic.

According to Bloomberg News, Gates announced on his personal blog that he will publish a new book, "How to Prevent the Next Pandemic." Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, the billionaire philanthropist has devoted a lot of effort to help fight the epidemic through his foundation.

"Whenever I see the pain created by the Covid-19 pandemic - every time I read the latest death toll, hear that someone has lost their job, or drive past a school with its gates locked, I can't help thinking: We don't need to experience it again."

This book will cover the lessons people have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the tools and innovative approaches needed to save lives and block pathogens early in the outbreak.

Gates will also address his views on vaccines in the book, as well as his feelings about being the target of conspiracy theorists. Gates has previously been under fire for downplaying the way intellectual property hinders access to vaccines for people in poor countries and has been targeted by anti-vaccine advocates and a minority of conspiracy theorists, who say he is sowing the virus for private purposes.

The inspiration for this book was no accident. Gates laid out an ambitious blueprint last January that included calls for a global alert system, mass testing, a 3,000-person "First Emergency Response Team" and billions of dollars in funding. Annual spending in U.S. dollars to stop the next outbreak.

His Gates Foundation has spent more than $2 billion to support the global fight against the epidemic. The funding has gone to organizations such as the Africa CDC to increase screening capacity in sub-Saharan Africa, and to support the Coalition for Epidemic Prevention Innovations (CEPI) to fund research and development programs for affordable vaccines.

In addition, Gates' private office has also funded The Seattle Flu Study initiative, a team that identified the first domestically confirmed case of COVID-19 in the United States.

(Source: Compiled from Online Information)


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