“The only thing that keeps me awake at night is the thought of a pandemic,” Bill Gates, the second richest man in the world, told us in an interview last February. “It’s been 100 years since we had a huge flu epidemic. People travel more today, so the speed of spread would be faster. If you had a respiratory transmitted disease, the numbers could be horrific.”

Not kidnapping, terrorism or losing his wealth but a virus. Now he kindly doesn’t say “I told you so” but admits: “My worst nightmare has come true.”

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