Bill Gates predicted a coronavirus-style pandemic would sweep the population in a Netflix documentary.
The Microsoft tycoon talked about a virus breaking out, in one episode of the Explained series aired late last year.
He warned of the likelihood of a virus forming in one of China’s wet markets – just like the one in Wuhan where coronavirus is believed to have originated. Bill said we’re not prepared to contain a pandemic and warned it could ‘kill millions of people’.
In the episode, titled The Next Pandemic, producers visit a wet market in Lianghua, China, where animals are killed and their meat is sold in the same place.
‘If you think of anything that could come along that would kill millions of people, a pandemic is our greatest risk,’ he said.