Bill and Melinda Gates have been storing food in their basement for years in anticipation of a pandemic
- Melinda Gates said in a BBC Radio Live interview that she and her husband, Bill, have been preparing for a pandemic for “a number of years.”
- In 2015, Bill Gates gave a TED Talk saying the world wasn’t “ready for the next epidemic” and wrote in a 2017 op-ed for Business Insider that the next epidemic could possibly be “a super contagious and deadly strain of the flu.”
- Since the coronavirus became a pandemic, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated at least $250 million to deploy medical supplies and to help scientists find treatments and a vaccine.
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Melinda Gates revealed in an interview with BBC Radio Live that she and her husband, Bill, have been storing food in their basements for years, in anticipation of a possible pandemic. She said they had the conversation “a number of years ago” and sought to prepare themselves in advance if disaster struck.