In 2014, the world avoided a horrific global outbreak of Ebola, thanks to thousands of selfless health workers — plus, frankly, thanks to some very good luck. In hindsight, we know what we should have done better. So, now’s the time, Bill Gates suggests, to put all our good ideas into practice, from scenario planning to vaccine research to health worker training. As he says, “There’s no need to panic … but we need to get going.”

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.
Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at

Follow TED news on Twitter:
Like TED on Facebook:

Subscribe to our channel:



  1. Yeah we keep bolstering the military, hope the military can use sharp shooters and new adv'd machinery of warfare to kill corona

    The above is a link to a video I created:
    With the news of COVID-19, I have not yet done my (100%)

  3. Today the greatest risk of global catastrophy is not look like this :photo of mushroom cloud: but look like this :photo of h5n1 virus, which is actually the cousin of latest coronavirus:

  4. He really made us look into the future which we ignored again and here we suffer again, same as he said, infection is in urban population

  5. What’s the possibility of a Coronavirus 2.0 to come from another sick bat and pig to suddenly appear before this one is over? Is it just a statistical impossibility?

  6. He mentioned bioweapons…didn't NK Kim say to us in Dec he has a Xmas gift. Well the virus started in Dec and look where it is now. Gates was right!

  7. Asombroso como Bill Gates visualizó en el 2015 el riesgo de una pandemia como la del COVID-19. Espero que, ahora sí, los gobernantes le pongan atención y hagan mucho para prevenir futuras epidemias.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here