As we move into the last month of 2019, the decade to come is really being talked about now more than ever. Many people are looking back on the past few years as a whole and really trying to come to terms with all that has happened.
During this time it is important to note that the decade we’re leaving behind has come with some pretty interesting warnings for the one to come. For instance, Bill Gates back in 2018 warned people that they needed to work to prepare for a new form of the disease that could end up cutting our numbers back drastically sometime in the new decade. At a discussion about epidemics that was hosted by the Massachusetts Medical Society and the New England Journal of Medicine he really poured his heart out in regards.
You seem 2018 marked the 100 year anniversary of the Spanish flu pandemic according to Business Insider and that in itself was quite the outbreak around five hundred million people across the globe were infected and about fifty million lost their lives as a result. We as the human race need to work to be prepared for the next pandemic because as we grow and adapt so do the diseases around us and it’s just a matter of time before another pandemic stems forth. When it comes to deaths, this kind of thing can slice our numbers down drastically and we all need to be aware of that. We right now are not prepared for any kind of pandemic and would be caught off guard like flies on a trap.
While the World Health Organization is working to raise awareness for things like this not many others are. We as a whole need to be able to outline the means we will take in order to prevent widespread death and health issues overall. Just because disease X is not here yet does not mean we should not be prepared for it regardless of the form it ends up taking.
“I had hoped that hitting the 100th anniversary of this epidemic would spark a lot of discussion about whether we’re ready for the next global epidemic.”