Bill Gates warns that a coronavirus-like outbreak will probably happen 'every 20 years or so'
14:05, Sunday, 12 April, 2020
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said that this coronavirus pandemic was the "biggest event that people will experience in their entire lives," and warned that a viral outbreak will likely happen "every 20 years or so." Gates discussed the global fight against the novel coronavirus with the Financial Times via Skype on April 2. FT posted the interview and transcript online on April 8.He said world leaders and global policymakers have "paid many trillions of dollars more than we might have had to if we'd been properly ready.""This is the biggest event that people will experience in their entire lives," Gates told FT.