A disease can kill 30m people in 6-month, Bill Gates predicted in 2018

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NEW YORK: Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder had warned in 2018 of a deadly disease that could kill 30 million people in just a six-month time.

According to the Microsoft foundation’s  model,  the epidemic was shown spreading from China, which is already battling against coronavirus.

A US news website in Dec 2018 quoting Bill Gates had reported that the world was not ready for epidemics amid an increase in environmental degradation and the population.