Bill Gates: Terrorists could wipe out 30 million people by weaponising a disease like smallpox

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/04/19/bill-gates-terrorists-could-wipe-30-million-people-weaponising/

A bioterrorist attack which could wipe out 30 million people is becoming increasingly likely because it is easier than ever to create and spread deadly pathogens, Bill Gates has warned.

The Microsoft Founder, who was speaking ahead of speech at the Royal United Services Institute in London (RUSI), warned that an outbreak of a lethal respiratory virus like smallpox would be more dangerous than even a nuclear attack.

Mr Gates, whose charitable foundation funds research into quickly spotting outbreaks, said it was more important than ever to help foreign countries monitor diseases to prevent a global tragedy.

“Bioterrorism is a much larger risk than a pandemic,” he said.

“All these advances in biology have made it far easier for a terrorist to recreate smallpox, which is a highly fatal pathogen, where there is essentially no immunity remaining at this point.

“When you are thinking about things that could cause in excess of 10 million deaths, even something tragic like a nuclear weapons incident wouldn’t get to that level. So the greatest risk is from a natural epidemic or an intentionally caused infection bioterrorism events.

“Whether the next epidemic is unleashed by a quirk of nature or the hand of terrorist, scientists say a fast-moving airborne pathogen could kill more than 30 million people in less than a year. So the world does need to think about this.”

Last year the Nuffield Council of Bioethics warned that ‘garage scientists’ could unleash dangerous genetically modified organisms into the environment using unregulated technology which is already available online.

Chemistry kits which allow genetic editing can already be bought online for under £100.

Scientists are concerned that a new technique, called Crispr, is now so cheap and widely available that amateurs will start experimenting at home, or in school labs.

The technique works like genetic scissors to cut away DNA code and replace it with new genes. It has been hailed as one the most significant scientific breakthroughs in recent years, but there are fears that in the wrong hands, the procedure could unleash dangerous strains of bacteria or other organisms. Kits to make E.coli resistant to antibiotics are already for sale on the internet.

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but its not all doom and gloom..

“i have a vaccine for that!”

*sigh

“Scientists are concerned that a new technique, called Crispr, is now so cheap and widely available that amateurs will start experimenting at home, or in school labs.”

oh great..

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~ by seeker401 on April 24, 2017.

20 Responses to “Bill Gates: Terrorists could wipe out 30 million people by weaponising a disease like smallpox”

  1. & they are coming for dinner in NZL

    http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11842034

    • 🙂
      🙂
      :/
      😦
      😀
      5 eyes.

      • There is only one global eye( Spectre= didn’t you see hellywoods propaganda movie on how intel was NOt globalized and privatised?)now.
        Your aussie intel serves the banksters always has. While it bills you for it.
        Lucky my country’s intel is not the same as yours…oh wait it is.
        And why is it infested with washington’s spooks right now???
        Military intel is still an oxymoron.

    • thx Squirel 🙂 we post it the other days under to posts thinking was pretty interesting THEY- GLOBOSS-DEEP-STATE reunion inNZ

  2. Instead of bio terrorists what about government terrorists – bearing vaccines .
    The massive smallpox outbreaks in Europe( circa 200 years ago) and the rest of the world were in those countries WITH multiple smallpox vaccinations .
    Smallpox died out when protests stopped the vaccinations and sanitation and hygiene were improved.
    Google Dr Hadwen on smallpox

  3. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  4. ALWAYS THEY-PROBLEM-SOLUTION
    95th ChemicalCompany ArcticDragons test new joint-force chemicalWarfare

  5. Translation of Gatesspeak:” My foundations have been working on a bioterrorist attack which could wipe out 30 million people.”

    PS We must make up a reason to stop people (that are not evil and working for me)from practicing science at home.

  6. also good for images for the week
    we know it & is simple

  7. CRISPR is to Genetic Engineering what Quantum Computers are for Quantum Computing… bleeding edge

    And surprisingly – suddenly China is the powerhouse in CRISPR.. how

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