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Crona virus pandemic is up ending our lives in ways many people could not have imagined work and socializing now mostly confined to home schools obviously closed most long-term plans canceled and while some in the federal government seemed caught off guard this very problem is something some leaders did warn about one of the world's most accomplished innovators took to a public stage five years ago warning about pandemics it all sounds quite pressing and now to hear Bill Gates advice then if anything kills over 10 million people in the next few decades its most likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than a war we have invested a huge amount in nuclear deterrence but we've actually invested very little in a system to stop an epidemic we're not ready for the next epidemic that was 2015 gates going public with the evidence showing the u.

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was not ready for this kind of pandemic so it's part of our ongoing special coverage right now we turn to our report on these warnings what they reveal about the US response today and more critically how they can inform our approach in the future and potentially save lives you know of all the experts out there in areas ranging from medicine to disaster prep Bill Gates excelled in several critical fields computer innovation which requires original thinking business which excels on ruthless execution and then his current chapter public health philanthropy where Gates takes on all kinds of medical challenges around the world with both his skills and his money Gates became the richest person in the world by leading a tech revolution and he became increasingly famous as a nerd with a can-do spirit here he was on David Letterman and back in 1995 sporting a hard hat and lab coat what are the things that you've designed for the house that really you're very excited about I've got a trampoline roof that I could go and use a trampoline room that's right this is like an actual trampoline or like a computer not virtual trampolines are not the item many billionaires brag about buying but Gates isn't the typical billionaire and he's different ways that are especially relevant now take his intellectual hunger the young entrepreneur once recounted how he vacationed only about once a year and used that time to dig into obscure academic research like most of us bill says that he escapes the office about once a year but that's where the similarities in I spend at least a week a year where I draw through the screen people's PhD theses and new things that going on in the field you got to read those PhD theses this is one reason the Gates has seen around so many corners he reads ahead into the research to see where things might go and now that he does philanthropy full time he's been deploying his money and platform depressed challenges that some corporations and governments don't get around the tackling the Gates Foundation presents ideas papers and money as you've probably seen to governments around the world and Gates has had his own run-ins with Donald Trump at one found agent meeting gates recounted a classic story where Trump was attending a horse show in Florida gates his daughter was there too and she noticed that Trump took an extra car ride to leave the area so he could make one of his special helicopter entrances at the event this is footage MSNBC's Chris Hayes first reported like 20 minutes later he flew in in a helicopter to the same place so clearly he had been driven away and he wanted to make a grand entrance and a helicopter now whatever gates thought of Donald Trump's attempts to impress Bill Gates still took the opportunities controversial or not to advocate pandemic policy with Donald Trump here they were at Trump Tower right after Trump's election in December 2016 gates explaining he was pushing science and health policies at people have all kinds of ideas if you get a private audience with the president and while Bill Gates is not out here telling everyone I told you so the evidence shows that in many ways he did listen to Gates prescient warnings from 2015 we need to get going because time is not on our side in fact if there's one positive thing that can come out of the Ebola epidemic it's that it can serve as a early warning a wake-up call to get ready if we start now we can be ready for the next epidemic it was time to get ready many governments didn't listen I didn't want to spend the money Gates specifically outlining the type of potential virus that would be most infectious notice how it eerily predicts parts of kovat transmission you can have a virus where people feel well enough while they're infectious that they get on a plane or they go to a market you yourself can be carrying it you might not even know it that'd be the worst thing in the world is to go to church to worship and it sit next to someone and infect them that was crucial knowledge and regardless of the saying that you may have heard knowledge actually is not always power it really depends what people do with knowledge gates took his knowledge and he went back to meet with Donald Trump again in 2018 he advocated the trump administration gets serious and back at universal flu vaccine he tried to prod the president with a kind of flattery saying a universal flu vaccine could be kicked off and energized by you mr.

president what a great legacy negates later said Trump sounded interested but there wasn't much progress we can tell you by September of last year Trump signed an executive order that created a flu vaccine task force but it was headed by someone already on the job health secretary Azhar and that effort didn't come with any legislation let alone any new money to prepare for pandemics gates also says Trump offered him a possible role as a science advisor something Gates declined in favor of just actually offering the science advice publicly and privately that we're telling you about now the government can take it or leave it this is gates exact role today and he's speaking out again now with advice for anyone who's listening and it includes rebutting some of the newest claims by President Trump it's very irresponsible somebody to suggest we can have the best of both worlds what we need is the extreme shutdown – so that in six to ten weeks if things go well then you can start opening back up it's very tough to say to people hey keep going to restaurants you know go buy new houses ignore that pile of bodies over in the corner just you know we want you to keep spending because there's some may be a politician and it thinks GDP growth is is what really counts that was a stark way to put a Gates was saying that as the body count rose but before videos like and pictures like this went viral the footage of the Human Wreckage of this virus in America a country that has so much money but is reduced to scenes like this now since Kate's expertise stands at the intersection of innovation business and public health it's worth noting that he's one of the business Titans emphasizing that while the economic toll is severe that comes second to the challenge that cannot be reversed this virus continuing to kill so many people it is really tragic that the economic effects of this are very dramatic I mean nothing like this has ever happened to the economy in our our lifetimes but money you know bringing the economy back and doing money that's more of a reversible thing than bringing people back to life yeah you know that is a fundamental piece of wisdom from a very rich man your life is worth more than all the money in the world it echoes something that many already have admired about Bill Gates that he embodies success without flaunting it as the great andrei benjamin once put it bill gates don't dangle diamonds in the face of peasants when he's micro softening the place consider your surroundings or you leave without a trace the point is real strength doesn't need to flaunt itself and considering your surroundings is crucial for staying alive that applies to staying safe right now as well as preparing for the next pandemic as gates also explained back in 2015 as he would later try to warn Donald Trump the medical science shows a path for what we all need to do and with that in mind tonight Bill Gates gets the final word the problem was that we didn't have a system at all in fact there are some pretty obvious key missing pieces we didn't have a group of epidemiologists ready to go a large epidemic would require us to have hundreds of thousands of workers the failure to prepare could allow the next epidemic to be dramatically more devastating than Ebola it didn't get into many urban areas and that was just luck next time we might not be so lucky it would spread throughout the world very very quickly if we start now we can be ready for the next epidemic hey there I'm Chris Hayes from MSNBC thanks for watching MSNBC on YouTube if you want to keep up to date with the videos we're putting out you can click subscribe just below me or click over on this list to see lots of other great videos.

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