As most Americans emerge from their homes after living in fear of Covid-19, Bill Gates is planning for the next pandemic in three years.
The Microsoft founder -- who does not have a medical degree -- revealed on his podcast his prediction that another pandemic will hit America in three years -- just in time to impact the 2024 presidential elections.
Gates said he believes another pandemic is "inevitable" in an increasingly globalized world in 10-15 years, but "we must assume it could be 3 years from now," he said.
He didn't say if the next pandemic will also originate in a lab in China.
Gates and Dr. Anthony Fauci "predicted" the current Covid-19 pandemic in 2017.
Gates' critics believe Covid-19 was "planned" to affect the 2020 election and to fight climate change by forcing Americans to wear masks permanently (less C02 exhaled into the air) and more employees working from home (less carbon emissions from cars).
Dr. Fauci declared Americans will still wear face masks even if they take the Covid-19 vaccine.
He said the US should tackle climate change with the "same sense of urgency" as the coronavirus pandemic. Gates has said Covid-19 is "awful", but climate change is even worse.
The software developer spent a decade "investigating" climate change, and he believes the long-term effects of Covid-19 on the American way of life will substantially curb climate change by reducing harmful carbon emissions.
He predicts that business travel will permanently fall by over 50% in a post-Covid world and more employees will work from home -- thus decreasing time spent in their cars by at least 30%.
"We will continue to go to the office and we will continue to do business trips, but much less," he said.
“My prediction would be that over 50% of business travel and over 30% of days in the office will go away,” Bill Gates said on the lasting effects the coronavirus pandemic will have on the workplace. https://t.co/r29H82OA2d pic.twitter.com/BooS82iDP3
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 17, 2020