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Past Event

Bill Gates: How to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Though the COVID-19 pandemic isn't over, it is heading into a new phase, particularly in Western countries such as the United States and throughout Europe. Increasingly, citizens want a return to normal, with fewer restrictions, and are showing willingness to find ways to live with and manage the virus. As government leaders around the world strive to transition their countries to this new normal, they are also starting to talk about what happens next and how we can prevent another pandemic from once again killing millions of people and devastating the global economy. But given the controversies around fighting COVID-19, is this even possible? 

Bill Gates believes the answer is yes. 

In his new book, How to Prevent the Next Pandemic, Gates lays out what he believes the world can learn from COVID-19 and what can be done to ward off another disaster like it. Relying on the knowledge of the world's foremost experts and his own experience combating fatal diseases with the Gates Foundation, his new book shows us how the nations of the world, working in conjunction with one another and with the private sector, can stop future outbreaks and ultimately save lives.

Join us for an in-depth discussion on what the world can and must do to prevent the next pandemic.

May 16, 2022

The Commonwealth Club of California
United States

Speakers
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Bill Gates

Co-chair, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Author, How to Prevent the Next Pandemic; Twitter @BillGates

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In Conversation with DJ Patil

Former U.S. Chief Data Scientist; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Twitter @dpatil

Format

11 a.m.–12 p.m. program
(all times PDT)

COST

Online:
$10 members
$20 nonmembers
$30 members or nonmembers with book