Earth’s seventh richest person predicted a new catastrophe that will be far worse than the deadly disease.
Warren Buffett has a very dire short-term outlook. The billionaire thinks the next disaster will be so severe the world, which is still struggling with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus, will be caught completely off-guard.
“We know that there is a nuclear, chemical, biological, and now cyber threat–each of them has dire possibilities,” he said according to the San Antonio Express-News. “It does not seem like it is something that society is fully prepared to deal with.”
World Economic Forum (WEF) founder Klaus Schwab backs this view, saying cyber-attack warnings are becoming increasingly commonplace.
“We all know–but still pay insufficient attention to–the frightening scenario of a comprehensive cyber attack,” he said according to Life Site News. “[This] would bring a complete halt to the power supply, transportation, hospital services, and our society as a whole.”
When compared to a major cyber-attack, the impact of the CCP Virus is actually a minor inconvenience according to Schwab.
The 90-year-old legendary investor believes the most important lesson he learnt from the pandemic is the world is unprepared for emergency crises.
“I learned that people do not know as much as they think they do,” Buffett said according to Life Site News. “What is most learned is that the pandemic could be seen coming, and that this is not the worst that can be imagined.”
Buffett suggested this lack of preparation is a flaw in basic human logic.
“Society has a hard time preparing for remote situations, which are possible and will happen sooner or later,” he said according to the paper.
The CCP Virus has already killed more than 623,000 people in the United States, and many countries are still grappling with new variants as they roll out vaccines.
BL understands the Delta strain has already spread to the United States and at least 91 other countries. The highly infectious variant is expected to become the pandemic’s most prevalent strain around the world. Every two weeks in the United States, the number of relevant cases doubles.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates previously warned in early 2021 that a future pandemic would be “10 times worse.” He predicted major pandemics can occur every 20 years, according to Life Site News.
In October 2019, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-hosted the “Event 201” simulation exercise for responding to a hypothetical CCP Virus pandemic. The real pandemic began in the following month.