“There is a fifty percent chance that we will have another pandemic in the next 20 years,” Gates said in an interview with El Diario.

Earlier it became known that the World Health Organization (WHO) calls on the countries of the world for a "global audit" of smallpox vaccine stocks against the backdrop of the spread of monkeypox.

Prior to this, the chief researcher of the Institute of Molecular Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Pyotr Chumakov, in an interview with RT, noted that a vaccine created against smallpox can provide protection against the monkeypox virus and stocks of such drugs still exist in a number of countries.