We are living in strange times and we have no idea when things will return to normality. But it seems that George Bush had an idea! Turns out, he predicted the crisis fifteen years ago and the video's gotten people talking.
It's scary how accurate his prediction was...
World leaders have been left with little choice but to bring their countries to a total stand-still...
via: GettyAnd many have banned large and crowded events, and any travel to and from infected countries.
It didn't take long for the virus to reach us here in the States.
via: GettyOur first case was confirmed in Washington in late January after a citizen returned from a trip to China.
And, since then, the numbers have been rising at a frightening pace.
via: GettySince the first patient in Washington, there have been thousands more confirmed cases across the country.
Several cities have declared states of emergencies.
via: GettyLast month, President Trump declared a national emergency to combat the pandemic, freeing up $50 billion in federal funding and promising a screening website and drive-by tests.
And, with all of this...Many people have been descending into mass hysteria over the risks the virus brings with it.
People have been urged to avoid large, crowded areas...And millions all over the world have been self-isolating at home, in a last-ditch attempt to avoid catching the virus.
Despite the tireless work from researchers...
via: GettyA cure is yet to be found.
Of course, researchers are now getting desperate.
via: GettyBut only time will tell if a cure will be found, and the one thing that is needed is money to fund these expensive experiments.
Many generous donations have come in.
via: GettyBut people aren't giving up hope, and Clive Palmer is certainly one of those people.
For those who aren't familiar, Clive is an Australian politician and businessman...
via: GettyAnd he has made a very cool donation of $1 million towards a clinical trial in the hopes of finding a cure for the deadly virus.
This is an unbelievable amount to donate...
via: GettyAnd because of this huge sum, researchers at the University of Queensland will now be able to further test their theory that drugs used to treat HIV and malaria could be used to tackle the virus.
And that wasn't all...
There was then another surprise donation.
via: Getty ImagesAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos has donated a whopping $100 million to Feeding America.
His donation will "support those on the front lines at our nation's food banks and those who are relying on them for food."
via: Getty ImagesAnd now another billionaire has stepped up.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the latest in the list of generous donations.
via: Getty ImagesAnd it might be the biggest we've seen.
He's in strong support of the healthcare workers.
And now he's put his money where his mouth is.
via: Gates FoundationThe Gates Foundation has offered up a donation of $125 million to help find a treatment for the virus.
"A few billion in this situation we’re in where there’s trillions of dollars being lost economically, it is worth it."
via: Getty Images"Every month counts," he said.
As generous as these donations are...
via: GettyThe crisis continues and panic doesn't seem to be easing - with a big thanks to the internet, of course.
The internet has had all sorts of ideas and theories about the virus...
via: GettyBut footage of our former president, George Bush, has gotten everyone talking.
A video has emerged from 2005...
via: GettyAnd it shows Bush giving a speech about pandemics.
He described a pandemic as a fire.
via: Twitter"If caught early it might be extinguished with limited damage. If allowed to smolder, undetected, it can grow to an inferno that spreads quickly beyond our ability to control it," he said.
He stressed the importance of being prepared for the unknown...
via: Twitter"But if we wait for a pandemic to appear it will be too late to prepare. And one day, many lives could be needlessly lost because we failed to act today."
People believe that over the years...Politics became more important than common sense.
People agreed with Bush's words...
@ThisWeekABC Great metaphor! So far I feel like we have very small fires all across the country that need to be ext… https://t.co/E755ThKzUY— Mako Warren (@Mako Warren)1586118550.0
@ThisWeekABC The President said this week to expect up to 240,000 deaths from COVID19, and everyone just accepted i… https://t.co/HZCUzrlOuo— Meh-Ohio (@Meh-Ohio)1586114742.0
Watch the video for yourselves here...
“If we wait for a pandemic to appear, it will be too late to prepare," President George W. Bush warned in 2005. Th… https://t.co/RfuGzno7Ue— This Week (@This Week)1586100635.0