The world is unprepared for a global pandemic that could wipe out 80 million people in less than 36 hours along with 5 % of the global GDP. This is unless there is increased funding for disease control and coordination of their efforts to develop strategies to contain the disease, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank, said in a report. After taking into account everything from emerging political trends to climate change, the report concluded that “there is a very real threat of a rapidly moving, highly lethal global pandemic of a respiratory pathogen with increased mobility. Unprepared health facilities and the possibility of weaponizing disease that can travel through the world quickly, turning into an outbreak capable of killing up to 80 million people and wiping out 5% of the world’s economy. For more information or to read more on this report click here.