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Expert: Dr Michael Ryan has been advising governments around the world on how to tackle the virus threat. Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty

Expert: Dr Michael Ryan has been advising governments around the world on how to tackle the virus threat. Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty

World Health Organisation (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme head Michael Ryan

World Health Organisation (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme head Michael Ryan

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Expert: Dr Michael Ryan has been advising governments around the world on how to tackle the virus threat. Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty

Dr Michael Ryan was at home in his kitchen in Galway one day, and his phone rang. The caller identified himself as Bill Gates.

Thinking it was a wind-up he hung up.


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