Billionaire Bill Gates is predicting that although the worst of the pandemic is just around the corner, it will all be over in 2022. While the Omicron variant is already known to be one of the most contagious mutations of the virus to date, little else is known about it.
That is why it is essential “to take care of each other, especially the most vulnerable, whether they live on the street or in another country” because “we could be entering the worst part of the pandemic,” said Gates, the co-founder of the Microsoft in a Twitter thread while sharing one of his latest theories about the Covid-19 pandemic.
The world is better prepared to deal with potentially bad variants than at any point in the pandemic so far.Bill Gates
Gates has used his personal example to venture that “Omicron will come home to all of us.” In fact, his close friends “already have it” and he himself has canceled “most vacation plans.” This is how he has tried to urge all his followers to follow a series of tips already known in most parts of the world to avoid the infection: wear masks, get vaccinated and avoid large indoor gatherings. “Getting a booster provides the best protection,” he notes.
Despite the fact that we are in the middle of the sixth wave of the coronavirus, Bill Gates did not want to miss the opportunity to put a date on the end of the Covid-19 pandemic. The philanthropist gives “minus three months” to the Omicron wave and predicts that “the pandemic can end in 2022” if “we take the right measures”.
Gates has been outlining his thoughts on Covid-19 to his followers since the pandemic began. He has stated that he thought the “acute phase” of Covid-19 would end next year. “It might be foolish to make another prediction, but I think the acute phase of the pandemic will come to an end sometime in 2022,” he commented on his ‘Gates Notes’ blog.
“We are in a much better position to create updated vaccines if necessary,” he said. 2022 was date he also predicted in 2020, when the global vaccination campaign had not yet begun. And although at that time he was already aware that “it may not be back to normal with the first generation of vaccines”, it could happen with one “that is super effective and that many people will take”, he explained in statements with the press.