He noted that there has never been such a rapidly spreading virus in history as the omicron variant. According to Gates, he will soon find himself in all countries of the world and should be treated with the utmost seriousness, since he has not been fully studied. The billionaire assured that if the omicron is at least 50% as serious as the delta, then humanity will face the worst wave of those that we have already encountered.
At the same time, the founder of Microsoft said that the pandemic could end next year, provided that the necessary measures are taken.
“If there is good news in this situation, it is that the omicron is spreading so quickly that after it becomes the dominant species in a country, the wave of infections there lasts no longer than three months. These three months can be tough, but I still believe that if the right steps are taken, the pandemic could end in 2022 ”– shared Gates.