Microsoft founder Bill Gates at the New Economic Forum in Singapore, organized by businessman Michael Bloomberg, said that the COVID-19 pandemic will end by the middle of next year, provided that more dangerous strains do not appear.
Bill Gates said that in the absence of new variants of the coronavirus, by the middle of next year, the incidence and death rate should sharply decline and reach seasonal data for influenza. This is all against the background of vaccination, the development of natural immunity and the emergence of new drugs.
The Microsoft founder said he hopes to address the coronavirus vaccine supply challenges in 2022. He called on the world community to work actively to eradicate influenza to reduce the threat of new pandemics.
In early November, Gates called the threat worse than the COVID-19 pandemic and warned governments to prepare for terrorist attacks and impending pandemics. specifically named smallpox.