Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, has shown himself to be one of the most influential people on the subject of the pandemic, since he has talked about it from the beginning.
In this way, the businessman has made a new prediction regarding COVID, in which he sees a more encouraging outlook for 2022, since in his blog he indicated that the end of the acute stage could come this year.
BILL GATES: THE PANDEMIC IN 2022
On December 7, Bill Gates published a new entry on his blog entitled ‘Reasons for optimism after a difficult year’, where he indicates that 2021 did not go as expected after the appearance of new variants and even indicated that “more people died from COVID in 2021 than in 2020.”
However, he also ventured to make a prediction in which he points out that the end of the pandemic would be very close: “It may be silly to make another prediction, but I think that the acute phase of the pandemic will come to an end at some point in 2022”, he points out on his blog.
In addition to this, he also talked about the new variants; however, he is hopeful that the situation is not serious, since he explained that “the world is better prepared to deal with potentially bad variants than at any other point in the pandemic”, since even “we are in a much better position to create up-to-date vaccinations if necessary.”
2021 was an incredibly hard year for many people, including me, but there are reasons to be optimistic that 2022 will be better: https://t.co/BxF6Q4K9Mq pic.twitter.com/C0SdhYxKg8
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) December 8, 2021
Bill Gates also has faith that at some point in the next year, COVID will become an endemic disease in most parts of the world.
“Communities will still see occasional outbreaks, but there will be new drugs available that could take care of most cases and hospitals will be able to take care of the rest,” he said.
He also added that “although (COVID) is currently about 10 times more deadly than the flu, vaccines and antivirals could reduce that number by half or more”, which reinforces what he has said on other occasions.
This is because Bill Gates indicated, in an interview on the ‘Sophy Ridge On Sunday’ program, that the world would return to normal by the end of 2022, since most people would be vaccinated.
“The world will completely return to normality at the end of 2022, when there will be an excess of vaccines that will make it possible for the entire society to be immunized”, he also pointed out that the virus would not disappear, “but by the end of 2022 there will be very few infections” .
Finally, Bill Gates mentioned on his blog that there are important lessons that have been learned throughout this pandemic, which can better prepare us to act on future occasions.