Bill Gates warns about the worst phase of the pandemic.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has warned against the Omicron COVID-19 variant and has said that we may be in the direst phase of the pandemic.
In a tweet on Tuesday, he stated that Omicron is ‘coming to the heart of all of us’ and that he has canceled many of his plans for the holidays after his closest friends were affected by the coronavirus type.
“Omicron is spreading faster than any virus in history. It will soon be in every country in the world,” he added.
He said that the biggest unknown is the extent to which Omicron can make you.
“We need to take it seriously until we know more about it. Even if it’s only half as severe as delta, it will be the worst surge we have seen so far because it’s so infectious,” Gates said.
Omicron is spreading faster than any virus in history. It will soon be in every country in the world.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) December 21, 2021
He advised the public to get an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccination, saying that it offers the best protection.
“In our spare time, we all need to watch out for one another, particularly those who are most vulnerable, regardless of whether they reside on from us or live in a different country. This means wearing masks, staying clear of large indoor gatherings, and getting immunized.
The 66-year-old claimed it was the case that the pandemic outbreak caused by Omicron would last for less than three months.
“If there’s good news here, it’s that Omicron moves so quickly that once it becomes dominant in a country, the wave there should last less than 3 months. Of course, those few months could be bad, but I still believe if we take the right steps, the pandemic can be over in 2022,” he further stated.
“I know it’s frustrating to go into another holiday season with COVID looming over us. But it won’t be like this forever. Someday the pandemic will end, and the better we look after each other, the sooner that time will come,” Bill Gates added.
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