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Philanthropist Bill Gates has again weighed in on the pandemic and hinted at a date when the coronavirus could already be at lower levels than seasonal flu.
When does Bill Gates think coronavirus will become a common flu?
The American has participated in a forum in Singapore where he was asked about when the end of this virus would be. Last March he also ventured to predict the end of the pandemic, but this time he has been a little more optimistic.
For the businessman, coronavirus mortality and infection rates could fall below seasonal flu levels by the middle of next year: “The mortality rate and the disease rate should fall dramatically,” he says.
Bill Gates believes that by mid-2022 the coronavirus will be at very low levels
The computer scientist believes that the basis for success in overcoming the pandemic are the vaccines, and that it will not be until next year when the supply problems will be resolved and they can be fully distributed: “The vaccines are very good news, and the supply limitations will be largely resolved by the middle of next year, so we will be limited by logistics and demand”, according to Infobae.
Bill Gates has spoken out on numerous occasions about the coronavirus pandemic. The Microsoft owner even predicted in 2015 that a highly infectious virus would arrive and cause millions of deaths, something that unfortunately has come true.
Bill Gates warns that the coronavirus has reinforced the pandemic of extreme poverty
A report by the Bill Gates Foundation reveals how millions of people in poor countries are worse off for life, while the richest see the end of the covid pandemic. On one side of the planet, no covid vaccines have been given, and on the other, we are on our third dose.
Access to vaccines, poverty reduction and other health issues have suffered a setback during the covid-19 pandemic in routine childhood vaccination rates, the education gap between poor and wealthy nations has widened, and inequities in access to health care have increased