“We could be entering the worst part of the pandemic”

Bill Gates’ tweets highlighted the danger of the Omicron variant. (To file)


Bill Gates, in a series of tweets aimed at alerting the public to the ominous nature of the current Omicron wave around the world, said Tuesday he had canceled most of his vacation plans.

Noting that his close friends are increasingly infected with the virus, the billionaire Microsoft co-founder urged his supporters to realize that we “could be entering the worst part of the pandemic.”

Mr Gates’ tweets highlighted the danger of the Omicron variant, especially in regards to its rate of reinfection, as well as the scary little knowledge we collectively have about the strain.

“Omicron is spreading faster than any virus in history. Soon it will be in every country in the world,” Mr. Gates tweeted.

“The big unknown is how sick the omicron makes you… Even if it’s only half as severe as the Delta, it will be the worst outbreak we’ve seen so far because it’s so contagious “he added in a subsequent tweet.

His warnings come at a time when the United States is witnessing an astronomical increase in the Omicron variant, with Omicron infections rising from 3% to 73% of all Covid cases in the United States in the space of a single week.

Stressing how vital Covid precautions are right now, Gates implored a firm return to “wearing masks, avoiding large indoor gatherings and getting vaccinated.”

“Getting a booster gives the best protection,” one of his tweets noted.

Finally, Mr. Gates attempted to end his outreach thread on a positive note. “If there is good news here, it is that omicron is going so fast that once it becomes dominant in a country, the wave there is expected to last less than 3 months,” the co said. – founder of Microsoft.

“It won’t be like this forever. Someday the pandemic will end, and the better we take care of each other, the sooner that time will come.”

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