Bill Gates tweeted a series of thoughts on the pandemic.
He usually shares his thoughts on his, but on Tuesday wrote a multiple-post Twitter thread for his opinion on the pandemic. The co-founder shared the experience of the personal and the professional while explaining the story that his friends came into love with the omicron variant, and his holiday seemed quite different.
"When life seemed to have fallen from normal, we could have entered the worst phase of the pandemic," said Gates. "Omicron will hit us all. Close friends of mine now have it, and I have canceled most of my holiday plans."
Just as life suddenly suddenly returned to normal, we might be entering the worst pandemic. Omicron is due to hit home for us all, dear friends have it now and I has canceled most of my holiday plans.
Gates reiterated what many experts said about the omicron variant, that there are a lot of unknowns.
Even if it is only half as severe as Delta, it's the worst surge we've seen so far so far," wrote she.
The big unknown is how sick omicron is, we must take it seriously so we can get more from it. Even if it's not as severe as ND, it will be the worst surge we've seen so far, due to this infectiousness.
He encouraged people to continue to wear masks, avoid big indoor gatherings and get vaccinated and boosted. And while vaccinated people can and will get breakthrough cases, the shots will protect them against the worst of the disease.
"Vaccines are designed to prevent people from becoming sick or dying. They are doing well," he wrote.
And yet there's still hope for a brighter future by spring.
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In the first few months of 2022, "could have been bad" he wrote, but the variation moves quickly and could last more than three months.
"Those few months could be bad, but I still believe that, if we take the right steps, the pandemic can be over in 2022," he wrote, adding that "this forever would not be like that."
The sudden earthquake is a very rapid wave, so it can last less than three months. Some months, a big change would be over, but I still think, there is a pandemic that can happen in 2022.
Earlier this month, Gates wrote on his blog that 2021 was the ', citing his loneliness from the pandemic and his shift into an empty-net dad.