Bill Gates Expects Fewer Covid Cases, Yearly Shots After Omicron

Jan. 11, 2022, 8:14 PM

A decline in the number of coronavirus cases is likely after the current wave of the omicron variant crests and the disease could be “treated more like seasonal flu,” billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says in a Twitter discussion with Professor Devi Sridhar of Edinburgh University Medical School.

“A more transmissive variant is not likely but we have been surprised a lot during this pandemic. Omicron will create a lot of immunity at least for the next year,” he writes.

Gates, who has committed resources via his foundation to help in the global fight against the virus, says people may have ...

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