New York (CNN Business) – In a series of recent tweets, Bill Gates warned that that the United States “could be entering the worst part of the pandemic.”
Asserting that the Omicron variant is spreading faster than any virus in history, the billionaire and Microsoft co-founder said the big unknown remains how sick the Omicron variant can make you. Gates said:
“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 also expects the wave to last three months in the United States. He wrote:
“Those few months could be bad, but I still believe if we take the right steps, the pandemic can be over in 2022.”
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