Another pandemic worse than COVID-19 around the corner, says Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates said on Friday, February 18, 2022, that the dangers of serious disease from COVID-19 have drastically reduced but another pandemic is very certain.

While speaking with CNBC’s Hadley Gamble at Germany’s Security Conference, Gates said that a possible new pandemic may likely come from a different pathogen to that of the coronavirus family.

The Microsoft founder however said advances in medical tech should help the world fight it if people invest early enough.

Some goodness about the Omicron variant

Gates also said the worst effects of COVID-19 have gone as an enormous part of the world population have gotten some level of immunity. Its seriousness has weakened with the latest Omicron variant, a report by CNBC says

The billionaire philanthropist in a report of Legit also said it is too late for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to reach its goal of inoculating 70 per cent of the world population by the middle of 2022.

About 61.9 per cent of the global population has received at least a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Recall that Bill Gates has partnered with the United Kingdom has collaborated with UK’s Welcome Trust to donate N124.5 billion to Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations that helped form the COVAX programme to deliver vaccines to low and middle-income countries.

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