Since many countries report an increase in Omicron cases, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates issued a stern warning about the dangers of Omicron, the new COVID-19 variant. He tweeted that while life may appear to be returning to normal, we may be entering “the worst phase of the epidemic.”
Gates also disclosed that some of his close acquaintances tested positive for Omicron. Given the virus’s imminent threat, he has already cancelled the majority of his Christmas activities. “Omicron will come to all our homes,” he tweeted to his 56 million followers.
He added in a series of tweets that the new corona virus variant is spreading faster than any virus in history. It would quickly reach to each corners in the world. Many people continue to take the condition lightly, despite the fact that fresh cases of Omicron are being reported all over the world. Till now, the severity of the crisis is unclear because nothing much is known about the new COVID variant.
Gates, a philanthropist and also an author, advised people to be careful and take Omicron seriously, stating that even if it is half as intense as the Delta variant of COVID-19, Omicron can cause the “biggest spike we have seen so far since it is so contagious.”
He also advises everyone to take care of each other, especially people who are at very risk, even if they live the same street or some other country. The businessman also provided strategies for avoiding the spike and controlling the spread of Omicron. He urged people to follow the COVID protocols like wearing mask, avoiding indoor gatherings and getting vaccinated.
Gates made another shocking factor by predicting there would be more breakthrough cases in vaccinated individuals in the future. “It looks so frightening, but it is just a matter of how many people got vaccinated and how quickly it is spreading. Vaccines are intended to save people from becoming extremely sever or dying, and they are effective in doing so,” he continued. According to him, the next wave that may emerge as a result of Omicron should last not more than three months in a country since it moves very fast. Though those three months could be bad, proper execution of necessary steps can end the pandemic in 2022.
Finally, Gates expressed his sympathies to people since the epidemic disrupted everyone’s Christmas plans just as things were beginning to seem normal. He also added that it is so stressful to enter another Christmas season with COVID hovering over us. But things won’t stay this way forever. Someday, the epidemic will stop, and the greater we care for one another, the sooner that day will arrive.