Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates weighed in on the Omicron variant “spreading faster than any virus in history.”
“Just when it seemed like life would return to normal, we could be entering the worst part of the pandemic,” Gates tweeted. “Omicron will hit home for all of us. Close friends of mine now have it, and I’ve canceled most of my holiday plans.”
Gates urged people to get vaccinated so the pandemic will end by 2022.
“There will be more breakthrough cases in people who are vx’d, which sounds concerning but is purely a factor of how many people are vx’d and how fast this variant is spreading,” he added. “Vaccines are designed to prevent people from getting seriously ill or dying & are doing that well.”
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