World could be entering worst part of pandemic: Bill Gates on Omicron surge


Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has advised against the rising Omicron cases around the world, saying that the world could be entering the worst part of the epidemic as the variant will affect the “worst swell “the world has seen so far. 

In a series of tweets, Bill Gates said he has canceled utmost of his vacation plans after his close musketeers have been infected with the Omicron variant. 

“Omicron is spreading faster than any contagion in history. It’ll soon be in every country in the world, “he said. 

Noting that the” big unknown “is how murderous the variant is, Gates claimed,” Indeed if it’s only partial as severe as delta, it’ll be the worst swell we’ve seen so far because it’s so contagious.”

He advised people to take supporter shots of the Covid-19 vaccine, saying it gives stylish protection. 

“In the meantime, we all have to look out for each other, especially the most vulnerable, whether they live down the road or in another country. That means wearing masks, avoiding big inner gatherings, and getting vaccinated. Getting a supporter gives the stylish protection, “he twittered. 

Bill Gates also claimed that the epidemic surge due to Omicron would last lower than three months. 

Still, it’s that omicron moves so snappily that formerly it becomes dominant in a country, the surge there should last lower than 3 months, “If there is good news then. Those many months could be bad, but I still believe if we take the right way, the epidemic can be over in 2022,” he further said. 

Omicron, which was first detected in South Africa in November, has been declared as a “variant of concern” by the WHO. 

Speaking at a briefing on Monday, WHO head Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there was no substantiation that the variant was” spreading significantly briskly “than the former dominant interpretation, Delta. 

The World Health Organization has prompted people to cancel some of their vacation plans to cover public health, as the Omicron variant spreads encyclopedically. 

“An event canceled is better than a life canceled,” said Ghebreyesus, adding that” delicate opinions “must be made.

Erric Ravi
Erric Ravi
Erric Ravi is an entrepreneur, speaker & the founder of Storify News and Gurgaon Times of India He is the Co-Founder of The Storify News Times. Forbes calls him a top influencer of Chief Marketing Officers and the world’s top social marketing talent. Entrepreneur lists him among 50 online marketing influencers to watch. has him on the list of 20 digital marketing experts to follow on Twitter. Oanalytica named him #1 Global Content Marketing Influencer. BizHUMM ranks him as the world’s #1 business blogger.


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