Bill Gates has termed the next few months crucial as the spread of the virus, and to get rid of it now depends on the way we take precautionary measures, suspects the billionaire.
In an interview on Thursday with NBC’s TODAY, the multi-billionaire gave some hopeful insights saying that the pandemic would be under complete control by the spring of 2021. Back in 2015, Bill Gates suspected of the next pandemic, which came to be true, and with such a track record for predicting the future, the world might really get back to its normal routine by then.
Although multiple vaccines have shown positive results in fighting the Covid-19, it is still expected that the next few months might worsen. Gates believed that these months might cause more harm than expected if we do not behave accordingly. Hence making it that precautionary measures be taken really seriously.
According to Bill Gates, the most impactful thing everyone can do on an individual basis and collectively is to follow what we have been told. Less interaction with people, leave home if only necessary, continuous use of surgical masks, sanitizers, etc.
Gates also said that the rollout of these“curing vaccines” will help get us back to normal. “By the spring, the numbers will be significant enough that, positively in the United States, it’ll start to change for us dramatically, and we’ll be directed towards normality,” said on a promising note Gates.
Gates, while predicting a safe future for the world, also warned that the vaccine distribution could be really tricky. As for the U.S, the federal government has abdicated its responsibilities in a public health crisis. Generally, he thinks that we would be out of it soon.
The previous week, U.K. said it was set to approve the BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc. COVID-19 vaccine in a few days and that it showed 95% effective results in preventing the spread of the virus. The U.K also stated it planned to complete the first immunizations as early as December 7.
On Wednesday, Andrew Cuomo from the New York Gov. said it is expected that around 170,000 people would be vaccinated by December 15. Gates showed likeliness that this timeline seems achievable.