What next for the pandemic with the Omicron?  Bill Gates advocates for new vaccines

What next for the pandemic with the Omicron? Bill Gates advocates for new vaccines

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What next for the pandemic with the Omicron? Bill Gates advocates for new vaccines

What next for the pandemic with the Omicron? Bill Gates advocates for new vaccines

Criticizing current vaccines to allow infection, Bill Gates advocated the development of new ones. Even if the Omicron could create an immunity … 12.01.2022, Sputnik France

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Follower of the anti-Covid vaccination, the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, pointed out the need to create new vaccines judging that those which are available now have several flaws, according to him, they do not protect enough: Given these flaws , “we need vaccines that prevent re-infection and last for many years.” An even more transmissible strain? After suggesting last December that the acute phase of the pandemic should end in 2022, Gates believes that the Omicron is likely to remain the most contagious strain, and Bill Gates appears to be far from believing that the virus will go away altogether. A hypothesis that had been made by many health authorities including the World Health Organization (WHO), having predicted in November 2021 that it would become endemic. Omicron would cause more serious cases in unvaccinated people, but would eventually become akin to the seasonal flu, writes Gates. The issue of vaccination would remain relevant for “some time,” he continued, noting the possible need to get immunized every year. source of Sars-CoV-2, he cited “fairly solid” data showing that the virus had been transmitted to humans from another species, a process specific to “most pandemics”: “There will be future epidemics from other species, so we have to invest to be ready. ”He nevertheless expressed his uncertainty about the possibility of meeting for this purpose. Bill Gates evo qué in December “reasons for optimism” for 2022, while recognizing the risks associated with the Omicron. He also admitted that he did not foresee the appearance of a variant “so highly transmissible” and to have underestimated the difficulty of convincing people to be vaccinated and to continue to use masks.

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Criticizing current vaccines to allow infection, Bill Gates advocated the development of new ones. Even if the Omicron could create herd immunity in 2022, and knowing that the appearance of a variant more contagious than this one is unlikely, it will be necessary to continue to be immunized.

Follower of the anti-Covid vaccination, the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, pointed out the need to create new vaccines judging that those which are available now have several shortcomings.

According to him, they do not protect enough:

“The vaccines we have at our disposal are very good at preventing serious illness and death, but they are missing two key things. First, they still allow infections and they appear to be of limited duration,” he said in a Twitter discussion. with Davi Sridhar, professor at the University of Edinburgh.

Given these shortcomings, “we need vaccines that prevent re-infection and last for many years.”

An even more transmissible strain?

After suggesting last December that the acute phase of the pandemic should end in 2022, Gates believes the Omicron is likely to remain the most contagious strain.

“A more transmissible variant is unlikely, but we were greatly surprised during this pandemic.” The Omicron would favor collective immunity at least for 2022, he concludes.

Moreover, Bill Gates seems to be far from thinking that the virus will disappear completely. A hypothesis that had been made by many health authorities including the World Health Organization (WHO), having predicted in November 2021 that it would become endemic.

The Omicron would cause more severe cases in unvaccinated people, but eventually become similar to the seasonal flu, writes Gates.

The issue of vaccination would remain relevant for “some time”, he continues, citing the possible need to be immunized every year.

Origin of the virus

Returning to the debates concerning the provenance of Sars-CoV-2, he cited “fairly solid” data showing that the virus had been transmitted to humans from another species, a process specific to “most pandemics” :

“People will continue to speculate on this and we have to make sure the labs are careful.” Finally, he reiterated his remarks about the importance of being ready to fight against new pandemics.

“There will be future epidemics from other species, so we have to invest to be ready.”

He nevertheless expressed his uncertainty as to the possibility of meeting for this objective.

“Do you think the world will come together to prepare for the next one? I hope but I’m not sure.”

Taking stock of the past year on his personal blog, Bill Gates spoke in December of “reasons for optimism” for 2022, while acknowledging the risks associated with the Omicron. He also admitted that he did not foresee the appearance of a variant “so highly transmissible” and to have underestimated the difficulty of convincing people to be vaccinated and to continue to use masks.

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