Bill Gates has become an authoritative voice in everything related to the coronavirus, and the pandemic that attacks the world population.
While being one of the most influential and successful people in the world, hand in hand with his company Microsoft, makes others stop to listen to him, his accurate predictions about COVID-19 have raised his bonuses on this issue.
What’s more, Gates alerted the world to the arrival of a new virus, shortly before the pandemic exploded in China and the entire globe.
Since the end of the previous year, the world began to touch on the issue of the coronavirus and on January 21 the first infected in the United States was confirmed, while on February 27 the first positive appeared in Mexico.
Bill Gates foresaw the arrival of the coronavirus
The surprising thing is that, in November 2019, the 64-year-old businessman foresaw what is going on these days.
It was during an episode of “Explained”, a Netflix documentary, called “The Next Pandemic,” that Gates alerted the world to investing more in vaccines to avoid mass infections of a new disease.
“We should all be concerned because if history has taught us anything, it is that there will be another deadly global pandemic,” the Microsoft founder mentioned at the time.
It is not the first time that the tycoon had touched on a subject of these characteristics. His words from five years ago still ring in the ears of those who remember them.
“If something is to kill more than 10 million people in the next decades it will probably be a highly infectious virus rather than a war. Not missiles, but microbes,” he said in a Ted Talks, in which he preferred to speak of the human race , and not technology.
Predicts dates for pandemic control
With that level of predictions, Bill Gates now launches new “prophecies” about the end of the coronavirus.
According to the American businessman, the pandemic “will disappear with an extremely effective vaccine, but until now the closest treatment was the one received by Donald Trump.”
On effective times, the founder of Microsoft ventured to mention that “the virus will begin to be eradicated in late 2021 in the rich world and in 2022 for the world in general,” he said in an interview with NBC.
However, Gates emphasized that the pandemic will make various sectors make significant progress.
“The momentum that telecommuting and the application of telemedicine has experienced is 12 years of progress, maybe just in the last year,” he told GeekWire.