Tech entrepreneur Bill Gates said recently he found it unfortunate that the Omicron strain of COVID-19 created better immunity than man-made vaccines.
- Billionaire entrepreneur Bill Gates said that “sadly” the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is offering better immunity than the COVD-19 vaccines.
- Gates was speaking on a panel at the Munich Security Conference about the future of world health and the distribution and development of vaccines, according to The Washington Examiner.
- The Microsoft co-founder said that Omicron has not only offered better immunity but it is also believed to have created wider-spread immunity than the vaccines.
- Gates said that the virus only got to that stage, however, because of the slow response to the pandemic, and called on the government to create a quicker response, “more like six months.”
WHAT GATES SAID:
- “Sadly, the virus itself, particularly, the variant called omicron, is a type of vaccine, that is, it creates both B-cell and T-cell immunity, and it’s done a better job getting out to the world population than we have with vaccines,” the Microsoft co-founder said.
- “That means the chance of severe disease, which is mainly associated with being elderly and having obesity or diabetes, those risks are now dramatically reduced because of that infection, exposure.”
- “It’s sad we didn’t do a great job on therapeutics, only two years in, and we have a good therapeutic,” Gates said. “Vaccines have took us two years to be in oversupply. Today, there are more vaccines than there is demand for vaccines.”
- The Examiner was quick to point out that Gates is not a medical doctor, and many have questioned whether he is qualified to be consulted on medical issues.
- Gates, who has been involved in world-health since 1994 when he began the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, also stated that another pandemic is coming, according to CNBC.