Billionaire Bill Gates now sees a potential end to the COVID-19 pandemic in the near future.
“Once Omicron goes through a country, then the rest of the year should see far fewer cases,” Gates told University of Edinburgh chair of global public health Devi Sridhar. “So COVID can be treated more like seasonal flu.”
That would effectively turn the pandemic—which is defined as a disease that’s spread throughout a country, continent, or whole planet—into an endemic, like the annual flu.
Gates’ statement echoed that of Dr. Fauci, who said this week that the Omicron variant “will find just about everybody.