Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, one of the world’s top billionaires, has warned that very soon another epidemic like Corona will knock in the world. Bill Gates also recognized that the risk of becoming seriously ill from Covid-19 has decreased dramatically. He said that this is happening because people are developing immunity against this virus. In an interview to CNBC, Bill Gates said that future pandemics may come from a different germ of the coronavirus family. However, he expressed hope that with the help of advances in medical technology, the world can deal with it in a better way. However, he also said that for this investment will have to be made from now on. The founder of Microsoft said that Corona has been among us for the last two years and its bad effect is now decreasing.
‘Some level of immunity developed in global population’
He said that this is happening because some level of immunity has been created in the global population. Gates said that the latest Omicron variant has shown that its severity has also reduced now. He said that when the virus spreads, it produces its own immunity. This habit has proved to be more effective than the vaccine in eradicating the epidemic of the world community. Let us inform that the cases of corona are decreasing in India but Omicron’s sub-variant BA.2 has raised concerns. The sub-variant BA.2 of the new variant of the corona virus, Omicron, is going to spread faster than the original variant. This has come to the fore in different studies. In addition, the study also found that the Omicron sub-variant can be more dangerous than the BA.2 delta. It can cause serious illness of corona. Epidemiologist Eric Fang has said that this variant has raised concern.
Why is bad news, BA.2 is so deadly
The sub-variant BA.2 is also known as the Stealth Omicron. There are three important things about this that the Japanese team has recognized. BA.2 is capable of causing serious illness. The study has been posted on the preprint repository BioRxiv, however, it is yet to be reviewed. The researchers said that BA.2 is known to be an Omicron subvariant, but its genome sequencing is significantly different from that of BA.1.
[Attribution to NBT]