One of the world’s richest men, Bill Gates, has said that he expects the world to get back to normal activities by the end of 2022, thanks to the Covid-19 vaccine.
This is as the global economy and businesses are still trying to grapple with the devastating impact of the pandemic.
According to a report from Reuters, this disclosure was made by Gates during an interview with a Polish newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, and television broadcaster TVN24.
Gates, while talking about the pandemic at the interview said, “This is an incredible tragedy,” adding that the only good news was the access to vaccines.
He said, “By the end of 2022 we should be basically completely back to normal.’’
The Microsoft Co-Founder had earlier said that the only tool that can bring an end to the coronavirus pandemic is vaccination, which must be distributed in an equitable and balanced manner among the poor and wealthier countries.
What you should know
- Bill Gates, the billionaire who stepped down as chairman of Microsoft Corp in 2014, has through his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation committed at least $1.75 billion to the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes support for some makers of vaccines, diagnostics and potential treatments.
- The COVAX facility, backed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), aims to secure 2 billion vaccine doses for lower-income countries by the end of 2021.