Bill Gates: COVID Will Be ‘Worse’ in the Fall than the Summer
Microsoft founder warns of 'more transmission'
Billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates warned that the Fall would be "worse than the Summer" for the coronavirus pandemic.
Gates, who has previously predicted that multiple doses of a COVID-19 vaccine would be needed for it works, also predicted back in 2015 that the world was not prepared for a pandemic.
In an interview with Politico Playbook, Gates was asked about the "right the course" of COVID-19:
"The Fall is going to be worse than the Summer," Gates stated.
"All the numbers are ticking up, and that was always a very good chance that as people go indoors and it's colder, that we would see more transmission."
The billionaire added that antibodies and a vaccine are developed, "all we have is our behavior," including masks and social distancing.
"Unfortunately, we've got a lot of fatigue and a lot of bad messages about these things," he said.
Gates added that the "U.S. mask compliance is actually pretty poor."
He also slammed dangerous skepticism regarding vaccines.
"Here, what you'd want to see is, where are we not getting the compliance?"
"And who are the leaders they look to? Political leaders, religious leaders, scientific leaders -- and have that message get out," he said.
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Earlier this week, the Microsoft founder blasted President Donald Trump's treatment of monoclonal antibodies he received for the coronavirus, saying it is not a “cure."
“The word ‘cure’ is inappropriate because it won’t work for everyone," he said.
"But yes, of all the therapeutics, this is the most promising," Gates admitted.
"We have been working with companies doing antibodies, we reserved factory capacity back in the spring, and now we’re partnered with Eli Lilly, who, with Regeneron, has been the fastest to get these antibodies ready," he added.
Trump returned to the White House from Walter Reed military hospital last week, saying he saw his Covid-19 infection as “a blessing from God” because it led him to the treatment.
“They gave me Regeneron — other things, too — but I think this was the key," Trump said.
"They gave me Regeneron, and it was, like, unbelievable. I felt good immediately,” Trump added.
“They call them therapeutic, but to me, it wasn’t just therapeutic, it made me better. I call that a cure.”