Here’s what Bill Gates thinks may happen after October 2020

Here's what Bill Gates thinks may happen after October 2020

Here’s what Bill Gates thinks may happen after October 2020

Long before Coronavirus hit the world, we’ve known how billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates had gauged how devastating a pandemic can be for people and economies across the world.

Now, as the world is deep in the clutches of COVID-19, Bill Gates has come up with another warning that may not sound very pleasant to many.

Here’s what Bill Gates thinks may happen after October 2020

In an interview with CNN, Bill Gates said the virus may be back in October and November in greater numbers in the US “if we don’t restrain our behaviour more than it looks like we are right at the moment”.

While Bill Gates is best known as the billionaire cofounder of Microsoft, he has also become a worldwide authority on viral pandemics through his philanthropic work with his foundation. He’s been funding vaccines research for decades, especially working to eradicate malaria, and famously warned the world about pandemics way back in a 2015 Ted Talk.

Now that a pandemic is upon us, Gates has voiced his disappointment in the Trump administration’s lack of leadership both here and abroad, meaning the US has not used its position as a world superpower to contain the spread of the virus, as it could and should have.

Gates continued that “we’re not as tough on contact tracing or enforcing quarantine” nor have many people in the US been taking wearing masks seriously. Some political groups are actively opposed to wearing masks, an idea that is not particularly helpful if the goal is to reduce the spread of the deadly illness. “The governor of North Dakota, a friend of mine, had to say, ‘Hey, please don’t be mean to people who are wearing a mask,’ which kind of blows the mind,” Gates said of the state’s Republican governor, Douglas Burgum, who made an impassioned plea last month asking citizens to stop associating mask wearing with political parties/ideologies.

“The weather is helping us a bit — May would have been much worse if the virus wasn’t somewhat seasonal. And so we know now that we’re benefiting from the summer. And so force of infection will get worse in the fall, so all the more reason not to get completely lax in our behavior.”Ultimately, the solution is a vaccine, Gates said, and he remains hopeful that more than one vaccine will become available and will be mass-manufactured.

Gates has been working in the field of health and sanitation as part of his philanthropic efforts through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Notably, a TED talk by Bill Gates in 2015 was much talked about after Coronavirus outbreak took shape after it first surfaced in China in December 2019.In the talk, Bill Gates had said, “If anything kills over 10 million people in the next few decades, it’s most likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than a war. Not missiles, but microbes. Now, part of the reason for this is that we’ve invested a huge amount in nuclear deterrents. But we’ve actually invested very little in a system to stop an epidemic. We’re not ready for the next epidemic.”