Forbes second rich man and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates believes a return to “normal” life is quite not near for the US than people expect, as a Covid-19 vaccine being approved and distribution started this week. According to CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield, people can expect to start receiving it as early as Monday.
Bill Gates concedes that by the summer of 2021, the US should be “way closer to normal than we are now,” Gates believes that a full return to normal will likely not be possible until after 2022.
The Microsoft Executive told CNN on Sunday that “unless we help other countries get rid of this disease” and see “high vaccination rates” within the US, the “risk of reintroduction” will be possible.
“Big public gatherings” should continue to be banned and most bars and restaurants around the country should “sadly” be closed to curb infection rates, according to Gates. A real return to normal, he theorized, is possible only after 12 to 18 months “if we manage it well.
Gates did not specify what “complications” are possible thou. A vaccine has already been approved by both the FDA and CDC and begun distribution. People can expect to start receiving it as early as Monday, according to CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield.
Gates’ promotion of vaccines and lockdowns, however, has earned him plenty of critics, especially from conservatives as such restrictions have become more and more controversial.
“Reject this tyrant,” reporter Ian Miles Cheong tweeted in response to Gates’ latest interview.