We’re all wishing for the coronavirus to leave the planet and let us be. And while there isn’t much that we can apart from waiting at present, mega-billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates has better hopes for the future. According to him, the situation could get improve by the year 2021 and things can finally begin to look up for the world.
In a statement to Fox News, Gates said, ‘If a vaccine approval comes by early next year as I expect, then by next summer the U.S. will be starting to go back to normal and by the end of the year our activities can be fairly normal.’
He further added, ‘You know, thank goodness vaccine technology was there, the funding came up, that the companies put their best people on it. That’s why I’m optimistic this won’t last indefinitely.’ While he predicts the pandemic to end by 2022, he expects the number of COVID cases to go down with a holistic global approach.
So far Gates has contributed $650 million in the fight against COVID-19 via his foundation. He has also committed to providing more funds in the time to come. The billionaire has further shown great faith in vaccine developments in his personal blog, where he mentioned, that by spring of next year we’ll start to see the positive effects of mass vaccination, and by summer ‘life will be much closer to normal than it is now.’
Here’s hoping his words spell true in the new year!