UPDATED 11:17 AM PT – Monday, February 21, 2022
Microsoft founder Bill Gates admitted the Omicron variant has created a high level of natural immunity in the world. He recently made these comments at a security conference.
Gates added, the risk of infection has decreased dramatically while citing multiple surveys conducted in Africa. The former Microsoft CEO described the Omicron variant as a type of vaccine while also calling the revelation sad.
“Sadly, the virus itself, particularly the variant called Omicron, is a type of vaccine,” he stated. “That is it creates both B-cell and T-cell immunity, and it’s done a better job getting out to the world population than we have with vaccines.”
Bill Gates stating that Omicron has acted like a natural vaccine, providing both B and T cell immunity, and as a result the risks of severe disease have been dramatically reduced. 80% of Africa is now probably immune. pic.twitter.com/2slAYgDsvc
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Despite this, Gates emphasized the need for pharmaceutical companies to speed up vaccine distribution.