Bill Gates has claimed the COVID-19 pandemic won’t be over until the end of 2022.
The Microsoft co-founder made the comments while chatting to Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza.
He told the publication he doesn’t think the world will be ‘completely back to normal’ any time soon, despite vaccines being rolled out.
“By the end of 2022 we should be basically completely back to normal,” he said.
The billionaire has pledged at least $1.75 billion to help tackle the virus since the pandemic began.
As well as supporting diagnostics and potential treatments, he’s also helped fund the making of vaccines.
Gates announced that he had received the vaccine himself on Twitter earlier this year.
His post read: “One of the benefits of being 65 is that I’m eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I got my first dose this week, and I feel great.
“Thank you to all of the scientists, trial participants, regulators, and frontline healthcare workers who got us to this point.”
However, this hasn’t stopped conspiracy theorists from claiming he’s involved in a COVID-19 cover-up.
They think he’s microchipping people so they can be ‘controlled’. (No, really).
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