Bill Gates tweets that Omicron could be on the rise

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Bill Gates recently took to Twitter to warn millions of followers to gear up for the “worst part of the pandemic” after cancelling his holiday plans with close friends who have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Microsoft co-founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation tweeted that we could be entering the worst part of the pandemic.

“The big unknown is how sick omicron makes you. We need to take it seriously until we know more about it. Even if it’s only half as severe as delta, it will be the worst surge we have seen so far because it’s so infectious, wrote Gates.

He added although the virus will spread faster, there is a possibility that it will last for a while. He said the deadly pandemic can be over in the next coming year (2022).

"Is Bill Gates an epidemiologist? Why is he advising on vaccine distribution? Another perfect example of why we need to tax the billionaire class out of existence. Being wealthy should not qualify someone to determine the fate of the world, wrote a user on Twitter.

Omicron in South Africa

The pandemic is seen an immesive increase in Mzansi since local scientist discovered it. Yesterday 21 156 new cases were reported which brings the total numbers Covid-19 cases in the country to 3 374 262.

75 deaths were reported.

Although the numbers are increasing, the ministry did not put the country in lockdown level 5 or the level in which moves will be restricted. The country is still under level 1.

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