The Microsoft co-founder made the remarks during an interview with the Financial Times.
“We’re still at risk of this pandemic generating a variant that would be even more transmissive and even more fatal,” said Gates, adding that he didn’t want to sound like a “voice of doom and gloom.”
The philanthropist asserted that there is a risk “way above 5%” of a more virulent strain emerging, adding, “We haven’t even seen the worst of it.”
Gates made the comments while promoting his new book ‘How to Prevent the Next Pandemic’.
The billionaire famously warned of a coming super-virus during a 2015 TED Talk.
As we highlighted last month, while pushing a billion dollar ‘pandemic prevention’ global government health ‘solution’ at another TED Talk, Bill Gates addressed ‘conspiracy theories’ regarding himself and COVID vaccines, calling those who speak about them “crazy.”
Gates proclaimed that it’s “kind of weird,” that people don’t like him, adding “Does this turn into something where there’s constantly crazy people showing up?”
During an event at the Munich Security Conference back in February, Gates said that “sadly” Omicron is a “type of vaccine” and has “done a better job getting out to the world population than we have with vaccines” by providing natural immunity.