Bill Gates predicts when coronavirus epidemic might end

Bill Gates predicts when coronavirus epidemic might end

Microsoft founder Bill Gates said in an exclusive "Fox News Sunday" interview that he believes the United States will be able to get back to normal life around summer 2021 due to progress made on vaccines and he's "optimistic" the coronavirus pandemic "won't last indefinitely".

He added that stomping out the pandemic worldwide will help ensure "that the pandemic isn't just constantly coming back to the United States."

Gates added: "The end of the epidemic, best case is probably 2022. But during 2021, the numbers, we should be able to drive them down, if we take the global approach. So, you know, thank goodness vaccine technology was there, that the funding came up, that the companies put their best people on it. That’s why I’m optimistic this won’t last indefinitely."

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