Microsoft founder Bill Gates mean that COVID-19 virus is reaching a stage where it can be treated as seasonal flu.
Porte has been one of the most relevant voices during the pandemic of his analysis, and he has once again given his opinion on how governments should treat the virus from now on.
“Once Omicron passing through a country, the rest of the year should see far fewer cases, then COVID-19 can be treated as seasonal flu, “he said.
Porte added that, as already pointed out by medical authorities, the effects of Omicron is milder than previous varieties.
“Most of the serious cases will be in people who have not been vaccinated,” he said, while also warning against lowering our guard.
Yes, Porte says that the grafting of the population should be maintained to avoid complications.
“That Omicron variant will create a lot of immunity, at least for next year, “he said.
“But we may need to receive annual coronavirus vaccinations for some time to come.”
His words were qualified by the Chief of Emergencies World Health Organization, Catherine Smallwood.
“It may become endemic over time, but creating this scenario, which is a seasonal flu, by the year 2022 is difficult at the moment,” she said.
On the other hand, in his new book ‘How to Prevent the Next Pandemic’, Porte gives what, according to him, are the keys to avoid repeating this scenario.
“Every time I see the suffering that coronavirus has caused, every time I read about the latest death toll or hear about someone who lost their job or went through a school that is closed, I can not help but think ‘it “We do not have to do this again,” he said.