this will be the year of the end of the pandemic

The Community of Madrid confirmed last Monday, November 29, the first case of a positive patient in the region with Covid-19 infected with the omicron variant, the first also in Spain. In this sense, the Madrid Deputy Minister of Health Assistance and Public Health, Antonio Zapatero, estimated this Sunday that, in view of what is happening in South Africa, there is little left to reach the peak of infections with the Omicron variant, if it has not already been achieved, and, from there, has shown its confidence that there will be a decrease in cases.

However the co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, has dared point and end to the coronavirus pandemic by specifying a date. Likewise, the businessman and philanthropist has detailed the moment in which the Omicron variant will no longer be worrisomee in sanitary terms. Through a twitter thread, the billionaire has empathized with the general malaise about the moment when “it seemed that life was returning to normal” and many plans planned for Christmas have had to be canceled.

Next year 2022

In his own words, the wave of the aforementioned variant “should last less than three months”. “These months could be bad, but I still believe that if we take the appropriate measures the pandemic could end in 2022,” he detailed in a note on his personal profile. “I know it’s frustrating to enter another Christmas season with the Covid-19 virus threatening us, but it won’t be like this forever. Someday the pandemic will end and the more we take care of ourselves, the sooner that moment will come.”

“I still believe that if we take the appropriate measures the pandemic could end in 2022”

Likewise, the computer scientist has highlighted that vaccines are designed to prevent people from “getting seriously ill or dying”. “In the meantime, we have to take care of each other. That means wearing masks, avoiding large indoor gatherings and getting vaccinated. Getting the booster dose provides the best protection,” he stressed. Along these lines, the businessman has asserted that even if Ómicron is half as severe as the Delta variant, it will soon be present in “every country in the world.”

The vaccine has saved, according to experts, some 100,000 lives and has prevented infections from leading to hospitalizations and deaths, but it has not prevented a record of positives this Christmas after the arrival of the omicron variant. As detailed by the EFE Agency, the autonomous communities who have updated their data this Sunday show a decrease in contagion compared to previous days, although the global figures are still high.

The decline has been especially noticeable in Madrid, which has reported 5,626 infections this Sunday compared to 20,371 on Friday (on Saturday, Christmas Day, no data was offered) and nine deaths in hospitals (two less than on Friday). Hospital admissions have increased compared to Friday, going from 844 to 1,042 in the ward, while in intensive care units, patients have risen from 174 to 191.

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