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Gates: Omicron to create a lot of immunity

Bill Gates said on Tuesday that the Omicron variant is likely to create "a lot of immunity" to COVID-19, "at least for next year."

The billionaire added that he doesn't expect a "more transmissive" variant of the disease to emerge after Omicron. However, he acknowledged anything is possible as "we have been surprised a lot during this pandemic." Gates added that yearly vaccine shots against COVID-19 may be needed for "some time."

Gates has been vocal about the pandemic since its beginning and has been urging the world to take steps to prepare for the next pandemic. Back in 2015, he warned that it would be a "highly infectious virus rather than a war" that would cause the deaths of millions of people in the next few decades.

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