Speaking at a CNN Global Town Hall on Thursday night, Gates warned that the US is still “very much in the thick of things” when it comes to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
He said he believes that we are heading for another big round of infections in the autumn.
“Better treatment is reducing the deaths, but, particularly as you get into October and November, this thing will be back in big numbers, if we don’t restrain our behavior more than it looks like we are right at the moment,” Gates warned.
Gates has expressed his disappointment over the Trump administration’s lack of containing the spread of the virus.
“We do need to think about the world here and, you know, that I’m still pretty disappointed, and without US leadership, it’s been hard to pull together, you know, a response,” he said.