Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has warned that the current vaccinations for COVID-19 are massively flawed.
The ultra-wealthy self-appointed pandemic expert argues that a successful vaccine should last years and not require never-ending “booster” shots, as the jabs do.
Aside from the issues with lasting protection, Gates notes that the shots “still allow infections,” even after people are supposedly “fully vaccinated.”
Gates made the remarks during an exchange on Twitter with Devi Sridhar, professor and chair of global public health at Edinburgh University Medical School.
Long-lasting vaccines that protect people from getting re-infected are needed, not ones that enrich pharmaceutical companies with regular boosters, Gates tweeted.
“The vaccines we have prevent severe disease and death very well but they are missing two key things,” Gates tweeted.
“First, they still allow infections (“breakthrough”) and the duration appears to be limited.
“We need vaccines that prevent re-infection and have many years of duration.”
Many people who have been fully vaccinated and boosted have still tested positive for COVID-19.
Gates suggested that people may need annual COVID-19 vaccine jabs.
“Once Omicron goes through a country then the rest of the year should see far fewer cases so Covid can be treated more like seasonal flu,” he tweeted.
“A more transmissive variant is not likely but we have been surprised a lot during this pandemic.
“Omicron will create a lot of immunity at least for the next year,” Gates wrote.
“We may have to take yearly shots for Covid for some time.”
Gates is a billionaire with a net worth of more than $135 billion, according to Forbes.