(BI) – Bill Gates is warning that the US is still “very much in the thick of things” when it comes to COVID-19. And he believes that, given that many people refuse to wear masks and practice social distancing, that we are heading for another big round of infections in the fall.

“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 during a CNN Global Town Hall on Thursday evening.

While Bill Gates is best known as the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, he has also become a worldwide authority on viral pandemics through his philanthropic work with his foundation. He’s been funding vaccines research for decades, especially working to eradicate malaria, and famously warned the world about pandemics way back in a 2015 Ted Talk.  READ MORE

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