Bill Gates, the well-known magnate and Microsoft co-founder who’s always extremely concerned about the future of the world, strikes again! Bill Gates now raises awareness regarding polio, a very dangerous disease that has once been causing paralysis in many children worldwide.
There are new cases of polio emerging in the world, and that’s certainly not a good thing. The symptoms are high fever, headaches, extreme fatigue, muscle pain, vomiting, and more. The disease mainly affects children that are below five years old. A small portion of the infections has the potential to lead to irreversible paralysis.
Bill Gates posted a tweet a few days ago that rapidly gathered many likes and retweets:
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) July 22, 2022
Luckily enough, humanity has plenty of ways to tackle polio, and one of them is by using vaccinations.
Dr. Mary T. Bassett, who is State Health Commissioner, said, as TheStreet quotes:
Based on what we know about this case, and polio in general, the department of Health strongly recommends that unvaccinated individuals get vaccinated or boosted with the FDA-approved IPV polio vaccine as soon as possible,
The polio vaccine is safe and effective, protecting against this potentially debilitating disease, and it has been part of the backbone of required, routine childhood immunizations recommended by health officials and public health agencies nationwide.
Bill Gates is notorious for bringing harsh predictions about the world. Back in May, the famous Microsoft co-founder brought the claim that the worst of the COVID pandemic is still yet to come.
Less than two weeks ago, we found out about Bill Gates being concerned once again about the future of humanity. He was invoking problems such as climate change, the COVID pandemic, as well as the war in Ukraine. However, Gates believes that there is still reason to hope for a solution.