Bill Gates has given his thoughts on what the next year holds for the world in terms of the pandemic, saying things won’t be back to normal until 2022.

“I thought the U.S. would do a better job handling it. This virus could be more fatal than it is. We didn’t get the worst-case. But the thing that has surprised me is that the economic impact in the U.S. and around the world has been much greater than the forecasts that I made five years ago.”