Bill Gates, a former Microsoft founder and WHO donor and mega-donor, announced Tuesday that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and would be taking a break until he is fully recovered. Gates made the announcement as he set up his foundation in order to promote more pandemic preventive measures and also published a book about it.
“I’ve tested positive for COVID. I’m experiencing mild symptoms and am following the experts’ advice by isolating until I’m healthy again,” Gates tweetedAdditions will be made Tuesday “I’m fortunate to be vaccinated and boosted and have access to testing and great medical care.”
He reminded us that the Gates Foundation met today. “for the first time in two years”But he said that he would use the Microsoft-owned Skype video chat platform. “see everyone and thank them for their hard work.”
“We will continue working with partners and do all we can to ensure none of us have to deal with a pandemic again,”Gates was also added.
I have been tested for COVID. I am experiencing mild symptoms. I have been following experts’ recommendations and will continue to isolate until my health improves.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 10, 2022
Gates has been a vocal champion of coronavirus restrictions since the start of the pandemic – from lockdowns and social distancing to masking and even vaccine mandates. Although Gates is not a physician, his views have been embraced by the Gates Foundation (WHO), a significant donor. It invests billions into the production and distribution of vaccines.
His 2015 TED Talk, in which he warned about the dangers of becoming a software mogul after dropping out college, attracted attention. “inevitable”The fact that his foundation supported the Event 201 exercise for 2019 in response to the pandemic and what would become the global response of Covid-19.
Gates dismissed critics “crazy”The conspiracy theorists. Earlier this month, he published a book titled ‘How to Prevent the Next Pandemic,’ which was praised by WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. He has also called for the creation of GERM (“Global Epidemic Response and Mobilization”), an organization that is able to plan for any future pandemics and would have an annual budget at least 1 billion.
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