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Bill Gates tests positive for COVID-19: NPR

Bill Gates tests positive for COVID-19: NPR

Bill Gates discusses his new book, How to prevent the next pandemicOn stage in New York City. Gates announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Bill Gates discusses his new book, How to prevent the next pandemicOn stage in New York City. Gates announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

The 66-year-old tech giant wrote in tweet Tuesday that he has mild symptoms and is “following expert advice” by self-isolating until he is healthy.

“I am fortunate to have received the vaccinations and to be able to have access to tests and great medical care,” Gates said. chirp.

In a tweet, Gates said the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plans to meet on Tuesday for the first time in two years. Gates says he will be joining via Microsoft Teams because he thanks the organization for its hard work.

“We will continue to work with partners and do everything we can to ensure none of us have to deal with the pandemic again,” Gates wrote on Twitter.

In 2015, Gates gave an award TED talk About global pandemics, he warns us that the world was not prepared to deal with them.

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“There is no need to panic … but we need to go,” Gates said during his speech.

In a conversation with NPR’s Ari Shapiro in 2020, Gates spoke about Corona Virus response, giving the US high marks for its social distancing efforts but low scores for testing.

“Imagine that diagnoses were available in a month, treatments in four months, and a vaccine in less than a year,” Gates told NPR. “When you have something that grows so big, the speed of those responses makes all the difference.”

NPR is among the organizations supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.