By Judith Gicobi
Bill Gates has revealed that he had tested positive for Covid-19. On Twitter, the ardent vaccine proponent stated that he is “experiencing mild symptoms” and that he is “following the experts’ advice by isolating until I’m healthy again.” Gates further remarked that he is “fortunate to be vaccinated and boosted.”
The billionaire Microsoft founder also said on Tuesday that the Gates Foundation is “coming together” for the first time in two years, and that he’ll be seeing them digitally on Microsoft Teams (where else?).
“We will continue working with partners and do all we can to ensure none of us have to deal with a pandemic again,” he said.
Gates has talked frequently on pandemic preparedness and mitigation measures.
Late last year, he told CNN International correspondent Becky Anderson that he hoped that the Covid-19 pandemic will be under control by 2023. He believes that, thanks to increased vaccination availability, the world “won’t have the level disruption we have had for the first three years of this.”
The Gates Foundation has pledged a total of $1.75 billion to help with the global solution to Covid-19.
“How to Prevent the Next Pandemic,” Gates’ new book, was released last week.