Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced that he tested positive for Covid-19 and experienced very mild symptoms. Gates made the statement via social media and said that he will self-isolate until he is healthy again.
Gates said in his message, “I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing mild symptoms and I am following experts’ advice by isolating myself until I am healthy again.” Afterwards, he added, “I’m lucky to have been vaccinated and have access to excellent medical care.”
I’ve tested positive for COVID. I’m experiencing mild symptoms and am following the experts’ advice by isolating until I’m healthy again.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 10, 2022
Bill Gates has announced that the Gates foundation will meet for the first time after the Covid-19 pandemic and will attend the meeting virtually. “The Gates Foundation is meeting for the first time in two years today and I’m lucky to be on Teams. I’ll see everyone and thank them for their hard work.”
Billionaire Bill Gates has been one of the names that emphasized the importance of access to vaccines and medicines for poor countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Gates Foundation announced last October that drug maker Merck in low-income countries would spend $120 million to increase access to generic versions of its antiviral COVID-19 pill.
Gates has also often been the center of conspiracy theories during the COVID-19 pandemic. While one of these theories said that the virus was produced by Gates, the other claimed that Gates injected chips into people through vaccines.