Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms
ByThe Associated Press
11 May 2022, 12:08 AM
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Seattle – Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said on Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms.
via TwitterThe billionaire philanthropist said he would remain isolated until he was healthy again.
“I am fortunate to have been vaccinated and increased and to have access to testing and great medical care,” Gates wrote.
The Seattle-based Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the most influential private foundation in the world, with approximately $65 billion in endowments.
Bill Gates has been a vocal proponent for pandemic mitigation measures, particularly the . access to Vaccines And medicine for poor countries. The Gates Foundation said in October that it would spend $120 million to expand access to generic versions of drugmaker Merck’s antiviral COVID-19 pill for low-income countries.