Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Sharing things I'm learning through my foundation work and other interests...

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Humankind has never had a more urgent task than creating broad immunity for coronavirus. It’s going to require a global cooperative effort like the world has never seen. But I know we’ll get it done. There’s simply no alternative.

There are over 100 different coronavirus vaccine candidates in the works. These candidates take a variety of approaches to protecting the body against COVID-19:

Class of 2020, these are not easy times. But we will get through them. And with your leadership, the world will be stronger than before.

I’m hopeful that this program will improve our understanding of the coronavirus outbreak in Seattle and provide valuable information about the virus for other communities around the world.

@narendramodi  @gatesfoundationThank  you for the conversation and partnership, . @narendramodi  Combating the pandemic requires global collaboration. India’s role is key as the world works to minimize social and economic impact, and pave the way to vaccine, testing, and treatment access for all. @PMOIndia 

Most of my conversations these days are about COVID-19 and how we can stem the tide, but I’m also often asked about what I am reading and watching. Here are my 2020 summer book recommendations (plus a few other ideas for things to do at home).

The 1918 influenza outbreak is the closest comparison to what we’re living through right now. John Barry does a great job explaining the realities and lessons of that devastating pandemic.

Today is #RedNoseDay . Their work has made an incredible impact to reduce child poverty in the US and around the world.

Melinda recommended that I read The Choice, and I’m glad she did. I think many people will find comfort right now from Dr. Edith Eva Eger's suggestions on how to handle difficult situations.

Here are five books to read this summer if you want to learn more about pandemics or are looking for a distraction:


Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds. Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them. The world needs @WHO  now more than ever.

I’m always amazed by the disconnect between what we see in the news and the reality of the world around us. As my late friend Hans Rosling would say, we must fight the fear instinct that distorts our perspective:

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People all over the world are already being affected by a warmer world. What should the plan to address climate change look like? I write about two key strategies in this year’s annual letter.

Congratulations to the Indian government on the first 100 days of . It’s great to see how many people have been reached by the program so far.

There’s no question the United States missed the opportunity to get ahead of the novel #coronavirus . But the window for making important decisions hasn’t closed. The choices we and our leaders make now will have an enormous impact.

Congratulations @narendramodi  on a remarkable win in #IndianElections2019 . Your continued commitment to improve health, nutrition, and development will significantly improve lives of many. @BJP4India 

For those of us lucky enough to get to work with Steve, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.

I hate mosquitoes. The diseases they spread kill more than half a million people every year. In fact, mosquitoes kill more people in one day than sharks kill in 100 years: #WorldMosquitoDay 

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#RedNoseDay is a week away! Tweet or RT using #RedNose4Kids  and our foundation will donate $10 to end child poverty.

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