Bill Gates announces he tested positive for COVID-19

Bill Gates discusses his new book 'How To Prevent The Next Pandemic' onstage at 92Y on May 03, 2022 in New York City.
Bill Gates discusses his new book 'How To Prevent The Next Pandemic' onstage at 92Y on May 03, 2022 in New York City. Photo credit Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
By , KNX News 97.1 FM

LOS ANGELES (KNX) – Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced Tuesday he tested positive for COVID-19.

“I'm experiencing mild symptoms and am following the experts' advice by isolating until I'm healthy again,” Gates said on Twitter. “I'm fortunate to be vaccinated and boosted and have access to testing and great medical care.”

Gates also noted the Gates Foundation will meet together for the first time in two years on Tuesday and that he will be on Microsoft Teams to “see everyone and thank them for their hard work.”

Earlier this month, Gates told the BBC that ‘conspiracy theorists’ yell at him on the streets over vaccines “tracking them.”

“I mean, do I really want to track people? You know, I spend billions on vaccines, I don't make money on vaccines, vaccines save lives,” Gates said.

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