Earlier this week, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft and malaria vaccine advocate Bill Gates announced he had tested positive for COVID-19.
As with many late stage COVID-19 contractions, Gates was previously vaccinated and boosted but still managed to contract the virus. Gates’ prior inoculation seems to be helping with his COVID-19 symptoms, which were revealed to be mild.
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
With a cursory examination of Gates’ timeline, some are drawing a line from his attendance at the recently constructed Seattle-based vaccine manufacturing plant on May 9,2022, where he was photographed maskless on several occasions, to his announcement of contracting COVID a day later.
However, the science behind many COVID-19 related contractions would estimate that Gates may have contracted the virus up to a week before his announcement via Twitter.
Gates’ COVID-19 announcement follows an uptick in reported cases, perhaps as a reflection of fewer stringent rules being implemented by businesses, transportation and municipalities.
Timely as it may be, Gates was on a promotional tour of his new Pandemic-focused book “How to Prevent the Next Pandemic“, as he and the world continue to fight their most recent pandemic experience.