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Bill Gates

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

Seattle, WA

Joined on 24 June, 2009

https://gatesnot.es/blog

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This new quiz from @Gapminder is a clever way to fight misconceptions and “upgrade your worldview” about the incredible progress the world has made toward the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, fight inequality, and stop climate change:

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Rashida Jones and I talked to Yuval Noah Harari about COVID conspiracy theories, the role social media plays in spreading misinformation, and the one lie I choose to believe even though I know it’s not always true:

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We need to revolutionize the world’s physical economy—and that will take, among other things, a dramatic infusion of ingenuity, funding, and focus from the federal government.

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To reduce duplication, focus the government’s efforts, and get the most innovation out of every dollar of funding, we should create a new organization: the National Institutes of Energy Innovation.

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I believe we can avoid a climate disaster—if we deploy the clean-energy tools we have now wisely, and if we make big breakthroughs that touch every aspect of our physical economy. Creating the National Institutes of Energy Innovation would put us on the right path.

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This the most important thing the U.S. can do to lead the world in innovations that will solve climate change.

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I’m inspired by Quarraisha Abdool Karim and @ProfAbdoolKarim. They are two of the most respected HIV/AIDS researchers in the world. And now they are helping guide the COVID-19 response in South Africa and around the globe. #WorldAIDSDay

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Replying to @melindagates: My parents taught me to leave the world better than I found it.

So many people across the country believe in giving bac…

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My parents taught me to leave the world better than I found it.

So many people across the country believe in giving back, too. In a year like no other, let’s make this a giving season like no other.

This #GivingTuesday, visit to get started.

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I’m a big fan of author @harari_yuval and was excited to talk to him about why humanity is so willing to believe falsehoods and what these lies tell us about ourselves—both as individuals and as a society.

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Replying to @GlobalFund: “I will continue fighting. I will continue supporting other patients. I will never give up.”

Meet Aftab, a multi-drug resi…

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Today is the 25th anniversary of my first book, The Road Ahead. I made a lot of predictions about technology in the book, and it was fun to look back and see what I got right (and what I got wrong).

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This week, Rashida and I ask a big question that has never felt more urgent: is inequality inevitable? We spoke with Compton mayor @AjaLBrown and @OppInsights director Raj Chetty about what it’ll take to build a more equal society.

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Replying to @gavi: How can the fight to #endpolio help inform the  #COVID19 response? The @unfoundation’s Elizabeth Thrush looks at how the lessons…

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You can listen to a bonus clip that didn’t make it into our latest episode here:

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Replying to @TheDailyShow: Full interview with @BillGates:

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Full interview with @BillGates:

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Nearly forty million people have Alzheimer’s or dementia today. We have no way to stop or even slow the disease at this point, but I’m hopeful the new Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative (@AlzData) will speed up progress.

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In our first podcast episode, Rashida Jones and I talked to Dr. Anthony Fauci about what to expect in the coming months and what the world will look like after COVID-19.

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More than 7 million community health workers serve their neighbors around the world, improving access to primary healthcare for their communities. Now they’re doing heroic work to respond to the pandemic.

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“I will continue fighting. I will continue supporting other patients. I will never give up.”

Meet Aftab, a multi-drug resistant TB survivor and counselor fighting #TB and #COVID19 in the poorest communities in Mumbai, India. #UniteToFight

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Replying to @melindagates: No one is safe from COVID-19 until everyone is safe. We started the foundation because we believe every person deserves t…

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Each week, we’ll talk about some of the biggest issues facing our world with special guests including authors, experts, and friends.

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Quoted @MSuzman

Ending this pandemic will require the largest public health effort in history & much more funding. So, today @gatesfoundation is committing another $70million to global efforts to develop & distribute safe, affordable, & timely vaccines for low- & middle-income countries

No one is safe from COVID-19 until everyone is safe. We started the foundation because we believe every person deserves the chance to live a healthy and productive life. In this global crisis, that means people everywhere should have access to a safe vaccine when it’s available.

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How can the fight to #endpolio help inform the  #COVID19 response? The @unfoundation’s Elizabeth Thrush looks at how the lessons from global efforts to eliminate polio can be applied to the current pandemic: 

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