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Bill Gates @BillGates Seattle, WA

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

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Joined Twitter 6/24/09


I continue to be inspired by all of the volunteers (including many retired health care workers and teachers) on the… https://t.co/GM6J6ApHXa
5/27
2020
Here are five books to read this summer if you want to learn more about pandemics or are looking for a distraction:… https://t.co/eDMA8Kj76K
5/26
2020
Melinda recommended that I read The Choice, and I’m glad she did. I think many people will find comfort right now f… https://t.co/8jDdEb2Ssd
5/22
2020
Today is #RedNoseDay. Their work has made an incredible impact to reduce child poverty in the US and around the wor… https://t.co/wCNP7DH1BO
5/21
2020
The 1918 influenza outbreak is the closest comparison to what we’re living through right now. John Barry does a gre… https://t.co/PJsMGKq4IC
5/20
2020
Most of my conversations these days are about COVID-19 and how we can stem the tide, but I’m also often asked about… https://t.co/ESUplKBXWV
5/18
2020
@narendramodi @gatesfoundation Thank you for the conversation and partnership, @narendramodi. Combating the pandemi… https://t.co/DgNdfOMLs0
5/14
2020
I’m hopeful that this program will improve our understanding of the coronavirus outbreak in Seattle and provide val… https://t.co/P53zeSRIgu
5/13
2020
When will America be able to get back to work? The answer depends on whether workers have caregiving options they… https://t.co/lnYXLy4JsG
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5/7
2020
Class of 2020, these are not easy times. But we will get through them. And with your leadership, the world will be… https://t.co/4YIkZUxrRz
5/5
2020
To overcome #COVID19 the world doesn’t just need science. It needs a commitment to help people beat this virus wher… https://t.co/heyUwt0RK5
Retweeted by Bill Gates
5/4
2020
There are over 100 different coronavirus vaccine candidates in the works. These candidates take a variety of approa… https://t.co/89T7HmIkFU
5/1
2020
Humankind has never had a more urgent task than creating broad immunity for coronavirus. It’s going to require a gl… https://t.co/PvTGZkqfEr
4/30
2020
Developing a vaccine against #COVID19 is among the first steps to a solution. Distributing the vaccine safely, eff… https://t.co/dXI9UW4s99
Retweeted by Bill Gates
4/29
2020
We don't yet have all the tools we need to stop the novel coronavirus and safely re-open the economy. But they are… https://t.co/53Ko6OhGsd
4/23
2020
This is a great introduction to computer science concepts for students at all levels. I’m looking forward to joinin… https://t.co/BMn3caBPJn
4/22
2020
Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds. Their… https://t.co/T8diWsSPJg
4/15
2020
.@NickKristof does an amazing job capturing the heroism of the health care workers on the front lines of the corona… https://t.co/ybw8gOlYSR
4/13
2020
On #WorldHealthDay — and every day — I want to thank all of the health heroes for their sacrifices and for keeping… https://t.co/CifQrIQiJX
4/7
2020
I always enjoy chatting with @Trevornoah, even though we had to sit a little bit further apart than usual this time. https://t.co/aqwtN1tS2p
4/5
2020
It’s encouraging to see the first projects begin from our effort to accelerate safe and effective drugs for… https://t.co/aRhrD5klk8I’m excited to join the @khanacademy Daily Homeroom today to talk about the incredible ways parents, teachers, and… https://t.co/IC4o5kMSFU
4/3
2020
If we make the right decisions now—informed by science, data and the experience of medical professionals—we can sav… https://t.co/uX2XIGcbTyIn the meantime, frontline health care workers are making heroic efforts to test and treat patients across the Unit… https://t.co/hM1ewKi8l1All the work that rich countries are doing now to develop vaccines will save lives in developing countries too. Wit… https://t.co/WXIcDrogknIf everything goes well, there might be an effective vaccine in less than 18 months—the fastest a vaccine has ever… https://t.co/ZOz5eIihoiWork is going full speed on potential treatments, and vaccines. But people should know that it will take time to pr… https://t.co/SdhTN3KqQHThere’s been some progress on more efficient testing methods, such as the self-swab developed by the Seattle Corona… https://t.co/tWWoq18xVbThe federal government needs to step up on testing: far more tests should be made available, and we should aggregat… https://t.co/iMLy5zgkSOExtreme physical distancing measures will make a big difference in the U.S., but we need a consistent nationwide ap… https://t.co/smRfr0YQbZThere’s no question the United States missed the opportunity to get ahead of the novel #coronavirus. But the window… https://t.co/sG7blbAXoV
4/2
2020
I’m inspired by the generosity of everyone who has contributed to this effort to help keep kids learning at home. T… https://t.co/mqOpX1KC0d
3/31
2020
One of the questions I am most often asked about the #COVID19 pandemic is how, and when, it will end. This article… https://t.co/vgT5sRlMT6
3/30
2020
This impressive new tool from @IHME_UW will help hospitals, policymakers, and the general public better understand… https://t.co/ptazL4qsUT
3/29
2020
This is encouraging news, but we still have a lot of work to do. Extreme physical distancing and testing are the be… https://t.co/sqAj5ozayyThere are few people I’ve learned more from over the years–especially about viruses–than Peter Piot. This Q&A with… https://t.co/7vrJf4TQN3
3/28
2020
I’ve been impressed by governors across the country including @JayInslee, @NYGovCuomo, @GavinNewsom, @GovMikeDeWinehttps://t.co/k5b4qeRs00Thanks to Norway and Prime Minister @erna_solberg for their ongoing leadership in global health and important inves… https://t.co/0FwtLFYKHx
3/27
2020
The international response will require funding for @CEPIVaccines’s development of a COVID-19 vaccine and for @Gavihttps://t.co/zvKYi7cOYpLots of people in Seattle have asked how they can help those impacted by #COVID19 locally. @allinseattle has done a… https://t.co/K2DRYUFMXEThanks for your leadership, @rogerfederer. This is an inspiring contribution and will make a big difference for fam… https://t.co/mk42x7jN9z
3/26
2020
Teachers are doing incredible work to keep kids learning while at home. To help get supplies to those most in need,… https://t.co/LVrElN8Zmr
3/25
2020
I’m connecting live with @TEDchris and @WhitPennRod to talk about what our healthcare systems need to tackle the… https://t.co/qX8klctq70
3/24
2020
Thanks @reddit for joining me yesterday to discuss the #COVID19 pandemic and what we can do to prevent the next one… https://t.co/HeUWuEOp6V
3/19
2020
I’m answering your questions about the #COVID19 coronavirus on @reddit in 10 minutes: https://t.co/JXEYRCpCza https://t.co/ESyUqomdSDI know many parents are looking for resources and ideas to help their kids continue learning while home.… https://t.co/582BgKy1SP
3/18
2020
We don’t yet have all the tools we need to fight COVID-19. This is an important step toward having treatments, whil… https://t.co/xHwI9ZP5O0
3/10
2020
COVID-19 could be a once-in-a-century pandemic, but the good news is that there are steps we can take now to slow i… https://t.co/RfxtPE37r1
2/28
2020
1 in 4 children under five in South Africa are stunted. The @GrowGreatZA Campaign is empowering new and pregnant mo… https://t.co/7TObttPkG0
2/26
2020
Melinda and I have met many stunted children in our travels. It’s heartbreaking and utterly preventable. Dr.… https://t.co/ZLPy2tww6R
2/25
2020
Climate change is one of the toughest challenges the world has ever taken on. But I believe we can avoid a climate… https://t.co/M8S0xQTPpK
2/21
2020
When Warren Buffett donated the bulk of his fortune to our foundation and joined us as a partner in its work, he ur… https://t.co/llbL50NuMv
2/20
2020
Diseases that cause dementia are only diagnosed after symptoms start. To effectively treat these diseases, we need… https://t.co/DyNPSjpUpu
2/19
2020
We’re hopeful that our foundation’s work with Networks for School Improvement will help increase the number of Blac… https://t.co/DJLVuhTnl8It was a magical night. I'm very happy to support your foundation's incredible work. https://t.co/2Gg27MpxIl
2/18
2020
Vaccines are a miracle. But how exactly do they work? I explain the science behind vaccines and why our foundation’… https://t.co/pELn0hFPjj
2/17
2020
Science is giving us the opportunity to improve lives around the world faster than ever before. Today I was honored… https://t.co/e7r1GBEEQc
2/14
2020
This is an incredible story about the power of vaccines. 13 million people are alive today thanks to @Gavi. Here’s… https://t.co/XcBckkMH8a
2/13
2020
The only way we'll achieve net-zero carbon emissions is if we innovate, deploy, and invest across all sectors. It's… https://t.co/fZS9CPM15P
2/12
2020
When we first started our foundation, Melinda and I were optimistic about the power of innovation to drive progress… https://t.co/0fmbS3iHUu
2/11
2020
In our new annual letter, @melindagates and I write about why we think the risks we’ve taken in the first two decad… https://t.co/8djgu9tpE4
2/10
2020
The world must work together to slow the coronavirus outbreak, protect the most vulnerable, & develop tools to cont… https://t.co/efyKLzDyGs
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2/5
2020
@rogerfederer @RafaelNadal @Trevornoah Roger’s foundation partners with local NGOs in six countries in southern Afr… https://t.co/Mn0Ip74CuaI’m excited to team up with @rogerfederer again for the Match in Africa Friday in Cape Town. Playing alongside Roge… https://t.co/dSoAIOGW4W
2/4
2020
As we conclude our foundation’s second decade of work in global health and education, I have never been more optimi… https://t.co/B3veqCeMQF
2/3
2020
Thank you, Sue, for all of your contributions to our foundation. I look forward to continuing our work together on… https://t.co/P2vDhJfEHi
1/31
2020
Game on! https://t.co/fhOOsAvqdcIf the world keeps up the fight against these neglected tropical diseases, we can improve the lives of millions of… https://t.co/1sc36TInNY
1/30
2020
The world has only begun to tap into all the ways AI will help people live healthier lives. I’m excited about the l… https://t.co/8jg2cJF9z1
1/29
2020
We are committing $10 million in emergency funds and corresponding support to assist frontline responders in China… https://t.co/RvEceiiF5B
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1/27
2020
I joined @Twitter ten years (and a couple of days) ago. These are some of my favorite tweets. What’s your favorite… https://t.co/NDPsKRKXIB
1/23
2020
@gavi There are still too many children—many living in some of the hardest-to-reach places on the planet—who aren’t… https://t.co/A9QLdRfmaDFor twenty years, @gavi has worked to ensure that every child in the world is protected from preventable diseases.… https://t.co/2PLx2110x3
1/22
2020
I had a fascinating conversation with Vaclav Smil about what bacteria, babies, empires, and economies all have in c… https://t.co/km4GjdhCLY
1/21
2020
It's great to see Microsoft's leadership in this area. Avoiding the worst effects of climate change will require in… https://t.co/yHkeSqB6Va
1/17
2020
These global health heroes have helped Bangladesh become a model for other countries for how to respond to infectio… https://t.co/dy6NKapocB
1/16
2020
It’s encouraging to see these results. Typhoid is especially deadly for young children, and a vaccine like this has… https://t.co/3uSsCcYfbB
1/15
2020
Thanks to the work of this father–daughter dynamic duo, Bangladesh is moving toward a future of fewer disease outbr… https://t.co/t3CwqsL3yi
1/14
2020
Solving the world’s toughest challenges—like fighting the worst impacts of climate change—requires lots of new idea… https://t.co/sb9UI6rGlq
1/6
2020
Progress isn’t always easy to see. These charts show some of the ways that the world is getting better. https://t.co/gIh6czCZPs
1/5
2020
America’s tax system will be top of mind for many in 2020. Here’s what I really think. https://t.co/OuiTD1oI4Z
1/3
2020
If your New Year’s resolution is to be healthier in 2020, this book is a good place to start. https://t.co/Fu5isRsAHd
1/2
2019
I’m glad @beautiful__news is highlighting some of the amazing things happening in the world. https://t.co/MSbKErgru1
12/23
2019
Sir Fazle was a humanitarian who helped us learn about development work: Building an efficient organization while n… https://t.co/UZsqPYMHCO
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12/21
2019
Vaclav Smil is one of my favorite thinkers, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on his new book about the growth of… https://t.co/8E69y33M4N
12/20
2019
What’s next for our foundation? I’m particularly excited about what the next year could mean for one of the best bu… https://t.co/9ssgGW1lDi
12/19
2019
I’ve read a lot of books about history over the years, and These Truths by Jill Lepore is the most honest and unfli… https://t.co/JIIoGD9wM7
12/18
2019
Check out my end of year books list (plus a bonus recommendation) on @Likewise. https://t.co/ZE0Sa2ib8u
12/17
2019
December is a great time to take stock of everything you’ve done over the last twelve months—including all of the b… https://t.co/BMfdly4MqxBack in my early Microsoft days, I routinely pulled all-nighters when we had to deliver a piece of software. I even… https://t.co/7d5mb62pOi
12/16
2019
This new treatment is a gamechanger for millions of people living with HIV in South Africa. I’m optimistic that it… https://t.co/cSmEpy1Pfb
12/15
2019
I was deeply moved by Tayari Jones’s story of a married couple whose lives get torn apart by an incident of injusti… https://t.co/JEuvCw6tQ7
12/13
2019
Here are two amazing statistics: primary health care interventions could save 60 million lives in low-and middle-in… https://t.co/uu7b2tTLW1
12/12
2019
Diane Tavenner had a simple but very ambitious goal: “We wanted to teach kids not just what they needed to get into… https://t.co/hCYeOg3Cr3
12/11
2019
I’ve read a lot of great books this year. Here are some I think you’ll enjoy reading over the holidays. https://t.co/YOpc07Qv3T
12/10
2019
I'm a big fan of @SiliconHBO and was excited when they asked me to appear in the series finale tonight. #AlwaysBlue https://t.co/kDnM81w8IF
12/9
2019
Thank you, Sue, for your extraordinary leadership. Melinda and I are grateful for the opportunity we’ve had to lear… https://t.co/Ulg7khsbTw
12/5
2019
I really enjoyed sitting down with @reidhoffman to talk about the role great cofounders and partners have played in… https://t.co/uoOKUYwltG
12/4
2019
Technology has made it faster and easier than ever before for people everywhere to give. I’m inspired by how many p… https://t.co/5dVl7q2nU9
12/3
2019
I was impressed to see the tremendous impact @Gestamp’s apprenticeship program is having on students and their comm… https://t.co/GvseO9g7VS
12/2
2019

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