Gates has encouraged people to practice social distancing, wear face masks, and get the COVID-19 vaccine.
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The co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates said he looks forward to working with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to address some of the issues facing the United States., specifically the covid-19 pandemic and climate change.
“I look forward to working with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to address some of our toughest challenges like COVID-19 and climate change. This has been a worrying time in America, but I see (hope) in the months and years to come, ”Gates tweeted Wednesday.
I look forward to working with President @JoeBiden and Vice President @KamalaHarris to tackle some of our toughest challenges like COVID-19 and climate change. This has been a troubling time in America, but I see promise in the months and years ahead.
– Bill Gates (@BillGates) January 20, 2021
In three additional posts on Twitter, Bill Gates encouraged Americans to practice social distancing, wear face masks, and get the covid-19 vaccine, and noted that this will eventually return the country to a more normal life.
He also praised Biden for his decision to join the Paris Climate Agreement.
Almost 200 countries are part of this agreement where they have committed to fight against global warming by reducing their carbon emissions. In 2017, then-President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the climate deal, claiming it was unfair to the country and would cost it jobs.
Bill Gates funds medical research and vaccine programs through his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The billionaire stepped down from Microsoft’s board earlier this year to spend more time on his philanthropic priorities, including global health, development, education and his growing involvement in fighting climate change, as reported by CNET. .
Since then, he has made several media appearances discussing the pandemic and warning about climate change.
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