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The mental gymnastics required to embrace “natural immunity” as a deliberate strategy for anything are mind-boggling. Natural immunity means exactly the thing you want to *avoid*—it means GETTING A DISEASE.

Natural immunity means exactly the thing you want to avoid—it means GETTING A DISEASE.

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about 2 years ago

This idea seems obviously wrong to us now, but it was not at all obvious before the germ theory pic.twitter.com/Jn5dRxfVST

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It’s great to see India’s leadership in scientific innovation and vaccine manufacturing capability as the world works to end the COVID-19 pandemic @PMOIndia b-gat.es/3hFKNBL

This has been a year unlike any other in our lifetimes. In our new Annual Letter, Melinda and I talk about how we can turn the hard-won lessons of the pandemic into a healthier, more equal future for all. gatesnot.es/3qTC3v9

COVID-19 has cost lives, sickened millions, and thrust the global economy into a devastating recession. But hope is on the horizon: gatesnot.es/2YmQ6gv pic.twitter.com/sNl4kT9bE3

When it comes to preventing pandemics, scientific tools alone aren’t enough. We also need new capabilities, including a global alert system and infectious disease first responders (or what I like to call a pandemic fire squad): gatesnot.es/3arvuZZ pic.twitter.com/rTmM7STl6U

In 2020, global health went local. COVID-19 has shown us that what happens in one part of the world matters to the rest of it. If we make sure that the pandemic response reaches everyone, everywhere, we can create a world that’s healthier, more equal, and more resilient. pic.twitter.com/uhS6vt6qo8

Virologist Ruth Bishop pioneered the research that led to the discovery of rotavirus. Her legacy continues both as a role model for other researchers and in the millions of children’s lives that have been saved because of her heroic work: gatesnot.es/3rvMF41 #IWD2021 pic.twitter.com/rEtrmXwFxJ

over 2 years ago

For decades, Australian researcher Ruth Bishop led global efforts to identify and combat rotavirus. Her life is a reminder of the importance of scientific research to uncover unknown pathogens and the power of vaccines to prevent suffering and save lives. gatesnot.es/3tbSIvd

over 2 years ago

The pandemic has exacerbated existing racial health inequities in the United States. The Health Equity Tracker is a new tool bringing visibility to disparities in U.S. medicine. b-gat.es/3cd7gEy

over 2 years ago

Heroes like Dr. Mohamed Barrie are the reason we started our foundation more than 20 years ago and why Melinda and I remain committed to its work. Mohamed’s story is truly inspiring, and I can’t wait to see what he and his team will accomplish next. gatesnot.es/3wViZQ4

Against the odds, @MohamedBailorB8 became a doctor and is helping his country recover from civil war, Ebola, and now COVID-19. This doctor’s life story is almost as remarkable as his work. b-gat.es/3z7SZTr

over 2 years ago

Polio tools and infrastructure are also critical to combatting other public health emergencies, like COVID-19. It is more important than ever that donors and countries commit to the new GPEI strategy to #endpolio and continue improving health for all. b-gat.es/3gnIt27

over 2 years ago

This book gave me a deeper, more nuanced appreciation for the system that is at the core of humanity’s fight against COVID-19 and everything our foundation’s Global Health program is trying to do. gatesnot.es/2SsWaVD

The persistence of countless Rotarians gives me hope that we can achieve a polio-free world. As they close the #Rotary21 Convention, I'd like to thank @Rotary for the continued partnership to #endpolio. b-gat.es/3qdgNS9

over 2 years ago

Should you pick your nose? You can read an excerpt from Matt Richtel’s fascinating book about the immune system on my blog to find the answer: gatesnot.es/3zO2uYs pic.twitter.com/Uc7vqT2B1m

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It’s really encouraging to see these results. Dengue fever infects hundreds of millions of people a year and causes debilitating disease. This incredible technique could also be effective at stopping the spread of other viruses like Zika and Chikungunya. b-gat.es/3qMN56I

over 2 years ago

Stopping Alzheimer’s requires more eyes on the problem. ADDI @AlzData recently hosted their 1st Data Challenge. I was inspired to see more than 1,200+ people from 65+ countries/regions join the fight. b-gat.es/364ZGsn

over 2 years ago

I look forward to working with you and @EU_Commission on all of these important goals. Europe is a critical partner in creating a net-zero future and ensuring a healthy and equitable world for all. twitter.com/vonderleyen/st…

Our foundation joined the polio fight almost 15 years ago. And in all that time, I cannot think of a more important moment than right now. gatesnot.es/3rmlutl

Over the years, I’ve shared a stage with a jar of human feces, smelled pit latrine odor, and drunk water made from poop (and convinced @jimmyfallon to drink it too). Was it worth it? You bet. Here’s why: gatesnot.es/3rKJA0X

Broader geographic distribution of vaccine manufacturing capacity—and the infrastructure to support it—will be critical to achieving vaccine equity. I’m hopeful that we're moving closer to a world where everyone is protected from preventable diseases. gates.ly/3zKizO6

The COVID pandemic is a powerful reminder of the urgent work needed to contain and treat deadly pathogens. I’m optimistic about the progress being made on another crisis: safe sanitation: gatesnot.es/3yjxizi pic.twitter.com/h5HCSyQxO4

“We are closer than ever to building a world where safe sanitation service is a basic human right enjoyed by everyone, not just those with money and access to water.” – @Doulaye_bmgf gates.ly/3zQXl0X

Our foundation has been working to address this massive problem for 10 years—here’s one of the incredible Reinvent the Toilet designs that could help: gatesnot.es/3ikl8QR pic.twitter.com/GnIeZhIDY8

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over 2 years ago

How much of the world population still lacks access to a toilet that safely removes waste from the home? Find the answer here: gatesnot.es/3C6lNgH

It only took Senegal 15 years to cut childhood death in half. Community health workers and successful vaccination campaigns played a key role in this success. Read more from @Exemplarshealth and see how lessons from Senegal can be applied elsewhere. b-gat.es/3Cj8RV1

over 2 years ago

Alzheimer’s and related dementias have impacted far too many families around the world—including my own. New funding from @TheADDF will help @EDoNInitiative accelerate data collection and sharing to enable early detection and treatment. twitter.com/TheADDF/status…

over 2 years ago