Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, is among the leaders of a group of tech giants trying to unlock the secrets of coronaviral infections.
Gates, Gates Foundation President, and co-CEO Bill Gates will deliver a keynote address at the annual Global Innovation Summit in Washington D.C. Wednesday, May 2.
Gates will discuss a wide range of topics, including the Gates Foundation’s efforts to reduce the spread of coronovirus.
Gates, founder of Microsoft in 1995, is a pioneer in creating a cure for the coronavaccine, which causes an overgrowth of coronas, or blood clots, that can lead to a range of other complications, including pneumonia and death.
His foundation is one of the largest private philanthropies in the world, and Gates, who has donated more than $1 billion to other organizations in recent years, is widely viewed as a leader in this field.
“We are doing things that are not done, not just by other people, but also by governments and private companies,” Gates said at the foundation’s conference.
The Gates Foundation is a nonprofit that promotes philanthropy through investments and programs aimed at improving people’s lives.
Gates has committed $1.5 billion to his foundation since 2009, giving him more than half of the $10 billion the foundation has spent on its programs over that time period.
At the foundation, Gates’ philanthropic efforts have included developing vaccines to fight the coronas and helping countries build up health systems to address coronavirents.
According to Gates, most coronavids can be treated by people using a cocktail of oral, intravenous and subcutaneous drugs.
But there is still a huge amount of work to be done to develop and deploy such treatments.
He noted that he has met with more than a dozen countries, including countries in Central America, Mexico and Haiti, to develop ways to test for and treat coronavis, including those that have recently been diagnosed.
Gates also discussed his efforts to develop an improved coronavicide, or drug that can be administered in an emergency.
In addition to Gates’ speech, the Gates and Gates Foundation are hosting a roundtable discussion at its New York headquarters Thursday morning with experts on the pandemic, including Dr. William Schaffner, a senior medical adviser to the foundation.
Dr. Schaffners panel, “What Can We Learn from the Pandemic?” is expected to last from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Foundation’s headquarters.
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