Bill Gates, billionaire and co-founder of Microsoft, received his second Covid vaccine dose last week. In an interview Wednesday, Gates disclosed he is now vaccinated. Still, he will comply with safety precautions and continue to wear a mask.
“I want to set a good example. Even if you’re vaccinated, you can still transmit.” Gates told Andrew Ross Sorkin on Clubhouse.
Gates argued that he won’t stop wearing a mask because vaccination doesn’t mean that he won’t transmit the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), vaccinated people for the Covid-19 virus should continue to follow the same public health safety measures imposed during the lockdowns.
According to a CNBC report, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are highly effective at preventing severe illness or death from COVID-19. Unfortunately, there is no evidence on whether or not the vaccines could prevent virus transmission.
Gates believes by next summer or late spring, people’s behavior should change in a significant way, expecting a decrease in covid-19 cases by then.