We don’t yet have all the tools we need to fight COVID-19. This is an important step toward having treatments, while we also explore vaccines and diagnostics. Thanks to @wellcometrust and @mastercard for launching this effort with us. https://t.co/M8AJ3083zK— Bill Gates (@BillGates) March 10, 2020
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has decided to step down from the board of directors of the said company. Gates will also step down from the board of Berkshire Hathaway. But it doesn’t mean that Gates will leave Microsoft — he will still be a “technology adviser” to Microsoft, which is under the leadership of Satya Nadella, the current CEO. Gates states a lot of reasons for his decision.
Gates posted a statement on LinkedIn that said "I have made the decision to step down from both of the public boards on which I serve – Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway – to dedicate more time to philanthropic priorities including global health and development, education, and my increasing engagement in tackling climate change. The leadership at the Berkshire companies and Microsoft has never been stronger, so the time is right to take this step."
… The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has publicly announced it's committing $100 million to the fight against COVID-19, including a collaboration with Wellcome and Mastercard that's funding an accelerator project for treatments.
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