Bill Gates famously warned about the risk of a pandemic in 2015, and in 2021 he offers ideas on vaccines and preparing for the next pandemic. Gates stresses that spending in advance is actually quite a “bargain” compared to the cost of reacting to a pandemic once it ravages the world and cripples the economy. Gates also discusses tech regulations, attacks on him and Dr. Fauci, systemic racism, tax policy and his reaction to being cited in so many rap songs, in this debut of The Summit Series, a collection of in-depth interviews with leaders at the summit of their fields by MSNBC’s Ari Melber.

OUR 2021 ANNUAL LETTER
The year global health went local

The world has an important opportunity to turn the hard-won lessons of this pandemic into a healthier, more equal future for all.
By Bill and Melinda Gates| January 27, 2021 29 minute read