Bill Gates interview on MSNBC

Philanthropist and co-chief of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation did an interview over the weekend. It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Microsoft (and MSNBC for that matter). I think I am even a bigger fan of Bill Gates. He might very well be the smartest man on the planet.

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.

Aired on 01/28/2021

We have a long, long way to go before we get ahead of this pandemic and that is a both a tragedy and a truth that we all have to grapple with. Wear a mask, practice social distancing, stay at home as much as possible and get vaccinated as soon as your possibly can!

Governor Newsom update

Here is the video clip of the most recent live streamed update from California Governor Gavin Newsom. He is rolling out new frameworks and metrics in response to the absolutely out of control spread of COVID-19 up and down the state. It may be unpopular, and it’s going to hurt everyone in the public and private sectors, but we literally have no choice. Our hospitals and health care system will be completely over run and have no chance to treat those who will get deathly sick if we do nothing. He has a tough job but he’s doing it and he deserves our support. As do all of those who are in danger of dying from the spread of this virus.