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Bill Gates Says He Will Still Wear A Mask Even After Getting Covid-19 Vaccine

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Bill Gates Says He Will Still Wear A Mask Even After Getting Covid-19 Vaccine

Bill Gates has declared he will continue to wear a face mask over the next few months as an added precaution, even though he has received the Covid-19 vaccine.

He also offered a warning that you can 'still transmit' the virus, even after having had the jab.

Despite now receiving his second jab, Gates said he will exercise caution when it comes to Covid-19 guidelines, including wearing a mask and social distancing.

"I want to set a good example," he said, in an interview with Polish broadcaster TVN24.

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"I'm not going to stop wearing masks or being careful, particularly around older people who haven't been vaccinated.

"If you're vaccinated, you can still transmit."

However, offering some good news, he also predicted: "By the end of 2022 we should be basically completely back to normal."

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The 65-year-old Microsoft co-founder received his first vaccination jab back in January, saying at the time: "One of the benefits of being 65 is that I'm eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine. I got my first dose this week, and I feel great.

"Thank you to all of the scientists, trial participants, regulators, and frontline healthcare workers who got us to this point."

Meanwhile, in his ninth AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, Gates tackled a whole range of questions, including those wild 5G conspiracy theories that have been doing the rounds on social media and a bizarre claim that the Covid-19 vaccine includes a hidden microchip.

"I am innocent!" he said in the AMA. "The whole thing about 5G and microchips is pretty crazy. Why would I want to do that? I do believe in vaccines which have performed miracles."

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"Vaccines are important and it is too bad they are so controversial. I don't know why people think I want to track other people - it is unfortunate if this makes people not wear masks or consider getting the vaccine."

When asked about his thoughts on 'fake news', Gates said that it was a 'huge issue' when it comes to issues like the current health crisis.

"Some false information is more interesting than the truth so digital channels seem to magnify echo chambers with bad facts. I haven't seen as much creativity on how we solve this as we need," he said.

It's not the first time the billionaire has issued concern at how quickly and bizarrely misinformation can spread on social media.

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In a video first posted by Reuters in Janaury, Gates said: "The presence of social media plus a pandemic is a combination that's never been tried before.

"Nobody would have predicted that I and Dr. Fauci would be so prominent in evil theories about 'Did we create the pandemic?' or 'Are we trying to profit from it?'"

He added that he was shocked about the conspiracy theories spread about himself and the Chief Medical Adviser to the US President.

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"There are millions of messages out there where my name or Dr. Fauci's name is used. But do people really believe that stuff?"

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Topics: News, bill gates, Covid-19

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