Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, 65, received his second dose of the Covid vaccine a week ago, he said during an interview on social media app Clubhouse Wednesday. But even though the Microsoft co-founder is fully vaccinated, he’s still following safety precautions like wearing a mask.
“I want to set a good example,” Gates told Andrew Ross Sorkin on Clubhouse. “If you’re vaccinated, you can still transmit.”
The Centers for Disease Control says that even people who are fully vaccinated for Covid need to continue to follow public health safety measures. While the vaccines in use from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech have been shown to be very effective at preventing severe illness and death from Covid, it’s not clear at this stage whether they prevent transmission.