Gates Discusses Conversation With President Trump About Vaccines, Other Issues In STAT Interview
STAT: Bill Gates got President Trump fired up about a universal flu vaccine — and also (maybe) got a job offer
“Bill Gates was talking to President Trump in the Oval Office last month when the conversation turned to the notion of a universal flu vaccine — probably, as Gates recalled in an interview, ‘the longest conversation about universal flu vaccine that the president’s ever had.’ …The flu vaccine discussion. An unexpected job offer from Trump. Some criticism for a previous president. And an explanation from Gates on why he chose global health philanthropy over political spending. A team of journalists from STAT sat down on Friday in Boston for a freewheeling discussion with the head of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — and also got a sense of just how steeped he has become in matters involving vaccines, pandemics, and public health. Here’s what we heard…” (Branswell, 4/30).