This week, many Americans are grappling with how to alter Thanksgiving celebrations in order to stay safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, including Bill Gates.
Gates said he's setting up "a video connection with a lot of the family members on Thanksgiving Day, but [will] not be with them to have turkey together," he said.
(Gates has also been hosting virtual "visits with friends where we drink wine" throughout the pandemic, he said on his new podcast, "Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions.")
Gates also emphasized the importance of wearing masks over the holidays, and cited projections that show increased mask wearing could save over 50,000 lives.
Face masks prevent the spread of respiratory droplets from an infected person, as well as provide a degree of protection for the wearer.
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