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Melinda Gates reportedly sought advice from divorce attorneys due to Bill Gates' relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Bill Gates' long-suffering wife started consulting with divorce attorneys before the pandemic.

Her concerns about Bill and Epstein's relationship dates back to 2013, according to the Wall Street Journal.

It's interesting that every news outlet is reporting on this story. The same mainstream news outlets looked to Bill for guidance as a de facto expert on experimental vaccines -- even though he doesn't hold a medical license.

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The 56-year-old mother-of-three filed for divorce in April, saying their marriage was "irretrievably broken".

The WSJ traced the tensions in their marriage to Bill's relationship with the late financier Jeffrey Epstein who died by hanging in a Manhattan jail cell in August 2019.

The Journal states that Bill and Epstein spent long hours together at his Manhattan townhouse. Gates was also a guest on Epstein's private plane, dubbed the "Lolita Express" by the news media because it ferried underage girls to his private island for parties with wealthy men.

Since the news broke of their divorce, Bill Gates has reportedly transferred billions of dollars worth of assets into Melinda's name.

Some observers believe Gates is moving assets into Melinda's name to avoid losing everything in a class action lawsuit.

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Before Bill and Melinda Gates tied the knot in 1994, they reportedly had an arrangement that he could take his ex-girlfriend on an annual weekend getaway.

Bill and entrepreneur Ann Winblad started dating in 1984. They broke up in 1987, according to a Time magazine profile on Bill Gates.

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"Even now, Gates has an arrangement with his wife that he and Winblad (pictured left) can keep one vacation tradition alive," Walter Isaacson wrote in 1997. "Every spring, as they have for more than a decade, Gates spends a long weekend with Winblad at her beach cottage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where they ride dune buggies, hang-glide and walk on the beach."

Bill told Isaacson they spent time studying biotechnology, bioengineering and science. Bill said they played "putt-putt while discussing biotechnology.

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Winblad, pictured in this photo dated 1984, said she and Bill would "marvel about how, as two young overachievers, we began a great adventure on the fringes of a little-known industry and it landed us at the center of an amazing universe."

While on vacation in Brazil, Bill and Winblad reportedly studied bioengineering, and James' Watson's textbook, Molecular Biology of the Gene.

While in Santa Barbara, California, they listened to tapes Winblad recorded of American theoretical physicist Richard Feynman's lectures at Cornell.

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They were so close that after they broke up Bill asked for her approval to marry Melinda (pictured).

Winblad approved of their union, telling Bill that Melinda would be a "good match" because "she had intellectual stamina."

Bill and Melinda wed on New Year's Day 1994, and together they committed to fighting poverty, disease and inequity around the world.

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They announced their divorce on Tuesday, May 4. Melinda stated their marriage was "irretrievably broken."

The couple's three grown children will inherit less than 1% of their parents' $130 billion fortune.

The couple have pledged to donate at least half of their wealth to charitable causes.

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Bill and Melinda Gates have filed for divorce after 27 years of marriage. The billionaire couple announced the divorce in a tweet on Bill Gates' Twitter page on Monday, May 3.

Gates, 65, who is worth a reported $130 billion, and Melinda, 56, started dating in 1987 after meeting at a trade show in New York, WENN.com reported. They wed on New Year's Day in 1994. She is a former general manager of Microsoft.

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"After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage," a joint statement read. "Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives."

Bill Gates, is best known as chairman and CEO of Microsoft, which he co-founded with childhood friend Paul Allen in 1975.

Gates stepped down as CEO of Microsoft in January 2000 to work full-time at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The foundation has been criticized for its fight to end transmissible diseases such AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by injecting children with experimental vaccines in third world countries.

The foundation has donated at least $1.75 billion in the fight against the coronavirus. Most of the funding has gone toward producing vaccines.

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Bill Gates was heavily criticized for refusing to share Covid-19 mRNA vaccine formulas with poor countries that can't afford to pay for the shots.

Gates and Dr. Anthony Fauci reportedly own shares in pharmaceutical company Moderna, one of three vaccines approved by the Food & drug Administration for emergency use.

Moderna owns the rights to multiple patents for its mRNA vaccines and secreting proteins. Those patents can be viewed here.

The patents prevent other countries from manufacturing their own mRNA vaccines for Covid-19.

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When asked if he would allow other countries to have access to the formulas, Gates -- a billionaire many times over -- quickly said no.

"Well, there's only so many vaccine factories in the world and people are very serious about the safety of vaccines. And so moving something that had never been done — moving a vaccine, say, from a [Johnson & Johnson] factory into a factory in India — it's novel — it's only because of our grants and expertise that that can happen at all."

Twitter users were irate over Gates protecting his wealth at the expense of poor countries.

One user tweeted: "Well, this is the stance you take when you don't actually want to end the pandemic and just want to make lots of money."

Another user wrote: "Another reminder that billionaires shouldn't exist... Or, there shouldn't be a system whose final goal is to serve handful of people at top and they control the direction of humanity."

And a third wrote: "Bill Gates is a eugenicist and ecofascist. This is very on brand for him and he's using his wealth to kill people in the Global South."

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The Centers for Disease Control has issued guidance to every state to prioritize ethnic minorities -- specifically Black males -- as a "vulnerable community" when it comes to vaccine distribution.

As a result, half of the country's states are now prioritizing Black, Hispanic, and Native American residents over white people for vaccine distribution.

25 states, including Georgia, Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia have all committed to allow Blacks and Hispanics to jump the line for vaccinations.

Additionally, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, and Indiana have declared "fairness" or "equity" as determining factors in prioritizing minority and "historically marginalized populations" over whites for vaccinations, even if not specifically designating minorities by name.

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The CDC guidance is predicated on recommendations from Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates, who have no medical degrees. Both have been involved in funding vaccine development and have been lobbying since June for ethnic minorities to be second in line behind healthcare workers for the mRNA vaccinations.

Melinda Gates specifically urged prioritizing Black men for the mRNA vaccinations.

"We are seeing black men die at a disproportionate rate," Gates said in an interview with Time magazine. "We know the way out of COVID-19 will be a vaccine, and it needs to go out equitably."

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Rashida Jones was named the next president of MSNBC news network. She becomes the first Black woman to run a major cable news network

Jones, who is currently senior vice president of MSNBC News, replaces longtime MSNBC president Phil Griffin, 64.

Jones, 39, will assume her new position in February 2021, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The other famous Rashida Jones, daughter of legendary music composer Quincy Jones, congratulated her namesake in a social media post.

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"Congrats to Rashida Jones!! The FIRST BLACK PERSON EVER to run a major cable news network!! I'm so proud to share a name with you and also take this #myelf challenge to the next level. Rashida Jones on Rashida Jones INFINITY. ZOOM IN."

Rashida Jones (Quincy's daughter) hosts a podcast with Bill Gates, who hopes to inoculate 300 million Americans with the Coronavirus mRNA vaccine.

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As most Americans emerge from their homes after living in fear of Covid-19, Bill Gates is planning for the next pandemic in three years.

The Microsoft founder -- who does not have a medical degree -- revealed on his podcast his prediction that another pandemic will hit America in three years -- just in time to impact the 2024 presidential elections.

Gates said he believes another pandemic is "inevitable" in an increasingly globalized world in 10-15 years, but "we must assume it could be 3 years from now," he said.

He didn't say if the next pandemic will also originate in a lab in China.

Gates and Dr. Anthony Fauci "predicted" the current Covid-19 pandemic in 2017.

Gates' critics believe Covid-19 was "planned" to affect the 2020 election and to fight climate change by forcing Americans to wear masks permanently (less C02 exhaled into the air) and more employees working from home (less carbon emissions from cars).

Dr. Fauci declared Americans will still wear face masks even if they take the Covid-19 vaccine.

He said the US should tackle climate change with the "same sense of urgency" as the coronavirus pandemic. Gates has said Covid-19 is "awful", but climate change is even worse.

The software developer spent a decade "investigating" climate change, and he believes the long-term effects of Covid-19 on the American way of life will substantially curb climate change by reducing harmful carbon emissions.

He predicts that business travel will permanently fall by over 50% in a post-Covid world and more employees will work from home -- thus decreasing time spent in their cars by at least 30%.

"We will continue to go to the office and we will continue to do business trips, but much less," he said.

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As Russia announced the approval of a new Coronavirus vaccine, legal questions arise about the rights of Americans to decline taking the vaccine.

Vulnerable populations, including Black people, are concerned that their rights will be infringed upon after President Donald Trump announced he would mobilize the military to "distribute" the vaccines.

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According to Dov Fox, a law professor at the University of San Diego, Americans who refuse to take the vaccination can be fined or jailed by law.

"States can compel vaccinations in more or less intrusive ways," he said in an interview.

"They can limit access to schools or services or jobs if people don't get vaccinated. They could force them to pay a fine or even lock them up in jail."

Fox noted authorities in the U.S. have never attempted to jail people for refusing to vaccinate, but some mayors and governors have threatened to jail people who refuse to wear face masks.

"Courts have found that when medical necessity requires it, the public health outweighs the individual rights and liberties at stake," Fox said.

There is legal precedence dating back to 1905 that gave states the authority to fine people who refused to take vaccinations for smallpox.

The coronavirus, which kills far less than 1% of the population, is nowhere near as deadly as Smallpox, an infectious viral disease with a death rate of 30%.

Bill Gates has said "multiple doses" of the expensive vaccines will be necessary to provide protection against the virus.

The unprecedented response to the Coronavirus - a respiratory infection that causes mild symptoms or no symptoms in 99% of the population, has many Americans worried about the government's financial motives.

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Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, met with past surgeons general during a virtual annual convention to discuss the Black community's hesitancy to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

The surgeons general agree that hesitancy within the Black community could worsen the impact of COVID-19.

Dr. Adams, who moderated the online discussion on Saturday, said he believes that a COVID-19 vaccine will be ready by the end of the year. But he is concerned that Black people will refuse to take Bill Gates' experimental RNA injections.

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"A safe and effective vaccine means nothing if people don't actually get vaccinated," said Adams, who recently visited a COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium where he led health workers in a fun exercise.

Recent polls found that less than 50% of those surveyed say they are unlikely to take a COVID-19 vaccine if it were available today.

Black people haven't forgotten the infamous Tuskegee experiments on Black men.

Researchers are trying to determine what can be done to increase confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine among Black people.

Vivek Murthy, MD, who served as surgeon general under President Barack Obama, suggested using "messengers" such as Black legislators, pastors, rappers and celebrities who have the ear of the people.

"We've got to do that right now," said Murthy, even before a vaccine has been developed.

"People are not going to necessarily always trust us, but they might trust the church," said David Satcher, MD, surgeon general in the Clinton administration.

Satcher said that during the Clinton administration, the government partnered with Black churches to promote immunizations in children under age 2. "So that's what we took advantage of, and it worked out quite well," he said.

But a Black nurse at an Atlanta hospital recently told a blogger that Black nurses there say they will not "stand in line" for the vaccine.

Nurses and doctors are among the preferred "front line" recipients of the vaccines. Black people are also among the preferred first recipients, according to Bill Gates.

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Bill Gates says it will likely take multiple doses of his coronavirus vaccine to protect against the virus.

Gate now says you will need to purchase several doses of his vaccine -- and even then he's not promising you will be protected.

In an interview with CBS Evening News' Norah O'Donnell, Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said that it is likely that an effective coronavirus vaccine will require multiple doses.

"None of the vaccines at this point appear like they'll work with a single dose," Gates said. "That was the hope at the very beginning. Maybe one of them particularly in the second generation will surprise us. We hope just two, although in the elderly sometimes it takes more, and so making sure we have lots of elderly people in the trial will give us that data."

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Gates, who expects to earn billions from the sale of his vaccines, says there needs to be 70 to 80 percent coverage globally for herd immunity to occur.

In other words, most people in the world (at least 6 billion) will need to take multiple doses of the Gates' vaccines -- which isn't cheap.

This is bad news for the most vulnerable populations: the elderly, HIV-positive people, smokers, and people with preexisting conditions.

Experts predicted a working vaccine for COVID-19 would be difficult to develop due to the various strains of coronavirus. A coronavirus causes the common cold but, there are no vaccines for colds.

Normally it takes several years of animal and human clinical trials before a vaccine is brought to market. But the COVID-19 vaccine is being fast-tracked to hit the market within months - despite the low death toll.