How times have indeed changed. In the late 1990s Microsoft founder Bill Gates was often publicly derided as a dishonest and ruthless businessman–one whose enterprises unfairly monopolized personal computing. Remember? The government took him to court for it.
After two decades of ambitious public perception management (of which mega-philanthropy has played a major role) the big tech racketeer “OG” is considered a genius on everything having to do with public health–indeed one who can direct entire governments on health policies via such unelected, autocratic organizations as the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control.