Bill Gates responds to all conspiracies linking him to coronavirus pandemic. The billionaire considers those theories “silly” and “evil.” In an interview for Reuters, he asks, “But do people really believe those things?”
Bill Gates responds to all conspiracies linking him to coronavirus pandemic
Since the arrival of the coronavirus, theories about its origin and consequences have circulated in all directions. One of them claims that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is responsible for this pandemic and that he is taking advantage of it to implant microchips in the population with the vaccine.
Artists such as Miguel Bosé, Enrique Bunbury, Kanye West, and Keri Hilson have promoted this type of conspiracy theories, among which it is claimed that 5G technology distributes the virus faster or that Gates will control our lives with the new vaccines. But none of these hypotheses have scientific evidence or proof to confirm them.
Gates has shown his rejection of this fake news from the beginning and in a new interview with Reuters, he calls them crazy and evil. The billionaire has already been vaccinated in the U.S. by supporting the vaccination campaign in the country and 2020 donated $1.75 billion through his philanthropic Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of the benefits of being 65 is that I’m eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. I got my first dose this week, and I feel great. Thank you to all of the scientists, trial participants, regulators, and frontline healthcare workers who got us to this point. pic.twitter.com/67SIfrG1Yd
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) January 22, 2021
“One of the benefits of being 65 is that I am eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. I received my first dose this week and feel great. Thanks to all the scientists, trial participants, regulators, and frontline health workers who got us to this point” he indicates in his message on networks.
Precisely, Reuters verified that the theory that vaccines serve to control the population is much older than the coronavirus. Since 2011, a video has been circulating that supposedly speaks of “a conspiracy” of the U.S. government to eradicate religious freedom through a vaccine. This idea has been evolving and accusing various public figures until the outbreak of the pandemic.
The relationship with Bill Gates was forged by a 2015 interview in which the tycoon assured that the greatest risk to humanity was not nuclear war but an infectious virus. Gates is known to be a great scholar, always interested in a multitude of topics, from technology to biology, and he usually recommends books with an interesting approach to the subject every year.
He also co-hosts a podcast with actress and activist Rashida Jones, where they discuss big issues, such as whether people can really change or whether it’s too late to stop climate change. Many experts have known about the risk of a global pandemic for years, not just Gates. The WHO has been advising countries to design a pandemic strategy since 1999.
Along with Gates, these theories also point to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and who during Trump’s term in office has staged many disagreements with the former president. “No one would have predicted that Dr. Fauci and I would be so prominent in these really evil theories” Gates indicates in the interview.
Bill Gates is concerned about the popularity of these unsubstantiated hypotheses and wonders “how does it change people’s behavior and how should we have minimized this?” He describes Fauci as a “smart and wonderful person” and applauds current President Joe Biden’s decision to bring the United States back into the World Health Organization.