Billionaire Bill Gates has contradicted several conspiracy theories on Thursday accusing him of causing the coronavirus outbreak.
“It’s a bad combination of the pandemic and social media and people looking for a straightforward explanation,” Microsoft founder said in an interview on CNN.
Since the outbreak began, schemed photos and fake news reports directed at Gates have been circulated by conspiracy thinkers on social media.
A video accusing Gates of “wanting to eliminate 15 percent of the population” through vaccination and electronic microchips has millions of views on YouTube.
“Our foundation has given more money to buy vaccines to save lives than any group,” said Gates, referring to his eponymous foundation.
He has pledged $ 250 million to fight the pandemic, and his foundation has spent billions of dollars over the past 20 years on improving healthcare in developing countries. “So turn that around.
You say, okay, we’re making money, and we’re trying to kill people with vaccines or by inventing something,” Gates continued. “And at least it’s true, we’re associated with vaccines, but you’ve turned the connection around,” said Gates.