“These crazy ideas are spreading faster on social media than the truth. I’m amazed that my name comes up in these conspiracy theories, ”Gates said.
The businessman admitted that he called to prepare for a pandemic, and now there are people who say that he is responsible for it. ” “We are in the midst of a pandemic, and it is more important than before to present facts and truth,” he stressed.
Supporters of conspiracy theories are spreading the version that the coronavirus is a planned special operation for chipping people and that Gates is allegedly behind it.
Earlier, on August 11, Gates announced the estimated completion date for the coronavirus pandemic for some countries. Developed countries, he noted, will be able to defeat COVID-19 by the end of 2021, while the rest of the world will end the pandemic by the end of 2022. However, the billionaire believes that the pandemic has seriously thrown humanity back.
Gates suggested that two vaccines will be available in the world and the foundation of Bill and his wife Melinda will need about three to four months to test and look for side effects of their own vaccine.
The billionaire also said that restrictive measures against the spread of coronavirus in the United States were taken too late, and most of the tests conducted in the country are “completely useless”, as they take a very long time, and a limited number of citizens have access to diagnostics.
Bill and Melinda Gates lead a charitable foundation that fights dangerous diseases in developing countries, as well as develops programs in the US health and education sectors. Through the fund, hundreds of millions of dollars have been allocated to develop a vaccine against COVID-19 and to support populations most vulnerable to the pandemic.
The world’s first coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V, was registered in Russia on August 11.
On September 4, a batch of vaccine arrived at three polyclinics in the capital – No. 2, 220 and 62. On September 8, the Sputnik V vaccine was released into civil circulation.