Jennifer Gates, the eldest daughter of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, after being vaccinated against the coronavirus, joked about “conspiracy theories” that her father was going to microchip people under the guise of vaccination.
“Unfortunately, the vaccine didn’t implant my genius father in my brain – if only it had such power!” – she wrote on Instagram.
Jennifer Gates is 24 years old. She got the opportunity to be vaccinated, because she is in a priority group: the girl is a student at the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center. Gates said she hoped the vaccine would protect her during her future medical practice.
Theories that Gates was behind the creation of the virus and wanted to benefit from it began to surface in 2020. In particular, rumors circulated that the businessman allegedly intends to implant chips in people under the guise of coronavirus vaccination.
Those who distributed them cited a Microsoft founder's 2015 TED talk. Then Gates called the greatest threat to humanity not nuclear war, but the emergence of a virus that could threaten the lives of millions of people. In addition, the emergence of theories was facilitated by the allocation of multimillion-dollar donations by the Gates Foundation to the fight against COVID-19 and the development of a vaccine.
Commenting on these conspiracy theories, the Microsoft founder stated that he never had anything to do with microchips. He described the accusations against him as silly and strange and expressed concern that they could lead to incitement of hostility between people. “If people think that this is a scam or that vaccines are harmful and do not want to be vaccinated, then the disease will continue to kill people,” Gates said.
He himself was vaccinated against the coronavirus in January. He received the opportunity to be vaccinated due to his age: the billionaire is 65 years old, and the elderly who are at risk for COVID-19, vaccination in the United States became available one of the first.
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According to Gates, the next pandemic may be ten times worse than the current one, and humanity should treat it in the same way as the threat of a world war. “The world must spend billions to save trillions (and prevent millions of deaths). I think of it as the best and most economical insurance policy the world can buy, ”said the billionaire.
Gates is the second richest man in the world according to Forbes magazine. The publication estimates his fortune at $ 124.3 billion. In March 2020, Gates left the post of a member of the Microsoft board of directors, keeping a little more than 1% of the company's shares.
Together with his wife Melinda Gates, he heads the world's largest private charity, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. To this organization, which provides multimillion-dollar funds to fight poverty around the world and to programs for health and education, the founder of Microsoft donated more than $ 35 billion in shares of the company.