Bill Gates addresses ‘crazy’ anti-vax protesters
The billionaire said the outrage toward his vaccine efforts is “kind of weird”
Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft. “saved tens of millions of lives”Protesters assembled outside to decry him.
Gates delivered a talk at the TED2022 conference on Tuesday about how we can stop the next major health crisis. “somewhat ironic.”
“The Gates Foundation is very involved in vaccines, the invention of new vaccines, funding vaccines,”Argumenting that his organisation had been successful, he stated. “saved tens of millions of lives.”
“So it’s somewhat ironic to have somebody turn around and say we’re using vaccines to kill people or to make money or we started the [Covid-19] pandemic,” Gates continued.
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The TED conference web site noted that Gates will discuss “what’s it’s been like to become the subject of conspiracy theories,”The billionaire has been at the centre of many novel claims related to vaccines or the coronavirus epidemic.
Questioned on how he felt about those protesting against him, Gates said it’s “kind of weird,”Later, ask “Does this turn into something where there’s constantly crazy people showing up?”
“Hopefully as the pandemic calms down, people are more rational about, ‘Hey, vaccines are a miracle and there’s a lot more we can do,’”He concluded.
Many activist groups distributed flyers in support of a “super protest”Before the TED conference, high-profile speakers like Elon Musk or former vice president Al Gore made an appearance. The video footage purportingly showing the protest showed a large crowd raising flags outside the venue and shouting slogans. “Arrest Bill Gates!”