Billionaire Bill Gates believes that all large gatherings should be canceled until the United States adopts a mass vaccination program.
During an interview now widely shared across social media, Gate’s ask “what does opening up look like?” Gates, referring to our drastic economic shutdown regarding COVID-19 fears, asserted that we should weigh the benefits of services against the risk of continued rising COVID-19 infection trajectory.
In reference to mass gatherings, Gates said that “maybe, in a certain sense, more optional, so until we’re widely vaccinated, those might not come back at all.”
Gate’s comments certainly won’t bode well with major sporting and concert events, many of which shut down early as a show of commitment to helping promote the idea of “flatten the curve.”
Explain one thing to me. Who exactly elected Bill Gates as spokesperson for humanity? Who is the one who appointed or anointed this man as designing and scripting human interaction? I don’t recall that vote, do you? pic.twitter.com/rp4HwVvRG7
— 🇺🇸Lionel🇺🇸 (@LionelMedia) April 4, 2020
Gates continues to position himself as a prominent voice in the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting mass quarantines from day one. But not everyone appreciates Gates’s input over the matter, accusing him of stoking fears as a way to push his mandatory vaccination ideals. As it stands, a COVID-19 vaccine is beginning a testing phase but is not near general public readiness.
Gates predicts fewer death tallies than President Trump, claiming COVID-19 severity should taper off towards the conclusion of April.
“If we do the social distancing properly, we should be able to get out of this with a death number well short of that,” Gates told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.
Author: Jim Satney
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