Disinfo: Bill Gates warns of an ineffective coronavirus vaccine

Summary

Microsoft founder Bill Gates warns that any vaccine against the emerging coronavirus could be ineffective.

Disproof

A misquote - wrong translation - of Bill Gates' words and in this case promoting anti-vaccine messaging, which is a recurring element of pro-Kremlin disinformation.  

In fact, Gates explained that there are two characteristics being evaluated in developing a vaccine. Firstly, that the vaccine prevents you from getting sick and secondly, that it prevents you from spreading it to others.

On the latter, he warned that "it's not guaranteed that the vaccine will be a perfect transmission blocker”.

Read similar cases claiming that vaccines don’t heal and that their production is part of the agenda for a New World Order, or that Trump says the Flu shot is a scam, or that flu vaccines are the main reason for COVID-19, or that Bill Gates is planning to use microchip implants to fight the coronavirus, or that Bill Gates, Rockefeller and other “global élites” seek to reduce the world’s population and that the survivors will be poisoned with vaccines.

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  • Reported in: Issue 203
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Arabic
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, health, vaccination, Microsoft, Bill Gates

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Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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