Disinfo: The WHO and Microsoft sabotaged the Russian vaccine against coronavirus

Summary

The World Health Organisation became a mere branch of the foundation created by Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft. The ‘Sputnik moment’ after Russia announced the first vaccine against Covid-19 in the world arose the envy and the fury of Anglo-Saxon media, fond of globalism and pawns in the geopolitical and pharmacological vaccine race. What is more striking is that the controversial WHO joined the unfounded criticism of its sponsors. If one checks its 20 main donors, the result is disturbing: after the notorious exit of Donald Trump, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was left in the first place, followed by the United Kingdom, and the controversial GAVI Alliance in the fourth place. Such an Anglo-Saxon globalist project to control the health of humankind!

Disproof

Conspiracy theory not based on any evidence, mixing several recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives against Bill Gates and global vaccination. This is part of a Russian disinformation campaign accusing international bodies and Western institutions of having a hidden agenda, launched after the announcement of the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V was met with scepticism and criticism, even by Russian specialists.

Contrary to the claim, the World Health Organisation didn’t sabotage the vaccine, but rather initiated talks with Russian authorities about undertaking a review of the vaccine. However, it refused to endorse it right away and expressed some reservations about the procedure followed by Russia, given that the country hasn’t completed large trials to test the vaccine’s safety and efficacy and experts consider that rolling out an inadequately vetted vaccine could endanger people who receive it. On August 2020, the WHO published a landscape of COVID-19 candidate vaccines, which considered the Russian project developed by Gamaleya Research Institute as being in Phase 1 of clinical testing yet.

See other examples of these disinformation narratives in our database, such as claims that Bill Gates wants to use vaccines to cull humanity; that US protests were organised to support his efforts to vaccinate Americans by force; that he artificially created Covid-19 and Zika viruses; or that he is working on depopulation policies and plans for dictatorial control of world politics.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 208
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/08/2020
  • Language/target audience: Spanish, Castilian
  • Country: UK, Russia, US
  • Keywords: vaccination, Bill Gates, Anti-Russian, WHO

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