- Bill Gates has noted he wants to bring an end to Covid-19, saying his foundation had donated more money to buy vaccines to save lives than any group
- The Microsoft co-founder further denied claims he wants to use vaccines to implant tracking devices in people across the world given he has been pushing for its development
- As of Friday, 24 July, at least 15.6 million people had been infected with the disease across the globe
American billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates has rubbished theories claiming he created Covid-19 to profiteer from the pandemic.
Since the outbreak of the virus in Wuhan, China in December 2019, thousands of assumptions have emerged linking the software developer to the highly contagious disease.
But the tech mogul distanced himself from the allegations, noting he wants to bring an end to the virus and saying his foundation had donated more money to buy vaccines to save lives than any other group.
"It is a bad combination of pandemic and social media and people looking for a very simple explanation. We need to get the truth out here. I hope it will die down as people get the facts," he argued during a CNN town hall interview.
The Microsoft co-founder further denied claims he wants to use Covid-19 vaccines to implant tracking devices in people across the world given he has been pushing for its development.
"So you just turn that around. You say, okay, we are making money and we are trying to kill people with vaccines or by inventing something. And at least it is true, we are associated with vaccines, but you actually have sort of flipped the connection," he said.
On YouTube, many videos have been uploaded accusing the investor of "wanting to eliminate 15% of the world's population" through use of electronic microchips that will be implanted in people through vaccines.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported Gates was one of the top private donors of Covid-19 relief worldwide.
As at the end of April, at least 77 billionaires had donated to various causes in a bid to fight the pandemic.
Among them were Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Jeff Skoll of the Skoll Foundation and George Soros of Soros Fund Management.
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