- Bill Gates 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
- As of Friday, July 24, morning at least 15.6 million people had been infected with the disease across the globe
American billionaire 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 that he wants to bring an end to the virus. He added that his foundation had donated more money to buy vaccines to save lives than any 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.
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On YouTube, many videos have been uploaded accusing the investor of "wanting to eliminate 15% of the world's population" through the use of electronic microchips that will be implanted on people through vaccines.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Bill donated $1 million (N383,240,000) in support of the Nigerian government in addressing the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic.
The disclosure was made by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) resident representative in Nigeria, Mohamed Yahya.
The money was paid by a UN finance support platform tagged “One UN COVID-19 Response Basket Fund. The fund is managed by the UNDP.
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