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May 23 - Fact Check: Did Bill Gates Predict The Monkeypox Outbreak?
 

 
Multiple Twitter posts have suggested that Microsoft founder Bill Gates had predicted the likelihood of a smallpox outbreak ahead of recently recorded cases of monkeypox in the U.S. and Europe.

The billionaire has spoken about the possibility of smallpox type virus being used as a bioterrorist weapon, accounts of which have been highlighted on social media.

Gates has been a common target of conspiracy theorists throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, often baselessly portrayed as an architect of the crisis. Multiple Twitter posts have suggested that Microsoft founder Bill Gates had predicted the likelihood of a smallpox outbreak ahead of recently recorded cases of monkeypox in the U.S. and Europe.

The billionaire has spoken about the possibility of smallpox type virus being used as a bioterrorist weapon, accounts of which have been highlighted on social media.

Gates has been a common target of conspiracy theorists throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, often baselessly portrayed as an architect of the crisis.

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In May 2022, multiple social media posts reported that Bill Gates had recently warned of a smallpox attack.

Some of those commentators implicitly hint at Gates' purported role in the spread of monkeypox cases reported in Europe and the U.S.

Many of the posts are tied into pre-existing conspiracy theory narratives about the Microsoft founder and his foundation.

While Gates has talked about the possibility of bioterrorist smallpox attacks in the past, his comments have been drawn slightly out of context and don't mention monkeypox.

In November 2021, during a Policy Exchange Interview with chair of the U.K.'s Health Select Committee Jeremy Hunt, Gates warned governments should prepare for future pandemics and smallpox terror attacks.

Responding to a question from Hunt about what global governments should do to protect against future pandemics, Gates said it would take "tens of billions" in research and development and "probably about a billion a year" to form a pandemic task force led at a World Health Organization (WHO) level.

Some of the reports that followed the interview suggested Gates warned that terrorists would try to use smallpox as a weapon.

That coverage was slightly misleading. Gates was in fact talking about simulating the possibilities of such an attack, without outright saying it would happen.

He said: "And so I'm hoping in five years I can write a book... (that says), you know, we are ready for the next pandemic but it will take tens of billions in R&D, and that the U.S. and the U.K will be a part of that.

"It'll take probably about a billion a year for a pandemic task force at the WHO level, which is doing the surveillance and actually doing what I call 'germ games' where you practice, you say 'Okay, what if a bioterrorist brought smallpox to 10 airports?' You know, how would the world respond to that?

"There's naturally caused epidemics and bioterrorism caused epidemics that could even be way worse than what we experience today, and yet the advances in medical science should give us tools that, you know, we could dramatically better."

Gates has made statements about the threat of a smallpox attack predating the COVID-19 pandemic by several years.

In April 2017, he said in an interview that "advances in biology have made it far easier for a terrorist to recreate smallpox."

He said: "When you are thinking about things that could cause in excess of 10 million deaths, even something tragic like a nuclear weapons incident wouldn't get to that level.

"So the greatest risk is from a natural epidemic or an intentionally caused infection (through) bioterrorism events."

The same year he told a Munich security conference that the next epidemic could originate from a "synthetic version of the smallpox virus... or a super contagious and deadly strain of the flu."

However, the possibility of a smallpox bioterrorist attack has been discussed for years in multiple research papers, before Gates raised the possibility publicly.

Nonetheless, the posts shared on social media in 2022 imply that Gates' insights were far more recent, almost in tandem with reports of monkeypox.

Crucially, Gates has not mentioned monkeypox specifically in his previous engagements, instead mostly talking about the threat of bioterrorism in a hypothetical manner.

Monkeypox is a smallpox-like virus that can leave victims with a painful rash and can be fatal if not treated. While similar to smallpox, it often has milder symptoms often beginning with a fever, headache, muscle aches and exhaustion.

Gates' previously estimated that a coordinated smallpox attack could cause tens of millions of deaths, whereas so far only a very small number cases of monkeypox have been recorded globally.

WHO has said the source of the infection is currently unknown. A bioterrorism attack, as Gates has spoken about, would likely be far easier to pinpoint.

As it stands, while the U.S. has bought millions of monkeypox vaccines, public health officials say the risk is little cause for concern. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said the risk of catching the disease remains extremely rare.

Gates has been a target of conspiracy theorists during and before the COVID-19 pandemic. The billionaire has even joked about such theories, jibing at the idea that COVID-19 vaccines are used to k*ll and track people.

Mostly False.

While Bill Gates has spoken previously about the potential threat of a smallpox bioterrorism attack, the way his comments have been shared has led to a misleading idea that he predicted this outbreak. He has not spoken about the spread of monkeypox specifically. As it stands only a very small number of monkeypox cases have been reported globally. The risk of catching it, public health officials say, is very small.

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 1 month ago '17        #2
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Yep...

Just like he predicted Covid.





He must be a powerful psychic and or magician though cuz otherwise people would probably think he was involved and or responsible for both of them.

But why would he want to de-populate the Earth?



Preposterous
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 1 month ago '05        #3
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 bmf24eva said
Yep...

Just like he predicted Covid.







He must be a powerful psychic and or magician though cuz otherwise people would probably think he was involved and or responsible for both of them.

But why would he want to de-populate the Earth?




Preposterous
I don't believe Bill Gates is the man behind the pandemic like the bad guy at the end of a Scoobie Doo episode, but I do think he is privy to some insider biotech info. He has promoted de-population efforts in the past, which isn't cool, and always seems to know exactly which pandemic is gonna hit next.
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 1 month ago '21        #4
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Predict or Forewarn?
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 1 month ago '21        #5
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 ice wolf said
I don't believe Bill Gates is the man behind the pandemic like the bad guy at the end of a Scoobie Doo episode, but I do think he is privy to some insider biotech info. He has promoted de-population efforts in the past, which isn't cool, and always seems to know exactly which pandemic is gonna hit next.
He's primarily in charge of "Vaccinating" and Changing the DNA of Chickens, Mosquitos amongst other things throughout different regions...







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 1 month ago '22        #6
usafveteran  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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I’d a*sume a part of this is him having info most don’t. Plenty of other people predict these things too he’s just the easiest person to point too. There’s 7 billion of us doing stupid sh*t everyday Murphy’s Law will forever be in effect until the Earth rids itself of us!
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 1 month ago '19        #7
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fu*k Bill Gates and everything he represents.

We got fake doctors and scientists telling us what’s going to happen and how we should solve it.

The same people that owned slaves are the same ones giving us all of the information.

Nothing has changed. We are still slaves. Are minds are in shackles this time around.

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 1 month ago '05        #9
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 sly85s said

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 1 month ago '17        #10
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 bmf24eva said
Yep...

Just like he predicted Covid.







He must be a powerful psychic and or magician though cuz otherwise people would probably think he was involved and or responsible for both of them.

But why would he want to de-populate the Earth?




Preposterous


 ice wolf said
I don't believe Bill Gates is the man behind the pandemic like the bad guy at the end of a Scoobie Doo episode, but I do think he is privy to some insider biotech info. He has promoted de-population efforts in the past, which isn't cool, and always seems to know exactly which pandemic is gonna hit next.
 usafveteran said
I’d a*sume a part of this is him having info most don’t. Plenty of other people predict these things too he’s just the easiest person to point too. There’s 7 billion of us doing stupid sh*t everyday Murphy’s Law will forever be in effect until the Earth rids itself of us!
It’s not insider at all

Public health professionals yelled and continue to yell about pandemics all the time, but no one wanted to hear it

As an undergrad the first thing you learn about is the “Spanish” flu

Even with SARS, interest in preventing a pandemic was low because it interfered with profits

Now here we are because our institutions are run by idiots


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 1 month ago '22        #11
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 Lazy said
It’s not insider at all

Public health professionals yelled and continue to yell about pandemics all the time, but no one wanted to hear it

As an undergrad the first thing you learn about is the “Spanish” flu

Even with SARS, interest in preventing a pandemic was low because it interfered with profits

Now here we are because our institutions are run by idiots
True that I’m saying the sense of urgency is greater in those that can easily access non public information via their connections. Fortunately, the WW3 we’re working on should Thanos snap half of us so we’re good!
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 1 month ago '15        #12
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Nah back when all the CEOs stepped down because it was gonna be another recession. When Bill stepped down from Microsoft and said he was gonna focus on his health sh*t. I knew sh*t was gonna hit the fan. Make excuses for him. They tie him was Monsantos he wants to depopulate I guess we're gonna ignore all bs in Africa. But you got enough money to pay news outlets you never get in trouble
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 1 month ago '18        #13
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They knew from the initial 34000 person vaccine study. Monkeypox was one of the side effects. So he just predicting sh*t they seen in the pre trails
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 1 month ago '22        #14
MONEY WORLD 
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Bill gates should be in jail right now for the atrocities he committed in Africa and India.
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 1 month ago '16        #15
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WTF is up with that article? The first 8 paragraphs repeat the same three points.
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