Fact Check: NO Plan By Bill Gates And The Vatican To Depopulate World With Coronavirus Vaccine; Video Misinterprets Gates' Speech

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Fact Check: NO Plan By Bill Gates And The Vatican To Depopulate World With Coronavirus Vaccine; Video Misinterprets Gates' Speech Misleading!

Is Microsoft founder Bill Gates conspiring with the Vatican to try to depopulate the world with a new vaccine for the novel coronavirus? No, that's not true: The video misinterprets a soundbite from Gates' TED Talk to try to make a point about vaccines. It later launches into an anti-Catholic screed.

The claim originated in a post published by Saving Health Ministries on March 3, 2020, titled "Bill Gates & The Vatican Agenda. Vaccinate 300 Million By 2025. Coronavirus Vaccine & Depopulation" (archived here). It opened:

The Vaccine Alliance is planning to vaccinate an additional 300 million children from 2021 to 2025. Bill Gates and the Vatican are linking up on May 14, 2020 for Pope Francis's Global Education Pact with World Leaders. US military is working to develop coronavirus vaccine

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Bill Gates & The Vatican Agenda. Vaccinate 300 Million By 2025. Coronavirus Vaccine & Depopulation

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The video features a clip, taken out of context, from Gates' February 2010 TED Talk, "Innovating to zero!" The event was aimed at strategizing a goal of zero carbon emissions globally by 2050.

During the speech, Gates observed:

First, we've got population. The world today has 6.8 billion people. That's headed up to about nine billion. Now, if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by, perhaps, 10 or 15 percent. But there, we see an increase of about 1.3.

The video interpreted that quote to mean that Gates wanted to depopulate the planet. However, that is not what Gates was suggesting. As Snopes reported, Gates' views on the issue of population growth are spelled out in a Forbes magazine article from November 21, 2011:

Gates began consuming data that startled him. In society after society, he saw, when the mortality rate falls--specifically, below 10 deaths per 1,000 people--the birth rate follows, and population growth stabilizes. "It goes against common sense," Gates says. Most parents don't choose to have eight children because they want to have big families, it turns out, but because they know many of their children will die.

"If a mother and father know their child is going to live to adulthood, they start to naturally reduce their population size," says Melinda.

In terms of giving, Gates did a 180-degree turn. Rather than prevent births, he would aim his billions at saving the kids already born. "We moved pretty heavily into vaccines once we understood that," says Gates.

The narrator of the video then tied his anti-vaccine views to the novel coronavirus pandemic and global efforts to develop a cure. He said:

Remember, Bill Gates stated, with new vaccines, we can lower the people on the earth. He said with new vaccines, and therefore, if a coronavirus vaccine is developed, that would be a new vaccine, which would aid in the process of depopulating the earth.

On the contrary, efforts to create a vaccine are aimed at stopping the deadly coronavirus from spreading further and saving lives, not wiping out the human population. The pandemic has claimed more than 10,000 lives around the world, according to CNN.

The video also attacked the Vatican for its support of parents vaccinating their children. The narrator ranted against the Roman Catholic Church, calling it "the beast's agenda." He quoted from the book of Revelation to somehow suggest the church of 1.2 billion people is either doing Satan's bidding or is a false prophet (he doesn't clarify which).

Roman Catholicism is the largest of the three major branches of Christianity. Gates' wife Melinda and their children are Catholic, and he regularly attends a Catholic church with them, he told Rolling Stone magazine.

Even so, Gates is not conspiring with the Vatican to try to depopulate the planet with a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. Gates' support for vaccines is tied to his belief that stabilizing the birth rate will lead to lower population growth. He is not saying he wants to reduce the population of the planet substantially.

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