Fact Check: WEF Founder Klaus Schwab Has NOT Been Hospitalized; Rep Says On April 15, 2024, Schwab's 'Health Is Excellent'

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  • by: Ed Payne
Fact Check: WEF Founder Klaus Schwab Has NOT Been Hospitalized; Rep Says On April 15, 2024, Schwab's 'Health Is Excellent' In Good Health

Was World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab hospitalized as of mid-April 2024? No, that's not true: An organization representative told Lead Stories on April 15, 2024, that the organization has been "targeted by conspiracy narratives," adding, "Professor Schwab's health is excellent." Additionally, no evidence or reporting supports the claim.

The claim appeared in a post (archived here) published on X (formerly Twitter) by Wall Street Silver on April 14, 2024, with the on-screen title "YOU MUST ALL DIE. WHO WANTS TO GO FIRST?" The post's caption says:


Klaus Schwab has been hospitalized. 👀

This is what the post looked like on Twitter at the time of writing:


(Source: Twitter screenshot taken on Mon Apr 15 14:17:38 2024 UTC)

The social media post offered no evidence to support its claim.

World Economic Forum

In an April 15, 2024, email to Lead Stories, Yann Zopf, head of media at the World Economic Forum (WEF), provided this response to the social media post. He said:

These claims are entirely baseless and unfounded. Professor Schwab's health is excellent. Like many high-profile individuals and organizations, he and the World Economic Forum have been targeted by conspiracy narratives, as well as misinformation and disinformation campaigns.

The 86-year-old Schwab is the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum.

Google searches

A Google News search (archived here) using the terms "Klaus Schwab hospitalized" produced no stories matching the claim. A general Google search (archived here) found multiple social media posts making the same claim about the head of the WEF but provided no evidence to back up what they were alleging.

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Lead Stories previously debunked this Klaus hospitalization claim: Fact Check: Klaus Schwab NOT Hospitalized After Vaccine Reaction, Did NOT 'Pull Out', Will Speak At Davos Event.

Other Lead Stories fact checks on claims concerning Klaus Schwab can be found here.

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  Ed Payne

Ed Payne is a staff writer at Lead Stories. He is an Emmy Award-winning journalist as part of CNN’s coverage of 9/11. Ed worked at CNN for nearly 24 years with the CNN Radio Network and CNN Digital. Most recently, he was a Digital Senior Producer for Gray Television’s Digital Content Center, the company’s digital news hub for 100+ TV stations. Ed also worked as a writer and editor for WebMD. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, Ed is the author of two children’s book series: “The Daily Rounds of a Hound” and “Vail’s Tales.” 

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