Farrakhan: Bill Gates is Plotting to 'Depopulate the Earth' with COVID-19 Vaccine
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan levels accusations against billionaire
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has accused Bill Gates of plotting to "depopulate the Earth" through vaccines for COVID-19.
According to Farrakhan, Microsoft co-founder Gates is conspiring with Dr. Anthony Fauci in a bid to use the coronavirus pandemic to reduce the population of the planet.
He accused the pair, along with Gates' wife Melinda, of using the development of vaccines, aimed at ending the coronavirus crisis, as a front for their scheme.
During a speech at Chicago's Nation of Islam headquarters, Farrakhan urged African leaders and his followers to avoid accepting medications and vaccines developed by Western scientists.
"I say to my brothers and sisters in Africa, if they come up with a vaccine, be careful,” Farrakhan said during his annual Fourth of July speech.
"Don’t let them vaccinate you with their history of treachery through vaccines, through medication."
“Do not take their medication,” the 87-year-old firebrand warned, according to The Daily Caller.
This year’s speech drew particular attention after Fox Soul, a division of 21st Century Fox, came under fire for planning to stream the event online.
Farrakhan has a history of making anti-Semitic remarks.
Farrakhan proposed convening a team of virologists and epidemiologists to inspect whatever vaccines are developed to deal with the coronavirus.
He then pushed a popular but unfounded conspiracy theory that Fauci and Gates are working on a vaccine for the purposes of population control.
"They’re making money now, plotting to give seven billion, five-hundred million people a vaccination,” Farrakhan said.
"Dr. Fauci, Bill Gates and Melinda — you want to depopulate the Earth.
"What the hell gave you that right?
"Who are you to sit down with your billion to talk about who can live, and who should die?” he continued.
“That’s why your world is coming to an end quickly, because you have sentenced billions to death, but God is now sentencing you to the death that you are sentencing to others."
The Honorable Minister Farrakhan is spitting truth to power— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) July 4, 2020
Farrakhan’s remarks closely resemble those of anti-vaccination activists, as well as some conservatives who have leveled unfounded allegations about Fauci’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
One popular conspiracy theory is that Fauci is prolonging the duration of the coronavirus pandemic by proposing a series of economic lockdowns and social distancing policies until a vaccine is developed.
Fauci testified to Congress on June 23 that he is hopeful that a vaccine will be developed by the end of the year.
Dr. Peter Hotez, a vaccine scientist at Baylor University, commented on Farrakhan’s diatribe, noting that anti-vaccine demonstrations are being held in Texas on Saturday.
Is this Antiscience Saturday? Significant antivaccine antiscience demonstrations in Texas and elsewhere today https://t.co/BchfnuFxeq— Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD (@PeterHotez) July 4, 2020
Hotez, who is working on a vaccine for coronavirus, has for years battled anti-vaccination activists who claim that vaccines are linked to autism in children.
This comes following recent controversial remarks from Melinda Gates, who said in an interview that when a COVID-19 is developed, it should be given to black people first, right after health workers.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, in an interview with TIME Magazine ahead of the 2020 Global Vaccines Summit, Melinda said health workers will most likely be first in line to be vaccinated.
Gates added that the shot should then be given to black people and "many other people of color" before being used on white people.
Between 2018 and 2019, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave more money to the World Health Organization (WHO) than any other entity except the U.S. government.
President Donald Trump recently cut ties with WHO over concerns over the UN health body's relationship with the Communist Party of China (CPC).