by Isabelle Z., DC Clothesline:
As researchers around the world are scrambling to come up with a COVID-19 vaccine, many of us are wondering exactly who is going to volunteer as test subjects. If vaccines with decades of research behind them are still so dangerous, it’s disturbing to think what a rushed vaccine might do to human health.
When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccines being funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, however, it appears that there’s already a game plan – and it’s one that won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to the Gates’ over the years.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’ wife, Melinda Gates, said that healthcare workers deserve to get the vaccine first, but after that, she’d like to see it given to black people.
During a virtual appearance by the couple at the recent Forbes philanthropy summit, she said: “Here in the United States, it’s going to be black people who really should get it first and many indigenous people, as well as people with underlying symptoms, and then elderly people.”
Their foundation supports Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which they say will buy and distribute doses of the vaccine to low-income countries.
The role of the couple’s foundation in funding research into a COVID-19 vaccine is hugely concerning given their track record when it comes to issues like abortion and the fact that they have advocated for population control in the past.
Vaccines connected to Gates behind countless deaths and injuries to African women and children
Children’s Health Defense Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. recently took a look back at the Gates’ obsession with vaccines over the years. Here are just a few of the occasions when that pursuit did not end well for black people.
In 2010, the foundation funded a phase 3 trial of an experimental malaria vaccine that ended up killing 151 African infants and leaving more than 1,000 with severe adverse effects like paralysis and seizures.
A similar campaign in Sub-Saharan Africa, the 2002 MenAfriVac effort involving the forced vaccination of thousands of African children, left 50 kids paralyzed.
After Gates committed $10 billion to the World Health Organization (WHO), he said that new vaccines “could reduce population.” In a 2010 TED Talk, he stated: “The world today has 6.8 billion people… that’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, healthcare, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.”