FACT CHECK: Did Henry Kissinger Say ‘Forcible Vaccination’ Would Lead To ‘Extermination Services’?

Aryssa Damron | Fact Check Reporter

An image shared on Facebook claimed that former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said that “once the herd accepts mandatory forcible vaccinations, it’s game over!” The meme cites a speech supposedly given to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) “Council on Eugenics” on Feb. 25, 2009.

Verdict: False

There is no evidence Kissinger ever said this in a 2009 speech or at any other time. The WHO “Council on Eugenics” does not exist.

Fact Check:

In light of the recent measles outbreak that has been tied to unvaccinated populations, this meme attempts to use the specter of Kissinger to imply that vaccination, especially mandatory vaccination, is a government conspiracy that allows the powerful to “control the herd.”

The full text of the image reads, “Once the herd accepts mandatory forcible vaccination, it’s game over! They will accept anything – forcible blood or organ donation — for the ‘greater good.’ We can genetically modify children and sterilize them – for the ‘greater good.’ Control sheep minds and you control the herd. Vaccine makers stand to make billions, and many of you in this room today are investors. It’s a big win-win! We thin out the herd and the herd pays us for providing extermination services. Now, what’s for lunch, huh?”

The Daily Caller found no evidence, however, of Kissinger or any other political figure making such a statement, in 2009 or at any other time. Kissinger’s speeches are well documented, and there is no record of this quote in an interview or book.

The statement would be outrageous for someone with as much influence and prestige as Kissinger to say without it being documented by a major news outlet.

Furthermore, WHO’s so-called “Council on Eugenics” does not exist. As such, Kissinger did not give a speech to them on the date in question.

Kissinger’s website, which features some of his prominent speeches, does not include any remarks given in February 2009. Other sources show that he spoke to the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 6 of that year, and vaccinations were not discussed.

Some critics of Kissinger, and vaccines in general, have attempted to use his involvement in a 1974 study on the consequences of rapid population growth globally as proof that he supported eugenics or nefarious population control mechanisms.

In April, New York City’s health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, ordered that any residents living or working in the Brooklyn area, where there has been an outbreak, must be immediately vaccinated against the disease unless they can prove immunity or provide evidence of a medical exemption.

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Aryssa Damron

Fact Check Reporter