FACT CHECK: Did Bill Gates Say ‘People Who Resist The ‘MRNA Tsunami’ Will Be Excluded From Society?’
A post shared on Facebook claims Microsoft founder Bill Gates purportedly said, “People who resist the ‘mRNA tsunami’ will be excluded from society.”
The claim stems from an Aug. 27 article published by “The People’s Voice,” a website that is known for spreading “fake news.” A spokesperson for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation denied the claim’s validity in an email to Check Your Fact.
Gates admitted he was “lazy” when it came to math as a child during a recent episode of his “Unconfuse Me” podcast, according to Insider. Gates also recently revealed he used to compete with colleagues to sleep as little as possible, calling sleep “unnecessary,” Fortune reported.
“Bill Gates: People Who Resist ‘mRNA Tsunami’ Will Be Excluded From Society,” the Facebook post purports. The post includes an image of a tweet that appears to have been posted on Gates’ X account, reading, “A tsunami of MRNA is coming – whether you like it or not.”
The site, which has previously been known as “NewsPunch” and “YourNewsWire,” is described as “one of the most well-known purveyors of fake news online,” according to a 2019 article from Mashable. (RELATED: Did Dr. Fauci Declare That ‘All Unvaccinated Citizens Must Be Locked Down This Winter?’)
Although the headline attributes the quote to Gates, the article itself provides no evidence indicating he made the purported remark. Likewise, the article includes a quote about a “coming tsunami of mRNA medicines,” but the statement is attributed to Melissa J. Moore, the chief scientific officer of Moderna.
“These claims are false and we can confirm that the doctored tweet is fake,” A spokesperson for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said in an email to Check Your Fact.
Furthermore, the quote about a “coming tsunami of mRNA medicines” is correctly attributed to Moore and stems from an April 2022 TED Talk.
Check Your Fact has contacted “The People’s Voice” for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.