Bill Gates Did NOT Admit ‘Vaccines Are Best Way To Depopulate’

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Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Bill Gates had admitted that vaccinations were a way to help depopulate the planet. The basis for this were a series of quotes, misinterpreted and taken out of context. Bill Gates did not admit that vaccinations are a method for depopulating the planet. On the contrary, Gates is interested in keeping people alive via vaccination programs.

As noted by Snopes, Gates’ various public statements regarding vaccines and population growth were neither an accidental slip nor a nefarious admission of plans for a new world order:

As discussed in a 21 November 2011 Forbes cover story profiling the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, reducing population growth has always been integral to their stated mission of “improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty”:

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In 1997, when he and Melinda first ventured into public health […] they focused on birth control, funding a Johns Hopkins effort to use computers to help women in the developing world learn about contraception. The logic was crisp and Bill Gates-friendly. Health = resources ÷ people. And since resources, as Gates noted, are relatively fixed, the answer lay in population control.

As further discussed in this piece, Gates later came to the conclusion that birth control was not the best approach to achieve the goal of slower population growth, instead realizing that — counterintuitively — a reduction in childhood mortality was the best way to limit population growth.