Bill Gates Advocates Mandating Vaccines in Care Homes

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently told CNN's Anderson Cooper that he believes there is a compelling case to be made for mandating vaccines in care homes.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he believes there is a compelling case to be made for mandating vaccines in care homes.

In the interview, Gates, was asked by Cooper the following: “Do you think the Federal government or state governments, or the very least the Federal government, should mandate; if you want to get on an airplane, you have to be vaccinated, or if you want Social Security, you need to be vaccinated?”

Gates responded that there was a compelling case to be made for mandating vaccines in care homes, adding that he hoped that the U.S. would reach the stage where 80 or 90 percent of the population were vaccinated. His justification for this was the new Delta variant, which he claimed “changed the rules.”

Correction: An earlier version of this article inaccurately stated that Bill Gates had suggested unvaccinated people should be stripped of their social security. This is not the case, and so the headline and article have been updated.