Bill Gates has announced on CNN’s State of the Union that his foundation is set to liaise with the government to help with future infectious disease control. At the same time, the Microsoft founder, who has no experience or expertise in the medical field, is proclaiming that Draconian lockdowns should continue on into 2022.
In his Sunday interview, he states that he believes that “big public gatherings” should be completely banned and most restaurants and bars should be shut down for six months. Gates goes on to proclaim that life should not return to any semblance of “normal” until 2022, and that the U.S. government should also prioritize vaccinating foreign populations before any lockdowns are lifted.
Not surprisingly, Gates’ comments provoked an uproar. Critics point out that Gates’ opinion is worthless unless he intends to give his entire fortune to the millions of waiters, cooks, managers, and restaurant owners who will lose their livelihoods if the restaurant industry remains shut down for another six months.
Sadly, the truth is that Gates’ opinion, while dangerous, isn’t entirely worthless. The tech mogul has spoken directly with “President-Elect” Joe Biden and clearly has his ear and confidence. The mainstream news media puts a premium on Gates’ opinions, disseminating his proclamations as scientific fact.
“The transition is complicating [things,] but the new administration is willing to rely on actual experts and not attack those experts,” Gates told CNN.
A mere week after the election, a member of the Biden Coronavirus Task Force announced to the news media that a national lockdown was in order if COVID cases continued to rise. This same individual then held up China as an example of a “successful” lockdown — disregarding the blatant human rights violations that came with it.
Bill Gates is neither a scientist nor a doctor, and Biden’s decision to give the Gates Foundation a non-official role in his government should alarm anyone who is concerned about constitutional liberty. The lockdowns have failed to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, while at the same time causing untold hardship for millions of Americans of all ages and walks of life.
We were told that lockdowns would continue until there is a vaccine — this day has arrived. Not surprisingly, the goal posts have moved once again. Democrats who have been thoroughly enjoying exercising their new powers for the better part of this year are loath to give up control, and Bill Gates seems to be eager to work with them.
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