On the Daily Show with Trevor Noah on April 2, 2020, Bill Gates said:
Well, the main tools we have right now are the behavioral change, the social distancing, which often means staying at home most of the time and the testing capacity to identify who in particular needs to get isolated and then testing their contacts to make sure that we can catch it so early that a lot of people who get sick don’t infect anyone else. So our foundation is engaged in projecting what’s going to go on the modeling. Our partner IHME is telling each state what they should think about in terms of ventilators and capacity. Further on out, the work we’re doing now to find a therapeutic, a drug to reduce the disease, to cut the deaths down, we’re hopeful that even in six months, some of those will have been approved, but the ultimate solution, the only thing that really lets us go back completely to normal, and feel good about sitting in a stadium with lots of other people, is to create a vaccine and not just take care of our country but take that vaccine out to the global population and so that we have vast immunity and this thing, no matter what, isn’t going to spread in large numbers.
Well, a little problem with that scenario is that a huge study in 2005, of 33 flu seasons showed that flu vaccine doesn’t work and this is a very similar vaccine for a virus, and even the CDC says, many years it’s 30% effective. What they don’t say is, that they never tested to see if it prevented more in people or killed people. And in fact, the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System states that, between 587 and 5870, due to differences in under-reporting, people per year die from the flu vaccine and between 6367 and 63,670 are seriously injured requiring Hospital. Great idea, Bill! Not! Surely this man who is supposed to be so smart knows that studies show that the flu vaccine doesn’t work. And even those that claim it does work say it’s extremely ineffective. How could that be a possible solution? And, you’re talking about vaccinating, presumably all the children in the world who aren’t even affected by this virus at all.