US Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has espoused a conspiracy theory that billionaire Bill Gates hopes to “make big bucks” from a monkeypox outbreak.
During the Thursday night edition of her Facebook Live show MTG: LiveGreene baselessly linked the current monkeypox outbreak — which consisted of fewer than 100 cases worldwide, including at least one confirmed case in Massachusetts and one suspected case in New York — to Gates, the Microsoft founder who often emerged as a central figure in right-wing conspiracy theories .
To bolster the connection, the congresswoman shared a video clip from a November 2021 Gates interview with Jeremy Hunt, chair of Britain’s Health and Welfare Committee. Gates did not mention monkeypox in the interview, but warned that governments should prepare for future pandemics and called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to invest $1 billion annually to create a task force on it.
“Bill Gates, I want to remind everyone that he wants to grow fake meat in a petri dish and he wants us to drink fecal water,” Greene said after the clip played. “So, I don’t know why we let Bill Gates make our health decisions … I don’t drink his Petri dish fake meat and I don’t drink his fecal water.”
“Bill Gates is very concerned about monkeypox because it seems he can make a lot of money from it,” she continued. “He and his other buddies. You know, all the Democratic donors.”
Greene went on to say that the US government recently purchased supplies of a smallpox vaccine that can be used to prevent both smallpox and monkeypox, which are related viruses. The government this week exercised an option on an existing contract to buy vaccines worth $119 million.
However, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) told Axios on Friday that the purchase was “not related to specific events” and was instead “part of a standard and ongoing preparedness” to respond to a “potential smallpox emergency.” “
Greene insisted Gates “wants you all to be injected with the new vaccine” because “COVID-19 is getting old” and the public is “done with the vaccine game” amid the current pandemic. She warned that the media and an undefined “they” would try to scare the public with images of “kids with all of this.” [monkeypox] over their faces.”
“And then they’ll tell you to wear a mask because if you get too close to someone and they spit on you, you’re going to get this horrible, horrible disease, monkeypox,” Greene said. “But don’t worry… I know you’re a Dr. Fauci pillow that you sleep with every night.”
“We need to order your Bill Gates pillow,” she continued. “You should have a Bill Gates body pillow and you can snuggle with it every night,” she added. “Because Bill Gates will save the day.”
Before Greene spoke explicitly about Gates, Greene informed viewers that “pandemics haven’t become a thing in 2020” and surmised that “it sounds like it might have been a plandemic.”
news week asked Gates for comment.
https://www.newsweek.com/marjorie-taylor-greene-pushes-bill-gates-monkeypox-conspiracy-1708789 Marjorie Taylor Greene pushes Bill Gates monkeypox plot