Comedian claims that Bill Gates supports using vaccines for depopulation

A trending video clip features a comedian repeating the debunked myth that Bill Gates admitted that vaccines are a part of his plan to depopulate the planet. The claim misrepresents Gates’s comments about the climate crisis, in which he stated that global access to “new vaccines, health care, and reproductive health services” would lead to slower population growth. This is supported by decades of research showing that birth rates decrease as living conditions improve.

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