Billionaire Bill Gates has called for increased censorship online so governments can “moderate some of the insanity” that “prevented some people from using masks or taking the vaccine.”
Speaking during a recent interview with Al Jazeera host Folly Bah Thibault, Gates warned that another pandemic is just around the corner and we must prepare now.
However, he agrees that the “current pandemic” is apparently still ongoing, despite Democrat President Joe Biden declaring last year that it is “over.”
According to Gates, Covid was just a warmup and a much bigger pandemic is looming.
The Microsoft co-founder said that governments must prepare by developing infrastructure to vaccinate the public “faster.”
He explained that in conjunction with building bigger factories to produce vaccines more rapidly, governments will also need a “global surveillance team” to monitor the public so new viruses can be detected sooner.
Thibault said to Gates:
“We’re not quite out of the woods yet with this current pandemic, and it’s sobering that we have to think about the next pandemic when we’re just now enjoying the things that we like to do in life.”
“Why and how ready should we be for the next pandemic?” she asked Gates.
“Well, governments are there to protect us,” Gates responded.
“But the [covid] pandemic is a disaster that they did not prepare for.
“The actual resources required to have a global surveillance team to make better diagnostic technologies, to do quick detection.
“It’s actually not going to be that expensive once the world gets organized and makes it a priority.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Thibault brought up the so-called “bizarre rightwing conspiracy theories” that were spread online, especially about Gates himself.
“You yourself were the target of some bizarre rightwing conspiracy theories, and when it came to the vaccine of course, […] and how did you deal with it?”
“It was quite a surprise,” Gates replied.
“You know it was people looking for simple explanations, looking for you know one bad actor to simplify the surprise of what was going on.
“The digital channels definitely amplified that, [which] let people resonate with strange ideas.”
Gates then continues by arguing for increased online censorship by claiming that “insanity” and “strange ideas” about vaccines are preventing “people from helping themselves.”
“It’s tragic that that probably prevented some people from using masks or taking the vaccine when they needed it.
“It did lead to polarization and even more death than we had to experience.
“You know I believe that the ability to communicate worldwide there’s huge benefits that flow out of that, and now we have to moderate some of the insanity that you know prevents people from helping themselves.”