When it comes to philanthropy, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation surely leads the pack. In an Interview on CNN Bill Gates was proud and excited to tell the world about the benefits of vaccination. This particular journalist can not argue that is quite possible that world population may be getting quite close to the tipping point, but what Bill Gates actually says to in this interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN March 5th 2011 might be just a little bit too much information for the conventional Main Stream Media audience.
Recently, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is set to unveil funding a sum in the hundreds of millions of dollars for a campaign to improve population control via contraception use in the developing world.
photo: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
In January 2012 , the foundation pledged another $750 million on top of the $650 million contributed since the fund was set up 10 years ago. Apparently, Bill and Melinda goal is to raise $4 billion during the London Summit on Family Planning and expand their population control agenda for 120 million women in the developing world by 2020.
Iin this 5 minute interview, Bill Gates clearly states that the child deaths and sickness are not the only benefits of an extensive vaccination program, but "population control" is an equally beneficial affect.
The Gates Foundation has quickly become a major influence upon global health; the approximately US$800 million that the foundation gives every year for global health approaches the annual budget of the United Nations World Health Organization (193 nations) and is comparable to the funds given to fight infectious disease by the United States Agency for International Development.
The Foundation currently provides 17% (US$86 million in 2006) of the world budget for the attempted eradication of poliomyelitis (polio).
The Global Health Program's other significant grants include:
The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization
The foundation gave The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization a donation of US$750 million on January 25, 2005.
Children's Vaccine Program
The Children's Vaccine Program, run by the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), received a donation of US$27 million to help vaccinate against Japanese encephalitis on December 9, 2003.
University of Washington Department of Global Health
The foundation provided approximately US$30 million for the foundation of the new Department of Global Health at the University of Washington in Seattle. The donation promoted three of the Foundation's target areas: education, Pacific Northwest and global health. The foundation also lead a study to increase access to high education globally.
The foundation has donated a grand total of US$287 million to various HIV/AIDS researchers. The money was split between sixteen different research teams across the world, on the condition that they share their findings with one another.
Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation
The foundation gave the Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation more than US$280 million to develop and license an improved vaccine against tuberculosis for use in high burden countries.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates was recently interviewed by CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta. Gates was attending the World Economic Forum to push his mission of eradicating polio by 2012. Gates, through his foundation, has pledged $10 billion to provide vaccinations to children around the world .
In the course of the interview, in regards to the vaccine-autism connection, Gates said:
"... [I]t's an absolute lie that has killed thousands of kids. Because the mothers who heard that lie, many of them didn't have their kids take either pertussis or measles vaccine, and their children are dead today. And so the people who go and engage in those anti-vaccine efforts -- you know, they, they kill children. It's a very sad thing, because these vaccines are important."
How can someone so smart also be so confused about this issue? Unfortunately, that may actually be part of the problem.
Bill Gates may be one of the most destructive "do-gooders" on the planet because he is rich enough to get what he wants and he has a high opinion of his own intelligence. It is hard enough fighting Big Pharma, Big Government and Big Medicine on vaccines, but when another opponent is one of the wealthiest and most influential philanthropists in the world, it is even harder.
Fortunately, truth is more powerful than money. It is the only reason that the voices of parents and vaccine injured children continue to be heard above the relentless promotion of lies by the wealthy and powerful.
In this video below, Bill Gates makes more statements regarding the need for a population control program at the TED conference in Long Beach California in 2010. Wait till he gets to 4 Minutes and 40 seconds into his speech. Bill lets it slip again that if we do a really good job vaccinating people, we could lower population by 15%.