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Bill Gates says there is no conspiracy, His GMO mosquitos are not responsible for fhe Mosquito virus spreading around America

 
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When the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an alert about finding four malaria cases in Florida and one malaria case in Texas, it created quite a buzz. After all, these were the first reported cases of people actually catching malaria in the U.S. since 2003.

. This news also opened the gates in another way—allowing a flood of even more conspiracy theories about billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates to be spread across social media. This included claims that Gates was somehow responsible for these new malaria cases via a project that has released genetically-modified mosquitoes in the U.S.

For example, Liz Churchill, who even calls herself a “conspiracy theorist” on her Twitter bio, sent out a tweet that hit the fan and spread with over 23.5K re-tweets. Her tweet said, “It must be a coincidence that from 2003-2023 there wasn’t one case of Malaria spread by mosquitos…and along comes a company funded by Bill Gates…to solve a problem that didn’t exist…and suddenly in the exact places where he releases mosquitos…there’s an outbreak of Malaria?”



First of all, Churchill was presumably referring to Oxitec, a company that has indeed released genetically-modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys, which, by the way, isn’t in Sarasota County where the four malaria cases in Florida. The Florida Keys are also nowhere near Texas. Oxitec has received support from the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.



One possible way of combatting such growing problems is to introduce genetically-modified mosquitoes that in turn can keep the mosquito population from growing. Such genetically-modified mosquitoes are like some genetically-modified organized (GMO) used as food. They aren’t being modified to taste better. Instead, they are being genetically-modified so that they can help curb the mosquito population. When these genetically-modified male mosquitoes get it on like Donkey Kong with female Aedes aegypti, they can pass along a gene to any resulting female offspring. That gene essentially serves as ticking time bomb—or perhaps a mosquitoing time bomb—that will lead to the early death of such offspring. Fewer viable offspring could mean fewer mosquitoes in the long run.

Scientists are still testing the viability of employing such a strategy at a larger scale. So, the key to the release in the Florida Keys was that it was limited to that location and subject to ongoing subsequent surveillance to see what happens.
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Re: Bill Gates says there is no conspiracy, His GMO mosquitos are not responsible for fhe Mosquito virus spreading around America
well, i guess that settles that.

what were we thinking?
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Re: Bill Gates says there is no conspiracy, His GMO mosquitos are not responsible for fhe Mosquito virus spreading around America
Why are this piece of genocidal crap and his family still breathing.
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Re: Bill Gates says there is no conspiracy, His GMO mosquitos are not responsible for fhe Mosquito virus spreading around America
well, i guess that settles that.

what were we thinking?
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Why are this piece of genocidal crap and his family still breathing.
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Bill Gates once released a swarm of mosquitoes on a crowd to make a point about malaria



Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates released a swarm of mosquitoes on an unsuspecting audience at a TED conference in 2009.

“There’s no reason only poor people should have the experience,” the billionaire said, before adding that the mosquitoes were not infectious.
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Re: Bill Gates says there is no conspiracy, His GMO mosquitos are not responsible for fhe Mosquito virus spreading around America
We should relabel ourselves as coincidence theorists
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Re: Bill Gates says there is no conspiracy, His GMO mosquitos are not responsible for fhe Mosquito virus spreading around America
Bill Gaslightes
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Bill Gaslightes
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Re: Bill Gates says there is no conspiracy, His GMO mosquitos are not responsible for fhe Mosquito virus spreading around America
The biggest mass murderer in human history says not to investigate his crimes against humanity, ie gates working for the j masters who want to murder most of us alive.
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We should relabel ourselves as coincidence theorists
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Re: Bill Gates says there is no conspiracy, His GMO mosquitos are not responsible for fhe Mosquito virus spreading around America
well, i guess that settles that.

what were we thinking?
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Let's compare mosquitos and sharks to humans - mosquitos live on land, sharks live in the ocean. Every human is a land creature, like mosquitos. When humans go into ocean water, they only stay there for minutes or hours. So we need to compare the number of hours humans are on land vs the number of hours humans are in ocean water. Wait, this is a terrible comparison - you can't make sense of it. Bill's reference to sharks is a very poor reference.
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Re: Bill Gates says there is no conspiracy, His GMO mosquitos are not responsible for fhe Mosquito virus spreading around America
well, i guess that settles that.

what were we thinking?
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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 13192354


Let's compare mosquitos and sharks to humans - mosquitos live on land, sharks live in the ocean. Every human is a land creature, like mosquitos. When humans go into ocean water, they only stay there for minutes or hours. So we need to compare the number of hours humans are on land vs the number of hours humans are in ocean water. Wait, this is a terrible comparison - you can't make sense of it. Bill's reference to sharks is a very poor reference.
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And they call him the world's smartest man...





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