Bill Gates: Enlist Religious Leaders, Others in “Trust Network” to Reduce Covid “Vaccine Hesitancy” – “Few People Can Look at Data Directly”

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Bill Gates is imploring leaders in the U.S. to begin brainstorm ways in which the public can be convinced to drop its resistance to a potential Covid vaccine.

American health officials need to start “thinking about which voices will help reduce the hesitancy, so we can get a level of vaccination that really has a chance of stopping” the virus, Gates said.

“Vaccine hesitancy is in all countries and predates the pandemic,” he lamented.

Gates recounted, for example, some of the “creative” ways his foundation had to get people in Nigeria to take more of his polio vaccine.

“In places like Nigeria we had to go to the religious leaders, talk to them, have them speak out, you know, vaccinate their children. So [it is about] understanding the trust network – who is it that you view as an expert. Very few people can look at the formulation or data directly,” Gates said.

The Nigerian Parliament is currently investigating a $10 million bribe allegation from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation in support of a medical record law that would allow for easier sharing of private health data with tech companies.

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