Laura Davis asked us to share this reply to one of the comments in the chat last night. I believe @kykidsdoc asked it.
Have you reached out to Bill Gates Foundation for funding, if not……you should….this is right up their alley
Pat, yes we have, especially since Bill Gates was interviewed for our Jonas Salk film, “A Shot to Save the World.” Alas, the answer from the two senior program officers with whom we spoke was that word from ‘higher up’ is that they have been ordered not to touch the subject of vaccine hesitancy. In response to my questions, they said the B&MGF prefers to focus on the positive aspects of vaccines. While I would agree with that in general, in our opinion, completely ignoring the elephant in the room is not going to sway public opinion enough given how much uncertainty there is surrounding all vaccines and especially COVID. Having said that, Pat, it is very hard for us to criticize Bill Gates, a hero in so many ways.
Disturbing fact: Something like 20% of all Americans believe that Bill Gates is involved in the types of nefarious activities he is accused of by everyone from RFK, Jr to Q Anon, e.g. that he is perpetrating a genocide against African children, trying to implant all of us with Microsoft data-harvesting chips and other stuff too crazy to be believed (one would think.) 20%!!