The Coronavirus Collection: The Gates Foundation

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Bill and Melinda Gates and their namesake foundation have been at the center of a hurricane of conspiracy theories.

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As rumors spread about the COVID-19 coronavirus disease pandemic in early 2020, an unlikely scapegoat emerged. Bill and Melinda Gates, longtime foes of anti-vaccine activists because of the Gates Foundation’s work in public health, became the center of a storm of misinformation and rumors. Snopes dug into the conspiracy theories.

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