Fact-checked by: Myth Detector

2020/12/30 | Georgia

MISLEADING: Bill Gates: despite vaccination, the pandemic will intensify.

Explanation: Gates' words that "despite vaccination, the pandemic will intensify" are misleading. 1) Gates does not write in his blog that the pandemic will intensify "despite vaccination". 2) Media outlets have omitted in the detail that according to Gates, the pandemic will intensify in the coming months. 3) Gates points out in his blog that the combination of vaccinations, treatments and regulations will have a global impact and the incidence and mortality rate will gradually decrease, although none of the aforementioned media outlets write about it. Thus, the blog as a whole is optimistic and focusing on just one quote is misleading.

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This false claim originated from: Media Outlet

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