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The Vaccine Conspiracy: Bill Gates is NOT Trying to Kill Your Children
It seems as if Bill Gates' 2010 TED speech fed antivaxers a conspiracy theory in which they now believe, and are avidly blogging, that Bill Gates is trying to kill us all through immunizations to lower CO2 emissions down to zero.
Did we watch the same speech? I'm afraid not. See, I watched the entire mere 27 minutes and 49 seconds of Bill Gates on energy: Innovating to 0! Whereas most of the anti vax community watched 4 minutes and 40 seconds of the speech out of context on youtube. After all, when you're busy trying to save your loved ones from being murdered with vaccines, who has time to be thorough?!
The Conspiracy Theory
Bill Gates wants to lower CO2 emissions down to zero by eliminating the population of people. Here is this nifty formula (beware, it requires some multiplication):
CO2= P x S x E x C
(CO2= People x Services they require x Energy used to provide services x CO2 per unit of energy)
Phew. Simple enough, right? Speaking of simple, if we're trying to get CO2 down to zero, algebra tells us that one of these numbers in the formula is going to have be zero.
This is where the frenzy begins. If we get the P variable down to zero, everything to the left of the equation will be eliminated! Problem solved! Right? Herein lies the rub: if the population is zero, there will not be a person on the planet who needs to worry about CO2 emissions. No population equals no CO2, equals no one here to care or benefit from it.
So New World Order theorists claim Bill will kill off 1 billion people with vaccines. Let's strap ourselves into the mind of a NWO theorist and pretend that's true. In a population that will grow to 9 billion, let's subtract a billion. *Poof* Now we have 8 billion people left on the planet. That's 8 billion greater than zero, which we've already learned that one of these variables is going to have to be close to zero to eliminate CO2 emissions. So it's safe to say that algebraically and physically, we are not going to solve this problem by eliminating the P variable.
If you watch the seminar, Bill Gates recognizes that the population is growing, heading to 9 billion. "If we do a really great job on vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that perhaps 10-15%." Chicken Little, the sky is falling! Bill Gates is trying to kill us with vacccines! Here's the dose of rationalism- there's no sinister plot here, vaccines actually do help lower the birth rate of the population.
Whoa, vaccines help lower the population growth rate? YES. It sounds counter intuitive, because science, the last couple of centuries, and the current population are all solid evidence that vaccines lower mortality rates.
How do lower mortality rates slow the growth of the population? Lower mortality rates correlate to lower birth rates because they eliminate many of the risk factors that drive birth rates higher. Vaccinnes contribute to health, well being, and longevity- loosening the pressure of early procreation. Couples are waiting longer to conceive children as our expected life span allows us to first fulfill our educaional and career oriented goals.
Now, if you contine watching, you will realize the P variable is rising; Bill isn't trying to lower the population down to zero. Nor is he trying to lower the services they require, in fact; he acknowledges that the services are a very good thing, "Getting rid of poverty means providing these services to nearly everyone on the planet and it's a great thing for this number to go up."
So, in our equation, CO2= P x S x E x C, the only variables we have left to touch on (remember, one of these will have to be nearly zero to "innovate" our CO2 emissions down to zero), is the energy required for necessary services and the CO2 emissions from the energy required.
The whole purpose of Bill's seminar at TED is to address our current energy crisis, which you would know had you watched the actual seminar. Find another conspiracy to feed on, NWO theorists! This one has been debunked.