Since a few weeks, we’ve been seeing some rather random and baseless conspiracy theories being linked to genius billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates; one of which was that the vaccine being developed by Bill Gates for COVID-19 will be used to track the vaccine recipient.
Yeah, this is actually happening. We kid you not.
To test how many people actually believe this; Yahoo News and YouGov conducted an online survey which has revealed some shocking details.
Reported first by Business Insider, as per the survey; 44 percent of Republicans believe that the vaccine will actually impact a location tracking microchip in the recipient’s body.
However, there were also some who believed this conspiracy theory to be false. Indeed, 26 percent Republicans stated that they don’t believe such theories; whereas 31 percent admitted that they’re undecided about this specific topic.
The survey also found that half of the people surveyed who watched Fox News as their primary news channel; also believed this random theory.
It is important to note that Fox News has already debunked this theory.
Surprisingly, not just Republicans are the ones believing this.
Some Democrats also believe this could be possible — 19 percent of them to be exact. Oddly enough, 24 percent of Independents and 15 percent of people who watch MSNBC as their primary news channel; also have faith in the COVID-19 vaccine microchip conspiracy theory.
Conspiracy theories against Bill Gates have been popping up ever since he indirectly spoke against Trump’s act of cutting finance to the World Health Organisation.
In another post that he made to thank doctors and medical healthcare professionals in the front line, the comments section was flooded with people cursing and disrespecting Bill Gates.
A while back, Yahoo News and YouGov also conducted another survey to see how many Americans would get vaccinated once COVID-19 vaccines do start rolling in the market.
Out of the total participants, 55 percent of Americans would want the vaccine as it comes out.
26 percent were unsure about it and 19 percent didn’t plan on receiving the vaccine