The six-time Formula 1 world champion, the British Lewis Hamilton, says he was “misunderstood” after sharing a video on Instagram in which he seems to accuse Bill Gates of lies about vaccines against the new coronavirus.
“I want to clarify my thoughts, since I understand that they may have been misinterpreted,” writes Lewis Hamilton on Instagram, after having deleted from his account a video that he had shared that seems to accuse the Microsoft founder and philanthropist of lies.
The video, initially posted on the social network by American actor King Bach, is a thirteen-minute interview by Bill Gates to CBS regarding coronavirus vaccines, whose investigation is ongoing, and especially about their possible side effects. . The philanthropist invested more than 250 million dollars in the fight against the virus.
This video is accompanied by a comment from King Bach to his almost 20 million subscribers on Instagram: “I remember when I told my first lie.”
“I had not seen the added comment, it is totally my fault and I have a lot of respect for the philanthropy work done by Bill Gates,” defended Lewis Hamilton, who has 18.3 million subscribers to the social network.
“I also want to be clear about the fact that I am not against the vaccine, and that I have no doubt about the fact that it will be important in the fight against coronavirus, and I have high hopes for its development to save lives.” added the Mercedes driver, who is seeking his seventh world title this season.
However, Hamilton added that the Bill Gates interview showed “(that there are) still many doubts about the side effects (of a vaccine) and how it would be financed.”
Last week, Bill Gates had to defend himself against conspiracy theories that accuse him of being the origin of the coronavirus pandemic.
A video that says the millionaire wanted to “eliminate 15% of the population” using the vaccine and electronic chips was viewed millions of times on YouTube.
“It is a bad combination of pandemic, social networks and people looking for simple explanations,” Gates had declared in an interview with CNN. AFP (HN)