Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, uncannily predicted by Bill Gates in October 2019, Bill Gates’ wealth surged up 33% to $130 billion, while ordinary people struggled to feed their families and keep roofs over their heads.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought Bill Gates closer than ever to his goal of vaccinating the world and will guarantee that his long-standing investments in vaccine companies like Pfizer, BioNTech, CureVac and Vir Biotechnology will keep his wealth growing.
The pandemic also increases the viability of Gates’ more controversial investments in “digital certificates to show who has recovered or been tested recently or when we have a vaccine who has received it.”
In 2019, Gates-funded quantum-dot tattoos were promoted as a “novel way to record a patient’s vaccination history: storing the data in a pattern of dye, invisible to the naked eye, that is delivered under the skin at the same time as the vaccine.”
Also in 2019, Gates’ ID2020 launched a “program to leverage immunization as an opportunity to establish digital identity.” According to a news report, “Digital identity is a computerized record of who a person is, stored in a registry. It is used, in this case, to keep track of who has received vaccination.”