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Bill Gates’ daughter Jennifer, a medical student, received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine recently, and like many relieved recipients, shared a photo. But Gates also showed she’s well aware of the false conspiracy theories involving her dad. After expressing how thankful she was for the vaccine, Gates joked, “PPS sadly the vaccine did NOT implant my genius father into my brain — if only mRNA had that power.”
Gates’ father, the Microsoft co-founder, has worked to promote and research vaccines for years through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As such, he is the subject of many truly weird conspiracy theories, including one that claims he’s pushing vaccinations in order to inject people with a microchip to track them.
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Jennifer Gates also noted in her post, “I’ll still be wearing my mask (or two!) after receiving my second dose — hope that’s self explanatory.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, recently endorsed the wearing of a cloth mask on top of a surgical mask, which the CDC says improves the fit of the surgical mask.
Jennifer, 24, is Bill and Melinda Gates’ oldest child, and has a younger brother, Rory, and a younger sister, Phoebe.
Bill Gates also received his first shot of the coronavirus vaccine recently, qualifying for it because he turned 65 in October. Like daughter, like father — he also shared a photo of the happy moment, writing, “I feel great.”