Bill Gates: Vaccines To Reduce Population?

Found this article and had to post on it. I’ve never been a big fan of vaccines and so had to watch to see what his comments were. The video is at the bottom of the article and can be watched there, comments are about 4:35 into the video
From the article we see this: Stating that the global population was heading towards 9 billion, Gates said, “If we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services (abortion), we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 per cent.”

Gates did not go on to elaborate on using improved vaccines and health care to reduce the population. It is easy enough to see how the abortion could come into play, but the mind recoils from the thought of using vaccines and health care to reduce the population.

If you watch the video all the way thru, Gates talks about a venture called Terrapower, which seems interesting and I will try to post on that soon


3 Responses to “Bill Gates: Vaccines To Reduce Population?”

  1. 1 Oekedulleke
    March 3, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    yup, me again 🙂

    If I understood it right, the reduction of 10 to 15% is in the projected growth of human population. Basically, if we can get more people up to our western level of health services (though I suspect that can only be a packaged deal together with the entire lifestyle), they will stop having 6 or more children and would rather choose smaller families which will reduce the level of growth.

    The Terrapower idea sound very interesting, I agree. And could go a long way in powering the future if its as good as he claims.

  2. March 5, 2010 at 12:13 AM


    You may be right. But with Gates just leaving that out there and not even alluding to how vaccinations and health care would reduce the population it is left to the imagination. He should have spelled it out at least a tad better, but its probably one of those things where you speak differently to a like minded audience than you would when trying to win converts or in a more open debate.

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