If you are in Nigeria, you would probably be familiar with the arguments some anti-vaxxers (those that oppose vaccinations) put up about the COVID-19 vaccines that several companies have recently started producing.
Some of their beliefs are that:
The vaccines, especially since almost every human will receive it, is a means of creating a new world order. They wonder why if this was not the case, why some countries and even airlines be making the vaccinations compulsory. I remember some even accused the Nigerian Federal Legislators of collecting bribe from Bill Gates then, when they were trying to pass a law that would make it compulsory for all Nigerians to be COVID-19 vaccinated.
vaccinations are a means for the west to control the population of Africa. In other words, vaccinations are to depopulate Africa! They argued that since the west have not been successful in controlling birthrate in Africa through all the other vaccines (polio, measles, tetanus, etc) that they administer on our children, they went back to the drawing board and manufactured COVID-19 and then the vaccine, and are aligning with governments to ensure everyone (adults and children) are vaccinated. They claim this vaccine will do the work all the other vaccines failed to do (or are not doing fast enough).
Vaccines contain mercury and that the compound is not good for the human body. They claim the effects of these vaccines that contain mercury begin to be felt after the 3rd generation. This is probably the only point that is not steeped in conspiracy theory.
Most also claim that if vaccines were really a good thing, why did Bill and Melinda Gates, the biggest advocates for vaccines and vaccinations, not vaccinate their three children? This claim is actually false as Melinda Gates had stated in 2019 when this allegation first came out, that all her three children were vaccinated.
Bill Gates has also debunked some of the conspiracies especially about him having a hand in the creation of the COVID-19 virus in order depopulate the world or to benefit from it through the sale of vaccines.
Femi Fani-Kayode and Pastor Chris Okotie are very influential and notable Nigerians that are also accusing Bill Gates of sinister motives.
My question has always been if vaccines are the only means by which the west can depopulate Africa? I mean, we import almost everything from the West (and East); so couldn’t they easily put whatever in drinks, other medicines/medication (especially malaria medication), petrol, etc?
In fact, just recently I stumbled on a tweet by someone making similar argument 9though I do not agree to all she said)
If claims by the anti-vaxxers are true, is there any other way, apart from through vaccines, that the West can still achieve their depopulation aims?