Peter Hotez, chairman of the department of microbiology, immunology and tropical medicine at George Washington University, is frequently trotted out as a big-box media star on vaccines.
Hotez's ties to Bill Gates were highlighted in WorldTribune.com's Aug. 9 Corporate Watch column titled "Pax Vaxxana: How a Bill Gates-financed doctor hypes new geopolitical weapon of mass coercion".
In an Aug. 9 tweet, Hotez denied he is financed by Gates.
More craziness from the far right media. I’m financed now by Bill? No one told me, our lab needs the funds, or if it’s for me maybe I can finally pay off our mortgage? And I’m a member of the CCP? Do they allow foreign members? Like the National Academy of Sciences? I’ll pass https://t.co/Ayg8Srg4hY— Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD (@PeterHotez) August 9, 2021
As the Hartford Courant reported in May 2007, Hotez received $52 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop and conduct clinical trials in Brazil for his hookworm vaccine.
Amid criticism of the globalist billionaire Gates in 2020, Hotez jumped to his defense. In May of last year, Italian parliament member Sara Cunial issued a message to Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte: "Next time you receive a phone call from the 'philanthropist' Bill Gates, forward it directly to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity."
Hotez responded by tweeting:
Really? If I receive a call from Bill or Melinda Gates, I’ll thank them (again) for their service to humankind, and for launching the @gatesfoundation, which transformed my life and the lives of so many global health scientists https://t.co/uHxhQj8JUl— Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD (@PeterHotez) May 19, 2020