Kanye West believes coronavirus vaccine will ‘stop people getting to heaven’ and Planned Parenthood is the 'devil's work'
'They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can’t cross the gates of heaven'
Rapper and potential presidential candidate Kanye West has revealed he views vaccines as the “mark of the beast”, saying that he was “extremely cautious” of a future COVID-19 vaccine.
In a four-hour interview with Forbes, West touched on everything from his political party (the 'Birthday Party') through to his belief that sexual healthcare providers Planned Parenthood do the “Devil’s work.”
West revealed he is against vaccines in the interview, saying they mean “we can’t cross the gates of heaven.”
He said: “It’s so many of our children that are being vaccinated and paralysed… So when they say the way we’re going to fix Covid is with a vaccine, I’m extremely cautious. That’s the mark of the beast.”
Clarifying that “they” were the “humans that have the Devil inside them”, West continued, “They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can’t cross the gates of heaven.”
“And the sad thing is... the saddest thing is that we all won’t make it to heaven, that there’ll be some of us that do not make it,” he said.
West also implied he believed that coronavirus is divine punishment, as when he was asked about a coronavirus cure he responded: “We need to stop doing things that make God mad.”
West, who has supported President Donald Trump in the past, also added that he believed Planned Parenthood clinics “have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work.”
Planned Parenthood clinics provide sexual healthcare to people across America, though they have become a battleground for anti-abortion protestors.
The topic of a coronavirus vaccine has become mired in false conspiracy theories, including the microchip theory that West pushed - which claims that Microsoft founder Bill Gates is implanting people with microchips under the guise of vaccines to track them.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation told the BBC it is a “false” claim and there is no evidence to support the theory.
Speaking to MPs, Oxford University’s regius professor of medicine Sir John Bell said the UK should “be prepared for the worst” this winter - should there be a “significant flu season” in conjunction with another wave of coronavirus cases.
He said that it could be “pandemonium in the A&E departments” if many opted out of a flu vaccine and added: “This could be really serious if people don’t get their vaccines.”
A COVID-19 vaccine is currently undergoing human trials, but Imperial College London Professor Robin Shattrock revealed it could be available “in the first two quarters of next year if things go extraordinarily well.”
A recent YouGov poll conducted by the Centre for Countering Digital Hate revealed that nearly one in six Brits would either outright refuse or were considering rejecting a coronavirus vaccine when it became available, with just 38% saying they would “definitely” get vaccinated and 31% saying they “probably” would.
Scientists have previously predicted three-quarters of the population would require vaccinations in order to successfully suppress the spread of the virus.
Reference: Megan C. Hills London 5 days ago: 8th July 2020