Bill Gates did not call for 'death panels' for the sick at G20 summit

Published on 30/01/2023 at 10:28

Bill Gates did not speak of an imminent need for "death panels" at the G20 summit in Bali in November 2022 to "end the lives of sick and unwell people", as claimed in social media posts shared in various languages. The billionaire philanthropist did not attend the event. The claims in fact take comments Gates made during a 2010 interview out of context. The full interview shows Gates made no mention about a need to cull the population; he mentioned "death panels" as part of a conversation about what he described as the trade-off between high medical costs and cuts in other sectors.