After watching an interview he did via video link for The BBC yesterday, I’d day your mother could well be right.
The man always was obsessive and now comes across as deranged and totally removed from reality as he talks about being “prepared for the next pandemic.”
When he gave that TED talk a few years ago in which he tried to sell his mass vaccination programmes he was actually talking about vaccinating the world against Ebola. WTF good would being vaccinated against Ebola do for people infected with COVID19. It takes a very unique kind of megalomania to be so deluded as to be unaware that we can never prepare for the next pandemic, only for a rerun of the last one.
In my opinion as a former computer pro (one who wrote proper programs rather than just cobbling up a bit of BASIC script) he should be in prison for life for his crimes against humanity which include Windows 10, Windows 8, and every previous version of Windows.
He should not be advising government or pontificating on health matters, he has no qualifications to do that. Sure, he’s entitled to his opinion, but so are we all. Bill Gates is nothing more than an incompetent dabbler, a rank amateur with a hugely inflated sense of his own importance. That such a man has been able to fool governments and most people for so long is a sad reflection on our world.