An American billionaire, Steve Kirsch, has been called a “creep” after offering a female passenger $100K to remove her face mask while on a plane. The tech tycoon has written about the offering he made on the plane on his official Twitter account.
His tweet states that he was sitting in the first class next to a lady who had a face mask. He offered the lady $10,000 to remove her mask, which she refused. He added that the lady refused the offer even though he explained to her that the masks don’t work.
Kirsch posted this tweet along with a selfie that showed him smiling throughout the entire flight.
Steven Todd Kirsch is an entrepreneur from the United States who founded several businesses and co-created the optical mouse with another person. Kirsch has supported medical research philanthropically and spreads false information concerning COVID-19 vaccination.
The incident that occurred in the plane last Friday is a part of his skepticism towards the COVID-19 vaccines and their preventive measures. He asked the lady to remove the mask because he doesn’t believe that masks work for preventing COVID-19.
Kirsch’s tweet continued with a lengthy explanation in which he elaborated on his encounter with the lady wearing a mask. He started offering her $100 and stopped at $100K. He noted that she removed her mask when the food arrived and sarcastically added that nobody will get infected while eating.
Kirsch’s tweet on this incident went viral within a short time and people started blaming and attacking him through comments. He was called a “creep” and “noxious arrogant fool” by some and supported the lady by stating that she might have wished for another seat.
One comment states that Kirsch has harassed a woman who was sitting in the plane minding her own business and it sarcastically said that harassing a woman sitting in her private space is a lovely thing to do.
Even though several comments blamed Kirsch, some said they would have taken up Kirsch’s offer if they were with him. Some added that they would have accepted the offer to make several of their dreams into reality.
In his social media accounts, where he describes himself as a critical thinker and truth-teller, he shares various links on the misinformation related to COVID-19 mandates and masking practices.
Kirsch established a research fund for prospective COVID treatments in 2020 and invested $1 million in the project. He has since changed his mind and has distributed online misinformation about the pandemic.
By donating $1 million and raising additional funds from others, Kirsch established the COVID-19 Treatment Fund (CETF) in April 2020. It was to support research into off-label COVID-19 treatments using medications that have already received FDA approval.
He assembled a team of scientists chaired by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. By October 2021, the organization had given grants to diverse scholars totaling $4.5 million. They found fluvoxamine as a promising candidate for additional research.
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The CETF offered additional funds for a phase 3 trial in October 2021 after funding a successful small trial finished in November 2020.
Kirsch published a Medium post titled “The Fast, Easy, Safe, Simple, Low-Cost Solution to COVID That Works 100% of the Time That Nobody Wants To Talk About,” after becoming frustrated that the CETF’s scientific advisory board was unwilling to advocate for the use of the drug based on a finding of a small preliminary study.
In response to concerns over misinformation, Medium blocked his access to the website. Additionally, Kirsch rejected the finding of a CETF-funded study on hydroxychloroquine, which determined the drug to be ineffective.
Ultimately, he fought with the CETF’s scientific advisory board over how the organization handled both drugs to the point where all 12 members resigned in May 2021.
In May 2021, Kirsch published an article online in which she claimed that the COVID-19 vaccine affects fertility while downplaying the vaccines’ capacity to prevent disease and death. Both of these claims were highly criticized as being false and deceptive.
In September 2021, Kirsch asserted that vaccines kill twice as many as they save; while presenting himself as the executive director of the CETF at a meeting of the FDA. The FDA responded that Kirsch had intercepted data incorrectly and that there was no evidence to support his claim.
The Vaccination Safety Research Foundation (VSRF), an anti-vaccine organization launched by Kirsch in October 2021, produced advertisements showing fatalities in the group linked to vaccines.
Robert Malone, Peter McCullough, and Stephan Seneff are among the foundation’s advisors. The Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying podcast soon after saw Kirsch and Malone participate. They exposed Kirsch to fans of the intellectual black web and gave him access to a huge and receptive audience to his assertions of fluvoxamine conspiracy.
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