A video through a post is being widely shared on social media claiming that David Icke had predicted the present situation with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2009. Let us fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: 2009 Video of David Icke predicting the present situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fact: This video was clipped from a full video series named, ‘David Icke on Global Awakening’ in 2009. David Icke said these words in the context of the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic about vaccines having microchips, not the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no scientific evidence that vaccines developed with respect to the 2009 pandemic or the ongoing pandemic (COVID-19) contain microchips. David Icke had promoted several unsubstantiated conspiracy theories on social media. He is banned from Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter for spreading misinformation on COVID-19. Hence, the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
When a reverse image search is done on the screenshots of the video, a YouTube video was found with similar visuals. The YouTube video titled ‘David Icke on Global Awakening 2/5’ was uploaded on 19 November 2009. This is the second part of a five-part video series of David Icke talking on ‘Global Awakening’ on the YouTube channel. The YouTube video had been cut at 1:22 timeframe to make a 1-minute-45-sec length viral video.
However, at the end of the first part of the video series, i.e., the ‘David Icke on Global Awakening 1/5’ video, one can see that David Icke’s talk was in the context of the 2009 Swine Flu pandemic. Initially in the second part as well, David Icke says, “I was told in 1997 by a CIA scientist who asked to meet me to get lots of information out, that he couldn’t, that, in 1997 in secret projects in the underground bases, they had microchips so small they could be inserted into people through a hypodermic needle in vaccination programs and that was the plan. All these years later, of course, we have a name for this technology, we call it nanotechnology and he was saying that the plan was to use vaccination programs to insert these microchips. Then you look at other examples of these. For example, in 1969 there was a doctor called Dr. Richard Day, who was head, at the time, of planned parenthood which of course is the eugenics organisation and he told doctors in Pittsburgh in 1969, a series of things that he said were going to happen in the years to come, to transform the society and bring in this control system. And when you look at what he said, compared with what’s happening now (i.e., Swine Flu Pandemic), its extraordinarily accurate and some of the areas he covered were…”
David Icke’s video is in the context of the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic, and not the COVID-19 pandemic. There was no mention of any COVID-19 pandemic in the video series available on that YouTube channel. There is no scientific evidence that vaccines developed with respect to the 2009 pandemic or the ongoing pandemic (COVID-19), contain microchips.
David Icke had promoted several unsubstantiated conspiracy theories on social media. His official YouTube channel and Facebook pages were deleted because he repeatedly published misleading information about the COVID-19 pandemic. Even Twitter banned David Icke over COVID-19 misinformation.
To sum it up, this 2009 David Icke video does not predict the present situation of the COVID-19 pandemic; he was talking in the context of the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic.