Gates Tells Another Whopper About Vaccine Production

Bill Gates Tells Another Big Lie About Vaccine Production

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  • About 75% of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in high-income countries, while more than 100 countries haven’t administered even one dose.

  • Lifting the patent protection on them would open the doors for generic versions to be manufactured, increasing supplies and lowering costs — and ultimately getting more vaccines to middle and low-income nations.

  • Gates, who has been adamant since the beginning of the pandemic that the only way to end it is by vaccinating the global population, told Britain’s Sky News that lifting patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines would not be useful.

  • He stated it’s not a matter of intellectual property but because “there’s only so many vaccine factories in the world” and “It’s not like there’s some idle vaccine factory, with regulatory approval, that makes magically safe vaccines.”

  • A number of vaccine factories have the capacity to produce hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccines if given the recipe to do so.

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