In the context of increasing global vaccination pressure, Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates once again spoke about vaccines and caused controversy. After announcing that the formula will no longer be shared with other countries, Regardless of whether they are under development or not, they all claim to have security issues in this area.
In an online interview with Sky News, the reporter asked the tycoonI think it is “useful” to remove the protection of intellectual property rights in the case of vaccines In this way, Gates’ formula can be shared with other countries, and Gates bluntly replied: “No.”
Co-founder of Microsoft Has become the subject of many conspiracy theories, He explained that especially since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Unirad– what “There are only a certain number of vaccine factories in the world” And “people take their safety very seriously”.In addition, he claimed that “for example, the delivery of vaccines from factories [de Johnson & Johnson] For Indians, this is a novelty, “only we can cash it out because of our funding and our experience,” Gates explained.
In the same interview, Bill Gates thought “In this case, it is not intellectual property that hinders development” He believes that “it is not to say that no unapproved vaccine factory can make vaccines miraculously safe”, but that “every production process must be checked very carefully.”
However, the American tycoon also stated in a speech on the television network that it does not seem “completely surprising” to see countries like the United States or the United Kingdom vaccinate the vaccine first.
Gates said: “We are vaccinating 30-year-old children in the UK and the United States, but not all 60-year-old children in Brazil and South Africa. This fact is unfair.” But Gates said that this is true. It makes sense. “Within three to four months, the distribution of vaccines will reach all countries with severe epidemics”.
Gates also dared to predict the arrival of the long-awaited normality and explained “We will not eradicate this disease, but by the end of 2022, we will be able to reduce it to a very small number.”, So that the world can “completely return to normal” before that date.