Bill Gates Says No to Sharing Vaccine Formulas With Global Poor

The sham concept of "intellectual property" (actually the leftover of medieval monopoly grants) is the only reason this not-very-talented coder is a multi-billionaire in the first place

Bill Gates, one of the world’s richest men and most powerful philanthropists, was the target of criticism from social justice campaigners on Sunday after arguing that lifting patent protections on COVID-19 vaccine technology and sharing recipes with the world to foster a massive ramp up in manufacturing and distribution — despite a growing international call to do exactly that — is a bad idea.

Directly asked during an interview with Sky News if he thought it “would be helpful” to have vaccine recipes be shared, Gates quickly answered: “No.”

Asked to explain why not, Gates — whose massive fortune as founder of Microsoft relies largely on intellectual property laws that turned his software innovations into tens of billions of dollars in personal wealth — said: “Well, there’s only so many vaccine factories in the world and people are very serious about the safety of vaccines. And so moving something that had never been done — moving a vaccine, say, from a [Johnson & Johnson] factory into a factory in India — it’s novel — it’s only because of our grants and expertise that can happen at all.” [LOL. How very paternalistic, and not true at all. India is world-class at making generics.]

The reference is to the Serum factory in India, the largest such institute in the country, which has contracts with AstraZeneca to manufacture their COVID-19 vaccine, known internationally as Covishield.

The thing that’s holding “things back” in terms of the global vaccine rollout, continued Gates, “is not intellectual property. It’s not like there’s some idle vaccine factory, with regulatory approval, that makes magically safe vaccines. You know, you’ve got to do the trial on these things. Every manufacturing process needs to be looked at in a very careful way.” [So if it’s not IP holding it back, what’s the harm in lifting the monopoly rights?]

Critical advocates for robust and immediate change to intellectual property protections at the World Trade Organization when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccines, however, issued scathing indictments of Gates’ defense of the status quo.

Nick Dearden, executive director of Global Justice Now, one of the lead partner groups in an international coalition calling for WTO patent waivers at a crucial meeting of the world body next month, characterized Gates’ remarks — and the ideological framework behind them — as “disgusting.”

“Who appointed this billionaire head of global health?” asked Dearden. “Oh yeah, he did.”

Journalist Stephen Buryani, who on Saturday wrote an in-depth Guardian column on the urgent need for the patent waivers and technology sharing, offered a similarly negative view of the billionaire’s “awful” arguments against sharing the vaccine technology.

Gates, charged Buryani, “acts like an optimist but has a truly dismal vision of the world.”

During the Sky News interview, Gates said it was “not completely surprising” that the richest nations like U.S., U.K. and others in Europe vaccinated their populations first. He said that made sense because the pandemic was worse in those countries, but said he believed that “within three or four months the vaccine allocation will be getting to all the countries that have the very severe epidemic.”

The full interview:

Source: Salon

  1. padre says

    And Johnson & Johnson is a perfect choice for his argument!

  2. ken says

    roflmao,,, Who in their right mind – not many today- would want to inject themselves with a experimental concoction that could cause death or worse,,, a neurological disorder, blood clots, seizures and all those fun things insurance does not have to cover. It’s experimental, remember? All for a unproven cold that has a 3-5 in 10,000 death rate, mostly elders of extreme age.

    Kill Gates, Soros, Schwab and company can keep their injection,,, I suggest he and his partners in this criminal venture save the Frankenstein madness for themselves and their families.

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of thugs. The world would be a better place.

    1. fresnoman4man says

      Ken, Gates & Company are not being selfish in the way insinuated by this article. The elites don’t want their population elimination scheme exposed by revealing their secret toxic formula (s). The WEF gang have been very upfront about who it is they want to eliminate and the multitude of methods they plan to utilize to accomplish their perverse anti human life goal. Covid is a myth designed to stampede the emotionally vulnerable into obedience to taking the latter day equivalent of the WW2 NAZI toxic shower.

    2. silver9blue says

      Not only experimental. mRNA is a code based gene tech. That means the code can be changed. Vaccines can’t do that.

  3. Sally Snyder says

    Here is an article that looks at the next stage of testing for the COVID-19 vaccines:
    Given that these humans are highly unlikely to suffer significantly from the impact of a COVID-19 infection, it is completely immoral for Big Pharma to test its unprecedented vaccine on this group.

  4. alba says

    Love Bill Gates . .

  5. Gavin says

    Gates, Soros, Schwab, and Fauci need to be executed. Simple as that. World problems solved. Find them, take them out.

  6. Joe_Below says

    You can find the list of toxic ingredients all over the internet. They’re all just about the same. It’s like comparing Coke to Pepsi to Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew, etc.

  7. Afshin nejat says

    Obviously he just doesn’t want people to know what’s actually in the damn things.

  8. L Garou says

    If we really are going to “follow the science,” then we’re gonna need a boatload of wooden stakes and a trainload of salt..


    oh commonn Bill
    you gotta Share the KILL

  10. Jerry Hood says

    Satanic jew, Billygoat Hates!

  11. yuri says

    gates graduated from high school–this qualifies him to a janitor

  12. Ron says

    The head line encapsulates everything we need to know about Gates and America. ………………………..“Never give a sucker an even chance !” Too much for the Human Unit.

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