Bill Gates disagreed with sharing 'the recipe' for the coronavirus vaccines, but it doesn't mean he's refusing to expand production in developing nations
- Bill Gates is being accused of refusing to share COVID-19
vaccineformulas with developing nations.
- The source of that accusation is a Sky News interview with Gates - but he doesn't say that.
- Instead, Gates speaks to the difficulties of ramping up vaccine production in untested facilities.
Bill Gates has advocated for pandemic preparedness for years, and famously gave a TED talk in 2015 that warned of the potentially staggering death toll a worldwide pandemic could create.
Now, as COVID-19
Gates answers, "No," which by itself could be interpreted as him standing up for intellectual property law and refusing to share vaccine formulas with developing nations. But then Gates goes on to answer the inevitable follow up question: "Why not?"The reason, Gates said, is due to the complexity of manufacturing safe vaccines.
"There are only so many vaccine factories in the world, and people are very serious about the safety of vaccines," he said. "The thing that's holding things back in this case isn't intellectual property. It's not like there's some idle vaccine factory with regulatory approval that makes magically safe vaccines. You've gotta do the trials on these things. And every manufacturing process has to be looked at in a very careful way."Moreover, Gates said getting
You can watch the full interview with Gates here:
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