#Gravitas | Global elites want to keep vaccine patents locked. The US remains non-committal on waivers. Now, @BillGates has said no to lifting patents to share vaccine formulas with the developing world. @palkisu tells you how patents are the biggest roadblock towards recovery pic.twitter.com/uni10RRLNF
— WION (@WIONews) April 27, 2021
Pro-vaxxers want to unlock patents for the vaxxes so that the whole world can start pumping out these vaxxes on a large scale.
However, Bill Gates wants companies to hold the patents – for some reason.
The Biden administration is being pressured by progressive lawmakers and public health advocates to temporarily lift vaccine patent protections so that vaccine recipes can be shared with the world. As COVID-19 cases and deaths skyrocket in India and other underdeveloped countries in recent days, the topic becomes more urgent than ever. However, Bill Gates, one of the most prominent figures advocating for mass vaccination, doesn’t think it’s a good idea.
In an interview with Britain’s Sky News this week, the billionaire philanthropist was asked if he thought it would be helpful to lift intellectual property protections on COVID-19 vaccines. To many people’s surprise, his answer was no.
“The thing that’s holding things back, in this case, is not intellectual property,” Gates said. “It’s not like there’s some idle vaccine factory, with regulatory approval, that makes magically safe vaccines. You’ve got to do the trial on these things. And every manufacturing process needs to be looked at in a very careful way.”
“There’s only so many vaccine factories in the world, and people are very serious about the safety of vaccines,” he added. “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.”
His comments drew instant scorn on the internet.
The Guardian writer Stephen Buranyi tweeted that the billionaire “acts like an optimist but has a truly dismal vision of the world. We can’t make more vaccines, we can’t compromise profits, we can’t trust poor countries with our technology, and they’ll get their scraps after we eat. Awful.”
“Jonas Salk [inventor of the polio vaccine] once famously asked if you could patent the sun [in regards to] IP rights for the polio vaccine. That’s a far cry from Bill Gates’ unilateral decision to place patent protection above global health in terms of priorities,” tweeted Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Georgetown University’s Center for Global Health Science and Security.
In an op-ed in The Washington Post on Monday, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and the director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, Lori Wallach, argued that “preserving intellectual property barriers to COVID-19 vaccines is morally wrong and foolish.”
I don’t know if Bill Gates is wrong or right about the process of producing the vaccines. What I do know is that this is not a money conspiracy.
The conspiracy is to take forever with the vaccination process, so that the vaccine people can keep talking about how there have to be more vaccines. Anthony Fauci has already said that nothing can go back to normal until the whole world is vaxxed.
The specter of un-vaxxed Africans can be used to continue this current agenda of saying “we just need more vaxx!”
Furthermore, if the patent was opened up, then entire countries could claim to be making the vaxx, and actually just inject people with water.
Bill Gates’ agenda is about controlling the distribution of the vaxx. It’s not about money. According to Gates, he’s not even making money off of these vaxx anyway. Not that he even needs money. This is all about control and global domination, and he apparently believes that allowing free vaxx would interfere with his domination agenda.