Bill Gates has made a controversial statement regarding the patents in vaccine technology and is facing heat from all around. As per the reports, amid this massive crisis, Bill Gates is being accused of withholding vaccine recipes from other countries.
"Well, there's only so many vaccine factories in the world and people are very serious about the safety of vaccines. And s moving something that had never been done -- moving vaccine, say, a from a (Johnson & Johnson) factory into a factory in India -- its novel -- it's only because of our grants and expertise that that can happen at all", he said.
The reason behind holding "things back" in terms of global vaccine rollout, continued Bill 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 trail on these things. Every manufacturing process needs to be looked at in a very careful way.