India will be able to produce COVID-19 vaccines not just for itself but for the entire world, says Bill Gates

Expressing his confidence in India, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has said that the pharmaceutical industry in India is capable of producing COVID-19 vaccines not just for the country but also for the entire world.  

The Co-Chair and Trustee of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, while speaking in a documentary-‘COVID-19: India’s War Against The Virus’-to be premiered on Discovery Plus on July 16, said a lot of “very important things have been done” in India and its pharma industries are making efforts “to help make the Coronavirus vaccine building on other great capacities that they have used for other diseases”. 

“India has a lot of capacity there – with the drug and vaccine companies that are huge suppliers to the entire world. I am excited that the pharmaceutical industry there will be able to produce not just for India but also for the entire world. (This is) What we need to reduce the deaths and make sure we are immune, which is how we end the epidemic,” said he.  

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