posted on Jan, 30 2010 @ 03:39 PM
Originally posted by wiredamerican
One must question on "why" someone would want to invest 10 Billion in vaccines.
The best logical answer I have got is that people who are vaccinated, are far more likely to live after the immune system has fought the virus.
And living people buy more Microsoft products then dead people.
They also pay a lot more taxes and contribute to the money machine.
The first time Bill did this in a public manner it was with AIDS medication. He spent millions and millions on AIDS medicines for Africa. The reason
was because several countries had declared openly that they would start making generic AIDS medications in direct disobediance of the WTO.
Bill and other investors realised that if the countries started producing the medicine that the WTO could not stop them. If the WTO didn't or
couldn't stop them it would be a blow to intellectual property rights world wide. So Bill and a few buddies in the pharmaceutical game got together
and worked out a solution. Merc sold Bill the pills at wholesale and Bill donated them to needy countries.
The result was that the countries didn't manufacture the pills. That meant that intellectual property rights remained unchallenged. Bill could now
rest knowing that a precedent for breaking patents and copy writes wasn't set.
Read the link below for a better explanation.
Greg Palast on Gates' Charity
In other words Gates doesn't care about keeping people alive. He is working with other billionares to protect WTO treaties that ensure his empire.
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