Thomas Cueni, Director General of the International Pharma Trade Association, Calls Bill Gates a Moron

March 17, 2021

Okay, those were not exactly Mr. Cueni’s words, and they weren’t specifically directed at Bill Gates, but that is the gist of an assertion that Cueni made about the international effort to vaccinate the world against the Coronavirus.

In a debate last week, Cueni asserted that at a conference held this month, everyone agreed that the major obstacle to vaccinations in the developing world was not the availability of vaccines, but rather the availability of vials, syringes, and other items needed for transporting and administering the vaccines. (Listen to his comments starting at about 21:10 minutes.)

Note that this is March of 2021 that he was talking about, not March of 2020. If we accept Mr. Cueni’s assertion at face value, we must believe that Bill Gates, and the highly credentialed public health experts at his foundation, COVAX, the WHO and elsewhere, didn’t realize that we would need billions of syringes and huge volumes of other ancillary items to administer the billions of vaccines that would be needed. Alternatively, we would have to believe that even with a year of preparation, and billions of dollars at their disposal, they were not able to arrange the manufacture of these mundane items.

If either of these happens to be true, then “moron” would certainly be the right description. Of course, there is another possibility. Mr. Cueni may be trying to deflect attention from the fact that his organization is trying to block efforts to override the government-granted patent monopolies held by the members of his organization.


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