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India can make COVID-19 vaccines for whole world - Gates

India's pharmaceutical industry is capable of producing COVID-19 vaccines for the entire world, billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates said in a documentary that is set to air on Thursday.

"India has a lot of capacity there – with the drug and vaccine companies that are huge suppliers to the entire world. You know, more vaccines are made in India than anywhere – starting with Serum Institute, that’s the largest. I am excited that the pharmaceutical industry there will be able to produce not just for India but also for the entire world," the billionaire stated.

Earlier, Gates commented that the COVID-19 vaccine should be made available first to where it is needed most. Through his foundation, Gates is helping fund eight potential COVID-19 vaccines but said in April that more government funds for the projects are needed.

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