Today, the Pfizer CEO said he believes that life will return to normal in a year, likely with an annual Covid vaccination shot.
In an interview on ABC’s “This Week” Bourla said, “I think that within a year I think we will be able to come back to normal life.” He added, “I don’t think that this means that the variants will not continue coming, and I don’t think that this means that we should be able to live our lives without having vaccinations. But that, again, remains to be seen.”
“The most likely scenario for me, it is, of course, the virus spread all over the world. That we will continue seeing new variants that are coming out, and also we will have vaccines that will last at least a year. I think the most likely scenario is annual vaccination. But we don’t know really, we need to wait and see the data.”
“I agree that, within a year, I think will we able to come back to normal life."— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) September 26, 2021
Pfizer CEO @AlbertBourla tells @GStephanopoulos that future vaccines could last at least a year to fight new variants. https://t.co/Ekqp2WJEV7 pic.twitter.com/0SzoPeKjui
According to CNBC, “Bourla’s prediction about when normal life will resume is in keeping with that of Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel. “As of today, in a year, I assume,” Bancel told the Swiss newspaper Neue Zuercher Zeitung, according to Reuters on Thursday, when asked for his estimate of a return to normal life.”
This comes as Friday, the CDC-approved booster vaccines for those 65 and older and those 18-64 with underlying medical conditions. The CDC lists 55.2% of the population has been fully vaccinated, Two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna or one of the JNJ.
With the approval of the Pfizer vaccine, the Military has now added it to the list of required vaccinations. Many private businesses have also moved to require the vaccine as well.
No one can be sure what will happen in the future we will have to wait and see.
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