Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that he thought “the most likely scenario is annual revaccination” against coronavirus.
Anchor George Stephanopoulos said: “The World Health Organization reiterated this week that now is not the time for widespread rollout of booster shots. Instead, they said richer nations should focus on getting first shots at countries with low vaccination rates. Your answer to that? ”
Bourla said: “I think the answer is to give both boosters and doses to other people. That is why we have invested so hard and pushed our scientists and engineers to work so hard to produce enough doses for everyone. ”
Stephanopoulos said: “Modern’s CEO said the pandemic was about to be over in about a year. Do you agree with that? ”
Bourla said: “I agree that within a year I believe we will be able to return to normal life. I do not think that means variants will not keep coming. I do not think it means that we should be able to live our lives without being vaccinated basically, but it is again to be seen. ”
He added: “The most likely scenario for me is that the virus has spread around the world, that we will continue to see new variants coming out and we will also have vaccines that will last at least a year. I think That the most likely scenario is annual revaccinations, but we have to wait and see the data. ”
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