Moderna chief believes the corona pandemic could be over in a year

Moderna COVID-19 vaccinePhoto: AP Photo / Charlie Riedel / FILE

With increased vaccine production and deliveries worldwide, the corona pandemic could be over in a year, Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel believes.

“If you look at the expansion of production capacity in the entire vaccine industry over the last six months, there should be sufficient doses by the middle of next year for the whole world to be vaccinated. It should also be possible to give extra doses in a sufficient amount,” Bancel said in an interview with the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung, according to the news agency Reuters.

He added that those who don’t get vaccinated would likely become immune naturally because the Delta variant is so contagious that the situation will be similar to the one we know when it comes to the regular seasonal flu.

“I guess this will happen in a year,” Bancel said.

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