Moderna CEO: Existing Jabs Will Struggle Against “Highly Transmissible” Omicron Variant

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Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel has warned that the exicting covid vaccines are unlikely to be as effective against the Omicron variant than they were with earlier strains of covid.

His comments has sparked fresh concern in the financial markets, sending sending stocks and oil prices lower

Al Jazeera reports: Existing covid jabs will struggle against the “highly transmissible” Omicron variant according to the head of US vaccine manufacturer Moderna, He added that it would take months to develop a new shot that works.

Bancel told the Financial Times that data would be available on the effectiveness of current vaccines in the next two weeks.

“I think it’s going to be a material drop. I just don’t know how much because we need to wait for the data. But all the scientists I’ve talked to . . . are like ‘this is not going to be good.’”

Bancel added that the high number of mutations on the protein spike the virus uses to infect human cells meant it was likely the current crop of vaccines would need to be modified.

4 Comments

    • They’ll do whatever it takes. And it’s because Corporate Law MAKES them. It orders them to maximise profits any and every way possible By rule of law. That’s how the hypocrisy of the law has criminalised the world because it doesn’t ever stipulate that they must act legally or morally but only that they in effect mustn’t get caught. That is the foundations of corporate LAW.

  1. It’s time the people overthrew their greedy team leaders The corrupted deceiving money hungry opportunists all in it together feathering their nests anyway possible.

  2. It`s all the same in battles with all viruses just like every year the flu shots are behind the strains and they all know that but want the public platform in order to push themselfs up the ladder daddy/er

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