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Moderna CEO predicts pandemic could be over in a year

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The head of vaccine-maker Moderna said on Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic could be over in just a year, also predicting that it could become similar to the current situation with the flu.

“If you look at the industry-wide expansion of production capacities over the past six months, enough doses should be available by the middle of next year so that everyone on this earth can be vaccinated. Boosters should also be possible to the extent required,” Stephane Bancel told Swiss newspaper Neue Zuercher Zeitung, according to a translation by the Reuters news agency.

“Those who do not get vaccinated will immunize themselves naturally, because the Delta variant is so contagious,” Bancel said. “In this way we will end up in a situation similar to that of the flu. You can either get vaccinated and have a good winter, or you don’t do it and risk getting sick and possibly even ending up in........

© The Times of Israel

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