The new variant of the new crown pneumonia (COVID-19) virus, Omicron (Omi Keron), is coming. Modena CEO Stephane Bancel said in an interview with US media on November 29 that he believes in the new variant. The virus is highly contagious, and the effectiveness of all new crown vaccines is likely to decline.
The US media Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC) reported on November 29 that Bunsell said in an interview that the infectious power of the new variant Omicron seems to be higher than that of the other variant Delta, and he estimated that any virus has been in the past 7 to 10 days. There may have been cases of Omicron in places that once received travelers from countries in southern Africa.
Regarding the new variant virus, he also said that the effectiveness of all new crown vaccines is likely to decline.
He added that it will take at least a few weeks for the scientific community to better respond to questions about vaccine efficacy, and it will take at least 2 to 6 weeks to know whether Omicron is more toxic than Delta.
Modena is developing vaccine boosters to deal with new variant viruses. Bunsell pointed out that the company will know within a few weeks which strategy it will use in the future, that is, use higher doses of existing vaccines, use boosters, or use new ones. Vaccines to deal with new variant viruses.
Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, also accepted CNBC's interview on the same day. He said that there are many unknowns, but emphasized that "we have been preparing for similar things for several months." He believes that the result may be the protection of the current vaccine. The force will be less.
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