Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla says “we will be able to come back to normal life” if we use his company’s vaccine for “annual vaccination.”
- Pfizer Inc. CEO and Chairman Albert Bourla said in an interview on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that the “most likely scenario” in the near future is “annual vaccination” for Covid-19.
- “Within a year I think we will be able to come back to normal life,” Bourla said in the interview.
- But he added, “I don’t think that this means that the variants will not continue coming, and I don’t think that this means that we should be able to live our lives without having vaccinations.”
- The Pfizer CEO then suggested it is likely annual coronavirus vaccine shots will be needed: “The most likely scenario for me is that, because the virus is spread all over the world, that it will continue seeing new variants that are coming out,” Bourla said. “Also we will have vaccines that they will last at least a year, and I think the most likely scenario is annual vaccination, but we don’t know really, we need to wait and see the data.”
- Pfizer sells a Covid-19 vaccine in partnership with BioNTech, a German biopharmaceutical company.
- Pfizer forecasts sales of the vaccine will hit $36 billion in 2021, at least double those of its closest rival Moderna, according to The Financial Times.
- Pfizer, BioNTech, and Moderna combined make over $1,000 of profit every second, mainly due to their sales of Covid-19 vaccines, The Daily Mail reports.
- Pfizer, Moderna, NBC, and ABC are owned by the same financial asset management companies.