Company CEO says “nobody wants them.”
- Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said his company has been forced to “throw away” around 30 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine because there is no longer a “demand.”
- Bancel said he has contacted governments around the world to see if anyone wants the vaccine but to no avail, according to The Epoch Times.
- The pharmaceutical and biotechnology company executive made his comments during an appearance at the World Economic Forum on Monday, voicing concerns about the lack of interest in vaccination.
BANCEL’S COMMENTS TO THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM:
- “It’s sad to say, I’m in the process of throwing 30 million doses in the garbage because nobody wants them. We have a big demand problem,” Bancel said.
- “We right now have governments—we tried to contact … through the embassies in Washington. Every country, and nobody wants to take them,” he said. “And so the challenge we have right now is very different to the one we had two years ago.”
- “The issue in many countries is that people don’t want vaccines,” Bancel added while referencing populations in countries like China and the United States.
- In addition to other issues the company is facing with the vaccine, the company announced the rollout of their “superior” Omicron- and subvariant-specific COVID-19 vaccine booster which is slated to be available by the fall.
- Moderna Chief Medical Officer Paul Burton said just weeks ago that “We are confident that by the fall of this year, we should have large amounts of that new booster vaccine that will protect against Omicron and other variants, and really protect Americans and people around the world as we go into the fall of 2022.”