The CEO of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, Albert Bourla, predicted this Sunday that in “one year” “normal life” will return after pandemic of covid-19, although it considered probable that get vaccinated “annually” against the disease. This was indicated by Bourla, whose pharmaceutical company has developed together with BioNTech one of the vaccines that have shown efficacy against covid-19.
“In a year, I think we will be able to go back to the ‘normal life’“, he assured in an interview on the ABC television network. Bourla pointed out that this does not mean that there is no new variants, but that vaccines will allow to control the spread of the virus.
In his opinion, the “most likely” scenario, given that the virus is “spread throughout the world”, is that there are these new variants and, therefore, people will have to “get vaccinated annually” again.
Precisely, this Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, in English) gave the green light to the third dose of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine for those 65 and older and people at risk.
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As a consequence, this third dose could be available to these groups, numbering millions of Americans, in the coming days.
Currently, 64.6% of the US population over 12 years of age is vaccinated with the double guideline, although the rate of inoculation has slowed down in recent months, which has raised concern among health authorities.
The administration of US President Joe Biden had argued that the third dose of Pfizer It was administered for the entire population over 16 years of age, something that the health authorities rejected due to lack of more data.
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The Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine is the only vaccine that is fully approved for use by US regulators, as the other two available, the double dose of Modern and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson, have emergency authorization.
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