Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla believes that life will return to normal “within a year” despite several new strains of COVID-19 emerging.
During an interview, ABC’s “This Week,” Bourla was asked what he thought about Moderna’s CEO’s opinion that the pandemic will be over in a year.
“I agree that, within a year, I think we will be able to come back to normal life,” Bourla responded. “I don’t think this means that variants will not continue coming, and I don’t think this means that we should be able to live our lives … without having vaccinations.”
The CEO of Pfizer then went on to theorize that more variants of the virus would emerge. However, we will be able to fight them more effectively, as subsequent vaccines will “last at least a year,” Bourla stated.
“I think the most likely scenario is annual vaccinations. But we don’t know, really. We need to wait,” he added.
The Pfizer CEO had cautioned on Aug. 24 that in the future a vaccine-resistant strain of COVID-19 could be possible