Stephen Bancel, CEO of Modena, a US biotechnology company, attended the JPMorgan health care conference as a panel on the 13th (local time) and said, “The novel coronavirus will not disappear.” “We will have to live with this virus forever. CNBC reported. This is a view consistent with the expectations of experts in public health and infectious diseases that Corona 19 is likely to become endemic in the future, CNBC said.
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Australian medical community “can’t depend on Astra
CEO Bangsell’s remarks came on the day when a new mutant virus was reported in Ohio, USA, following the UK, South Africa and Japan. Mutant viruses are more than 1.5-1.7 times stronger than existing viruses. According to researchers at Ohio State University, two “Columbus mutant viruses” have been spreading rapidly in Columbus, Ohio over the past three weeks.
Experts believe that the vaccine will have a protective effect on the mutant virus reported to date. Pfizer, a U.S. vaccine developer, appealed that health authorities must continue to monitor the mutant virus to create a vaccine that responds.
The Australian medical community has raised questions about the effectiveness of the AstraZeneca vaccine. “Australia should not rely on the AstraZeneca vaccine to control the virus,” said Stephen Turner, president of the Australian-New Zealand Immunology Association. “There is a risk that the AstraZeneca vaccine may not achieve collective immunity,” said Andrew Miller, president of the Western Australian Medical Association. They argued that the AstraZeneca vaccine should be stopped and more Pfizer and Moderna vaccines should be purchased. The Pfizer and Modena vaccine showed an efficacy of around 95% in phase 3 trials, while the AstraZeneca vaccine showed an efficacy of 62%.
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