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Moderna CEO sees potential end of coronavirus pandemic on horizon, though says it will never be eradicated

Posted on AllSides February 17th, 2022
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(Nancy Lane/AP)

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel on Wednesday said the end of the coronavirus pandemic could be on the horizon.

“I think that is a reasonable scenario,” he told CNBC when asked whether he thought the pandemic was winding down. “There’s an 80% chance that as omicron evolves or SarsCov-2 virus evolves, we are going to see less and less virulent viruses.”

Moderna along with Pfizer pioneered the use of mRNA vaccines against the novel coronavirus, greatly reducing the severity of infection in those who got the jab.

Likewise, the chances of a new...

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