23 October 2021,   17:51
Pfizer CEO predicts "we will able to come back to normal life" within a year

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said Sunday he believed life would return to normal within the next year even though new variants of COVID-19 are likely to continue to emerge around the globe.

“I agree that within a year I think we will be able to come back to normal life”, - Bourla said on ABC News’ “This Week”. – “I don’t think this means that variants will not continue coming, and I don"t think this means we should be able to live our lives without having vaccinations”.

Bourla’s comments echo remarks made last week by Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel, who predicted the pandemic would end “in a year”.

“If you look at the industry-wide expansion of production capacities over the past six months, enough doses should be available by the middle of next year so that everyone on this Earth can be vaccinated”, - Bancel told Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung.