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WATCH: After Moderna Chief, now Pfizer CEO says Covid will end in a year and the world will return to normal in 2022

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The world will return to normal after Covid-19 expires in a year, according to Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, who also emphasised the importance of annual Covid vaccinations.

“Within a year I think we will be able to come back to normal life,” Bourla was quoted as saying in an interview on ABC’s “This Week.”

However,”I don’t think that this means that the variants will not continue coming, and I don’t think that this means that we should be able to live our lives without having vaccinations,” Bourla said. “But that, again, remains to be seen.”

“The most likely scenario for me is that, because the virus is spread all over the world, that it will continue seeing new variants that are coming out,” Bourla said.

“Also we will have vaccines that will last at least a year, and I think the most likely scenario is annual vaccination, but we don’t know really, we need to wait and see the data,” he noted.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, authorised the distribution of Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 booster shots for those in high-risk occupational and institutional settings last week, defying an advisory panel.

According to the report, Walensky approved giving the booster shots to older Americans and adults with underlying medical conditions at least six months after their first series of shots, in accordance with the advisory panel.

Meanwhile, a number of scientists and the World Health Organization are strongly opposed to a widespread rollout of booster shots, arguing that wealthier countries should provide additional doses to countries with low vaccination rates.

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While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala.

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