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Wed Dec 1, 2021, 01:13 AM

Yikes Moderna CEO really said this? Never heard a CEO

be so candid, despite his own shareholders

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-is-not-going-to-be-good-moderna-ceo-on-what-scientists-are-telling-him-about-the-omicron-coronavirus-variant-11638266621

Moderna MRNA, -4.36% CEO Stéphane Bancel has left no doubt whether he’s taking a glass half-full or half-empty approach to the emergence of the new omicron coronavirus variant.

He told the Financial Times there’s no world where current vaccines are as effective as they have been against the delta variant. And he suggested the drop-off could be significant.

“I think it’s going to be a material drop. I just don’t know how much because we need to wait for the data. But all the scientists I’ve talked to . . . are like, ‘This is not going to be good’.”

The interview put another scare into financial markets, with futures on the Dow industrials YM00, 0.47% contract losing more than 500 points. “The major vaccine makers have offered timelines of two to six weeks for assessing its vaccine evading capabilities, and in the meantime, travel shutdowns and behaviour modification are a risk

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Reply Yikes Moderna CEO really said this? Never heard a CEO (Original post)
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2021 OP
unblock Dec 2021 #1
cilla4progress Dec 2021 #2
Tomconroy Dec 2021 #3
Dorian Gray Dec 2021 #4
Tomconroy Dec 2021 #5

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 01:18 AM

1. In like 100 days they can have a new vaccine

And sell billions more.

Mutations mean you have to buy vaccine 2.0. Not really a loss even from a business point of view.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 01:35 AM

2. Also, how viable and available

are the treatments?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 03:56 AM

3. Dr. Gottlieb thinks the vax will be good

And he has a direct line to the Pfizer brewmeisters. Check the second tweet in the thread in particular:

https://mobile.twitter.com/ScottGottliebMD/status/1465679760948973575?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

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Response to Tomconroy (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 07:36 AM

4. He's on their board, isn't he?

I think it's interesting to note the different tactic that Moderna and Pfizer are taking when talking about this variant and vaccine efficacy against it.

Time will tell.

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Response to Dorian Gray (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 07:49 AM

5. Yes.

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