The latest and most significant Covid variant, Omicron, has been making headlines all over the place. Check out the latest reports about the new variant of Covid below.
It’s been just revealed by MarketWatch that Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel has left no doubt about his approach to the emergence of the new omicron coronavirus variant.
The same online publication mentioned above notes that he told the Financial Times there’s no world where current vaccines are as effective as they have been against the delta variant. Another issue that’s worth noting is the fact that 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’.”
It’s been also revealed that the interview put another scare into the financial market. It’s important to mention the fact that futures on the Dow industrials YM00, 1.13% 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 as we await anecdotal and statistical evidence of the spread of the virus and its virulence.”
This is what Steen Jakobsen, chief investment officer at Saxo Bank said.
CDC releases news about Omicron covid variant
The other day, we were revealing that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday strengthened its recommendations on who should get boosters.
The LA Times just noted that the CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that all vaccinated adults should get a booster.
It’s also important to mention the fact that this should be happening as long as they received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna shot at least six months ago or they received their Johnson & Johnson shot at least two months ago.