Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel Compares COVID Shot to iPhone, Saying People Will Receive New Version Each Year
The chief executive officer of Moderna, Stéphane Bancel, compared the COVID vaccine to Apple’s iPhone, stating that consumers will get a new version every year.
According to a recent interview with CNN Business, Stéphane Bancel predicted that in the near future, a yearly vaccine would be developed that would protect against multiple strains of COVID-19, the flu, and other common viruses with a single dose.
Moderna plans to release a single-dose annual booster for coronavirus, flu, and other respiratory virus within five years.
“We think we can put in a single product a lot of mRNAs, taking care of all of those viruses. And that’s once a year. You should be able to get an annual booster, a single dose, that has, in the vial, all those mRNAs for all those viruses that are, of course, adapted to the strain of a season like flu, like COVID strain, and so on,” Bencel told CNN.