FAST FIVE: Pfizer CEO Worried Omicron Might Open Door For More Mutant Strains

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While he didn't exactly go all-in on FUD like his rival, Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said during an interview at the WSJ's CEO Council that omicron might lead to still more threatening variants if it isn't dealt with appropriately.

“I don't think it's good news to have something that spreads fast,” Bourla told his interlocutors at the summit.

The report also noted that many patients were admitted for other medical reasons and were then found to have COVID Still, South Africa has seen case numbers jump over the last week.

However, Bourla cautioned that drawing definitive conclusions from the wave of infection in South Africa would be “difficult”.

Just 5% of South Africans are over the age of 60, and younger people normally have milder cases of COVID.

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