Pfizer CEO says vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant is ‘likely’ to emerge, but will it really?

Pfizer CEO says vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant is ‘likely’ to emerge, but will it really?

the delta variant of covat-19 in rare cases is breaking through and infecting people who are fully vaccinated against the virus some experts are also raising the possibility of a variant that’s vaccine-resistant that is one that could easily evade the existing vaccines we already have e gallon reports pfizer ceo albert boulez the two say speaking to fox news that a vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant would emerge eventually he added the pfizer could produce a shot taylor made for such a variant 95 days after its discovery his comments have again highlighted the concern of vaccine evasion the director of the cdc said previously that the virus could be a few mutations away from evolving to evade the existing vaccines recent studies also suggest a drop in vaccine efficacy following the emergence of the more transmissible delta variant the cdc says vaccine effectiveness among frontline medical workers dropped to 66 percent after delta became dominant compared with 91 before the study is in line with the findings from israel and the uk where the dominant delta variant is causing a surge in cases despite their high vaccination rates but all this has to be considered in view of the facts that vaccine effectiveness can wane over time and that the original efficacy estimates could have been inaccurate and most importantly how the mutation would unfold is largely unpredictable theoretically speaking it is possible for the virus to become vaccine resistant as it goes through further mutations but at the same time it might not because we cannot predict the pattern of mutations what we can do at this point is to prepare for the worst those at first would include making it less likely for such variants to emerge and since the virus mutates as it circulates through the population those chances can be reduced through distancing and vaccinations news
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Pfizer CEO says vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant is \'likely\' to emerge, but will it really?

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