Moderna CEO Suggests Covid-19 Pandemic Could End in About One Year

he CEO of US pharmaceutical company Moderna Stephane Bancel said that the Covid-19 pandemic may end in about one year as increased vaccine output guarantees enough global supplies. "If you look at the industry-wide expansion of production capacities over the past six months, enough doses should be available by the middle of next year so that everyone on this earth can be vaccinated.

Japan finds another Moderna vial suspected to contain foreign substance

Japan's Kanagawa prefecture said it has found another vial of Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine suspected of containing a foreign substance and has put the rest of the lot on hold.


In a statement on Aug. 31, prefectural authorities said a pharmacist found several black particles in one vial upon checking for foreign substances before the vaccine's use.

Japan Suspends Use of 1.63 Million Jabs of Moderna Vaccine over Safety Concerns

Japan announced it had suspended the use of some 1.63 million Covid-19 Moderna jabs after the domestic distributor received reports of contaminants inside the doses. Both country's officials and representatives of the pharmaceutical company said that no safety or efficacy issues had been identified but still the suspension was just a precaution, Reuters elaborated.

Bad News for Those Inoculated with Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines

The efficacy of anti-COVID-19 vaccines of Pfizer and Moderna companies has decreased from 91 to 66 percent since the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus that causes this infectious disease has become dominant in the United States. This brcame clear from data published by a Federal health agency, Frrance Press reported.