‘Material drop’: Vaccine boss issues bleak Omicron warning

‘Material drop’: Vaccine boss issues bleak Omicron warning. By Tom Flanagan.

None of the three vaccines in use across Australia will be as effective against the Omicron Covid variant compared to previous strains, one of the manufacturers’ bosses fears.

Stephane Bancel, the CEO of US vaccine manufacturer Moderna, told the Financial Times the general consensus from scientists he’d been in discussion with is that “it’s not going to be good”.

Mr Bancel predicted a “material drop” in vaccine efficacy and warned it would take months for manufacturers to alter their jabs to combat the Omicron variant.

Vaccines have been such a disappointment, and it keeps getting worse.

hat-tip Stephen Neil