US When the Pfizer CEO refers to a potential third dose

14:30  16 april  2021
14:30  16 april  2021 Source:   liberation.fr

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Le patron de Pfizer, Albert Bourla, a promis plus de doses pour les Vingt-Sept dans les prochaines semaines. © Mario Tama The boss of Pfizer, Albert Bourla, promised more doses for the twenty-seven in the coming weeks.

Today, a planetary drama, tomorrow an epidemic "like the flu". In the columns of the echos, Albert Bourla, the Director General of Pfizer, renews his faith in his vaccine, developed with Biontech. Citing the case of Israel , this week, this week, down the masks after a Pfizer stamped vaccination campaign, the boss of the American pharmaceutical giant welcomes: "We will be vaccinated and we will have a normal life. Of course, this is only my estimate. Things can evolve. But after all that I saw is the most likely scenario. " Better still: if the vaccination is fast enough, this "return to normal life" could even be done in autumn.

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Albert Bourla à Portage, dans le Michigan (Etats-Unis), en février. © Provided by Liberation Albert Bourla in Portage, Michigan (United States), in February.

However, continental Europe seems to have fallen behind in its vaccine campaign. Especially when compared to those conducted in Great Britain or in the United States . But for Albert Bourla, Pfizer is not to incriminate. "The grass always looks greener at your neighbor!" observes before adding: "We ship every week doses in several places in the 27 countries, with an accuracy of 99.9%. We have destroyed no doses, despite the need to maintain them at -70 ° C. The system works very well. "

For even better running, the boss has also promised more doses for the twenty-seven. "I can not tell you how many doses the other laboratories will make available to the European Union. What I can tell you is that we are going to significantly increase our deliveries to the EU in the coming weeks, " confides.

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Other news delivered by the CEO, on the American CNBC chain This time: with the uncertainty related to variants, people vaccinated with the Pfizer could receive a third dose in one year, or even six months, then an injection each year. The objective: to renew the protection offered by the vaccine. In the echos, the businessman accurate: "It seems that there will be a recall [a booster], but we can not talk about it precisely before knowing these data, and for the Instant, we only have the data from the first six months after the second injection. "

An increasing price

in total, it evokes four times more doses delivered this quarter (250 million, compared with 62 million) and adds to be "under discussion to do more again". and to compensate for the delays and uncertainties brought by Astrazeneca and Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer would even be able to produce more than three billion doses in 2022 for the whole world.

as to the price of the vaccine, higher in the United States and the EU, and which should further increase by 26% in 2022 according to the declarations of the Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borissov, on EurActiv , the CEO argues the "Principle of equity". "Equity means you have to give more to those who need it. We decided to opt for a system at three different price levels. For high-income countries such as Europe, the United States, Japan or Canada, the price is a meal! " more lyrical, the businessman, also a veterinary doctor, cowardly: "These vaccines have an invaluable price, in thousands of billions of dollars, they save human lives."

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