On Tuesday, 30th November 2021, Stephane Bancel, CEO of Moderna has warned that, the existing corona virus vaccines are going to struggle against tackling the fast-spreading Omicron covid-19 variant, as the countries ramp up the corona virus vaccination programmes along with the imposition of the further covid-19 restrictions in an effort for stopping the increasing concern of the novel corona virus.
The new Omicron covid-19 strain, which was first reported in South Africa has been rapidly spreading from the continent of Africa to the Pacific and from the continent of Europe to North America as dozers of the countries had announced the new travel restrictions.
As there are no deaths recorded yet from the new covid-19 variant, it can possibly take weeks for knowing how much infectious and resistant the covid-19 strain might be proving to the vaccines, and the emergence of the variant has also been highlighting how affected the world remains by the novel corona virus.
Stephane Bancel also said that, the data is going to be available on the effectiveness of the corona virus vaccines in the time of two weeks, but the scientists had been pessimistic, and all the scientists, whom he had talked are saying that, this is not going to be good and he also warned against a material drop in the existing corona virus vaccines against the Omicron covid-19 variant.
Moderna along with other vaccine producers have all announced that, they have already started working on a covid-19 vaccine focusing on the Omicron Covid-19 variant.