Just when you thought the Covid vaccine wasn't cool anymore...
"Will evolve like 'an iPhone'"
Yeah, I'm sure there'll be lines stretched around city blocks for these things!
Moderna hopes to roll out a single-dose annual booster to cover the coronavirus, the flu and another common respiratory virus within the next five years.
As Covid-19 continues to mutate, Moderna will need to keep updating the vaccines that turned it into a global household name while trying to make it more convenient for consumers, CEO Stéphane Bancel said in an interview with CNN Business Wednesday.
He estimated a timeline of "three to five years" for the new combined product, and likened the development of the life-saving jab to that of a smartphone.
Yes, dude compared the Clot Shot to an iPhone.
"We think we can put in a single product a lot of mRNAs, taking care of all of those viruses. And that's once a year, you should be able to get an annual booster, a single dose, that has, in the vial, all those mRNAs for all those viruses that are, of course, adapted to the strain of a season like flu, like Covid strain, and so on.
"And the idea is a bit like the iPhone, where as you know, a lot of us buy a new iPhone every September, and you get new apps and you get refreshed apps. And that's exactly the same idea, which is you'll get Covid and flu and RSV in your single dose, and you get the best science of the moment to protect you from the strains circulating now."
I wonder if there'll be any good jab deals on Black Friday.
Call me cheap, but I'm the type to wait it out until these things go on sale.
Just kidding, nobody in their right mind is going to take one of these mRNA shots.
Though I do know some people who will.
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