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Oh, good. The head of mega pharmaceutical company Pfizer says our lives can go back to normal. If we get vaccinated annually, things may calm down — in maybe 10 years. “We will have perfectly normal lives, with just injection maybe once a year,” Pfizer chairman and CEO Albert Bourla told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday. “And the pill that in case we are sick will help us make it more flu-like rather than a life-threatening disease.” “Here the situation has been deteriorated because of the omicron, which had a very quick ramp-up,” Bourla additionally told Yahoo Finance on Monday. “It is a disease that manifests a little bit less in terms of mildness. I mean, it’s more mild. But, you know, because of the higher infectious rates, still, the hospitals, in absolute numbers, are going much higher in terms of severe disease, ICUs’ occupation, et cetera, et cetera. “So — and we know that the two doses of the vaccine offer very limited protection, if any. The three doses, with the booster, they offer reasonable protection against hospitalization and deaths.” So the return to normalcy we were long ago promised if we took a few shots seems to have evaporated. Because it looks like the shots by Pfizer and others are not working as well against omicron as planned.

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