The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporation, Pfizer, has indicated that there is a great possibility that the world would return to normal life with COVID-19 ending in a year’s time.
Speaking to ABC News, Albert Bourla said he believes that life will return to normal within a year but also stressed that this does not mean that new variants won’t surface, IOL reported.
Bourla’s comments come after Moderna’s boss, Stephane Bancel, also mentioned that COVID-19 would be something of the past in a year.
Meanwhile, the Western Cape reported 7 810 active COVID-19 infections, 518 216 confirmed and 490 718 recoveries, as of Monday, September 27.
1/2 📢 Update on the coronavirus and vaccines
As at 1pm on 27 September 2021, the Western Cape had 7 810 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 518 216 COVID-19 cases to date and 490 718 recoveries.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) September 27, 2021
Here’s a breakdown of the province’s COVID-19 stats:
- Total number of COVID-19 cases to date 518 216
- Total recoveries 490 718
- Total deaths 19 688
- Total active cases (currently infected patients) 7 810
- Tests conducted 2 424 283
- Hospitalisations (private and public combined) 1957 of which 418 are in high care or ICU