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Unherd: Will a vaccine stop Covid?

October 21, 2020

GreenLight CEO, Andrey Zarur, speaks to Unherd about vaccine production for Covid-19.

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GreenLight CEO, Andrey Zarur, speaks to Unherd about the supply chain issues related to vaccine production and manufacturing for Covid-19. He said:

“Making an adenovirus particle has never been scaled…there just aren’t enough reactors in the world [to create two billion doses by the end of the year]”.

“When Moderna says they’re going to make a billion doses by the end of 2021…it’s about calling on suppliers and saying how much nucleotide can you make…But those are the same suppliers that Pfizer is calling! Those materials, the nucleotides and the enzymes, are in very short supply.”

“[It is] a twist of fate [that] the vaccines that are in the lead are also the ones with the least developed supply chain”


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