(National Pulse) Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel boasted to a CNBC host that his pharmaceuticals company had begun working on a COVID-19 vaccine before the virus even had a name.
Bancel said he wanted an mRNA vaccine factory on every continent, and that his company was making a deal with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to bring Modern COVID-19 vaccines to China.
But these weren’t Bancel’s only stunning admissions, made at the World Economic Forum’s Davos conference in 2023. The big pharma boss also bragged that he foresaw a pandemic that would be a huge money spinner for his company… at the end of 2019.
Bancel was a featured speaker on the January 18th WEF panel, “State of the Pandemic.”
During that event, moderator and Euronews Senior Business Editor Sasha Vakulina asked:
“Let’s talk about vaccine development, ’cause we’ve heard how it happened obviously with COVID-19 starting from 2022 and how extraordinary the process was also in terms of the speed. How is the development, adoption, and scaling of vaccines going on when it comes for different variants and sub-variants?”
She called this one of the “big concerns” the WEF Davos attendees had.
The “great news” was that Moderna and other vaccine makers have “manufacturing capacity,” Bancel began.
“When the [COVID] pandemic happened, Moderna had made a hundred thousand doses in 2019 for the whole year. And I remember walking after those into the office of my other manufacturing and I say, ‘How we make [sic] a billion dollars next year?’ And they look at me a bit funny and say, ‘What?’ And I say, ‘Yeah, we need to make a billion dollars next year, there’s going to be a pandemic.’”