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Does the arrival of Moderna’s vaccine mean we’re back to normal?

"I think we're going to live with the pandemic for much of 2021, but I don't think it's a binary thing where we have a pandemic and everything's awful, or the pandemic's gone and everything is great again." Noubar Afeyan, co-founder of the COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer Moderna, levels with Ian Bremmer that even with a vaccine the pandemic will not be gone in a matter of day, weeks, or even months. But that doesn't mean that everything will be as bleak as it may feel now. Their conversation was part of the latest episode of GZERO World.

Watch the GZERO World episode: A Shot in the Arm: Moderna's Co-Founder on the COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Ashish Jha on how we've dramatically reduced COVID-19 mortality rates

"There's no doubt in my mind, when I have poured over the data, that an average person who got infected and got sick enough to be hospitalized, let's say in March, in New York, that person probably has a 30% to 50% lower likelihood of dying today. That's amazing." Public health expert Dr. Ashish Jha doesn't have much good news about the state of the pandemic today. But one area of optimism is the improved treatments that doctors and researchers have developed for a disease that we didn't even exist a year ago.

Watch the episode: Dr. Ashish Jha on COVID-19 and the dark winter to come


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