Vaccine not a silver bullet, people will still need to wear masks: Moderna CEO
Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said that wearing a mask and social distancing are the "best weapon" to control the spread of the coronavirus right now.
Bancel, whose company is developing a COVID-19 vaccine, spoke at Bloomberg's New Economy Forum on Thursday of the importance of following public-health guidelines. He said that while vaccines are important, surveillance and doing things like wearing a mask and social distancing are still the best way to control the virus' spread.
"It's not a silver bullet," Bancel said of a vaccine, adding: "You see people going to crowded places with no mask or eating inside restaurants with no mask — I don't understand it. It makes no sense to me. It's like, you're going to get infected. The only question is when."