Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel gave a presentation on May 20, 2022, at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. During the presentation, he admitted that he has had to dump 30 million doses of his company’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccines because nobody will take the shots.
As [Chief Executive Officer, Gavi,] Seth [Berkley] knows we are now throwing those into the garbage. It’s sad to say, I’m in the process of throwing 30 million doses into the garbage because nobody wants them. We have a big demand problem. We, right now, have governments, we try to contact, not only Seth was doing great work with his team trying to get demand into the countries. But also we contacted through the … the embassies in Washington, every country. And nobody wants to take them. And so the change we have now is it’s a very different situation than we [had] two years ago. The problem we had two years ago is there [was] no amount of capacity in the world, zero. The situation is very different today. More than [unintelligible] billion dollars of annual capacity. … And the Chinese don’t want the vaccines [made] of mRNA. So, if you just take just the Chinese population out, you have more than a dose per person. And we just discussed the issue in many countries these people don’t want vaccines. In the U.S. people don’t want vaccines. Around the world, we have a lot of people who don’t want the vaccine, as Seth and his team are working against. So, we don’t have a capacity issue around the planet it is not true. It was true two years ago. It’s not true today.