Liberal media darling Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s weeknight news program The Daily Show, just made a statement that has people on both sides of the political aisle stunned.
The New York Post reports that in a clip shared to social media, Noah expressed skepticism toward recent claims from Stephane Bancel, the CEO of Moderna who said Monday that his pharmaceutical company’s current vaccine for COVID-19 may not stand up against the omicron variant.
“This is not going to be good”
Speaking in a video shared on Twitter on Thursday, Noah suggested Bancel, whose company is based in Massachusetts, may have ulterior motives for doubting his own vaccine.
“There is no world, I think, where [the effectiveness of Moderna’s vaccine against the omicron variant] is the same level…we had with delta,” Bancel said in a Monday interview, according to the Post.
“I think it’s going to be a material drop,” Bancel added. “I just don’t know how much because we need to wait for the data. But all the scientists I’ve talked to…are like, ‘This is not going to be good.'”
Bancel also said in the interview that Moderna could produce as many as 3 billion doses of omicron-specific vaccines by the end of next year.
That sounds profitable
Days later, Noah gave his take: “On the one hand, almost all the omicron cases have been mild so far,” the comedian noted. “But on the other hand, the guy who stands to gain millions of dollars from new vaccines says we need new vaccines, huh?” he added.
“‘If we don’t make a new vaccine, this disease could be with us Ferrari — I mean forever. Sorry, I was thinking of something else,'” Noah said, mocking the CEO.
Moderna’s CEO hints at needing new vaccines to get ahead of Omicron. Hmm… pic.twitter.com/aYBNSWjodF
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Noah might want to tread lightly here. We all know how fast cancel culture can come for leftists who don’t fall in line with the mainstream narrative.