Pfizer head Albert Bourla writing e book about Covid vaccine


NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla can now inform the unimaginable story.

Bourla has a cope with Harper Enterprise for what the writer is looking “an unique, first-hand, behind-the-scenes story” of how the drugmaker managed to develop an efficient vaccine in opposition to COVID-19 in a remarkably brief time frame — months as a substitute of years. Bourla’s “Moonshot: Inside Pfizer’s 9-Month Race to Make the Not possible Attainable” is scheduled to return out Nov. 9.

“I’m sharing the story of our moonshot — the challenges we confronted, the teachings we discovered, and the core values that allowed us to make it occur — in hopes that it would encourage and inform your personal moonshot, no matter which may be,” Bourla, 59, stated in an announcement.

Monetary phrases weren’t disclosed. Bourla plans to donate any proceeds to charity.

A local of Greece and descendant of Holocaust survivors, Bourla joined Pfizer in 1993 and rose to CEO in 2018. Pfizer final December turned the primary U.S. firm to have a vaccine approved by the FDA, which days later accredited a vaccine by Moderna and in February one by Johnson & Johnson.

On Monday, the FDA accredited the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12-15.

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