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Novartis CEO Sees ‘Better Place’ With Covid by Year-End

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Vas Narasimhan

Vas Narasimhan

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This may be the year when the world comes to terms with the persistent reality of Covid-19 and reaches a new sense of normalcy, Novartis AG Chief Executive Officer Vas Narasimhan said. 

“It’s really just a matter now of getting to a place where we feel comfortable with the rollout of vaccines, the availability of therapeutics and appropriate measures when hospitals come under strain, but otherwise returning to more of a sense of normalcy,” Narasimhan said in an interview aired on Tuesday at Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead summit. “There’s no question at this point in my mind that before the end of this year we’ll get to a better place.”