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Leading COVID-19 vaccine developers continued to decline towards Monday's close after President Joe Biden said that the pandemic is a thing of the past despite ongoing concerns related to the virus.
"The pandemic is over," he said Sunday during a 60 Minutes interview on the sidelines of the Detroit auto show, adding, "We still have a problem with COVID. We're still doing a lot of work on it. But the pandemic is over."
Shortly after 3:30PM EST, COVID-19 vaccine makers Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) and BioNTech (BNTX) were at $125.92 and$ 132.80 falling ~9% while Novavax (NVAX) and Vaxart (VXRT) were at $28.45 and $2.41 marking a ~7% decline, respectively.
"If you notice, no one's wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape, and so I think it's changing, and I think [the Detroit auto show resuming after three years] is a perfect example of it," Biden noted during the CBS news interview.
The president's remarks suggest that COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration is likely to end in January, leading to a potential end to extra federal Medicaid funding, Cowen analyst Rick Weissenstein wrote in a Monday note.
Read: Last week, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that the world has never been in a better position to end the pandemic.