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The Real Heroes Behind Covid-19 Vaccine!

Turkish couple is behind the vaccine for COVID-19. Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci founded BioNTech.

This company ahead with Pzifer said that their vaccine against COVID-19 is powerfully effective, surpassing expectations with results that are likely to fulfill excitement to face the worldwide pandemic.

Where did the concept come from?

The couple founded BioNTech to develop technologies for individualized cancer immunotherapies. For instance, when COVID-19 appeared, Mr Şahin and Türeci studied RNA technology to induce immunity and forestall infections and called it Lightspeed. However, in mid-January, the corporate partnered with American pharma giant Pfizer to develop it.  They are planning to manufacture up to 100 million doses by 2020.


About the Dream Team for COVID-19 vaccine;

The dream team has moved to Germany in 1960.
Moreover, Uğur Şahin, who was born in İskenderun, Turkey, in 1965, arrived in Germany as a 4-year-old. He studied medicine at the University of Cologne and worked for several years at Saarland University center.
Türeci is daughter to a Turkish physician who migrated to Germany. She studied medicine at the Saarland University Faculty of pharmacy and become a pioneer in cancer immunotherapy in Germany.


COVID-19 is the disease caused by a new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Hence, World Health Organization first learned on 31 December 2019. However, it was first exposed in Wuhan, China.

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