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Ugur Şahin and Ozlem Türeci: Turkish Founders of BioNTech who found the coronavirus vaccine

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Turkey-based company behind the first successful in explaining that there are two scientists coronavirus vaccine.

US-based Pfizer explaining that they achieved success 90 percent of the coronavirus vaccine jointly developed with Germany-based company biontech, by their families had emigrated from Turkey to Germany Türeci Özlem and Ugur Sahin was founded in 2008.

This success of Türeci and Şahin couple, who are married, is shown as an example of how beneficial immigrants can be to the country in Germany, where immigration has been discussed in recent years.

European Reform Center chief economist Christian Odandahl said in a Twitter post after the news, “Germany has been dealing with how open it should be about immigration for a long time, and the ‘guest workers’ program after the war has always been questioned,” he added:

“Uğur Şahin’s father was one of these guest workers who came to work at the Ford factory in Cologne, now his son may be the person who put an end to the epidemic that plagued the world.”

Turkish CEO of BioNTech, who found the coronavirus vaccine, Uğur Şahin: I am sure that the vaccine will end the epidemic

Explaining that he received successful results from the first clinical trials in coronavirus vaccine studies, Prof. Dr. Uğur Şahin said he was sure that the vaccine would end the coronavirus epidemic.

It was announced that the coronavirus vaccine developed together by BioNTech and US-based Pfizer achieved 90 percent success.

Speaking to the Guardian newspaper published in the UK, Şahin stated that he was confident that the Covid-19 vaccine they developed would “crush the head of the virus” and put an end to the epidemic that captured the world in 2020.

n a press release Monday, Pfizer and BioNTech noted that in the phase 3 phase of the vaccine trials, 90 percent of volunteers prevented the disease from developing, and this rate was better than expected.

Another good news of a corona virus vaccine from The Turkish CEO of BionTech Uğur Şahin: No side effects.

Uğur Şahin, CEO of BioNTech, founded in Germany, spoke to the BBC. “No serious side effect of the vaccine has been detected,” Şahin said. Şahin also shared the details of the research with the public.

His wife, Dr. Professor Uğur Şahin, who directed BioNTech in Mainz with Özlem Türeci, was a guest of The Andrew Marr Show, which was broadcast on the BBC.

Şahin, who became a figure recognized by the international public in a short time, made statements about the corona virus vaccine developed with Pfizer.

Stating that the corona virus vaccine developed has no serious side effects, Şahin said, “The most important side effect we have encountered so far is the slight pain felt in the injection area. In some volunteers, mild and moderate fever was also observed in the same period. “We haven’t encountered any short and medium term side effects that would cause us to halt or suspend the study so far,” he said.

Making a statement at the BBC, Şahin said, “We have the safety data we have obtained from the participants for more than two months and we will continue to collect data for more than two years and to see not only the short and medium term side effects of the vaccine, but also the long term effects. But so far, security data is completely effective, ”he said.

Şahin stated that it should also be monitored whether the vaccine strengthens the immune system against the corona virus every year and more data is needed on this subject.

May Reduce Infection by 50 Percent

Şahin said he is very confident that the corona virus vaccine can reduce the possibility of transmission of the disease by up to 50 percent. Saying that the transmission will decrease dramatically, Şahin said, “I am sure the vaccine will be effective in the transmission of the disease. It will be effective even if not 90 percent. “Certainty can be talked about next year,” he said. Şahin stated that the researches on this subject will continue with the analysis to be made in the coming months.

He also stated that the vaccine can be administered every year, every two years or every 5 years, depending on the response of the antibody. Making a statement at the BBC, Şahin said, “He is working to distribute the vaccine around the world in April next year. This does not have a dramatic effect on Europe and America, but it may help to have a ‘normal winter’ next year. This winter will be very difficult. We will not have a serious impact on the number of infections this winter period. “If everything goes well, we will start distributing the vaccines at the end of this year and at the beginning of next year.”


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