Financial Times, one of the most famous newspapers in the world, who found the vaccine that changed the course of the coronavirus as the person of the year. The founders of Biontech chose scientists Özlem Türeci and Prof. Dr. Uğur Şahin.
The British Financial Times, one of the most famous newspapers in the world, chose the people of the year. Founders of Biontech, which developed a vaccine for the corona virus that affects the world, together with Pfizer of the USA. Scientists Prof. Dr. Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci were chosen as the person of the year.
“Biontech’s founding partners were struggling with paperwork from all over the world last week. They missed TV footage of Margaret Keenan, 90, the first to be vaccinated in the UK. The couple became aware of those moments through messages from friends and colleagues ” Uğur Şahin said, “Although we saw that more than 22 thousand people were vaccinated in clinical studies in six countries, we were nervous. It is very different to see people actually getting vaccinated for the first time outside of tests ”
“Science is inherently slow and painstaking work,” the Financial Times wrote. Hypotheses must be challenged and new ideas tested until they run out. Failure is an important part of the process. The production of a vaccine that is more than 95 percent successful in preventing the disease also makes this couple’s success even more remarkable ”
The UK approved the use of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer – Biontech on December 2. Thus, England became the first Western country to approve a developed Covid-19 vaccine.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it allows emergency use of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and Biontech companies.