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Biontech boss Ugur Sahin criticizes the lack of a vaccination strategy

Ugur Sahin

Biontech’s founder and CEO talks about his successes, visions and bureaucracy.

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Mainz Warnings of an increasing number of corona infections due to the new BA.5 variant are growing stronger. However, Biontech boss Ugur Sahin believes that a wave in the summer, if it comes, will be smaller. “In Africa it has already been seen that the BA.5 wave did not develop the dynamics that existed with the original Omikron variant,” Sahin said in an interview with Handelsblatt.

In view of the preparations for the autumn, he criticized the lack of an “internationally coordinated strategy” such as that for flu vaccinations. This is urgent to continue fighting the pandemic. “We need to know early enough which variant we should adapt corona vaccines to and produce them for the next infection season,” Sahin said. Basically, you need to be prepared for booster vaccinations to be needed again and again.

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