Vaccine breakthrough is just what the doctor ordered for Big Pharma

The global industry may have met its moment of redemption thanks to the pandemic

15th November, 2020
Vaccine breakthrough is just what the doctor ordered for Big Pharma
Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci: the husband-and-wife team behind BioNTech announced that a vaccine they have developed is 90 per cent effective against the virus that causes Covid-19

There are few certainties amid the multiple tragedies of the Covid-19 pandemic. We do not know how our societies and our economies will emerge from the crisis, or how quickly. We do not know what the long-term consequences will be. We do not know how we can celebrate Christmas.

Yet since this nightmare emerged to strangle the world, one thing has been inescapable – that science would rescue us.

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