Covid-19 will stay with us for the next 10 years, says the vaccine developer

The lead scientist of the world’s first approved coronavirus vaccine has warned that the lethal virus will be here for several years to come. Wion reported.

Ugur Sahin, Pfizer’s chief Covid-19 vaccine researcher and CEO of BioNTech, said, “The virus will stay with us for the next 10 years. We have to get used to the fact that there will be more outbreaks. ”He added that the world now needs a new definition of“ normal ”.

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Sahin noted that 60-70% of the world’s population must be inoculated to prevent further outbreaks of Covid-19, the Wion report added.

U.S.-based Pfizer partnered with Germany’s BioNTech to produce a coronavirus vaccine that was developed and approved within a year. The vaccine was tested after some health professionals who took it reported allergic reactions.

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