The founder of BioNTech, a German laboratory responsible for one of the main vaccines against covid-19, believes that The pandemic may last until mid-2022, When they expect that all regions have achieved high levels of vaccination and herd immunity.
“By mid-2022, Even densely populated areas such as India They will get a high vaccination rate and cattle immunity,” said Ugur Sahin, the head of the company, at an event organized by the newspaper. Wall Street Journal.
According to Sahin, in the next 12 months, there will be more and more countries/regions, Developed and developing, They obtained this collective protection through vaccines.
Shahin pointed outIn Europe, America and other places, the epidemic has been brought under control Thanks to vaccinations and continuous social distancing measures, infections are also increasing in places like India, where there are far fewer vaccinations and it is more difficult to alienate people.
“We must ensure a high vaccination rate worldwide. Otherwise, no one will be safe,” believes the co-founder and CEO of BioNTech. The pandemic will not end until cattle are immunized all over the world.
Sahin’s company is cooperating with Pfizer to produce vaccines. He explained that his company Is expanding its manufacturing alliance to produce more doses This can help countries such as India, which have seen a recent surge in cases.
His wife and BioNTech co-founder Özlem Türeci pointed out: May need to combine different types of vaccinesIncluding your company’s messenger RNA and messenger RNA such as AstraZeneca to accelerate global immunity.
Türeci, Chief Medical Officer of BioNTech, said: “The more vaccines we provide, the better… Obviously, in principle, we can mix and match them.”