A Wartime Economy Germany Needs to Give Vaccine Production a Shot in the Arm

It only took pharmaceuticals producer BioNTech a few months to set up a new vaccine factory in Germany. Berlin should use the case as an example in efforts to boost production of the medicines urgently needed to stop the COVID-19 pandemic.
German Health Minister Jens Spahn: A carrot-and-stick approach is needed.

German Health Minister Jens Spahn: A carrot-and-stick approach is needed.

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DER SPIEGEL 06/2021
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Vaccine production in India: If supplies of raw materials run short, other supplies might have to be thrown away in the worst-case scenario.

Vaccine production in India: If supplies of raw materials run short, other supplies might have to be thrown away in the worst-case scenario.

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