Instant Salvation? The Challenges We Face Once a Coronavirus Vaccine Is Found

Several coronavirus vaccine candidates could soon be approved and German Health Minister Jens Spahn has begun making plans to inoculate millions of people. But the challenges remain immense and the virus will be with us for quite some time to come.
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DER SPIEGEL 44/2020
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BioNTech CEO Sahin: "In the moment when we receive the information on efficacy, we cannot and will not withhold it."

BioNTech CEO Sahin: "In the moment when we receive the information on efficacy, we cannot and will not withhold it."

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A vaccine production facility in Visp, Switzerland: Production will be a lasting problem.

A vaccine production facility in Visp, Switzerland: Production will be a lasting problem.

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Curevac CEO Werner Haas (on NASDAQ's video facade on the day of the company's IPO on Aug. 14 in New York): "That was a very difficult time for us and our employees."

Curevac CEO Werner Haas (on NASDAQ's video facade on the day of the company's IPO on Aug. 14 in New York): "That was a very difficult time for us and our employees."

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German Ethics Council Chairwoman Alena Buyx: "Children aren’t little adults, they have a different physiology and need to be researched separately."

German Ethics Council Chairwoman Alena Buyx: "Children aren’t little adults, they have a different physiology and need to be researched separately."

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