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BioNTech CEO: ‘The science we did was important’

We're not superheroes, we are scientists, BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin has told DW. In an exclusive interview, the scientist explains how the firm will respond to a new virus strain and why he has not been vaccinated yet.

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