“We think it is very likely that vaccinated people will have clear protection against serious illnesses caused by Omikron,” explains Biontech boss Ugur Sahin. He assumes that this protection is even more pronounced when people have received their booster vaccination. The German vaccine manufacturer is also working on the development of an adapted vaccine as a preventative measure in the event that it becomes necessary. First interim results are not yet available, said the company boss.
The Biontech co-founder stated that there will be pandemics again and again in the future, also because of increased mobility around the world. “The best way to prepare for it is practice,” emphasized the company boss. The world was able to learn a lot in dealing with the corona pandemic, both on a scientific, political and social level.