Key Vocabulary

Protein
Proteína
Pharmaceutical
Farmacéutica
Inspiring story
Historia inspiradora
Stunned
Dejó atónito

Changing the Course of a Pandemic; Part III

Read the story of Özlem Türeci and Uğur Şahin

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Changing the Course of a Pandemic; Part III

Read the story of Özlem Türeci and Uğur Şahin

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Changing course: the vaccine against coronavirus
On January 24, 2020, when Şahin first read about Covid-19, he decided his team would work on a vaccine.
BioNTech had years of experience with the messenger RNA technology. Şahin and Türeci thought that they could adapt this technology to fight against coronavirus. The messenger RNA directs protein production.

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