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4/28, 1:03 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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BioNTech confident its vaccine works against Indian variant

BioNTech SE co-founder Ugur Sahin (pictured) stated on Wednesday that he is confident that the COVID-19 vaccine the company developed with Pfizer Inc. works against the Indian variant of the virus, which is being blamed for the sharp resurgence of the virus in the country.

Sahin said that although tests are still being carried out against the specific variant he was confident the vaccine works because the variant has "mutations that we have already tested for and which our vaccine works against." He further bolstered his claim asserting that the vaccine was " cleverly built and I'm convinced the bulwark will hold."

Sahin also commented on the authorization of the vaccine in China noting that "we are almost through with all questions" and that he expects the approval to come sometime in July, in line with previous reports.

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