Ugur Sahin, CEO of Biontech, gestures during an interview in Mainz, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. The chief executive of BioNTech says the German pharmaceutical company is confident that its coronavirus vaccine works against the UK variant, but further studies are need to be completely sure. (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP)
Ugur Sahin, co-founder of Biontech, who devised the vaccine with Pfizer. He said the company was working on vaccines that could be stored at lower temperatures. AP

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