Inventors of BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Drs. Tureci and Sahin received German's highest honor

Turkish scientists Dr. Ozlem Tureci and Dr. Ugur Sahin, the inventors of the BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, received the highest honor of Germany.  The Great Cross of Merit with a star of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany was presented by president Frank-Walter Steinmeier for the following reason: "“Thanks to their globally recognized competence in the field of mRNA technologies and their tireless commitment, they succeeded in developing and approving a vaccine against Covid-19 within a very short time. In doing so, you made a decisive contribution to containing the corona pandemic." Chancellor Angela Merkel also took part in the celebrations at Bellevue Palace.

Source: Pledge Times; Anadolu Ajansi; TRT World