BioNTech CEO on Covid-19 vaccine approval: It's the start of the end of the pandemic 1

BioNTech CEO on Covid-19 vaccine approval: It’s the start of the end of the pandemic


CNN's Frederik Pleitgen speaks to BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin after the United Kingdom became the first nation to approve the Covid-19 vaccine BioNTech developed alongside pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.

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    1. By the sheeple and lemmings . Everyone wants thus to be over they are probably the opioid idiots whomyzthavetheirshot. Next yeah yet another new miracle drug.

    1. @chip chipperson some of these vaccines use disjoint technologies from mRNA to classical techniques. It’s about getting to market at the right time to make the most money regardless of the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine.

    2. @Ceo of god thats the definition of the word “hoax”, jus sayin, trumps an idiot, I dont believe that you are though so dont associate with him if you can help it

      I saw Jesus standing in my house, with two angels by His side.
      I came to Him and said, “Lord, I’m not worthy, but You are worthy.”
      He said, “Are you ready to go?”
      “Yes, Lord, I’m ready!”
      He said, “Prepare for liftoff.”
      “Today Lord?”
      “Said I not to make haste to prepare for My Arrival?”
      “Lord, I’m not concerned for myself. I’m just concerned for all the souls who aren’t ready to meet You. What about them?”
      “Just as I said to you, Beloved, he that is righteous, let him be righteous, and he that is holy, let him be holy. But the unbelievers and the profane shall have their portion in the Lake of Fire, which is the second death.”
      “Lord, what can I do? Please use me.”
      “Prepare for liftoff, Beloved. Dost thou have last words for thy unsaved family members?”
      “Yes, Lord. I pray for them, that after we are lifted off they may remain faithful until death, and will not receive the mark of the Beast, which is the ID chip/ tattoo, or vaccine tied to the coronovirus.”
      “I have heard thy prayer and have seen thy tears, My daughter. They that are with Me are called and chosen and faithful. Let him who hath ears to hear, hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”

      You can read more of my visions and messages from the Lord at

    4. @TJ Maher no if i said covid was a hoax i would say “covid aint real shits a hoax” but when you say “covids death numbers arent real theyre a misrepresentation of the real count” thats different not the definition

  1. I made it almost the whole year without contracting COVID-19, only to die by the cancer that this comment section gave me

      I saw Jesus standing in my house, with two angels by His side.
      I came to Him and said, “Lord, I’m not worthy, but You are worthy.”
      He said, “Are you ready to go?”
      “Yes, Lord, I’m ready!”
      He said, “Prepare for liftoff.”
      “Today Lord?”
      “Said I not to make haste to prepare for My Arrival?”
      “Lord, I’m not concerned for myself. I’m just concerned for all the souls who aren’t ready to meet You. What about them?”
      “Just as I said to you, Beloved, he that is righteous, let him be righteous, and he that is holy, let him be holy. But the unbelievers and the profane shall have their portion in the Lake of Fire, which is the second death.”
      “Lord, what can I do? Please use me.”
      “Prepare for liftoff, Beloved. Dost thou have last words for thy unsaved family members?”
      “Yes, Lord. I pray for them, that after we are lifted off they may remain faithful until death, and will not receive the mark of the Beast, which is the ID chip/ tattoo, or vaccine tied to the coronovirus.”
      “I have heard thy prayer and have seen thy tears, My daughter. They that are with Me are called and chosen and faithful. Let him who hath ears to hear, hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”

      You can read more of my visions and messages from the Lord at

    2. @Ashley Walker Do you not recognize how TOTALLY insane this sounds? I suppose you don’t, well let me tell you: unless this was somehow some sort of joke that I just didn’t get, you sound as DAFFY as a certain DUCK!

    1. @Alternative Headlines perhaps you could just turn down the volume on all your peep cameras that you have in all your neighbors houses..that might help you not hear the dogs

  2. Now let’s just hope that a DNA shift doesn’t occur ! Because then they will probably just start over again !

  3. They’ve said you can acquire the disease multiple times in the wild so how does a controlled environment work better?

    1. @TheBase1aransas Oh yea, that 2nd grade response of whatever you say to me bounces off me and back to you. I hear you mother calling, time to get off the computer and go to bed.

    2. Trump and the GOP are wholly owned subsidiaries of Koch Industries and are also taking millions of dollars from Putin.

      The Koch Brothers are my Brother [HP]

      –Facing accusations of patent violations, Koch looked abroad, including what was then Stalin-era Russia, where he set up Russia’s oil refineries. After setting up Stalin with refineries, Stalin kicked Koch out of Russia. Back in the US, Koch went about fighting Stalin for payback.

      –The Koch brothers didn’t just inherit their father’s fortune. They also inherited his politics. In 1958, Fred Koch was a founding member of the John Birch Society, the right-wing extremist group that opposed civil rights and claimed that both the Democratic and Republican Parties were infiltrated by the Communist Party. In his 1960 self-published book, A Business Man Looks at Communism, Fred Koch wrote that “The colored man looms large in the Communist plan to take over America,” and that welfare was a secret plot to attract rural blacks and Puerto Ricans to Eastern cities to vote for Communist causes and “getting a vicious race war started.” The John Birch Society helped fuel a wave of hysteria against unions, civil rights groups, intellectuals, public schools, liberal clergy and others whom they considered a threat to America…

      The John Birch Society was instrumental in Trump’s campaign (Politico)

      –David Koch’s 1980 presidential campaign platform AND the GOP TO-DO list

      “Abolish Medicare and Medicaid”
      “Abolish the Social Security system”
      “Abolish welfare, relief projects, aid to children and ‘aid to the poor”
      “Abolish government regulated schools and compulsory education”
      “Abolish compulsory insurance/tax-supported health and abortion services”
      “Abolish the regulation of the medical insurance industry”
      “Abolish all taxation”
      “Abolish minimum wage laws”
      “Abolish the Postal Service”
      “Abolish the Federal Aviation Administration”
      “Abolish the Consumer Product Safety Commission”
      “Abolish the Federal Election Commission”
      “Abolish the Food and Drug Administration”
      “Abolish the Environmental Protection Agency”
      “Abolish the Department of Energy”
      “Abolish the Department of Transportation”
      “Abolish the Occupational Safety and Health Act”
      “Abolish all public roads and national highways”
      “Abolish requiring safety belts, air bags, or crash helmets”
      “Privatization inland waterways and control of all water”
      “Abolish all lending laws”
      “Abolish all branches of the service except the Army”

      Now, look at what the republicans are doing! The GOP TO-DO list.

      ‘Hidden History’ Of Koch Brothers Traces Their Childhood And Political Rise [NPR]

      –Fred Koch, the patriarch of the family, was an expert in building oil refineries, and he and a friend named William Rhodes Davis proposed building one in Germany during 1934, ’35, that period in there. In 1933, Adolf Hitler became chancellor of the Third Reich in Germany, so this meant working under the Third Reich. And in order to get permission, they actually had to go to Hitler himself, and William Rhodes Davis did the “Heil Hitler” to greet Hitler, and finally they got Hitler to greenlight this proposal so that they could build an oil refinery in Hamburg. Koch still loved Nazism, so much so, he employed a Nazi party nanny to raise his children in the US.

      THE SECRET ORIGINS OF THE TEA PARTY [TIME] How Big Oil and Big Tobacco
      Partnered with the Koch Brothers to take over the GOP

      –“ Charles Koch has occasionally talked publicly about what would be needed to take over one of the two national political parties” The Kochs spent a billion dollars of dark money to purchase the republicans and put them into office. The republicans are a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries.

      Trump and the Koch Brothers Are Working in Concert They disagree about trade, tariffs and immigration, but don’t be fooled. Neither side can get what it really wants without help from the other.

      President Trump and the Koch brothers have made it clear that they don’t like each other. Politically speaking, they are in fundamental disagreement over trade, tariffs and immigration. Nonetheless, there is a functional Trump-Koch alliance, and the Republican Party has capitalized handsomely on it. Trump’s racially freighted, anti-immigrant rhetoric has been essential to persuading white voters to agree to Republicans’ long-sought tax and regulatory policies. These policies are inimical or irrelevant to the interests of low- and moderate-income Americans. They have been promulgated by the Trump administration, but many of them have been meticulously prepared and packaged by the Kochs’ massive political network.

      Take a look at the ALEC, The American Legislative Exchange Council another Koch Industries subsidiary. The ALEC writes legislation and gives it to a republican representative. Without even transferring the legislation to Official Representative Paper, the republican brings it to the floor to be voted on. Corporations are writing legislation via republicans.

      YouTube: State Legislatures and ALEC: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

      Koch Brothers Work to Rig the Courts

      The Koch brothers are branching out – to the judicial branch, that is.

      Having funded state-based think tanks and advocacy groups that are designed to write and enact anti-worker, anti-regulatory legislation, the brothers’ latest target is the federal judiciary. The goal is to ensure that the federal bench is full of judges who, for the next few decades, will issue rulings that enrich billionaires and CEOs like the Kochs – at the expense of working people.

      Trump is elevating judges who could gut the Voting Rights Act

      WASHINGTON — Fresh from handing President Trump a victory in his impeachment trial, the U.S. Senate has moved to install federal judges who have expressed disdain for the Voting Rights Act, the landmark 1965 law that struck down rules across the South that kept African-Americans from the ballot box.

      Overturning voting-rights protections tends to benefit Republicans, who have said states, not the federal government, should decide the particulars of how elections are conducted. Some scholars even believe that weakening the Voting Rights Act ahead of the 2016 election helped Trump win the presidency.

      The first of those nominees, Andrew L. Brasher, 38, was formerly the solicitor general of Alabama, a position that allowed him to stake out conservative stances on issues from gun control to reproductive rights.

      Utah GOP official says giving women the right to vote was a ‘grave mistake’ [ThinkProgress]

      A GOP precinct chair in Utah wrote on Facebook this week that he thinks giving voting rights to women was a “grave mistake.” “The more I study history, the more I think giving voting rights to others not head of household has been a grave mistake,” Casey Fisher, a Davis County precinct chair who oversees Republican caucuses in his district, wrote on Sunday.

      Koch Brothers Bankroll Move to Rewrite the Constitution

      A constitutional convention, something thought impossible not long ago, is looking increasingly likely. Under Article V of the US Constitution, if 34 state legislatures “issue a call” for a constitutional convention, Congress must convene one. By some counts, the right wing only needs six more states. Once called, delegates can propose and vote on changes and new amendments to the US Constitution, which, if approved, are currently required to be ratified by 38 states.

    3. Why, And To What, Have Mike Pompeo and William Barr Sold Their Souls? [Medium]

      William Barr is Opus Dei

      This is about how Pompeo, the ultra-Evangelical Christian and Barr the Ultra-Right Catholic, the [Opus Dei] have come together as part of a powerful force [Mercer/Koch/DeVos] of psychotic beliefs and desire for total power and control. The belief that Trump is the anointed leader chosen by God. This is a serious must read..

      William Barr, nation’s top lawyer, is a culture warrior Catholic

      There have been few more stalwart loyalists to the president — who has cycled through cabinet officials and routinely publicly berates his staff — than Barr, a nearly four-decade veteran of Republican administrations, and a conservative Catholic who vigorously promotes a muscular Christianity that relishes in fighting the culture wars.

      Barr helped pave the way for last week’s federal executions — the first in 17 years. Yet he is often viewed as an ally of the pro-life movement because of his opposition to abortion. His enthusiastic admirers also cheer what they regard as his commitment to religious freedom at a time when many social conservatives view the rights of churches and religious institutions as under threat by secular forces.

      Barr’s critics counter that a Catholic at the highest level of government uses his influence to endorse a selective, ideologically driven understanding of religious liberty, and champions a nearly limitless view of executive power that is particularly dangerous, given Trump’s disregard for bedrock democratic norms.

      Reverend reveals what evangelicals say privately about Trump

      Reverend Rob Schenck, a former evangelical activist, discusses President Trump’s photo-op after police forcibly moved protesters and what evangelicals are now saying about Trump.


      How Putin’s oligarchs funneled millions into GOP campaigns [DallasMoriningNews]

      –As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team probes deeper into potential collusion between Trump officials and representatives of the Russian government, investigators are taking a closer look at political contributions made by U.S. citizens with close ties to Russia.

      –Buried in the campaign finance reports available to the public are some troubling connections between a group of wealthy donors with ties to Russia and their political contributions to President Donald Trump and a number of top Republican leaders…In 2015-16 Blavatnik’s political contributions soared and made a hard right turn as he pumped $6.35 million into GOP political action committees, with millions of dollars going to top Republican leaders including Sens. Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham.

      –In 2017, donations continued, with $41,000 going to Republican candidates, along with $1 million to McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund.

      Here Are the Republicans — So Far — Connected to Rudy Giuliani’s Arrested Ukrainian Clients

      What is the criminal description of being in receipt of illegal political funds. Oh yea… Money Laundering!

      Recently Indicted, Putin backed, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman face several felonies over their roles in various conspiracies and efforts to defraud the U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) by allegedly misrepresenting the source of funds and for unlawfully soliciting foreign campaign contributions.

      Parnas made 20 identical contributions of $661.90 to the:

      North Carolina Republican Party
      New Jersey Republican State Committee
      South Carolina Republican Party
      Tennessee Republican Party
      Connecticut Republican Party
      Wyoming Republican Party
      Republican Federal Committee of Pennsylvania
      California Republican Party
      Republican Party of Wisconsin
      New York Republican Federal Campaign Committee
      Republican Party of Virginia
      North Dakota Republican Party
      Mississippi Republican Party
      West Republican Party of Louisiana
      Illinois Republican Party
      Kansas Republican Party

      Parnas made a donation of $2,700 to:

      Candidate Trump
      House GOP Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif)
      Pete Sessions (R-Texas)

      Parnas also showered cash on various electoral organizations.
      Vice President Mike Pence‘s Great America Committee received $5,000
      The GOP’s “Protect the House” joint fundraising committee received $11,000 The National Republican Congressional Committee received $3,800
      The Republican National Committee received $33,400
      The Trump Victory PAC received $50,000

      Fruman has been slightly less active in his exploits as a donor for the GOP but doubly maxed-out to then-governor and eventual Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in May 2018. On the same day, Fruman donated $15,000 to the Rick Scott Victory Fund PAC. He later made two separate $2,700 contributions to Rep. Joseph Wilson (R-S.C.) in June 2018–one for the primary election; one for the general election.

    5. –Legal Experts Say Attorney General’s Ties to Russia Are Troubling [NewsWeek]

      –Barr’s public financial disclosure report, he admits to working for the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was counsel from March 2017 until he was confirmed as attorney general in February 2019, represented Russia’s Alfa Bank. (Barr earned more than $1 million at Kirkland) and for a company whose co-founders allegedly have long-standing business ties to Russia. What’s more, he received dividends [$5,001 to $15,000 in dividends] from Vector Group, a holding company with deep financial ties to Russia.

      –Questions have also been raised about whether Och-Ziff Capital Management, a hedge fund where Barr was a board director from 2016 to 2018, may also be too closely connected to the Russia investigation.

      –The billionaire Ziff brothers, Dirk, Robert and Daniel, provided seed money to hedge fund manager Daniel Och to start the firm in 1992. They retained a small stake in the company after it went public in 2007.
      –Mitch McConnell reportedly linked to Putin, Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and Russian companies [DailyKos]

      –Right now, the point being made is that Mitch McConnell is benefiting from his direct and indirect ties to Putin and Russian oligarchs, which most likely guided McConnell’s recent vote to lift Russian sanctions. And it would seem he clearly voted in the interest of himself, his king and his Russian ties, when McConnell should have been working in the best interest of the American people. Alas, his Senate seat and constituents are merely stepping stones to more corruption.

      YouTube: Wife Of Lobbyist For Russian Plant In KY Got Boost From Mitch McConnell

      –Lindsey Graham Received Campaign Donations From Firm Tied To Russian Oligarch [MavenRoundTable]
      –GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham received $800,000 from a Ukrainian-born oligarch with ties to Putin’s inner circle.

      Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, facing foreign-money scrutiny, says two arrested donors ‘appeared legitimate’ (OrlandoWeekly)

      DeSantis was among Florida Republican candidates who received contributions during the 2018 election cycle from Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who were arrested on campaign-finance charges involving the pro-Trump super PAC America First Action.

      With photos emerging this week of the duo close by DeSantis during his election-night party last November, DeSantis said Wednesday he was unaware of the alleged illegal activities and that the two appeared “legitimate.”

      “I knew Parnas. I didn’t know the other guy as much,” DeSantis said while in Jupiter to announce environmental legislation for the 2020 session. “But this was a guy who at RNC (Republican National Committee) functions, Trump Victory functions, he was at a lot of these things, was I think viewed as one of the top supporters of the president in Florida. And so, it was just like any other donor. Nothing more than that.”

      The Miami Herald reported that Parnas also hosted two fundraisers for DeSantis in 2018.

      After the charges emerged in the federal case, DeSantis announced he was turning over to the federal government the $50,000 that Parnas and Fruman contributed to his political committee through a Delaware corporation called Global Energy Producers.

      The Wall Street Journal reported that a four-count indictment, filed in the Southern District of New York, contended Parnas and Fruman funneled money from a single Russian donor through Global Energy Producers to advance their financial interests and that of at least one Ukrainian government official.

      Similar to DeSantis, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., announced he was turning over to the federal treasury the $2,433 his campaign received from Global Energy Producers.

      A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Rick Scott told the news media Monday that the former governor was donating money —- $5,400 his campaign received from Fruman and $15,000 that went from Fruman to the Rick Scott Victory Fund —- to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

      Rubio Received $1.5M In Campaign Donations From Russian Oligarch-Linked Firm [The Intellectualist]

      Blavatnik contributed a total of $1.5 million to PACs associated with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida. He contributed $1.25 million to the Conservative Solutions PAC in the name of Access Industries, then another $250,000 to the Florida First Project via AI-Altep Holdings.

      Blavatnik, whose family emigrated to the U.S. in the late 1970s, is a longtime business associate of Russian oligarchs Oleg Deripaska and Viktor Vekselberg, both of whom have ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Along with Rubio, Republican Senators Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham received hefty sums from Blavatnik as well.

      How South Dakota’s Paul Erickson is tied to [Russian] Maria Butina’s guilty plea [ArgusLeader]

      A Russian woman who pled guilty Thursday to conspiracy to act as a foreign agent conspired with a longtime South Dakota political operative to influence U.S. political figures on behalf of Russia, court documents say.

      Maria Butina and a person identified as “Person 1” “agreed and conspired” with a high-level Russian official for Butina to act in the United States on behalf of the Russian government, according to the statement of offense in Butina’s guilty plea. Butina did not register with the U.S. Attorney General’s office as a foreign agent.

      “Person 1” has been identified as Paul Erickson, a 57-year-old South Dakota native who lives in both Sioux Falls and the Washington, D.C. area. Butina was indicted earlier this year by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

      GOP Senators Tell Contradictory Stories About Moscow Trip [TheDailyBeast]

      Republicans who spent 4th of July in Moscow being told what the Russians have by way of blackmail material:

      Sens. Richard C. Shelby (Ala.)
      Steve Daines (Mont.)
      John Hoeven (N.D.)
      John Neely Kennedy (La.)
      Jerry Moran (Kan.)
      John Thune (S.D.)
      Ron Johnson (Wisc.)
      plus Rep. Kay Granger (Tex.)

      “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016, exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) immediately interjected, stopping the conversation from further exploring McCarthy’s assertion, and swore the Republicans present to secrecy.

    1. @Space Androidz Dude, I’m a conservative christian. I have no qualms over vaccines with the exception of like one they give babies at birth. This honestly comes down to doing what’s best for everyone. If you feel the need, don’t get it at first, stay back and watch for whatever you’re fearing. Don’t go near anybody for a long time, stay social distanced, and wear a mask. I doubt what you’re afraid of will ever come. Hopefully by then you’re able to get it.

    2. @Luke Lisac your a conservative Christian no such religion, it’s all false and man made old ways. I’ll pray for you

    3. @Space Androidz you’re correct. Religion was created in order to give faith to the masses. It’s extremely difficult, if not impossible to have a civil population without giving both the faith in an everlasting existence and the fear of burning in hell if particular rules(commandments) are broken. 55 years ago at the age of 5, I began communicating with the dead. Or, should I say, they began the relationship. In 55 years I have learned a lot…but, most important, I have learned that I do not want to die. Dying is not gone. Dying is a dead, nonliving physical self, or organism. Dying is not the end to hate, sadness, regret, depression & pain. Space Androidz, when you die & you find yourself standing above your lifeless self? You will hope to “God,” that there was a “Righteous God.”

    1. Sensitive snowflake can’t take a needle poke. Maybe we can give you your stuffed teddy bear to clutch while you get the shot. I got a nice little squeaky toy too. There, there little one.

  4. I remember reading an article not too long ago where they were talking about people who had already got the virus and had the antibodies for it but the antibodies only stick around for a very short period of time. which means they were susceptible again to the virus in a very short time. So doesn’t that mean that people who take the vaccine will once again be susceptible to the virus in a very short amount of time after taking it? So how then is that close to ending the pandemic?

    1. if a large amount of people gets vaccinated, the virus would die out in our community. its like small pox. people needed to get vaccinated 50 years ago for small pox but we don’t get vaccinated for that anymore. i assume for the first couple years, we probably need to get vaccinated yearly like the flu vaccine.

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