December vaccine rollout possible: BioNTech CEO Nov 20, 2020 0 379 12345 AFPFrankfurt am Main,BioNTech co-founder Ugur Sahin on Thursday said the frontrunner COVID-19 vaccine his German firm is developing with Pfizer could be rolled out before the year is over in the United States or Europe.“We are working at full speed,” he told AFP, confirming that the companies planned to apply for emergency use authorisation of their jab in the US on Friday, while European regulators will receive another batch of data “next week”.“There is a chance that we can receive approval from the US or Europe or both regions this year still,” said Sahin, 55, who is also BioNTech’s chief executive. “We may even start delivering the vaccine in December,” he said, adding that, “if everyone works together very closely”.The BioNTech/Pfizer shot and another one being developed by US firm Moderna have taken the lead in the global chase for a vaccine, after large-scale trial data this month showed that their jabs were around 95 percent effective against COVID-19. The twin breakthroughs have lifted hopes for an end to a pandemic that has infected more than 56 million people and caused more than 1.3 million deaths worldwide since the virus first emerged in China late last year. RELATED ARTICLES Qatar gets leading UN role Nov 20, 2020 0 4771 Amir condoles with Somali president Nov 20, 2020 0 2227 QA to launch three weekly flights to Abuja from Nov 27 Nov 20, 2020 0 3385 132 referred to Public Prosecution for not wearing masks QNA Doha The designated authorities on Thursday referred 132 people to the Public Prosecution for not wearing masks in places that required them. They also referred 10 people to the Public Prosecution for violating the .. WISH 2020 concludes with calls to advance innovation to overcome health challenges Tribune News Network Doha Bringing together more than 60,000 people from across the globe, the fifth World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) – held virtually for the first time– concluded on Thursday, with calls to .. Ooredoo warns against phishing scams The Ooredoo Group has cautioned its customers against phishing scams that seek to steal personal information through fraudulent emails and website pop-ups purporting to be from the telecom major. “We’ve seen a rise in .. Health must be an integral component to living a fulfilled life: Sheikha Hind CATHERINE W GICHUKI Doha HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Foundation, has called for making health an integral component to living a fulfilled life. “We need to ..