İrem UZUN -TDO- If coronavirus vaccinations are rolled out widely, life could return to “normal” by next winter, one of the scientists behind the front-running coronavirus vaccine told British television yesterday. Ugur Sahin, the Turkish co-founder of German firm BioNTech, told the BBC that “this winter will be hard” without any major impact from vaccinations. “If all goes well, we will start to deliver the vaccine at the end of this year, or beginning of next year,” Sahin said.
Sahin told the vaccine will not have a big impact on the infection numbers. But he said that "if everything continues to go well," the goal is to deliver more than 300 million doses of the vaccine before "April next year, which could allow us to already start to make an impact." He added that "what is absolutely essential is that we get a high vaccination rate before autumn/winter next year... so all the vaccination and immunization approaches must be accomplished before next autumn— and I'm confident that this will happen because a number of vaccine companies are helping us to increase the supply. So that we could have a normal winter next year."