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Ugur Sahin Becomes A Billionaire On Hopes For Technology Behind COVID-19 Vaccine

Last October, Uğur Şahin traveled from Germany to New York to launch the initial public offering of his decade-old biotechnology company with a message about its new and unproven technology. “We rely on the patient’s immune system,” Şahin said before ringing the opening bell at Nasdaq’s market site. “We want to activate the patient’s immune cells to identify, to detect, and eliminate tumor cells.”

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The way ‘Covid deaths’ are being counted is a national scandal

As a pathologist, I’m used to people thinking that my job mainly involves dealing with death. But nothing could be further from the truth. That is why I and many of my colleagues are so dismayed by changes introduced during the coronavirus epidemic which mean that pathology has not been able to play the role that it should have in helping to understand this new disease.

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Scientists advised Cabinet to go to Level 1

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that scientists who are advising government on the response to the coronavirus crisis recommended that South Africa could move to Level 1 of the nationwide lockdown, as it had become a “blunt tool” in curbing the spread of the pandemic in the country.

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