Fix Was In: COVID-19 Vaccine Inventors Win Nobel Prize For Medicine

  • The 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to Hungarian-born Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman of the US for research that led to the mRNA vaccines against covid-19.
  • The mRNA-based vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna were widely used in high-income countries from 2021 onwards. They helped prevent countless deaths and severe ill health from the pandemic coronavirus and enabled societies to open up again, said the head of the Nobel Prize Committee, Thomas Perlmann on 2 October. “The work had a major impact on society during the recent pandemic.”
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