As the world races to find an effective vaccine against the coronavirus, biotech companies like Germany's Biontech and Curevac are taking their research to South America. High local infection rates ensure ideal testing.
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Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will award COVID vaccine developers Özlem Türeci and Ugur Sahin with the Order of Merit for contributing to the "containment of the coronavirus pandemic."
With many skeptical Bulgarians turning down their jabs, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said that anyone can now show up and get vaccinated without being in a priority group. DW's Alexandar Detev took up the offer.
Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine received approval by US regulators, making it the third jab available in the country.
A large-scale study has found the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech to be very effective in the real world. The jab was found to be especially effective at preventing severe illness and death.
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