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COVID vaccine pioneers win Nobel Prize

Posted on AllSides October 2nd, 2023
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Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP

Two scientists whose discoveries were instrumental in creating the mRNA shots against COVID-19 won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday.

Hungarian American Katalin Karikó and American Drew Weissman were awarded the prize Monday for “their discoveries concerning nucleoside base modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.”

“Through their groundbreaking findings, which have fundamentally changed our understanding of how mRNA interacts with our immune system, the laureates contributed to the unprecedented rate of vaccine development during one of the greatest threats to human health in modern...

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