Speaking on the Andrew Marr show, Professor Ugur Sahin, co-founder of BioNTech said: “I’m very confident that transmission between people will be reduced by such a highly effective vaccine – maybe not 90 percent but maybe 50 percent – but we should not forget that even that could result in a dramatic reduction of the pandemic spread.”
The UK is expected to receive 10 million doses towards the end of this year, and another 30 million doses have been ordered.
As the virus continues to spread, seeing people wearing face masks while out in public is becoming more common.
However, if you wear a regular surgical mask, you are not protected from the virus as some may believe.
To protect against coronavirus, a specialised mask – an N95 respirator – can be effective.
However not all medical professionals advise wearing masks due to the difficulty involved in putting on the masks and wearing them for a long period of time.