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TO THE CONSTERNATION of Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci, much of the couple’s protection in the German press focused on their Turkish roots. Their story definitely defies the cliché of owners of doner-kebab stands and fruit-and-vegetable stores– even if Mr Sahin and Ms Türeci, primary executive and primary medical officer, respectively, of BioNTech, would have preferred to check out about the details of their firm’s discovery, in partnership with Pfizer, an American drugmaker, of a highly effective vaccine against covid-19
Migrants are much likelier than the average German to start a business (see chart). According to a current survey by KfW, a state-owned development bank, one in 4 of the 605,000 founders of firms last year had foreign origins. Novum, produced in 1988 by Nader Etmenan, who left Iran, has ended up being one of Germany’s biggest chains of hotels.

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