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Coronavirus vaccines are lucrative business

Pfizer and Biontech's Covid-19 vaccine is expected to sell for more than DKK 100bn in just 2020. However, Pfizer's story is also one of a company whose history involves corruption scandals.

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The world has been calling for a vaccine more or less since the Covid-19 epidemic first broke out in Asia, and later on in the Western world, and the world's leading vaccine developers have not had to look very hard to find the motivation to develop a vaccine for this virus.

A host of actors have worked at an unusually high pace to prepare to send a vaccine to the market and into the bodies of people across the world in order to stop the spread of Covid-19 and send the economy back on track.

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