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Ugur Sahin and his wife Ozlem Tureci, founders of the Mainz-based coronavirus vaccine developer BioNtech, stand during the award of the Grand Cross of Merit with Star of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by President Steinmeier at Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Germany, Friday, March 19, 2021. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa AP)

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BERLIN (AP) — The scientist who won the race to deliver the first widely used coronavirus vaccine says people can rest assured the shots are safe, and the technology behind it will soon be used to fight another global scourge — cancer.

By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press March 19, 2021