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‘Their life is an impressive story’ - Biontech founders should adorn EU banknotes

Updated: Aug 7

Do we pay for the next vaccinations with banknotes on which Biontech founders Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci are emblazoned?

An evil spirit couldn't have come up with a more suitable idea: According to the wishes of FDP politician Moritz Körner, the two Biontech founders Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci should adorn the new Euro banknotes. As a justification, Körner said that important European personalities should be printed on the banknotes.

This type of monetary recognition is actually only common in totalitarian states. For example, Marx was emblazoned on the 100-mark bills of GDR money and the mass murderer Mao Zedong could be seen on all Chinese banknotes. In times of the Corona regime, the portrait of the vaccination winners Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci should not be missing.

The EU parliamentarian claims that their work “saved the lives of millions of Europeans.” “Their life,” added Körner, “is an impressive story of integration, advancement, entrepreneurship, scientific excellence and the potential of an open immigration society.” With so many direct hits, the billions in wages are not enough. It has to be something special.

The admirer does not seem to realize that the idea can backfire. The first mocking hecklers were already asking whether the special banknotes would lose their value as quickly as the vaccine would lose its effect: So after 3 months about half.

It is also worth considering paying BionTech's bill with this money. Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci would then have a kind of private money that only they can use to go shopping. It would only circulate in small amounts; The two flagship migrants could bunker the greater part in their vaults. Before Ugur Sahin rides his bike to work in the morning, he swims a few laps in his own money like Dagobert Duck. And with each additional booster, printing is carried out again.

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