Sources

Information portal of the German Federal Ministry of Health
www.zusammengegencorona.de/en

Information from the Robert Koch Institute
www.rki.de/EN

Information from the Paul Ehrlich Institute (Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedical Drugs)
www.pei.de/EN

Information on Project Lightspeed from BioNTech:
www.biontech.de/covid-19-portal/project-lightspeed

List of abbreviations

BfArM: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
CoV: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Coronavirus disease 2019. Disease caused by SARS-CoV-2
DNA: Deoxyribonucleic acid (genetic material)
EMA: European Medicines Agency
U.S. FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
MERS (MERS-CoV): Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
mRNA: messenger ribonucleic acid
PEI: Paul Ehrlich Institute
RKI: Robert Koch Institute
SARS-CoV-2: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2