The year 2020 may have ended with Christmas effectively cancelled in Britain, but the country broke ground in offering its population a shot in the arm. Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old British pensioner, became the first member of the general public to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. BioNTech was founded in 2008 by Austrian cancer researcher Christoph Huber and scientists Ugur Sahin and his wife Özlem Türeci, both children of Turkish immigrants. But now the virus is mutating. So far, fingers crossed, the vaccines seem effective.