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Nobel Prize winner for Covid vaccination Karikó was agent of the Hungarian Secret Police

Nobel Prize goes to scientists behind mRNA Covid vaccines Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman developed the technology which led to Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines.

...says at least Wikipedia - but excitingly only in the English version. If you switch to German, this information disappears.

Quote (translated):

"Karikó earned a B.Sc. in biology in 1978 and a Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1982, both from the University of Szeged. She continued her postdoctoral research at the Institute of Biochemistry of the Biological Research Center of Hungary. From 1978 to 1985, she worked as an agent for the Hungarian secret police, a job she says she was blackmailed into doing because she feared repercussions for her career or reprisals against her father.The lab lost its funding in 1985, and she left Hungary for the United States with her husband and two-year-old daughter. Upon immigrating to the U.S., they smuggled in 900 pounds in a teddy bear, money they had obtained by selling their car and buying British pounds on the black market."

What such people, who are now in the spotlight, sometimes have for a blatant and exciting past is more than amazing.


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