At first glance, Puurs in Belgium isn't much more than a single lane and a handful of shops. You can easily cover the entire center on foot in under 10 minutes.
Until a month ago, the sleepy Belgian town of 17,000 was best known for its white asparagus and hair-raisingly strong Duvel beer. They're both enviable exports, but now a distant second to a clear liquid in a vial.
On the outskirts of town sits one of Pfizer's largest production and packaging facilities worldwide. It's here that the American pharma giant and its German partner BioNTech plan to pump out hundreds of millions of doses of their new COVID-19 vaccine.
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