(London) -- The German firm that partnered with Pfizer on a COVID vaccine says the world shouldn't live in fear.  

The co-founder of BioNTech believes the virus will stick around for years, meaning society will have to get used to what she calls a new normal. But she says it's already started to become manageable as more people get vaccinated.  

She predicts booster shots could be given every 12 or every 18 months.