WHO’s Science in 5 – Vaccines

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “WHO’s Science in 5 – Vaccines” – below is their description.

Episode #5 When can we expect a vaccine for COVID-19? How will we ensure that it is safe? Who should be vaccinated first and why? WHO’s Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan explains in this episode of Science in 5.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

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The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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