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Y12 Biology Students find out the challenges of creating a vaccine

Our A Level Biologists interviewed Dr Chris Smith, Medical Consultant at Cambridge University and Addenbrooke's Hospital via Zoom.

Dr Smith is a medical consultant specialising in clinical microbiology and virology.  He also co-presents the Naked Scientists and 5 Live Science on BBC 5 Live.

The students were amazed to discover the challenges faced by scientists in understanding COVID-19.

Dr Smith also answered their questions on the science behind the latest vaccines being developed by Pfizer/BioNtech, Moderna and the University of Oxford.

Thanks to Mrs Bird for organising such an inspirational opportunity for our students to learn the vital role that Biologists are playing in combatting Coronavirus.