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  • Emma Fabian, News Editor

Free online Royal Society event: Hosted on YouTube by Brian Cox. Melinda Mills guests

The race for a vaccine

28 January

18:00 -19:00 UK time

No need to register.

Join on: Royal Society YouTube channel

Question: Will vaccines provide the solution to the coronavirus pandemic?

Brian Cox and a panel of expert discuss the scientific community's collaborative effort to develop the COVID-19 vaccine.

The path to effectively managing the disease has only just begun. With public hesitation and misinformation around the effectiveness of the vaccines, transparency and communication has never been more important. How have vaccines against the virus been developed so quickly? How do we know they are safe?

The panel will explore what we know about the vaccines and what the future may hold as we tackle this universal public health crisis.


  • Professor Brian Cox CBE FRS, the Royal Society’s Professor for Public Engagement in Science (event host)

  • Professor Melinda Mills FBA, Nuffield Professor of Sociology and Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, University of Oxford

  • Professor Charles Bangham FRS, Co-Director of the Institute of Infection, Imperial College London

  • Dr Rino Rappuoli ForMemRS, Chief Scientist and Head of External Research & Development, GSK Vaccines


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