How concerned should we be about the new variants of SARS CoV 2 which cause COVID-19? Is it unusual for viruses to change and mutate? Do vaccines protect against these variants and what can you do to protect yourself? WHO’s Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan explains in this episode of “Science in 5”.
I am vaccinated, what next?
If you already got your COVID-19 vaccine, are you wondering when the immunity kicks in and how long it lasts? Can you still catch COVID-19 and can you infect others? How long do you need to take precautions after vaccination? WHO’s Dr Kate O’Brien answers in this episode of Science in 5.
Origins of the SARS CoV-2 virus
Why is it important for scientists to look for the origins of the virus? How do scientists look at the claim that the virus originated in a laboratory? More about the team which is looking for the origins of the virus that causes COVID-19. Dr Peter Ben Embarek leads this team and explains in this episode of Science in 5.
Science in 5 is WHO’s series in which WHO experts explain the science about specific issues related to COVID-19. Watch these short videos on WHO’s YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts or listen to the podcasts.