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The Inside Story of the Oxford Vaccine

Sarah Gilbert and Catherine Green In Conversation with Robin Ince

60 mins watch time

Posted July 2021

Medicine, Science

On New Year’s Day 2020, Sarah Gilbert, Professor of Vaccinology at Oxford University, read an article about four people in China with a strange pneumonia. Within two weeks, she and her team had designed a vaccine against a pathogen that no one had ever heard of. Less than 12 months later, vaccination was rolled out across the world to save millions of lives from Covid-19. Professor Gilbert and her colleague Dr Catherine Green, who led on the manufacturing of the vaccine, join us to share the heart-stopping moments in the eye of the storm.