16 May 2020

Virologist Chris Smith answers Covid-19 questions

From Saturday Morning, 9:06 am on 16 May 2020

Virologist Dr Chris Smith is back to answer more questions about the emerging science around the novel coronavirus pandemic.

A consultant clinical virologist at Cambridge University, and one of BBC Radio 5 Live's Naked Scientists, he's been digesting all the latest Covid-related science and research for us each week, as we come to understand more about the virus.

This week, more severe inflammatory responses recorded in children, how is the virus mutating and how does this impact on the search for a viable vaccine, and with the WHO warning that the virus could become 'endemic' what could this mean for us?

(200414) -- BEIJING, April 14, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A staff member tests samples of the COVID-19 inactivated vaccine at a vaccine production plant of China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) in Beijing, capital of China, April 11, 2020.

Photo: AFP