Going nuclear to beat COVID-19: UN scientists join quest for lifesaving vaccine


https://news.un.org/feed/listen/1060262/en/sites/news.un.org.en/files/audio/2020/03/25-intv-iaea-gerritverjoen-covid19-nuclear-vaccine.mp3

Here’s a job you don’t see advertised every day: irradiating the COVID-19 virus.

It’s just one of the extraordinary tasks on the to-do list right now of Gerrit Verjoen  from the International Atomic Energy Agency, who is doing whatever he can, to help countries overcome the deadly pathogen.

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, he shares his assessment of the new coronavirus and explains how nuclear-derived techniques could save hospitals precious time, when treating sick patients.

UN News


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