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Scientists use TikTok to inform public about Covid-19 vaccine

The #TeamHalo initiative brings together Covid-19 researchers to inform the public about the vaccine on TikTok, Instagram and Twitter.
The #TeamHalo initiative brings together Covid-19 researchers to inform the public about the vaccine on TikTok, Instagram and Twitter. © TikTok
By: Derek Thomson Follow | Poline Tchoubar
1 min

To combat misinformation, an international group of researchers has  turned to TikTok to answer questions from the public about the Covid-19 vaccine. The scientists, members of the TeamHalo initiative, hope to convince the population to get the vaccine. Rômulo Neris is participating in the project from Brazil.

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Were vaccines developed too quickly? What are they made of? How are they tested? These are the questions that Rômulo Neris, a doctoral student in virology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, is trying to answer on TikTok.