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The Race for a Vaccine

The inside story of the development of the Oxford vaccine against Covid-19. Fergus Walsh scrutinises the data that has come out of the trials, and examines the vaccination's efficacy and safety.

Panorama tells the inside story of the development of the Oxford vaccine against Covid-19. For the past 11 months, the BBC's medical editor Fergus Walsh followed the team at Oxford University and AstraZeneca, as they designed, developed, manufactured and trialled the vaccine.

As the pandemic worsened, the programme follows volunteers in the trial in the UK, Brazil and the USA. Fergus Walsh scrutinises the data that has come out of the trials, and examines the vaccination's efficacy and safety. He provides a unique inside view on a remarkable year for science.

59 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:06

    Massive Attack

    Dissolved Girl (feat. Sara Jay)

  • 00:16

    Felix Laband

    Whistling in Tongues 

  • 00:18

    Leftfield

    Melt

  • 00:20

    Kraftwerk

    Franz Schubert

Credits

Role Contributor
Reporter Fergus Walsh
Producer Alison Priestley
Executive Producer Diana Martin
Editor Rachel Jupp

Broadcasts

  • Mon 14 Dec 2020 21:05
  • Mon 14 Dec 2020 22:50
  • Sat 19 Dec 2020 02:20

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