Science in a minute - Messenger RNA-based vaccines


Institutional Communication Service

8 March 2021

Have you heard about mRNA vaccines but don't know what they are exactly? What does immunity mean? What is an antigen test? What about a PCR test? With the coronavirus's arrival, there are so many questions out there that require accurate and timely answers. For this reason, we propose the series Science in a Minute, which tries to clarify some concepts related to public health through one-minute videos.

The Science in a Minute project, promoted by the Swiss School of Public Health, aims to provide, through a series of short videos, some of the answers to the most frequently asked questions about scientific facts and topics on public health, to make them clear and understandable to everyone.

Dr Rebecca Amati, project manager of the Corona Immunitas Ticino project, guides us on this path, explaining complex concepts and processes in layman's terms. The series is constantly updated according to the evolution of the pandemic. A weekly one-minute clip tackling a different topic will be available. 

The first contribution explains what mRNA vaccines are.


Watch the video (in Italian; French and German available on the dedicated Youtube channel):

Science in a minute – Messenger RNA-based vaccines