Questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? UT Austin researcher joins panel to address concerns


AUSTIN (KXAN) — A group of scientific and medical experts from colleges and universities in the U.S. took questions about COVID-19 vaccinations, including one researcher from the University of Texas at Austin who was instrumental in helping to develop vaccines.

UT Austin researcher Jason McLellan helped to address people’s concerns in a panel through the American Society for Virology — along with other virologists, infectious disease experts and medical doctors.

After the coronavirus came to the U.S., he and his team worked to create a 3D atomic-scale map of the part of the virus that attaches itself to human cells — the spike protein. This map helped pave a way for other researchers to make COVID-19 vaccines.

The entire hour-long panel discussion is included in this story for you to view.

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