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Young People’s Live Q&A Session with SAGE

Over the past few months we have received information about Coronavirus on the news, on social media and this can sometimes be confusing if it’s not explained in a way that’s easy to understand.

On Monday 10th August 3 young people from each UK nation – England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales were given the opportunity to ask questions in a live Q&A Session to scientists who contribute to SAGE (the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) where they got the chance to find out more about the science behind the pandemic and tackling the spread of the virus.

Erin, Evey and Ibby represented young people in Wales and asked questions to members of SAGE. Erin, Evey and Ibby sit on the Children’s Commissioner for Wales Young People’s Advisory Panel.

You can listen to the full event by clicking the link below:


Questions from Wales

Erin (listen from 4:29)

When a new virus like Covid-19 emerges, what are the stages in the development of a vaccine― could explain a bit about the process? How it gets to human trials, things like that.

Evey (listen from 50:26)

We hear a lot about people suffering with the Coronavirus and how it causes breathing problems, but there’s never really been any clear information about the effect it has. So my question is: How does Coronavirus affect the body?

Ibby (listen from 55:51)

We know that Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people are infected badly by Covid-19. What can BAME young people do to remain safe and have their health not impacted by COVID-19?