The superhero mum working to create a life-saving coronavirus vaccine
With the first case of coronavirus being found in London, the outbreak continues to snowball.
The death toll now surpasses 1,000, more than 43,000 people are infected worldwide and the number of confirmed cases in the UK now stands at 9. So what can we do to stop it?
Well, the race is on across the globe to develop a vaccine and British scientist Kate Broderick is at the forefront of this research. Mum of two Kate joins us to discuss how she is working around the clock on a life-saving jab whilst still making time to put her children to bed.
On the race to create the vaccine, Kate said: "It’s not overnight and it’s important that it’s not overnight because you need to perform the proper checks and balances to ensure it’s safe and effective. We’re doing it as fast as we can.
"We’re hoping that June will be the first time that we get it into human subjects for what we call clinical testing."
When pressed by Phillip on whether this means the vaccine will be out in enough time, Kate said: "As always, you have to plan with a mind that this is going to be around in six months and a year, and then a vaccine would be very, very important in the fight of the spread."