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We are a group of scientists and healthcare professionals from around the world, working to end this pandemic by volunteering our time to address Covid-19 vaccine concerns and misinformation.

Our #TeamHalo videos bring you accurate, up-to-date facts on the safety & effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccines.

Team Halo was established as part of the United Nations Verified initiative in partnership with Purpose and the Vaccine Confidence Project at the University of London’s School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Support is provided by Luminate, IKEA Foundation, and Capgemini.

Featured Guides

These are the many faces, diverse voices, and brilliant minds behind Team Halo.

@drcappuccini

Federica Cappuccini

Dr Federica Cappuccini is a postdoctoral research scientist at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford. Since the beginning of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine clinical trials in April 2020, Federica has been a part-time member of the COVID-19 team processing and testing blood samples collected from volunteers in the UK. In particular, the team is looking at… continue reading.

@nataliapasternakscience

Dr Natalia Pasternak

Natalia is a microbiologist specialising in molecular genetics of bacteria. She currently works as a visiting researcher at the University of Sao Paolo, at the Vaccine Development Laboratory. She is the Director-President of the Instituto Questão de Ciência (“a question of science”) and an outspoken advocate for scientific thought in public life. She is a… continue reading.

@kiran.morjaria

Dr Kiran Morjaria

Dr Kiran Morjaria is a junior doctor and comedian based in Manchester. He is working on the front line admitting and treating patients with Covid-19. In his spare time he volunteers at a Covid-19 vaccination hub as a vaccinator. Kiran graduated from Leeds Medical School in 2017, where he was awarded the SPARK scholarship for… continue reading.

@drmeenalviz

Dr Meenal Viz & Dr Nishant Joshi

Dr Meenal Viz, Dr Nishant Joshi and baby Radhika are the Joshi trio who have been campaigning for healthcare workers throughout the pandemic. Last year, during the first wave of the pandemic, Dr Meenal Viz was the pregnant protester outside Downing Street when Radhika was a foetus. The protest gained worldwide media attention and now… continue reading.

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@KarnyartSamnuan

Karnyart K Samnuan

@microelisa

Elisa Ramos Sevillano

@VirusesImmunity

Prof. Akiko Iwasaki

@KrutikaKuppalli

Dr. Krutika Kuppalli

@KindrachukJason

Jason Kindrachuk

@angie_rasmussen

Dr. Angela Rasmussen

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