I beg your pardon? One corona-Barbie? Was that just missing? No, not a busty blonde with a wasp waist, mini skirt and face mask. Barbie maker Mattel has created a new doll in honor of Oxford vaccine developer Sarah Gilbert!
She found it “very strange” at first, said the researcher, who played a key role in developing the AstraZeneca vaccine, told the British news agency PA.
“I would like my doll to make children aware of professions that they did not know before, such as an immunologist,” said the 59-year-old. It is very important to her to inspire girls in particular for scientific professions and science.
Gilbert, who has been a researcher at Oxford University since 1994, led the development team behind the AstraZeneca vaccine. Right from the start, the team set itself the goal of developing a product that is inexpensive and easy to transport.