The Viral TikTok Explaining mRNA Vaccines With ... Forks! : Short Wave We at Short Wave are sometimes a little too aware of how difficult it can be to explain science to a general audience. So when we came across Vick Krishna's viral TikTok breaking down how the mRNA vaccine works, we were impressed and immediately like, "We've got to get him on the show!" Today's that show. Vick breaks down the inspiration, the science and his newfound responsibility as an accidental science communicator.

Know someone else bringing science to the masses? Send us an email at shortwave@npr.org.
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The Viral TikTok Explaining mRNA Vaccines With ... Forks!

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The Viral TikTok Explaining mRNA Vaccines With ... Forks!

The Viral TikTok Explaining mRNA Vaccines With ... Forks!

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Some of Vick Krishna's recent videos explaining different aspects of the coronavirus vaccines have gone viral. The first was an explainer of the mRNA vaccines. hotvickkrishna TikTok/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Some of Vick Krishna's recent videos explaining different aspects of the coronavirus vaccines have gone viral. The first was an explainer of the mRNA vaccines.

hotvickkrishna TikTok/Screenshot by NPR

We at Short Wave are sometimes a little too aware of how difficult it can be to explain science to a general audience. So when we came across Vick Krishna's viral TikTok breaking down how the mRNA vaccine works, we were impressed and immediately like, "We've got to get him on the show!" Today's that show. Vick breaks down the inspiration, the science and his newfound responsibility as an accidental science communicator.

Know someone else explaining science to the masses well? Send us an email at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez, edited by Viet Le and fact-checked by Rasha Aridi. Josh Newell was the audio engineer.