This viral TikTok explaining how COVID-19 vaccine works is profitable the web
Even with a massive COVID-19 vaccination campaign going on around the world, people are still confused about how it works or why it takes two shots. So a comedian came up to simplify the science behind it using a relatable analogy, and he’s winning the internet.
In a TikTok viral video, a comedian demonstrated how the vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna work using a simple skit with forks. Manhattan comedian Vick Krishna turned the vaccination process into a gripping victory of good over evil to explain how the mRNA vaccine works.
For the uninitiated, mRNA vaccines teach our cells how to make a protein, or even a piece of a protein, that will trigger an immune response. This immune response, which produces antibodies, protects us from infection when the real virus enters our body, explains CDC.
Find out why we need two shots of the mRNA vaccine pic.twitter.com/9JC2ArNEAn
– Lee Travis (@lostthenumbers) April 4, 2021
He had previously published another video in which he explained how the vaccine worked and showed how the newly formed antibodies identify and then attack the “forked hands” of the novel coronavirus.
Krishna used a funny analogy to explain the same thing where the brave Mr. Vaccine shows up in our bodies with an urgent message telling ribosome, which produces proteins, about the evil Covid. It identifies the fork, the exact weapon that Covid uses to attack our bodies.
It is later seen that the ribosome stars that produce the weapons, in this case forks, once the body has been alerted. Ribosomes then show the forks Dr. Immune system that has also never seen a fork before. Now that he’s done, he’s starting to build a defense system known as an antibody. When Covid later shows up uninvited and tries to find a home in our body, Dr. Immune System uses antibodies to “grab the fork”. The video shows how the antibodies tear away the forks, save the body and defeat Covid.
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– hotvickkrishna (@hotvickkrishna) March 23, 2021
Speaking to NPR, Krishna stated that he knew there was a lot of fear and misinformation about the vaccine and wanted to explain the process while entertaining her.
When asked why he used the fork analogy, the 32-year-old said, “So I did a lot of research on the vaccine, and the key component for that was the spike protein. There was a fork on my table that I was writing the sketch on, and it clicked for me. Fork = coronavirus spike protein. “
Internet users loved how easy the explainer was, and many said the analogy should be found in textbooks. This is how internet users reacted:
This is literally what I used to explain vaccines to my parents https://t.co/x3PiUNVQCa
– aloveyoutoo (@ALOveyoutoo) April 6, 2021
Immunology made easy.
Entertaining and informative. https://t.co/6f9WQ8v2kn
– Gabriel Oru (@OruGabriel) April 6, 2021
This guy’s videos are the best educational tool I’ve ever seen in a pandemic. ❤️ https://t.co/A5GAzRUYgQ
– Persephone (@LadyOfWays) April 5, 2021
This was both extremely useful and fun
I failed biology but forks … forks, I can understand https://t.co/iFK2mvUIhw
– Helen (@hsr_rants) April 5, 2021
Write this down in a textbook https://t.co/FopKLHKRFi
– Connor Leroux (@connorcrypsis) April 5, 2021
His videos are the reason I made my recordings. https://t.co/guXqA183Rl
– Thomas S. Robertson II (@t_onthekeyzz) April 6, 2021
He must keep the CDC social media accounts at https://t.co/1VrUzuYqJn as soon as possible
– Michael 😷 (@ Mr_Hopkins8) April 5, 2021
This could be the greatest piece of science communication I’ve ever seen: https://t.co/0CxbUfm99w
– mcc (@ mcclure111) April 5, 2021
I really want this man to teach me more medical science. https://t.co/EK0IpcEgPV
– Traciel✂️ (@ Traciel03) April 5, 2021
I LOVE IT! This is exactly how it works! 👏👏👏👏👏👏
– Goth Moth @ (@twinbrujahs) April 5, 2021
I wish people saw this soon. It could have prevented so many unnecessary deaths caused by forks catching
– PunchyDonk (@Punchydee) April 5, 2021