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We heard there were lots of kids who had questions about crew Navarre's so we asked you to send them in and hundreds of you did. This episode is for them. Sorry if you have a little one in your life together have a listen and hopefully this will make things a little clearer. We're GonNa try and answer as many as we can today so let's get started. High analysts said that an Foia Zolt analysis can know what that the crying advised? Look like recurrent viruses is so tiny that you can't see it without a special microscope but if you look at it through that microscope it looks like a little bowl with spunky things will petrels coming out of it and the first scientists who looked at these viruses thought that they looked a bit like the outside layer of the sun which is cold. It's Khurana so in another language code. Latin Corona means crown. So if you look at the picture for this podcast you can get an idea of. What the corona virus might look if it was big enough to see it's like a spiky bowl hike earner cost my name is Quincy and. I am from Adelaide. My question is how do they test people for Corona virus? And how do they keep the people who are testing from getting it by two really good questions? Quincy how they do. Is they poodles swap out into knows that goes right down to the back of your throat as well. Because you news connects with your throat. And the swirl around a little bit to pick up secretions and then the test. Those secretions looking for the virus. Actually don't for the virus itself they actually look for the genes the genetic code on the virus they multiplied and if they find the genetic code for the virus they say that you're in fainted and how they keep people testing from getting the virus. They wear what's called personal protective equipment? So the they're waiting. Full gear gowns covering them masks and sometimes goggles and gloves. So that they don't get infected so the protect the people from getting the infection. Hi I'm rocket nine eleven. I'm from Ballantyne New South Wales and my question is why the neighbor was the corona of ours. And how do I know what's true and what's not people are worried? And sometimes when people are worried they share information trying to be helpful. But it's not always true and also there sometimes people out there who share fake stuff on purpose because they're trying to cause trouble and so the best way to figure out what's true and what's not is to figure out what sources you can trust and just into will raid them. The best sources are going to be based on what scientists are telling us through the research that they're doing so the best thing for you to do as a kid talk to. Your parents will talk to adults you trust and work out with them how to figure out what sources seem trustworthy and follow those. Hi I'm Lisa. I'm eight years old and I'd like to know how to scientists come up with vaccines for new viruses like curve in Nineteen Gordon. I was really frightened coming into this one. Teagan we get questions and sure enough. We are great question Lee. So maybe for everybody out just explain what. A vaccine is a vaccine fines. Apart of a germ that you can inject into people safe late. So they don't get the disease and that it stimulates your immune system which is a bit like an army and it stimulates this army to fight the infection when it comes in so the army remembers the infection from the vaccine and the army is ready to go and should the infection. Come in Jerem coming after that. The army marches to attack it and get rid of it now. The trouble with viruses is that it's it's hard sometimes to develop a vaccine which is safe which doesn't give you the infection itself. So what they do for covered nineteen whether recovered nineteen is finding different ways to marshal the army to get the army to remember the covered. Nineteen so this remembers covered nineteen so when it sees covered nineteen it goes and attacks and fires all the guns at it in a way that is safe so you're not going to get the infection so one way they're doing it in. Australia is find a little bit of the virus and hold it down as if they're holding it down with a set of tweezers. We're talking about things that are so small You'd need very special microscopes to see it and the hold it down and then the train the army against that little bit of the virus hoping that that little bit of the is enough to for the army to recognize the rest of it and the the general vaccine to that little bit of the S- called RN e in the viruses run former material. Another vaccine that they're developing overseas in Boston actually gets one of the messengers that takes messages cell from one part of the cell to the other to tell the army to generate an immune response and they're generating vaccine which puts in a messenger into the cells to tell the cells to generate an an immune response to covered nineteen virus when it comes in and they're all sorts of technologies like that which are really new technologies that have never been developed before really exciting and one or two of them are probably. GonNa turn up with a really good vaccine from brisk this. Why can't we have taught me to lenny? Everyone's doing the very best. They can to stop spreading germs. So as few people get sick as possible so we know that one of the why this virus spreads is through touching people who have it and sometimes people can be seen and not know it yet. So if you're living in the same house of someone and not seek its. Arcada have hugs with him. But if you're not living in the same house as someone that's why maybe just taking a break from having hugs with them for the moment. The good news is that this won't last forever. Scientists are working really hot to find a way to protect people from corona virus. And once they do. We can get back to hugging friends again. Hi I'm abby and I'm nine I have asked my like many other kids and I've heard deflategate current a virus when you have asthma. Your symptoms can be worth wise that abby. Good question to three things. I'll say so your age ten not to get very severe disease from from covered nineteen thousand. Don't tell you don't tend to get very sick. Says the first reassuring thing you can pass onto other people. So that's why we're trying to isolate everybody but you tend not to get to seek. So that's a that's good news and it's also good news for your Asmaa because if you're not going to get to seek in your asked me makes it a little bit. Worse is only a little bit worse off. You know a mild illness. Oh you wouldn't be too worried. I think older people. I'm talking about people at your grandparents age. They're more risk and if they've got severe asthma real problem for them but for everybody with asthma. You just gotta get your small under really good control now and I and I don't know what you're on but you people are sometimes on a blue puffer to help them before the take some exercise and there's sometimes on a brown kind of power which settles down the inflammation in your lungs. If you're taking too much of the blue puffer and you're using the blue puffer a lot during the day that's a sign