CM – The Wimbledon crowd gave a standing ovation to a woman who helped develop a COVID vaccine

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Ikran Dahir

Posted on Jun 28, 2021 at 12:47 pm ET

The Wimbledon crowd stands up and applauds Professor Sarah Gilbert, who can be seen in the front row in a red jacket.

On Monday, the opening day of the game at Wimbledon Center Court in London, said the crowd spokesman that some special guests were in attendance.

People who played a crucial role in the UK’s response to the coronavirus pandemic – from transport workers to medical staff from the UK’s National Health Service – had been invited to sit in the royal box.

« Today [special guests] include executives who developed the anti-COVID vaccines, » the spokesman said as the camera shots on Dame Sarah Gilbert, a vaccinology professor at Oxford University, which led the team that developed AstraZeneca, zoomed in on the vaccine.

For her efforts, Gilbert was honored earlier this month when she was added to the Birthdate List In honor of the Queen.

When the spectators at Wimbledon noticed who was present, they broke out into wild applause that soon turned into a standing ovation.

A slightly different opening day at Center Court …

A special moment in which we would like to thank those who played such an important role in responding to COVID-19

#Wimbledon

I have to admit that I got a little tears in my eyes at this reception for the scientists and health workers who are pulling us all out of this hell https://t.co/XGlAuHE4Ga

That’s something. Many thanks to Dame Sarah Gilbert and everyone who helped in the amazing efforts against # COVID19 https://t.co/aqit3ev0af

The Twitter account of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, also retweeted the video and added his thanks.

Thanks to Dame Sarah Gilbert and the incredible team that developed the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine 👏 https://t.co/2TAyzBKFCa

Das This year’s Wimbledon is the first since 2019. Last year’s tournament was canceled due to the pandemic.

Spectators do not have to wear masks while sitting, but must present a negative COVID test or provide proof of vaccination status.

A buzzfeed News investigation conducted with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists based on thousands of documents the government refused to see.

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