Did our interview help you to understand more about the coronavirus?


27th March 2020

YOUNG reporter Xavier, 12, talked to England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jenny Harries, about coronavirus, exclusively for First News and for the Sky News weekend children’s show FYI. Xavier’s interview came just before PM Boris Johnson announced strict new rules to stop the spread of the virus.

You can read the interview in the issue of First News out today, or watch the interview here!

Once you’ve taken in the interview. Let us know what you thought!

Did our interview help you to understand more about the coronavirus?


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lollipop33 · 10 months ago

First to comment :)

daveadave1 · 10 months ago

I think it helped me learn more about the coronavirus as my friends have told me things like it kills nearly everyone who gets it but know I realise that is not true.

daveadave1 · 10 months ago

Second to comment.

22lbarker · 10 months ago

i think it helps because it is true a lot of other information isn't true

stargrl · 10 months ago

I knew most of it, but I was very pleased that First News was so good to tell us.

saxophone7 · 10 months ago

I guess yea but I didn't like the picture of the injection it grosses me out a bit but yea it sort ifor helps

saxophone7 · 10 months ago

Second to comment😉

emeve · 10 months ago

No because I already knew all of this from the news and its not like any of this stuff is new; most of the interview is just them saying for you to wash your hands,practice social distancing, and to try not to say people who fall into the high-risk category. It is all information the PM, the news and the BBC have been telling us for a while now.

stargrl · 10 months ago


cutiecat · 10 months ago

2 nd

codonnell · 10 months ago

These were exactly the questions I would have asked and as they are asked by a child and read by children it is easier to understand. Thank you for putting this into the newspaper. It really helps.

sharkybark · 10 months ago

The article made me feel both scared and calm. It answered some of my worries but also I am scared because the virus is new and even scientists do not yet have all the answers. It is important to stay inside and was your hands properly, like people have said.

@ruby13top · 10 months ago

I have learnt a lot and have realised how important it is to keep hygienic and keeping my family safe and others (like social distancing) I hope everyone is well and safe 🙂

oceangirl · 10 months ago

Yes it did because it is on the news a lot and sometimes it feels very daunting

bias · 10 months ago

Uninformative and too basic. Read the government/NHS/The Times/Lancet Journal for actual proper in depth knowledge that i don't already know.
Also, forgets to mention that the government has tried to prevent long-term economic consequences from ravaging the nation. The economy might not be as important as life and death to you all about to comment, but the government has performed excellently in that area and better (unlike what First news is putting out) than most countries. i now believe all that needs to be improved is tests per day. This has given governments like South Korea a greater understanding of who is actually infected.
Before you try and attempt to counter my points, i would advise you to just think about the 3.3million unemployed Americans despite Trump's best efforts. Without such measures in the UK or US millions more could be unemployed which would cause long term damage to many peoples livelihood, forget a couple thousand people catching a cough.

nergit · 10 months ago

Yes it did! It showed me the different aspects of coronavirus and showed that we all need to relax and stay clean, calm and healthy.

sloth-love · 10 months ago

It helped me understand a lot more about coronavirus, how we can prevent it from spreading, and especially NOT TO PANIC! Thank you to all the NHS workers out there!

mhkmal · 10 months ago

It helped me to understand a lot more about what is happening.

puppyluv · 10 months ago

Yes because now I know roughly when schools will open again (Can't wait).

thehkh · 10 months ago

I already knew most of the things in the article but, I'm sure it helped younger children to understand.

v_venkie · 10 months ago

I think the interview made me understand more about the Coronavirus because some of the answers were really good and some of it were really detailed answers and it made my brain understand more about it and now, I realised on why we have a huge lockdown.

cloandhols · 10 months ago

It tells me more than I knew before. It has a lot of information.

5honypony · 10 months ago

I think that although the interview may be helpful for others, I thought that the answers were quite shielded. Despite that, I still think it helped me understand the coronavirus a bit better. Thanks!

purplebook · 10 months ago

Yes although it is still hard to understand🤨

redtoad · 10 months ago

I don't watch FYI and I know lots about the current affairs by sky news.

swace · 10 months ago

I understand it much more now, in simplified language for younger people.

snufflypug · 10 months ago


aspeni · 10 months ago

It helps because I normally watch the news but it is too depressing for me now so It gave me information I needed.

dancer10 · 10 months ago

It helped me understand what is going on

zilqueenie · 10 months ago

I already knew that stuff. It doesn't give much info!

gwenrat · 10 months ago

Uh huh

applepie8 · 9 months ago

It made me understand a lot more about Coronavirus. Now I am not as worried

aunigw2 · 9 months ago

It helped me a lot to learn about coronavirus.

ameliau · 9 months ago

This Interview made it much clearer for me to understand about the Coronavirus. It has helped me not be so worried and carry on with my life as normal as I can. STAY SAFE EVERYONE!!!

jambar · 9 months ago

Very good taught me more about covid19

5honypony · 9 months ago

I also knew all of the information alredaty

jaydenbro2 · 9 months ago

well a bit

edmonds123 · 9 months ago


duskyjewel · 9 months ago

it didn't rlly help cuz all had been said on the news

killswagjr · 9 months ago

It helps a lot!

estuart20 · 8 months ago

It helped me

fluffycat4 · 8 months ago

Really helpful as my family think we have had it.

sarah.m · 6 months ago

c'mon guys arent you just glad that first news put a lot of time and effort into helping you understand? did you even learn at least one thing? dont tell me you did not learn anything, otherwise that means that you already understood about coronavirus.