Mattel Develops Barbie Dolls to Celebrate Frontline Coronavirus Workers


A Barbie doll honoring Sarah Gilbert, a British highbrow who is one of a co-creators of a coronavirus vaccine, Oxford/AstraZeneca. She is partial of Mattel’s new Barbie array clinging to inspirational women participating in a quarrel in a coronavirus pandemic.

The doll looks like Gilbert including her prolonged auburn hair, her dark-framed glasses, and a veteran navy fit habit she wears. The growth of this doll left Gilbert feeling “very strange,” according to a Washington Post.

MattelGilbert hopes Mattel’s doll that is dedicated to her would exhibit careers children might not have famous about, such as a vaccinologist.

She combined how she preferred for destiny generations to be associating that they could also work in a career fields of STEM  — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Moreover, a “senior clamp boss and tellurian conduct of Barbie and Dolls during Mattel” settled that “Barbie recognizes that all frontline workers have done extensive sacrifices when opposed a pestilence and a hurdles it heightened. Furthermore, a association wanted to irradiate frontline workers’ efforts by formulating this to enthuse a arriving era to follow behind these heroes.

Mattel Acknowledges Other Frontline Workers

Mattel honors other women’s contributions to a coronavirus-fighting Barbie doll series:

  • Amy O’Sullivan was on a cover of Time magazine, featuring 100 Most Influential People in 2020. She is a helper who worked essentially in Brooklyn amidst a pandemic.
  • Audrey Cruz, a alloy from Las Vegas, was respected with a doll reflecting her splendid blue scrubs and china hair tied to a back.
  • Chika Stacy Oriuwa, a Canadian author and alloy who is operative toward eradicating injustice in healthcare.
  • Jaqueline Goes de Jesus, a biomedical researcher of Brazil.
  • Kirby White, a alloy from Australia who partook in formulating “reusable protecting gear” for professionals treating COVID-19 patients.

Mattel combined this Barbie array clinging to inspirational women in a quarrel opposite a pandemic; hopefully, this will inspire others to see a conflict still goes on with dedicated people helping.

Written by Ke’Lena Thomas
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware


The Washington Post: Barbie builder Mattel launches new line of coronavirus-fighting dolls featuring British vaccine developer Sarah Gilbert; by Jennifer Hassan

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