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    Some netizens were quick to reference the Harry Potter character and said his involvement seems rather apt.

    Jonathan Van-Tam, England's deputy chief medical officer, has sparked some laughs on social media after revealing who will research which COVID-19 vaccines people can receive as boosters in the UK.

    According to Sky News, Van-Tam has announced that the study will be led by Professor Faust and Professor Snape.

    ​Many netizens were quick to spot the similarity between the name of the latter specialist and that of Severus Snape, a prominent character in J.R. Rowling’s Harry Potter saga (played by Alan Rickman in the films).

    Some also pointed out that the comparison appears rather apt, considering that the fictional Snape was a “potions and defence against the dark arts master.”

    And there were also who took note of Professor Faust’s name as well.

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