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Race Against Pandemic

Lockdowns. Curfews. Quarantines. How did a coronavirus bring the world to a standstill? We delve into the science of viral outbreaks and track the world’s race against the latest pandemic.
Race Against Pandemic

Race Against Pandemic: The Search For A COVID-19 Vaccine

13 Apr 2020 10:00pm
Lockdowns. Curfews. Quarantines. How did a coronavirus bring the world to a standstill? We delve into the science of viral outbreaks and track the world’s race against the latest pandemic.

Race Against Pandemic

About the show:

December 2019 in Wuhan, central China.The epicentre of a dangerous new viral outbreak - COVID-19. In a space of just three months, a global pandemic is declared. Healthcare systems are overwhelmed, economies are disrupted and governments impose lockdowns to contain the spread of the virus. Where did this novel coronavirus come from? In what way was it manifesting itself in humans? How was it being spread?  We uncover the vital questions scientists ask as they grapple to understand this new virus, and its potential threat.  We also speak to the scientists and experts leading the fight against this latest pandemic to develop vaccines and treatments in a bid to halt the coronavirus' relentless spread.

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