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ⓘ Decoding COVID-19


Decoding COVID-19
                                     

ⓘ Decoding COVID-19

Decoding COVID-19 is a 2020 American PBS documentary television film that was released on May 13, 2020. The documentary film examines the 2019–2020 COVID-19 pandemic over its initial six months, from its beginning in the last months of 2019 in Wuhan, China to May 2020.

                                     

1. Overview

SARS-CoV-2 is a coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease, and has been responsible for a pandemic throughout the world. The film describes the history of the COVID-19 disease over its initial six months, from its beginning in the last months of 2019 in Wuhan, China to May 2020. The film also presents the search for a safe and effective treatment. In addition, details of the effect of the disease on the human body at a microscopic level are described. According to film producer Julia Cort, "This film goes beyond the disease itself, telling a deeply human story of cooperation and innovation as scientists and researchers race to save lives in the face of a common enemy." According to producer Chris Schmidt, "This film examines an encouraging array of innovative new approaches that scientists are now pursuing to harness the immune system to fight back. And, we show how advances in genomics, combined with a new level of openness in sharing data and results among experts and health officials around the world, have greatly accelerated efforts."

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