For many, this might be a time you want to bury your head in the sand.
It feels like we are all-consumed by news about COVID-19 right now, so it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed and scared in the current climate.
However, if anyone wants to understand the inner-details of the virus, and scientist’s thoughts on the pandemic, this is for you. Vox and Netflix have teamed up to create a new docuseries titled ‘Coronavirus, Explained’, the first episode of which they created in just two-and-a-half-weeks. Here’s the trailer:
The trailer features words from a host of scientists and experts, as well as Bill Gates. It previews a breakdown of how the virus became a pandemic, and also touches on the big question: “Of all the viruses out there, why did this one end up becoming the kind of pandemic we haven’t seen in more than a century?”
This follows the ‘Explained’ series—a collection of succinct 20-25 minute episodes covering big, global topics. Other seasons have included the racial wealth gap, monogamy, K-Pop and the future of meat. Spookily enough, an episode titled “The Next Pandemic”, also featuring Bill Gates, was released on November 7, 2019.
It didn’t take long for the ‘Explained’ team to brainstorm ideas for a new season. Following conversations with Netflix they created the first episode of the docuseries in just under three weeks, with additional instalments set to drop in the summer.