COVID-19: Fighting a Pandemic

How do you fight a global pandemic? A Japanese documentary crew steps into the frontline where virologists and scientists race to find the vaccine against COVID-19.

In just over 3 months, the new coronavirus has spread around the world, killing thousands and paralyzing the global economy.

Case studies into cluster infections in Japan offer some clues into how the pandemic began.

Their research reveals how tiny droplets carrying the virus can remain in the air for some time and how the virus can stay on surfaces for days.

Even just talking can spread the virus, as it drifts on the micro droplets formed from speaking.

Dig into the reports from the frontlines of the fight against the coronavirus, around the world and in the lab as scientists race to develop effective drug treatments.

Engaging the experts who tirelessly work towards a vaccine completion show us just how long this battle might last.

COVID-19: Fighting a Pandemic
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  • Release date2020
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  • Director(s)Unknown
  • Production companyNHK Japan