Nandini YadavMay 06, 2020 8:38:58 AM
Although China has been involved with the Coronavirus since November last year, many other parts of the world have been affected since the beginning of this year. Many world leaders initially underestimated the Coronavirus, but the sudden intensity of the spread of the virus scared many nations and, thus, blockades and requests for social distance began in various parts of the world.
With the virus taking over a large part of the planet, some panic was about to be created. Clearly, all push notifications, news alerts, misinformed forwarding messages, social media posts, were not working to keep things calm. With so much information available, it is difficult enough to keep up with the news, let alone fake news.
While some continue to educate themselves about the virus, others try to distance themselves to avoid any kind of misinformation.
Amid this, as part of Netflix Explained series, comes a new docu series – Coronavirus Explained – which is a perfect choice for those who want answers to questions such as: What is a virus? What is the coronavirus? How was COVID-19 named? How did it spread? How deadly is that? What is quarantine? How can Coronovirus be treated? Who is working with the COVID-19 vaccines?
Personally, the best thing I liked about the first episode of the docuseries is that it provides very balanced information, without scaring the viewer. To be honest, I was a little apprehensive to review this program, since the blockade and all the news we're saturated with already affect mental health. I didn't want to watch a scary documentary about how pandemics are caused and their morbid results, to make me more anxious than I already am.
But he did none of that.
For a start, JK Simmon's paternal tone narrating the entire episode keeps his emotions in check.
As for what you can expect from the program – if you have been following the news of the virus outbreak from the beginning, you should already know most of what is being explained in the episode. However, I can see four reasons why this series of documents is relevant at the moment:
- Despite the blockages and quarantines, we still have people around us who are still arguing about the seriousness of the pandemic or are simply not taking enough precautions and putting themselves and the people around them in danger. For them, this is a great recco!
- For anyone looking for information about the virus for their own knowledge or to research a project or report, Coronavirus Explained puts all the information known so far in one place very well.
- The episode also takes us back to philanthropist Bill Gates and the World Health Organization (WHO) warning the world about preparing the world for a pandemic just like this, before the outbreak of COVID-19.
- A major departure from this episode was from an interview by Bill Gates, where he talks about how all countries prepare for war and invest so much in their armed forces, but there is no war greater than a pandemic that threatens the existence of all. humans on the planets. He emphasizes the importance of investing in medical research for all countries.
In relation to the other documentaries that are part of the Explained Series, & # 39; Coronavirus, explained & # 39; it is a series in itself. I assume that this is done so that, when a little more about the virus, vaccines and treatments, these documents can be expanded with new episodes.
I will definitely recommend that everyone watch this episode. It divides the cause, effect and solution of COVID-19 in a very simple way and only lasts 26 minutes and 12 seconds. And the end of the episode is hopeful and beautiful, and it will be that little ray of positivity that you may be looking for that day!
About the & # 39; Coronavirus, explained & # 39; episodes to come, one of which should be released "this summer", I would like to see more about the impact of the virus outbreak on the environment. We have been reading mixed reports about the skies clearing and nature repairing, and several environmental restoration projects and movements being hurt at the same time. I would also like future episodes to talk more about "herd immunity", which has a fleeting mention in this episode.
Also, while the current episode is already trying to address the things we can do differently to prevent a pandemic from happening again, I would like to see an entire episode dedicated to that.
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