Pandemic is one of the latest docu-series on Netflix and its release is a scary perfect timing.
As global news channels and online media report the spread of novel coronavirus in many countries, the docu-series Pandemic gives us a preview on what we should do, expect, and learn if another outbreak happens.
“All it takes is just one person.”
Dr. Syra Madad, DHSc, MS, MCP – Senior Director – System-wide Special Pathogens at NYC Health + Hospitals, one of the key narrator in Pandemic reveals the global threat of another viral disease in this alarming docu-series from Netflix.
The docu-series also showed viewers different pandemic cases that wiped a very large number of humanity – millions affected and millions of death.
The 1918 influenza pandemic is tagged as the most severe pandemic in recent history. It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. The world has less planes and traveling wasn’t much ordinary back then but the pandemic infected one-third of the world’s population or 500 million people and an estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide deaths.
Pandemic also presented how vaccines can help to fight viral diseases but it also showed the ugly side of vaccination.
This January 2020, coronavirus death tolls rises as the days passes by. China, where the coronavirus was reportedly to have originated, already banned the wildlife trade nationwide as it is believed that the disease came from a Wuhan market where various and exotic animal meats are available and sold as food consumption.
The virus was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) last December 2019 and has been under investigation since. Chinese scientists have linked the disease to a family of viruses known as coronaviruses, which include the deadly SARS and Middle East respiratory syndrom (MERS).
What we are going through right now around the globe is like the Outbreak (1995) and Contagion (2011) movies happening IRL!
Pandemic is a six-part docu-series available on the streaming platform, Netflix.