This documentary will explore the impact on our planet of viral diseases across the ages. We learn that like all pandemics, COVID-19 was sparked by human interactions with the animal world.

Hope & Fear

At the end of the 18th century an English country doctor, Edward Jenner, developed the world’s first vaccine – for smallpox. His breakthrough was the first of several over the next hundred years as scientists, microbiologists and chemists such as Louis Pasteur, and epidemiologists such as John Snow sought answers to and developed cures for diseases such as cholera., rabies and typhoid. The end of World War One saw the return of Pandemics with the outbreak of the deadly Spanish Flu.

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