How to Survive a Pandemic: David Frances documentary release date on Sky

How to Survive a Pandemic by acclaimed filmmaker David France, documents the creation and deployment of life-saving vaccines

The documentary examines in detail the race to effectively research, develop, regulate and deploy Covid-19 vaccines during the Covid pandemic.

Filming began in early 2020, just as the world embarked on the largest public health effort in history, which continued for the next 18 months.

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So when is the documentary on TV, and what is it about?

What is How to Survive a Pandemic about?

The documentary showcases the hard work and collaboration of medical professionals around the world who have contributed to the creation of a vaccine against Covid.

It also explores political failures around the world, by those in government.

Using footage shot in real time, the documentary shows the sheer determination of researchers in their labs, the voluntary trials conducted by scientists, and even the perseverance of science journalists as they work tirelessly to stay up to date. Of actuality. -changing landscape – as the coronavirus continues to take lives.

It offers the public a chance to have unparalleled access to world-renowned scientists, heads of pharmaceutical companies, government agencies and front-line workers.

Who is the director David France?

David France is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning investigative journalist.

His latest book, How to Survive a Plague (2016), received the Baillie Gifford Award for Best Non-Fiction Book Published in English.

France created a documentary of the same name in 2012, four years before the book. The narrative concerns the early years of the AIDS pandemic in the United States and the efforts of various activist groups.

Director David France at the screening of “How to Survive a Pandemic”

Who participated in the documentary?

Top leaders in their fields were on hand to elaborate on the process of developing a vaccine and treating Covid-19.

This includes Dr Dan Barouch, the lead scientist behind the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and Dr Adrian Hill, who led research for the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

Other notable interviews featured include:

  • Jon Cohen – Senior Correspondent for Science Magazine
  • Dr. Peter Marks – Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the United States Food and Drug Administration
  • Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett – the former National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center chief scientist who co-developed Moderna’s mRNA vaccine
  • Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus – Director General of the World Health Organization
  • Adar Poonawalla – CEO of Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer
  • Dr Seth Berkley – CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Head of the COVAX Global Initiative (in partnership with the World Health Organization)
  • Dr Glenda Gray – President and CEO of the South African Medical Research Council, the face of South Africa’s Covid-19 response
  • Reverend Paul Abernathy of Pittsburgh who is trying to address vaccine hesitancy and access to health care in his community; and more.

When does How to Survive a Pandemic air on TV?

How to Survive a Pandemic will air on Sky Documentaries on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 9 p.m.

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