Coronavirus: A Horizon Special

BBC Studios | BBC TWO | 09/04/20

Full post production on the special 2 x 60 minute factual programme for BBC One.

In just over 100 days, a new coronavirus has taken an unprepared world by storm, infiltrating every corner of the globe, sending entire nations into lockdown, killing thousands and infecting countless more. Across the world, governments are scrambling to react, hospitals are struggling to cope and an increasingly anxious public are starting to panic.

The world’s media is awash with data, information and misinformation. But what are the facts? What is COVID-19 and why is this strain of coronavirus so dangerous? What happens in our bodies when the virus attacks? How does this compare to previous pandemics? What do all the the numbers really mean, and how can data modelling help us look for an exit strategy? This programme investigates the scientific facts and figures behind the biggest public health crisis in living memory, and explores the latest research from the frontline of the medical and scientific fightback.

Tom Holborow and Jason Chambers completed the online with Avid Symphony.

Steve Speed mixed the audio on Pro Tools 12.

Post produced by Chelsea Chandler.

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