In 26 minutes, the new Netflix documentary miniseries explains the possible origin of Covid-19, its symptoms, its ways of avoiding infections and how to avoid spreading it.
Several specialists and scientists had announced in different documentaries that a pandemic was coming.
Those who saw these productions might have thought that it was an exaggeration, or in the worst case, that these viral processes would not occur during this generation.
However, there were, and brought with it, in addition to the disease, many doubts and conspiracy theories. Netflix has just released the documentary miniseries “Coronavirus, in a nutshell”, which tries to solve the most common questions about Covid-19.
In May 2019, Vox Media, producer of the series, interviewed businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates, who mentioned that a pandemic could cause great damage to the economy as well as leave a number of fatalities similar to that of past wars. “No country would be safe,” he commented on that occasion.
EcoHealth Alliance doctor and co-founder Peter Daszak also explained in 2019 that there are many viruses in wildlife and that any one of them could jump on humans, and that these are so many that they may not yet be known by the scientific community.
As stated at the time, these can cause a pandemic. And it was so.“Coronavirus, in a nutshell” (“Coronavirus, explained”) explains ‘with pears and apples’ what a virus is and how it interacts with a human.
With only 26 minutes, its first episode (more chapters will be released this year) can make anyone understand how to avoid its contagion, offering simple explanations; but supported by scientific evidence.
SARS-COV-2 is the full name of the new coronavirus, which is so named because if we put it under a microscope and manage to observe it, it has peaks that are crown-shaped.
This is spread by droplets that you remove by coughing, sneezing, or talking, and they enter directly through your eyes, mouth, or nose.
It explained, as is already well known, that people who have a worse prognosis are those who have some previous pathology such as pulmonary or cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, hypertension or obesity.
Also, it is indicated that the statistics mention that it attacks males more, however, the reason is not yet known.
Scientists presume that it is because they smoke more than women or because they do not wash their hands properly, or it could have a biological factor.