TV Rating: TV-PG
Executive Producers: Claire Gordon, Ezra Klein, Mona Lalwani, Chad Mumm, Mark W. Olsen, Joe Posner, and Marina G. Stadler
Major Cast: J.K. Simmons (narrator), Peter Daszak, and archival footageGenres: Docu-Series
TV Rating: TV-PG
To take a breather from watching all kinds of shows on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, I decided to watch this short episode (the only one so far) about the Coronavirus. It’s pretty elementary in its content, but important nonetheless. It’s for those laypersons including myself that have no brain capacity or desire if I had it to break down the components of viruses in order to find a vaccine and whatever else scientists do in their labs. The only thing I know is antibiotics only help with bacterial infections. Viruses, on the other hand, you need to wait out if you get it and much like the world is doing currently. It’s really the little things you can’t see that put large populations at risk. As Vern Schillinger (I hope some people get this reference) narrates about the comparison of COVID-19 to other past virus outbreaks, the impacts of viruses in today’s world, and the miracle of medical advancements to get a vaccine in a relatively short amount of time, the practicality of it all is what people have a hard time accepting. I’ve said this before and I’ll say again, viruses don’t care what look like or where you live because they only care if you’re an ideal host, which is basically any person. Given the COVID’s ability to evolve at a rapid pace, let alone spread easily, it’s important to be clean and by clean, I mean washing your hands more than once a day. I’m not going to get into the mask or social distancing debate except to say you won’t find me sitting in any food establishment anytime soon. As for the outlook on the Coronavirus, while it is here to stay, over time the dark cloud hanging over our heads hopefully won’t be so dark.
I give Coronavirus, Explained PERFECT at 100%.
It gets FOUR FINGERS and ONE THUMB.