A Look At The Early Days of A Mysterious and Deadly Virus
POV explores the early days of COVID-19 when Chinese citizens and frontline health care workers in Wuhan grappled with a mysterious virus.
10pm Wednesday POV: WUHAN WUHAN - Documentary
Through the stories of frontline medical workers, patients, and ordinary citizens, Wuhan Wuhan provides a human face to the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic in the city where the mysterious virus was first discovered.
With unprecedented access in a period of pandemic lockdown, Wuhan Wuhan documents February and March 2020 in Wuhan where the coronavirus was first discovered. Going beyond the statistics and salacious headlines, frontline medical workers, patients, and ordinary citizens put a human face on the early days of the mysterious virus as they grapple with an invisible, deadly killer.
During February and March 2020, two months into the city’s lockdown, hospital medical staff in Wuhan is scrambling for PPE, some using their own money to buy the necessary protective gear. Doctors and nurses write their names and pin pictures of themselves to their chests so their patients can recognize them. As the deadly coronavirus evolves, city residents and volunteers from other provinces provide necessary resources as Wuhan grapples with an invisible, deadly killer. Amidst the height of the pandemic, Chang and his crew have unprecedented access into firsthand accounts of local medical personnel and selfless volunteers—each with a unique perspective, to the crisis at hand.