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CNN has set a May 15 debut for Race for the Vaccine, a documentary narrated and produced by chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta about global scientists scrambling to develop and manufacture vaccines to battle the coronavirus pandemic.
The film — directed by Catherine Gale and Caleb Hellerman over 12 months and on five continents — traces the world-changing discoveries of life-saving vaccine teams battling against Covid-19. The filmmakers will present exclusive interviews with scientists that helped discover the U.S. National Institutes of Health/Moderna vaccine, the University of Queensland-Australia/CSL vaccine, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine.
“The vaccines were a global ‘moonshot.’ Once scientists received the genetic sequencing, they raced against the spread of the pandemic, and the emerging variants, to develop the most successful vaccine candidates,” Dr Gupta recalled in a statement.
In the U.K., the documentary will air with a different narration as Vaccine: The Inside Story, as part of the Horizon series on BBC Two.
The Global Health Reporting Center and Wingspan Productions produced this film in association with HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, which was also a scientific advisor for the documentary.
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