Kai Kupferschmidt Podcast;
In the first episode of Pandemia, the team goes to China, to the origin of SARS-CoV-2. The coronavirus has indeed spread from wild animals to humans. But how does something like that happen? And why – as with SARS – in China of all places? Kai spoke to veterinarian Jon Epstein of the Eco Health Alliance about this.
China was not only the first country with cases of the new disease. It was also the first country to manage the spread of the virus. How did people experience the lockdown there? Where is the line between protecting the population and authoritarian surveillance? Laura spoke to Chinese author Sun about it.
The corona crisis quickly transformed the world into “Pandemia”: a new reality is forcing humanity to deal with the threat of infectious diseases. In this new podcast, science and society journalists Kai Kupferschmidt, Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt and Nicolas Semak travel to different countries and try to find out what lessons we can learn from past epidemics and crises for our current situation.