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Source:  Fast Company

Last week, Netflix premiered its new docuseries “Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak”—and the timing couldn’t have been more prescient.

In late December, China alerted the World Health Organization to several cases of pneumonia in the port city of Wuhan.  After ruling out the SARS virus, it was determined on January 7 that the cause of the illnesses was a new coronavirus, which is in the same family as SARS.

By January 22, the day “Pandemic” premiered on Netflix, the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak had risen to 17 with more than 550 infections—and those numbers have been climbing ever since.

To date, there have been more than 100 deaths and 4,515 confirmed cases of the coronavirus virus across 16 countries including the United States, Thailand, Japan, France, Canada, and Germany.

“Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak” is available now on Netflix.

Read the story at Fast Company.


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