The Pandemic Spreads” is a gripping documentary that sheds light on the reactions of democracies and authoritarian states to the coronavirus pandemic. The investigative team travels worldwide, conducting interviews with virologists, health experts, and citizens to find clues on the fight against the virus. From the putative beginnings of the pandemic in Wuhan, China, to the outsiders of the pandemic in Sweden, the film takes the viewer on a viral world tour of seven different countries, showcasing their unique ways of handling the virus.
The documentary provides a detailed analysis of each country’s approach to the virus, illustrating how they have managed to work against or with the virus. By offering a retrospective view, the film highlights how the Western democracies initially saw the coronavirus as a local Chinese problem, while Taiwan reacted decisively and earlier than any other country. Additionally, the film touches on how the biggest health and economic crisis in recent history has underlined recent global political developments, turning the tables on world power dynamics. With “The Pandemic Spreads,” viewers are sure to gain valuable insights into how COVID-19 is changing our world for good.