Documentaire-serie BBC over OriginOfCovid.
Welcome to Fever: The Hunt for Covid’s Origin
Politicised, polarised, and caught up in a chaos of cover-ups, coincidences, and conspiracy theories, it’s one of the biggest questions of our time: where did Covid come from?
As a deadly new virus starts spreading in Wuhan, China, so do rumours about a lab there. What does the lab do? And what does it all have to do with bat droppings?
- A Question of Trust
A team of top scientists ask where Covid came from. But can they trust data from China? Claims of cover-ups and conspiracy theories complicate the search for an answer.
- Uncertainty and Trump
US President Donald Trump says he’s confident Covid leaked from a Wuhan lab. But scientists seem certain it didn’t. What does the evidence show?
- Mission: Impossible
A World Health Organization team heads to Wuhan to search for the origin of Covid. But with the Chinese government closely involved, how free will they be to find the truth?
- Labs, Safety, and Risk
A new US president helps bring the lab leak theory into the mainstream. How safe are top-security laboratories? And do the benefits of their work outweigh the risks?
- Back to the Market
What really went on in the Wuhan market linked to many of the first cases. And the curious case of the raccoon dog.
- The Suspicion Business
Mysterious deaths in Soviet Russia and what they might tell us about the origin of Covid. Should we treat information from inside authoritarian states with trust – or suspicion?