A year ago, Dr. Jake Glanville’s efforts to create a universal flu vaccine were profiled in Netflix’s docuseries ‘Pandemic’. Today, he’s working on disrupting COVID-19 treatments.
Last January, Netflix premiered the docuseries Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak. Under normal circumstances, it might’ve been of interest to a relatively niche audience. But at the time, it was becoming clear that the novel coronavirus had not been sufficiently contained in China and that without proper and enforced guidelines and protocols from other countries, the world was staring down a devastating public health crisis. Pandemic spent 12 days in the Netflix top 10 in the United States last March.