While much of America’s attention diverted in recent weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has worsened apace. Now, a day after President-elect Joe Biden revealed his plan to battle the disease, Discovery announces a timely, light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel special dedicated to the cutting-edge science behind creating vaccines.
Featuring global infectious-diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, The Vaccine: Conquering Covid will premiere at 8 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2021, on Discovery and streamer Discovery+. It will air at 9 p.m. the following night on the Science Channel.
Set against the backdrop of a rising global death count — which is expected to top 2 million this weekend — and a pandemic that has left the world on edge, the special goes behind the scenes of the race for a vaccine and offers interviews with the world’s leading doctors involved.
Along with Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, it features Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. John Mascola of the National Institutes of Health, as well as interviews with scientists from leading pharmaceutical companies including Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer.