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Culture & Education | Monday 23 November, 2020 10:03 am |
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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PREMIERES VIRUS HUNTERS: A CHILLING CHRONICLE OF THE HEROIC EXPERTS ON THE FRONT LINES TO STOP THE NEXT DEADLY PANDEMIC

 Premiering on National Geographic Channel on November 26 at 9PM UAE/ 8PM KSA TIME 

 

With the world gripped by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it’s not easy to think about what could be next. But those on the front lines of science know the worst could be still to come. So, what can we do to head off the next contagion before it’s too late? Around the world, researchers are racing to prevent disaster, and their efforts represent the most critical scientific mission of a generation.

VIRUS HUNTERS premieres on National Geographic Channel on November 26 at 9PM UAE/ 8PM KSA.

With deadly new viruses on the rise and happening more frequently in recent years, National Geographic’s VIRUS HUNTERS will reveal the raw and chilling stories of those heroic experts currently searching to identify the chain of events that could cause the next global pandemic.

VIRUS HUNTERS will follow National Geographic fellow, epidemiologist and ecologist Christopher Golden and ABC News foreign correspondent James Longman as they

embark on an epic journey across continents to meet with the brave scientists on a quest to not only understand and stop the COVID-19 outbreak, but also prevent the next deadly pandemic.

With infections and deaths spiking around the world, they will join the urgent fieldwork of these VIRUS HUNTERS who are currently posted at the following potential hot zones: United States, Liberia, Thailand and Turkey.

The chain of events that sets off a pandemic can be broken — remove one domino and you can prevent the loss of millions of lives. Meet our VIRUS HUNTERS at the forefront of science and exploration who are willing to risk it all to unlock these human virus mysteries:  Explorer and epidemiologist, Jim Desmond, a wildlife veterinarian and founder of Liberia’s Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection NGO and Kendra Phelps, a field scientist at the non-profit EcoHealth Alliance.

 

For more of National Geographic’s coverage of COVID-19, visit natgeo.com/coronavirus and check out the special issue on nationalgeographic.com beginning mid-October.

 

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National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivalled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the non-profit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

 

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