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Connections: Previewing NOVA's new special, "Decoding COVID-19"

A new NOVA special, "Decoding COVID-19," takes viewers inside hospitals and scientific research labs around the world during the height of the outbreak. The film follows the work of scientists as they race to develop treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19, and it shares the personal stories of families who have navigated illness and loss.

We preview the special with its producer, and with an infectious disease physician and an infectious disease researcher featured in the film. NOVA's "Decoding COVID-19" airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. on WXXI-WORLD. Our guests:

  • Sarah Holt, writer, director, and producer of NOVA's "Decoding COVID-19"
  • Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, M.D., infectious diseases physician and medical director of the Special Pathogens Unit at Boston University School of Medicine
  • Galit Alter, Ph.D., professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and group leader at the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT, and Harvard
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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.