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The Global Health Reporting Center, a Pulitzer Center grantee, spent the past year producing this look at the unprecedented effort to produce a vaccine against COVID-19. With extraordinary access, filming teams on five continents, Race For The Vaccine captures all the drama of this desperate sprint. It’s a story of scientific innovation, personal sacrifice and passion, with the highest stakes of all: the health of everyone on earth. Narrated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the feature documentary film premiered on Saturday, May 15, 2021, on CNN.

In a 2020 segment for PBS Newshour, they look at the early race for a COVID-19 vaccine and the work of a group of disease detectives who are trying to understand the disease.