Cracking Covid is a real-time journey through Australia's unique pandemic experience. As teams of scientists race to unlock the secrets of the virus, researchers work to build a vaccine from scratch, and three patients confront very different symptoms of a terrifying new disease.
Professor Peter Doherty – who won a Nobel Prize for his discoveries about the human immune system – joins Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Sonya Pemberton, providing warm and witty expert insight. We discover how, in uncertain times, we often have little choice but to improvise.
Cracking Covid is a surprisingly intimate story of Australia's race against the virus – as it happened, in the moment.
This study guide on Cracking Covid is mainly aimed at middle to senior secondary school levels, with relevance within the class activities to the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities of: Critical and Creative Thinking; Ethical Understanding.
Cracking Covid can be linked to the following subject areas within the Australian Curriculum:
- English (Year 10)
- Science (Years 8–9)
- Biology (Year 12)
- Health and Physical Education (Years 9–10)
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