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01China20200427

A young doctor's death shakes the Communist Party.

How the coronavirus crisis has exposed fissures and faultlines in nations around the world

How the coronavirus crisis has exposed fissures and faultlines in nations around the world. The pandemic has challenged China’s notoriously tight grip on the flow of information. A doctor in Wuhan who last year tried to warn colleagues about a strange new virus was scolded by police for spreading "rumours ? Dr Li Wenliang later caught Covid-19 and gained a huge following on social media from his hospital bed. “I think there should be more than one voice in a healthy society, ? he said - an unusually pointed political comment in China. News of his death prompted grief and rage, rattling party officials. Their response revealed both how China can mobilise quickly in response to a crisis - and an underlying political culture of fear, deference and secrecy.
Presenter: Neal Razzell
Producer: Anna Meisel

How the coronavirus crisis has exposed fissures and faultlines in nations around the world. The pandemic has challenged China’s notoriously tight grip on the flow of information. A doctor in Wuhan who last year tried to warn colleagues about a strange new virus was scolded by police for spreading "rumours”. Dr Li Wenliang later caught Covid-19 and gained a huge following on social media from his hospital bed. “I think there should be more than one voice in a healthy society,” he said - an unusually pointed political comment in China. News of his death prompted grief and rage, rattling party officials. Their response revealed both how China can mobilise quickly in response to a crisis - and an underlying political culture of fear, deference and secrecy.
Presenter: Neal Razzell
Producer: Anna Meisel

02Iran20200428

Sickness strikes the government even as it tries to reassure people

How the coronavirus crisis has exposed fissures and faultlines in nations around the world

02Iran20200428

Sickness strikes the government even as it tries to reassure people

How the coronavirus crisis has exposed fissures and faultlines in nations around the world

03The United Kingdom20200429

The Chancellor opens floodgates and puts the self-employed on notice

How the coronavirus crisis has exposed fissures and faultlines in nations around the world

03The United Kingdom20200429

The Chancellor opens floodgates and puts the self-employed on notice

How the coronavirus crisis has exposed fissures and faultlines in nations around the world

04India20200430

The mother of all lockdowns prompts a mass exodus and an apology from the prime minister.

How the coronavirus crisis has exposed fissures and faultlines in nations around the world

04India20200430

The mother of all lockdowns prompts a mass exodus and an apology from the prime minister.

How the coronavirus crisis has exposed fissures and faultlines in nations around the world

05The Us20200501

How the coronavirus crisis reveals the inefficiency and expense of American medicine.

How the coronavirus crisis has exposed fissures and faultlines in nations around the world