Review: ‘Frontline’ tracesthe footsteps of COVID-19
By Mike Hale
“The Virus: What Went Wrong?,” a 90-minute installment of PBS’ “Frontline” premiering Tuesday, resurfaces the story of the pandemic that felt like an inescapable catastrophe just three weeks ago. Making no mention of protests or police, it’s like a courier with an urgent message who lost his place in line.
This is the third consecutive “Frontline” film about COVID-19, following “Coronavirus Pandemic” and “Inside Italy’s COVID War.” (They can be streamed at the “Frontline” website.) The Italian episode, an intimate, hit-andrun portrait of doctors and nurses at a hospital in Cremona, was a moving example of one “Frontline” approach.