- Produced by the ONE Campaign, an anti-poverty and health organization founded by Bono, highlights the argument that if the pandemic is not tackled universally, it will continue to mutate and cross borders.
Kumail Nanjiani is among a star cast of actors lending their voices to an animated series discussing the importance of global vaccine distribution. The series is produced by the ONE Campaign, an anti-poverty and health organization founded by Bono. It highlights the argument that if COVID-19 is not tackled universally, it will continue to mutate and cross borders.The show begins with its main characters trapped in a pandemic purgatory — unaware of how long they will remain quarantined, cut off from friends and family.
The series runs for seven episodes, with the first episode featuring Meg Donnelly (“Zombies,” “American Housewife”), Nanjiani (“The Big Sick,” “The Lovebirds”), and Phoebe Robinson (“2 Dope Queens,” “Ibiza”). Other actors who have lent their voices to the series are Samuel Arnold, Connie Britton, Patrick Adams, Danai Gurira, Nick Kroll, Laura Marano, Michael Sheen, David Oyelowo, and Calum Worthy.
“Pandemica may not be a real place — but for billions of people, it’s a reality,” ONE Campaign says. “Right now, less than 1 percent of doses administered globally have gone to people in low-income countries while a handful of wealthy countries have enough vaccines to inoculate their entire populations and still have more than 1 billion doses left over.” The website notes that “this vaccine hoarding by high-income countries could result in more than 60 percent of the world’s population — or 4.68 billion people — not having access to a COVID-19 vaccine until 2022 or later.”
All seven episodes are available for streaming on The One Campaign’s YouTube Channel.