Scoops: report by Jon Snow, Channel 4 News presenter, June 2020

He couldn’t go out, but he could look back. Jon Snow has delivered the news for nearly 50 years but 2020 was the first time he had done so from home.

Using the Channel 4 News and ITN archives, Jon has used the Covid-19 pandemic to reflect on outbreaks through history, as witnessed through the lens of a television news camera. From the AIDS epidemic, to SARS, Swine flu and Britain’s turmoil over mad cow disease, here are Jon’s thoughts on virus epidemics.