5 Things you need to know about Contagion: A movie that talks about a virus outbreak similar to Coronavirus


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5 Things you need to know about Contagion: A movie that talks about a virus outbreak similar to Coronavirus
In the last few days Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion has been the talk of the town. The movie that was released in 2011 did not manage to get as many eyeballs then as it is now. The reason for it is the storyline of the movie is very similar to the incidents shown in the movie.
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5 Things you need to know about Contagion: A movie that talks about a virus outbreak similar to Coronavirus
The movie is based on a novel written way back in 1996 and talks about a virus outbreak that is highly contagious. What’s more the virus originates from China and causes havoc in USA.
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5 Things you need to know about Contagion: A movie that talks about a virus outbreak similar to Coronavirus
The movie had a stellar star cast that includes Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Winslet. The movie very beautifully captures how during such testing times it is easy to give into chaos and believe fake news. In the movie there are also instances mentioned that believe there is a cure in Homeopathy for this virus, which is something that we have been hearing for Coronavirus as well.
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5 Things you need to know about Contagion: A movie that talks about a virus outbreak similar to Coronavirus
Another very eerie similarity between the movie and the events unfolding now is that the doctor that was investigating the case dies by contacting the same virus.
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5 Things you need to know about Contagion: A movie that talks about a virus outbreak similar to Coronavirus
So if you have people that still finding it difficult to understand the concept of social distancing or how the virus spread, this is the movie that you should recommend. The movie explains how the virus is transmitted through human touch and surfaces like elevator buttons, switches, doorknobs. “An average person touches their face about 2000-3000 times every day and in between they touch doorknobs, water fountains and each other”, says Dr. Erin in the movie.
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5 Things you need to know about Contagion: A movie that talks about a virus outbreak similar to Coronavirus
It is available to stream on Amazon Prime and Sony Pix too plans to air it on Sunday, April 5, 2020
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