Last night I went and saw the movie Contagion. It was very good.
From Wikipedia: Contagion is a 2011 American thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film has an ensemble cast that includes Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon,Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Winslet. Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal indirect contact transmission virus (fomite transmission) that kills within days. As the fast-moving pandemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. As the virus spreads around the world, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.
I have recently seen quite a few posts and discussions going on around the ‘net regarding this movie. Some positive but many are negative as people are commenting that the people in the movie are not prepared and there is little preparedness knowledge that can be taken from it.
My thoughts? Come on man! It’s just a movie.
I really enjoyed Contagion. The movie was well done showing the level of panic that would erupt from a pandemic outbreak (or other mass disaster). Grocery stores quickly emptied out and looters/desperate citizens started going door to door searching for food and supplies as they try to stay alive. My oldest son Jonathan leaned over and said – “That’s why we prepare Dad.” He was right.
During the movie I thought often of what I would do in a similar situation. Certainly gets you thinking.
I highly recommend seeing it.
PS – I have a suspicion that the makers of hand sanitizer might have funded this movie. See it and you will understand why.
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