Breaking the pull of contagion

Imagine this. A lethal virus breaks out and sweeps around the globe at almost lightening speed. A worldwide team of experts swings into action to chase it down, find a cure, or at least slow the spread of the disease. Panic explodes across the scene and spreads even faster than the epidemic. All the while, regular folks struggle to get by while the world around them crumbles and collapses before their eyes. 

Does this onslaught of one harrowing chapter after another almost sound more like Hollywood than like real life? No surprise there. That’s what it is. The action thriller movie Contagion, recently released in the United States, tells the story. 

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September 19, 2011
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