‘Contagion’: Doctor Warns Coronavirus is ‘Worse’ Than the Fictional Virus within the 2011 Movie

by Jeremy Spirogis
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As the coronavirus pandemic will increase in severity everywhere in the world, many individuals are wanting again to the film Contagion for some solutions. Contagion tells the story of a contagious virus that one lady catches and spreads everywhere in the globe. Contagion has many issues in frequent with the continued COVID-19 outbreak. However, one physician just lately wrote in regards to the variations between the fictional virus from the 2011 film and coronavirus. He says the qualities of coronavirus make it much more harmful than the illness in Contagion.

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Marion Cotillard attends the Contagion premiere in Paris on October 23, 2011 | Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Doctor says COVID-19 is even worse than the infectious illness in ‘Contagion’

A health care provider from Pittsburgh just lately wrote an opinion piece for the location TribeLIVE.com titled: “Dr. Paul Carson: Why coronavirus pandemic is worse than the movie Contagion.”

“I rewatched Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 movie Contagion final evening,” he wrote. Dr. Carson known as the film “a cautionary tale considering what we are facing today.”

“While the film is fiction and along with that comes dramatic cinematic effect, I think it’s worth taking a closer look at the pandemic depicted in the film,” the doctor continued. Dr. Carson identified the apparent similarities between Contagion’s virus and COVID-19:

In the movie, the virus depicted was decided to be extremely contagious, transmitted simply via floor contact to the place it was extensively unfold on public transport and thru informal city contact. It had the frequent respiratory droplet transmission as effectively. They decided the virus to have a really excessive …. common quantity of people that will catch the illness from a single contaminated individual. All of this to date could be very according to what we find out about covid-19.

A person wears gloves and a bandanna whereas using a scooter previous a shuttered movie show in Beverly Hills, California | Mario Tama/Getty Images

However, there are fairly a number of variations from Contagion, too. Of course, the primary one being that the virus depicted within the movie is sort of a bit extra lethal. While that is, on the floor, constructive, Dr. Carson factors out why this really makes COVID-19 extra harmful in some methods. He wrote:

In the movie … individuals died rapidly. Paltrow was lifeless by the primary 10 minutes of the movie. By dying, she stopped her personal transmission of the virus to others. The host died, the virus died with that transmission … the excessive dying charge helped include the virus.

The incubation interval for coronavirus can be for much longer than the illness in ‘Contagion’

Carson clarified that whereas he’s “not wishing death on anyone,” the virus killing the individual extra rapidly is “actually a built-in containment mechanism.” Coronavirus doesn’t “have that ‘benefit.’”

Also, the illness that spreads in Contagion “had a very short incubation period — that is, hours.”

He defined why COVID-19’s longer incubation interval is so harmful. It’s capable of unfold like wildfire. Dr. Carson wrote:

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The trailer for Contagion | YouTube

With covid-19 an infection, most will stroll round for close to per week with out feeling any signs, unknowingly spreading the virus. When we do lastly really feel sick, in case you are fortunate sufficient to get a check, then and solely then are you requested to ‘quarantine.’ By then, if you weren’t already sheltering in place previous to the testing, you most likely unfold it to an entire bunch of individuals.

Dr. Carson is optimistic that if we unfold this info, extra individuals will quarantine, and cease the unfold of coronavirus

The physician acknowledged within the article that this info could be very doom-and-gloom. However, he hopes that his piece “gets shared with the people who are not taking this seriously.” That method, the individuals who have determined to not self-quarantine notice the severity of the pandemic. Hopefully, that method the United States gained’t find yourself in a scenario just like the characters do in Contagion.

“What you do now will affect the world, your country, your family and loved ones,” Dr. Carson concluded. “Be smart. Be safe. Share.”

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