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Thu Jun 25, 2020, 11:20 AM

I Watched The Movie 'Contagion' Yesterday & It Should Be Required Watching For All Americans.....

It accurately and eerily described and predicted what has and is happening with the Covid-19 pandemic we're currently facing.

This movie was released in 2011 - a full 9 years before this crisis we're in now - and Trump saying
'no one could have predicted this' is just total BS.

The Covid-19 pandemic we're dealing with was totally predictive and we actually - for all intents and purposes - were prepared to deal with it - except for the incompetence by the Trump administration and his greater concern for his re-election than for the health and welfare of the American People.

This movie had it down to how the virus originated; how it spread; the political and economic issues facing such a crisis - including people profiting from supposed cures and vaccines. It showed the value of 'testing' and 'contact tracing'. It detailed how easily these viruses spread around the world and the issues that organizations like the CDC and WHO have to deal with. It showed the reaction of the people and the shortages and riots created because of the fear. It illustrated the value of using masks, gloves and sanitizers. It also pointed out the importance of isolating in one's home. It pointed out the issues that had to be dealt with in creating a vaccine, distributing the vaccine and administering it.

In 2011 - it was considered more as 'science fiction' but it was based on real scientific information and facts. Today - watching it was all too real to view. All too predictive. All too prescient.

That's why I'm suggesting that all Americans should watch this movie. It just reinforces what our Public Health Officials are telling us now and really points out the incompetence in the Trump Administration in dealing with it. Maybe some of those people that are calling it a hoax or ascribe to conspiracy theories surrounding our current crisis - will walk away from this movie with a greater understanding as to what is going on in the bigger picture.

One thing that I hope we glean from this movie is how they formulated the vaccine in this movie. It's dosage form. It was not an injection. It was intended to be easily administered. It was given intra-nasally (i.e., shot into the nose and inhaled). This - in my opinion - was well thought out and I just hope that the powers that be that are working on a vaccine take note of this and create an intra-nasal vaccine.

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Reply I Watched The Movie 'Contagion' Yesterday & It Should Be Required Watching For All Americans..... (Original post)
global1 Jun 25 OP
BannonsLiver Jun 25 #1
OhZone Jun 25 #2
TexasBushwhacker Jun 28 #3
Nevilledog Jun 29 #6
Initech Jun 28 #4
uponit7771 Jun 28 #5
StarfishSaver Jun 29 #7
ansible Jun 29 #8

Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 11:31 AM

1. I'd advise those here with Stockholm Syndrome not to watch it.

Spoiler alert: The virus eventually loses.

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Thu Jun 25, 2020, 11:55 AM

2. It's a good flick -

but the main difference is that that the movie's virus is much more deadly, and there isn't as much of the asymptomatic carrier - typhoid-mary situation that's going on now - that allows the rump-cult to deny reality.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sun Jun 28, 2020, 10:28 PM

3. SPOILER!

As a bonus, you get to see them saw off the top of Gwyneth Paltrow's head!

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 12:01 AM

6. *snort*

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sun Jun 28, 2020, 10:34 PM

4. Seriously, just think where we would be if a competent administration were in charge.

Oh and right wingers, if you tell me that Trump has been doing a great job on reopening, you can kindly go eat a bag of shit.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sun Jun 28, 2020, 11:58 PM

5. K&R, the Ro for that movie was 3.0 the Ro for CV19 was moved to 5.7 in May

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 12:04 AM

7. I saw it when it first came out and it scared me to death

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 12:35 AM

8. It's pretty underwhelming now compared to the past 4 months

The US barely even went through any civil disorder despite millions dead, the riots over the past month have been a hell of a lot more violent than what was shown in the movie.

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