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(4,918 posts)
1. Uncanny... And, the soundtrack is awesome...
Mon Oct 19, 2020, 04:26 PM
Oct 2020

... I think the lottery concept of vaccine distribution is interesting part of the movie.


(25,111 posts)
4. Also In The Movie - The Vaccine Was A Nasal Dosage Form Instead Of An Injection......
Mon Oct 19, 2020, 05:15 PM
Oct 2020

Much easier to distribute and administer. It was even self-administered in the movie.

The companies working on a Covid-19 vaccine are all working on an injectable dosage form.

Also - its been said that this vaccine will have to be shipped refrigerated or frozen. This makes shipping from the manufacturing facility to the distribution points to the final destination where the vaccine needs to be administered all the more problematic and complicated.

They have to make sure that the temperature requirements are maintained throughout the whole distribution chain. Any lapse in the temperature requirements could render the vaccine ineffective.


(14,961 posts)
3. I rewatched back in February.
Mon Oct 19, 2020, 04:43 PM
Oct 2020

I think back to the movie often...of course in the movie, there was no completely corrupt government.


(4,918 posts)
5. I've often thought about "Contagion 2020"...
Tue Oct 20, 2020, 07:12 AM
Oct 2020

... Some plot point differences or missed opportunities in the original (based on actual Pandemic 2020)...

- Runs on toilet paper;
- Shortage of computer monitors and office chairs;
- The whole mask thing;
- We discover 40% of our population are idiots;

Please reply with other thoughts...


(14,961 posts)
6. The movie actually surpassed our reality on almost every level.
Tue Oct 20, 2020, 07:32 AM
Oct 2020

Our current reality is beyond surreal. I remember how scary this movie was upon it's release(I saw it in theater), other than the kidnapping, the events surrounding C19 have surpassed the frightening aspects of the movie, down to Forsythia (Hydroxychloroquine).


(14,840 posts)
8. That movie's director was interviewed by Brianna...
Tue Oct 20, 2020, 07:45 AM
Oct 2020

... Keilar of CNN yesterday, and he said the studio executives would have sent him home if he tried to pitch a movie where the President spread misinformation about the virus and so badly failed the people he had sworn to protect.

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