Contagion movie is one of the scariest films that you will ever see.  The fictional MEV-1 virus in the Contagion movie resembles the coronavirus in any ways.  Both the MEV-1 virus and the coronavirus first started in Asia. The MEV-1 virus began in Hong Kong.  The coronavirus, which is also called the Wuhan coronavirus, started in Wuhan, China.  Both viruses are associated with food.  The MEV-1 virus began in a restaurant.  The coronavirus began in the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market.  Both the MEV-1 virus and the coronavirus are recombinant.  The MEV-1 virus started as a combination of the pig virus and the bat virus.  The coronavirus developed as a combination of the snake virus and the bat virus.  Both viruses are highly contagious and spread quickly like a common cold.  The MEV-1 virus and the coronavirus can be deadly.  In the Contagion movie, there were 2.5 million deaths caused by the MEV-1 virus.  There have been 814 deaths as a result of the coronavirus so far.                                                                                                 

The good news is that the coronavirus is not a pandemic like the MEV-1 in the Contagion movie.  Unfortunately, the coronavirus is an epidemic that has no treatment or vaccine.  In the Contagion movie, Dr Hextall, a role played by Jennifer Ehle, heroically discovered a vaccine for the MEV-1 virus.  Hopefully, medical professionals and researchers will be able to find an aggressive treatment that leads to a vaccine for the coronavirus. .                                                                                                                                         

There is also practical advice in this film that will help you ward off viruses.  Dr Erin Mears, a role played by Kate Winslet, always washes her hands.  It is always important to have good hygiene to avoid the coronavirus, the flu and colds.  You should always carry hand sanitizer with you.                                                                                                                                                                                

Contagion film, which hit theaters in 2011, made 135.5 million at the box office with a budget of $60 million.  Not only does this film deal with the medical aspect of the virus, it also discusses the human side of the epidemic and the tragedy that families face when loved ones die from this virus.  Ehoff family, a fictional family in this film, suffers great loss when Elizabeth Ehoff and her son Clark die from the virus.  Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays the role of Elizabeth Ehoff, a working mom and executive, gives a moving performance as the first American to die from  MEV-1.                                                                                                                                

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Contagion movie is now one of the most popular films on iTunes.  When Scott Z Burns wrote the screenplay for Contagion and Steven Soderbergh directed this film, little did they know that they would create much more than just a box office hit.  The Contagion movie  would also become a sign of things to come.