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Contagion movie VS Coronavirus Reality

Contagion summary:

Soon after the return of Beth Emhoff from a business trip to Hong Kong, she dies from what it seems to be a flu or some other type of infection. Her son dies later that same day. Her husband Mitch however seems immune to this misterious new illness. Thus begins the spread of a deadly infection. For doctors and administrators at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, several days pass before anyone realizes the extent or gravity of this new infection. They must first identify the type of virus in question and then find a means of combating it, a process that will likely take several months. As the contagion spreads to millions of people worldwide, societal order begins to break down as people panic.

My personal opinion

When i first saw this movie, i’m gonna be honest, i wasn’t really impressed with it. But as i finished it, my opinion changed, because it gave me a lot to think about. I can see how this movie became so popular after the covid-19 global pandemic, it has some creepy similarities with what we’ve lived these past years. However, despite the first reaction when the pandemic happened, i want to give more credits to the people and how they did handle it. When the first lockdown on 9th of March 2020 happened, i honestly and naively didn’t think it was that big of a deal. I mean, China was so far away that it semeed impossible for the virus to reach us. How stupid were we? at least, how stupid was i? A lot. The lockdown was a life changing shock for a lot of people, but it honestly wasn’t for me. I was used to stay at home often, my social life has never been that great, so i lived the lockdown pretty decently. Also i’ve seen how it has affected people, people in this generation, whose are generally taught that “being alone is the most important thing”, i think they have changed their minds pretty quickly once they’ve realized what does loliness really feels like. I think that the pandemic made us more “human” and “vulnerable”, two concepts that have always been considered as something to be ashamed about. I’ve seen how all the people that were into casual relationships and firmly believed in the hook-up culture have changed their mind immediately and have started to look for something serious. Let’s face it, as human beings we’re social animals, so we do need in general other interactions with other people, and i think that this pandemic helped some people realize that at the end, when things gets hard, it’s nice to know that you have somebody to count on.

An interesting article about Covid-19 and relationships: https://time.com/6106565/pandemic-dating/

I’ll leave you with a funny video