Contagion film cast share guidelines and details about the coronavirus in a video message. Nine years ago, Soderbergh’s star-studded pandemic movie was released, the movie is about virus exactly like coronavirus and currently, people taking interest due to the similarity of a pandemic situation
Right now coronavirus is spreading rapidly all around the world, so it’s not a good time to watch Contagion for the entertainment. According to the World Health Organization more than half a million confirmed cases throughout the world. There are a lot of movies related to the virus pandemic situation, coronavirus is not turning people into zombies but what it is doing is affecting people’s respiratory system and make them very ill, so yes we can match coronavirus with Contagion one of the more realistic comparisons.
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In relevance with the Contagion film and the increasing number of cases in the United States, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health asked the cast of the movie to record series of videos on coronavirus tips and facts. Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne, and Jennifer Ehle each recorded videos which you can watch below.
In Matt Damon’s video, he discusses listening experts and does necessary precautions like social distancing. In the second video, Kate Winslet advises viewers to wash their hands in that way that your life depends on it and asked the viewers for social distancing. Winslet also advises viewers to wash their hands properly with soap at least for 20 seconds because it’s necessary to disinfect the virus.
Lawrence Fishburne also emphasizes the concept of washing hands and social distancing. The Matrix actor advises viewers to wash hands like it’s their job. In the last video, Jennifer Ehle focuses on the importance of pandemic and she said not to spread misinformation and don’t work on other’s agendas.
Contagion was a movie but COVID-19 is very real, it’s everyone’s duty and responsibility to work together to do precautionary measures to stop this growing threat.