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Coronavirus Books and Movies
– by Cat Ellis
New pandemics hop around the globe every year. In 2009–2010, it was H1N1 that spread uncontrollably, infecting over 60 million people around the globe. In 2014, Ebola virus claimed 11,325 lives with just 28,652 cases, a stunning 40% mortality rate. In 2020, COVID-19 (a highly transmissible coronavirus with a mortality rate equivalent to Spanish Flu) jumped from Wuhan, China, to a world-wide pandemic, causing economic panic and an uncontrolled global outbreak, all despite the best efforts of governments and health organizations. So, what will happen when a pathogen as easily transmitted as H1N1 or coronavirus and as deadly as Ebola enters a population somewhere, anywhere, in the world?
– by Stephen King
is a post-apocalyptic dark fantasy novel. The plot centers on a pandemic of a weaponized strain of influenza that kills almost the entire world population. The few survivors, united in groups, establish a new social system and engage in confrontation with each other. In writing the book, King sought to create an epic in the spirit of The Lord of the Rings that was set in contemporary America. The book was difficult for King to write because of the large number of characters and storylines. In 1990, The Stand was reprinted as a “Complete and Uncut” edition. King restored some fragments of texts that were initially reduced, revised the order of the chapters, shifted the novel’s setting from 1980 to ten years forward, and accordingly corrected a number of cultural references.
Coronavirus Movies and Documentaries
– by Wolfgang Petersen
This 1995 Medical Disaster Film focuses on an outbreak of a fictional Ebola-like Motaba virus, in Zaire, Africa and later in a small town in the United States. Outbreak’s plot speculates how far military and civilian agencies might go to contain the spread of a deadly, contagious disease. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman and Donald Sutherland, and co-stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Kevin Spacey and Patrick Dempsey. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen and based on Richard Preston’s nonfiction book The Hot Zone
– by Ross Coulthart
It’s the disease the world had been fearing. No country is prepared. Scientists now believe it’s only a matter of time before another major epidemic kills millions. The most likely source is a mutation of the influenza virus, killing birds and humans across Asia. But what would happen if such a virus struck? Can anything be done to prepare?
– by Steven Soderbergh
follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.
– by Jefferson Lewis
Patient Zero is a stewardess, stricken by what she thinks is chickenpox. She goes to ground in a Montreal hotel room. A few weeks later, she’s back on the job, unaware of her role in an impending public health catastrophe. Pandemics have killed more people throughout history than all wars combined. They are unpredictable - and inevitable. Are we ready for the next big one? “Outbreak: Anatomy of a Plague”
juxtaposes a 21st century scenario against the little-known story of the 1885 smallpox epidemic that devastated Montreal. Combining brisk narrative with rigorous research, it vividly evokes a modern city under siege, drawing eerie parallels with 1885. Confronted with social unrest, ethnic scapegoating and economic ruin, authorities struggle to maintain control – and contain a deadly infection.
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