The film 'Contagion' which was released back in 2011 is one of the most viewed and downloaded films in the world. 'Contagion' deals with a deadly virus that affects the entire world and kills lakhs of people. How do the government solve the biggest crisis they even faced forms the rest of the story.
The film was an average grosser at the time of release but in the wake of the Corona crisis across the world, people are watching this film a lot to get an idea of how the virus spreads from person to person. The movie's director Steven Soderbergh along with some writers came up with the script and they were helped by Ian Lipkin, the director of Columbia University's Center for Infection and Immunity. The film had to get a lot of facts right which is why they took the help of Ian Lipkin.
In an unfortunate turn of events, Lipkin himself got attacked by Coronavirus now. The scientist who worked on SARS virus containment with WHO has now tested positive for Corona. He recently went to China to do research on Corona which is where he got infected. News is that he is recovering quickly and will soon be working on a television series that is based on the present Corona pandemic.