They have departments for the high school market, the vocational market, and the college market. A searchandrescue mission on a hostile planet results in a horrific discovery in this dreadfilled scifi thriller. Fans of the 2011 movie contagion point out eerie similarities between the deadly coronavirus outbreak that has killed 26 and the matt damon film which did not end well. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title contagion. But can any of them be said to have predicted covid19. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Burns wrote the screenplay for the 2011 movie contagion, which is in a moment of renewed popularity and which in numerous ways anticipated both the source and crushing effects of a. Cornell university 2011 social contagion is a subset of contagion which includes all social phenomena that can and do spread via social networks.
Information contagion and systemic risk sciencedirect. Amid fears stoked by the coronavirus, contagion a 2011 movie about a pandemic with potentially eerie similarities to recent events has been climbing up the itunes rental charts, reflecting. Right from the start, specific organizations are identified as the goto guys and are automatically given the power to act on a massive scale, namely fema, the who, the american red cross and the cdc. He just explained crowd influence but not crowds influence on individuals, which was later added by robert park and. An oral history of the zombie war by max brooks, the andromeda strain by michael cr.
This film by steven soderbergh is skillful at telling the story through the lives of several key characters and the casual interactions of many others. There are several different approaches for measuring contagion and interspersion. A book publisher chooses to organize based on their consumers. So i started this book with the vague idea that the movie contagion was based on the book. Best fiction books about diseases or viruses 155 books. Financial contagion, a scenario in which financial shocks spread to other financial sectors. Like sars, the fictional pathogen in the film begins in asia and. Contagion and other movies that predicted an outbreak. Erin is the author of contagion and its sequel, immunity, the taken trilogy, vengeance road.
Contact your local talking book library for more information. Based on one of the many sciencerunamok cautionary tales from the late novelist michael. The virus in contagion is a baffling one, defying isolation, rejecting cure. The premise is that the mev1 virus is spread persontoperson via airborne droplets produced by sneezes or coughs, as well as by viruses deposited on.
The notion of how something becomes popular is very relevant to the concept of social contagion. When your first instinct after seeing the movie is to attempt not to touch anything on your way home and to wash your hands thoroughly, you know it hit its marks. It makes it clear that people do not give one another a virus. How the movie contagion predicted the 2020 coronavirus crisis. Day 2 beth emhoff gwyneth paltrow is coughing in an airport lounge and gets a call from john neal voice of director steven soderbergh, in his uncredited cameo role, an old acquaintance who she just had sex with. Patrons may download braille and talking books through the braille and audio reading download bard, a web based service that provides access to thousands of braille and talking books, magazines, and music scores available. The united states naval criminal investigative service ncis is the primary law enforcement agency of the u. The film shows how quickly such a contagion could spread in the jet age. Based on the book is set up so that you can sort by movie title, book title, movie release year and author. We develop a model of systemic risk with information contagion based on classical banking models diamond and dybvig, 1983, allen and gale, 2007. A dean koontz book from 1981 predicted coronavirus in. Here are the books and movies with surprising similarities to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Was the movie contagion based off a book or inspired by. Its primary function is to investigate criminal activities involving the u.
As the novel virus spreads, several cities are placed under quarantine, resulting in. A montage where we see several other people ensues. Contagion, by robin cook, is not yet another disease apocalypse novel. Steven soderberghs disasterbygerms thriller shot partially in and around chicago, needed to borrow books. Rather than a 75 percent mortality rate, the movie assumes a 25 percent rate, but that is still appallingly high. Media contagion and suicide among the young madelyn gould columbia university patrick jamieson daniel romer university of pennsylvania research continues to demonstrate that vulnerable youth are susceptible to the influence of reports and portrayals of suicide in the mass media. Some quarters even criticized it as being alarmist, or at the very least clinically cold in how it imagined. Starring kate winslet, jude law, gwyneth paltrow, matt damon, laurence fishburne, and marion cotillard, contagion tells the story of how the cdc, scientists, healthcare professionals, and everyday people react to the massive spread of a global epidemic and search for a cure.
We have updated contagion second edition to reflect the book s upcoming release on amazon and to commemorate its gold best seller status at drivethrurpg. Based on my knowledge of the movie, it is a dose of realism. Marine corps, though its broad mandate includes national security, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, cyber warfare, and the protection of u. Contagion follows ramonets blueprint of disaster movies to a tee. Contagion is a 2011 american thriller film directed by steven soderbergh. Tom cotton speculated the novel coronavirus might have originated in a chinese weapons lab.
I like a good mystery mixed with my science fiction, throw in a deadly unknown killing factor, people who may not be what or who they say they are, crooked business or governments, and lots of suspense and that is my. Fears of the coronavirus have prompted movie fans to reexamine steven soderberghs starstudded 2011 thriller, contagion, a fictional account of a pandemic that kills 26 million people. I was not particularly impressed with the movie but i always tend to enjoy the books more and the movie felt as if it were missing something so i decided to give this a chance. Contagion by erin bowman is an audible book i picked up from the library. Theres a moment early in the movie contagion when health officials lay out whats known about the films villain, a novel virus that is sweeping. The cdc awards vaccinations by lottery based on birthdate. Seventeenyearold thea sadik certainly values her internship at drilling conglomerate hevetz. Amie kaufman, new york times bestselling author of illuminae and unearthed few understand the true horror that lies in the empty unknown of space, but erin bowman nails it in contagion. The film presents a plausible series of events based on. Based on these observations, we propose a stochastic model for the structure of banking networks, representing them as a directed weighted scale free network with power law distri. Its not based off a book, however if you like the genre you may enjoy demon in the freezer or the hot zone both by richard preston or.
A young man in hong kong gets off a boat, sweating. For example, a virus that infects a set of connected computers or a malfunction in a router, domain or switch may influence the functioning of the entire system, and in the worst case scenario, will spread from one part to the rest of the network. Contagion, a 2011 film, has become a hit on streaming sites as the world. Though some are revisiting films such as contagion for their timely. How makers of 2011 film contagion foresaw covid19 coronavirus. Contagion second edition the world of contagion is a dark and terrifying place. Ive even spotted a few places where people are warning others away from the film, because its so totally nothing like the book they should just go read it instead of bothering with the flick. In response to a distress signal, the odyssey crew sets out to investigate a drilling base on achlys, a fringe planet harboring something sinister beneath its harsh surface. Look up contagion or contagious in wiktionary, the free dictionary.
A lexisnexis search for contagion before this year finds hundreds of examples in major newspapers, almost none of which refer to turmoil in international financial markets. Trump is always the last to figure it out the washington. Computer, communication, transport and economic networks all depend on some degree of security for their operation. Instead, it is more of an extended essay on the evils of forprofit hospitals and corporations that spend on advertising and worry about the bottom line rather than spending money to improve care. I have found it to be a great tool when watching movies that seem to be based on a book i read years before a title that i just cant quite place my finger upon. I was not particularly impressed with the movie but i always tend to enjoy the books more and the movie felt as if it were missing something so i. Contagion was also less common than could be expected based on a more commonly employed model, which assumes constant market interdependencies within subperiods. When contagion came out in 2011, it was met with a positive if slightly muted reception. Contagion was a film released in 2011 about a fictional pandemic of a. Evils of quarantine laws, and nonexistence of pestilential contagion. I fell in love with this intriguing take right away.
Sacred contagion, the belief that spiritual properties pass from one entity to another. The fictional novel tells the story of a chinese military lab that creates a new virus to. Factchecking contagion in wake of coronavirus, the 2011 movie is trending. Its not based off a book, however if you like the genre you may enjoy demon in the freezer or the hot zone both by richard preston or if your looking for something a bit more fictional. Nis database documentation the national nationwide inpatient sample nis is a large publicly available allpayer inpatient care database in the united states, containing data on more than seven million hospital stays each year. The dynamics of social contagion vladimir barash, ph. First of all, ive seen a few places around the net where people are asking if this is based on the book contagion by robin cook. A lot has been made about the fact that the first thing you hear in the movie contagion is. Our model features two banks, and systemic risk is defined as the probability of joint default.
With a stellar cast, a gripping pace, and a subject matter as hard to shake as the virus that spreads through its story, contagion is a winner. We contrast the cases with and without the arrival of information about the other bank. She lives in new hampshire with her family, and when not writing she can often be found hiking, commenting on good typography, and obsessing over all things harry potter. The screenplay for contagion was written by american screenwriter scott z. I dont know if anyone involved in contagion read my book, but bunnings final chilling comment summarizes the basic premise of the film. Like the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease now called. A currency crisis in thailand quickly spread throughout east asia and. Contagion writer scott burns on the coronavirus and. You extrapolate that out based on the graph that was just provided in the model, well exceed that phase one surge capacity of 50,000 somewhere in the middle part of may, and if. Contagion premiered at the 68th venice international film festival in venice, italy on september 3, 2011, and was theatrically released on september 9, 2011. Braille and audio reading materials national library. Contagion hits these points with neardocumentary accuracy and precision. Before 1997, the term contagion usually referred to the spread of a medical disease.
The core engine remains d20 system based, and the basic functions are the same, but apart from that it. Gripping, thrilling and terrifying in equal measures, contagion is the perfect intersection of science fiction and horrori couldnt look away. It deals with issues that have, what we call in the business of investigating outbreaks, biological plausibility, said. Honestly i found no connection between the two at all. Laurie garrett also served as a consultant on the film because she wrote the 1994 book. Contagion or how disaster movies educate the masses. I bought this book because i had seen the recent movie titled contagion and thought that the two were one and the same. He expressed contagion effect on social and political opinions. Author dean koontz eerily predicted the coronavirus outbreak in his 1981 thriller the eyes of darkness. The contagion theory was proposed at first by gustave le bon through a research and a book based on the research called the crowd. Contagion and systemic risk in financial networks amal moussa submitted in partial ful llment of the requirements for the degree.96 1516 45 757 659 479 613 488 1221 697 435 358 1268 184 129 596 1011 1037 212 1010 209 376 1141 533 365 1225 1292