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Human behaviour during COVID-19 pandemic deeply irrational , says Contagion director

Steven Soderberg may have aptly shown it how a pandemic could start and quickly grip the world within a few months through his film Contagion but the director says the human response to the outbreak in reality is something that baffles him. The 2011 movie, about the spread of a highly contagious and deadly virus, has come back in public consciousness as the world grapples with the coronavirus. The film, predictably, is enjoying a spike in popularity. In an interview with theLos Angeles Times, Soderbergh said after making Contagion , which he directed from a screenplay byScott Z. Burns, he wasn t surprised by how the coronavirus crisis played out in the real world. Everybody we talked to when we were preparing that film, every expert, when we asked them how will the next one start, to a person, they said, wet market, Asia, there s probably going to be a bat involved. Literally all of them. Ten years ago, 11 years ago. So it s not a surprise, Soderbergh said. However, the ...


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