Real Doctor Reacts To CONTAGION (2011) - Did It Predict Coronavirus?

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Offentliggjort på 14 Mar 2020 / In Biologi

Contagion is 9 years old but with coronavirus dominating the news it’s become almost eerily prophetic. How much did it predict correctly about COVID-19? How does it stand up to scientific scrutiny? A doctor takes a look.

Take a look at my first video about SARS-CoV-2 - How Will We Beat Coronavirus? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGRl5ekAqo0

I think this makes me the last doctor on the internet to do a ‘Doctor Reacts To…’ video but I’m glad I saved it for a corker. I always thought if I did a reaction video it would be to The Knick TV show because I love it deeply and am a medical history nut but in the end it was Contagion. However, both were directed by Steven Soderbergh with fantastic tense scores by Cliff Martinez. So here’s hoping Soderbergh makes some more medical stuff.


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Contagion (2011). Written by Scott Z Burns, directed by Steven Soderbergh © Warner Brothers Pictures

Tom Goddard’s Augmented Reality look at how SARS-CoV-2 gets into cells using the ACE2 receptor - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKNbRRRFhqY

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