Hollywood tackles bird flu


Interested in the bioethics of pandemics? Triage? Duty of care? Quarantine? Informed consent? Resource allocation? Contagion, the latest epidemic disaster movie, might be a good choice for a Friday night out. It opens on September 9 in the US.

The last one I remember watching was Outbreak, a great B-grade with Dustin Hoffman about the danger of the Ebola virus. Now director Steven Soderbergh has updated it. This time the swine flu and bird flu are the models. Big body count and Matt Damon. How can you go wrong? 

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