Soon after her return from a business trip to Hong Kong, Beth Emhoff dies from what is a flu or some other type of infection. Her young son dies later the same day. Her husband Mitch however seems immune. Thus begins the spread of a deadly infection. For doctors and administrators at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, several days pass before anyone realizes the extent or gravity of this new infection. They must first identify the type of virus in question and then find a means of combating it, a process that will likely take several months. As the contagion spreads to millions of people worldwide, societal order begins to break down as people panic.Written by
Dr. Mears, when describing the R0 figure, mentions that many may be contagious without even knowing they are sick. With the Covid-19 virus, a person could be contagious for up to ten days before showing symptoms and others could be contagious without ever showing any symptoms at all. This lack of obvious symptoms is often referred to as "Asymptomatic". As of mid-May, 2020 the R0 of Covid-19 was estimated as being between 2 and 3. See more »
About an hour in, after showing that the world is becoming isolated and there are no cars, no people on the streets etc. there are a number of static shots of empty businesses, parks and public spaces. At approx 1:09:31 there is a shot of a large empty room full of computer desks with multiple monitors completely deserted. Most of the windows show the building opposite but the far right window shows a street full of cars with lights on and normality. See more »
Why can't they invent a shot that keeps time from passing?
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