Compared to Contagion, citizens are doing much better, politicians much worse

The cast of 2011 pandemic-flick Contagion reunited last week to mark the outbreak of COVID-19 and spread public health messages. It felt weird. Will every new disaster provoke the reunion of the relevant disaster film’s cast? Devastating tsunami? Here’s Ewan McGregor from The Impossible! Shark attack? Here’s Richard Dreyfuss!

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Jules Evans

Jules Evans

Author of Philosophy for Life and other books. Honorary fellow, Centre for the History of the Emotions. www.philosophyforlife.org.