The greatest threat to the human race has always been our own bodies.
Our vulnerability to infectious diseases has caused the greatest calamities in recorded history, from the Black Plague to the astounding threat still posed by the common flu. But behind each health catastrophe is a story of blind greed or hubris, with humans spreading diseases due to rampant consumption, ecological destruction, or just plain ol' bureaucracy. Such is the case with the coronavirus, which, despite emerging in humans only recently, has made historic disruptions to everyday life. The World Health Organization recently declared the virus a pandemic, in addition to being a global emergency.
Luckily, we have movies to turn to in times like these to educate us on how to survive (and prevent) a global pandemic. So what can we learn from virus outbreak movies?
3. 28 Days Later
Considered one of the best not-technically-zombie movies due to its complex characters and deep emotional core, 28 Days Later explores the collapse of society after animal rights activists free virus-infected chimps from a lab. Oh, and also a group of surviving, non-infected soldiers use the opportunity to lure women into sex slavery, so there's that.
The takeaway here is pretty obvious: Stop messing with animals and stop it with the sex slavery.
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