Screening of Contagion
Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal virus that kills within days. As the epidemic grows, the global medical community races to find a cure and control the panic spreading faster than the virus itself.
Health experts are already calling 2015 one of the most complicated ever for influenza outbreaks, and the prevalence of lethal strains normally found in birds is especially troubling, writes CFR’s Laurie Garrett.
Global-scale vaccination campaigns have dramatically reduced measles illnesses and deaths in the poorest pockets of the planet, but the richest pockets of humanity are shunning the public health tool. Disease incidence is rising among the rich as it falls among the poor.