Contagion (2011)

Ending / spoiler

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A vaccine is discovered around day 16. However the discovery, production and initial deliveries of vaccine took until Day 133. The final death toll is not mentioned.
Dr. Hextall places samples of MEV-1 in cryogenic storage. The source of the virus is revealed. And shows a digger clears some jungle and disturbs some bats, with one finding shelter and food in a banana tree. The bat then flies over a pig pen, dropping the food from its mouth, which is then eaten by a piglet. A chef chooses the piglet and returns to the casino where he works. As he handles the pig in the kitchen, getting cuts on his hands, he doesn't wash his hands called to meet a customer who turns out to be Beth. The chef shakes hands with her giving her the mix of bat and pig viruses, making the chef ground zero and Beth the second case of the virus.


Continuity mistake: When a guy brings flowers to mourn for Mitch's wife, he is in the kitchen, stands up and runs to the door. When the angle changes, a frame later, he repeats all the previous movements.

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Trivia: As part of the advertising, two huge petri dishes were specially treated with bacteria and put in a shop window. They slowly grew and developed, ending up displaying "Contagion" with hazard signs.

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Question: After Alan Krumweide starts spreading misinformation about Forsythia curing MEV-1, we see a scene in a pharmacy being flooded with desperate customers. But if Forsythia is a homeopathic drug, then why is it being sold in pharmacies in the first place? As the characters say later on, it takes months just to get a drug approved, let alone sold.

Answer: Many pharmacies in the US sell homeopathic supplements.

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