The real threat of 'Contagion'
Broadcast: Midmorning, 09/16/2011, 9:06 a.m.
The new Steven Soderbergh thriller 'Contagion' is centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the Center for Disease Control to deal with the outbreak. How real is the threat of contagion?
- Dr. W. Ian Lipkin: directs the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. He worked closely with director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns on the film Contagion.
- Dr. Douglas Hamilton: director of the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- About Dr. Lipkin
- The Real Threat of 'contagion,' New York Times op-ed by Dr. Lipkin
- About the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)