I have to agree with you DDW
I find it very unlikely that humans would be so calm about it a pandemic like that. I mean to look at history and human behaviour its fair to say it would be every man for themselves, its sad but its true. Just look how people carried on when the swine flu hit. Here in OZ people were being screened and quarantined at the airports etc and I will say im guilty of being scared for my kids, my son contracted it and I thought I was going to lose him I have never EVER seen my little man so sick before, his temp was sitting on 42 celcius for 4 days, I couldnt get it down even with cool baths and showers and fever drugs. I sat next to his bed for 5 days and only left his side to do my business and grab a bite to eat or get something for him to keep the fluids in him. We got turned away from the hospital and the doctors faxed a prescription to the chemist for pick up, they say they couldnt see him I say they wouldnt see him, so it was up to me to take care of him, medicate him and keep his fever down, thank whatever deity there is that i have some medical training and nerves of steel. I honestly have never been so scared for one of my kids like that before. Thankfully no one else in the house contracted it. After a month or so and quite a few deaths they started letting kids with swine flu like symptoms back at school there wasnt a snowballs chance in h3ll I was sending my kids to school, so I kept them home for about 3 weeks until things settled and the vaccine was offered. We never got the vaccine though, obviously during my sons illness we developed some sort of natural immunity to it.
Anyway....back to Contagion LOL
I downloaded the wrong Contagion when i made that first comment LMAO it was that crappy almost adult film industry alien pops out of the cannister Contagion movie DUH!
The other Contagion movie was ok, though mans response in those situations are a lot different than portrayed, people would go into mass hysteria and panic and would dissasociate themselves from one and other much like the dad (MW) in the flick did with his daughter, and if something like this happened i could see everyone getting rounded up and put in the "sick" and "non sick" piles, the killings and robberies, the crimes a human would commit in the midst of utter chaos. After all humans are just like any other animal, save the strong and leave the weak.