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Reality of the pandemic may be worse than any movie or novel

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A viral outbreak turns schools into emergency hospitals. The government imposes a nighttime curfew. Anyone who becomes sick is required to hang a piece of white cloth on the front door of their home.

These are some memorable scenes from “Outbreak,” a U.S. movie starring Dustin Hoffman.

I re-watched this 25-year-old work, having heard sci-fi flicks dealing with viral infections are in demand at bookstores and libraries and on video streaming services.

With fears of novel coronavirus infections growing, there appear to be more people wanting to revel in the pleasurable dream of seeing a........

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