There appears to be no finish in sight for the COVID-19 coronavirus that has wreaked havoc the world over with simply shy of 1 million world circumstances and over 50,000 deaths. Governments are locking down their nations and imposing strict social distancing and intensive journey bans in an try to flatten the curve and cut back the overload of hospitals struggling to accommodate overwhelming numbers of individuals. It’s been a tough few months, and it’s solely going to worsen earlier than it will get higher.
This time in historical past has led to immense emotions of loneliness and isolation as persons are pressured to reside away from family and friends and keep away from public outing to cut back their probabilities of an infection. And as reported by ScreenRant, it’s right here the place we start to see a glimmer of similarities to an apocalyptic world final seen within the 2007 movie I Am Legend, a movie based mostly virtually completely on solitude and the ensuing adverse impression it has on an individual.
I Am Legend – based mostly on Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel of the identical identify – stars Will Smith as Robert Neville, one among humanity’s final survivors after a viral outbreak worn out all however 12 million people on the planet after which turned 90% of these into mutated abominations generally known as Darkseekers. Neville is a virologist searching for to find extra concerning the virus and discover whether or not or no more people might have survived the outbreak. It’s a darkish movie stuffed with desolation as our forlorn hero tries to uncover the central thriller and cope with his personal emotions of loneliness in a world seemingly doomed to maintain crumbling round him.
Whereas our present scenario is terrible, it’s admittedly much less dire than that of the world Neville inhabits within the movie, however there may be one other distressing similarity nonetheless. The flashbacks within the movie present that Manhattan, New York was evacuated and quarantined, leading to Neville shedding his spouse and daughter. Presently, New York is the epicenter of COVID-19 circumstances within the U.S. with practically 85,000 circumstances within the state alone, and it’s at the moment experiencing the strictest social distancing enforcement within the nation.
Not like within the movie, New York hasn’t been locked down by police or navy enforcement (and sure received’t be), and we don’t have to fret about our sick turning into zombies, in fact. Nonetheless, these early moments of the outbreak really feel eerily much like these in I Am Legend – a minimum of sufficient so to make for some uncomfortable viewing for these experiencing anxiousness in the course of the pandemic.
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