Pandemic-Related Programming Surges on Netflix Amid Coronavirus Spread

Outbreak and Pandemic climb on Netflix's Top 10 lists as Contagion rises on iTunes


Around the country, out-of-home entertainment options like movie theaters, gyms, bars and restaurants have closed their doors in an attempt to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. As more people are choosing to stay home and practice social distancing, many are gravitating toward virus-related streaming content.

The 1995 film Outbreak, which follows the spread of a fictional Ebola-like virus and stars Dustin Hoffman, Morgan Freeman and Rene Russo, has been one of Netflix’s top 10 most popular movies in the U.S.

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