In this episode of SoCal in 17, Alex Cohen speaks to Contagion writer Scott Z. Burns about why he wrote a movie about a pandemic. He shares what he's learned about pandemics in the process of researching the movie and opens up about COVID-19.

He reveals that he is not surprised about the fact that this is happening today and that the experts told him it's not a matter of "if," but "when."

Also in the episode, Alex and producer Esther Lee discuss their guilty stay-at-home viewing pleasures. Hint: it has something to do with cats. 


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