The medical or science thriller almost always has a ticking time bomb in the form of disease and a fight to cure it. From The Andromeda Strain to Outbreak to Contagion, the fight against the disease frequently becomes almost secondary to the conflict between those seeking to benefit, either from the disease itself or from its cure. In some cases, both.
This week's Bio World Today explains how the ebola crisis has been and continues to be handled is exemplary of how we respond to epidemics in general.
May your next medical or science thriller benefit from a dose of authenticity.