CDC: The Movie

In a world gripped by a global pandemic, the brilliant scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are the only hope left for humanity—or so you’d think, if you’ve seen OutbreakAnd Contagion.

But what if everything you thought you knew about the pandemic…movies…was wrong?

Is it possible that the real CDC used to tell a patient with ebola, she could fly on a commercial plane from Cleveland or Dallas? Or even botch the Zika vaccine test rollout?

From the producers who brought you contradictory mask guidance and told you to cook your prosciutto comes the true story of an agency that was—once again—completely unprepared for the one thing it was meant to do: fight disease.

Guidelines that recommended you wash your hands for more than one year following scientists discovered the coronavirus was mostly infected by humans. This is a terrible monopoly for inaccurate COVID testing, delays, and math-illiterate pauses regarding vaccine administration. Data sourced from an incorrect source. New York TimesData that is infographic not statistically significantAn $8 billion budget to expand the scope of an infectious disease agency to include everything from gun violence to sports injuries, crushing all dissent and endless stream of contradictory stories.

Coming this spring—over two years into the pandemic—don’t miss The Movie: CDC. This time it is more the same.

Written and produced by Justin Monticello and Austin Bragg. Performed by Austin Bragg & Justin Monticello. Shot by Tim Harbour & Meredith Bragg. Edited by Austin Bragg / Meredith Bragg.