The chief medical advisor behind the trending pandemic movie, Contagion, Dr Ian Lipkin has revealed that he has the coronavirus.

During a discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic on Fox’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight”, the esteemed diretcor of the the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University, who advised director Steven Soderbergh on the realistic 2011 movie revealed his condition, reports USA Today.

“I would like to say on this show tonight, this has become very personal to me, too. Because I have COVID as of yesterday. It’s miserable,” Lipkin said after giving a dry cough.

“If it can hit me, it can hit anybody. That’s the message I want to convey,” he added.

Following the rise of the coronavirus which has affected thousands worldwide and caused global lockdowns, the movie Contagion started trending on social media with many calling it prophetic.

(Header image: a still from Contagion)