In recent months, many movie watchers have noticed a strong similarity between the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the plot of "Contagion," which centers around everyday people dealing with a pandemic that has no cure yet. 

Now, real-life has mimicked art yet again. The medical adviser for the 2011 drama has now been diagnosed with COVID-19 himself.

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According to USA Today, Dr. Ian Lipkin, who is the director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University, revealed that he had recently contracted the novel coronavirus. 

On Tuesday night, Lipkin made an appearance on Fox's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" to discuss the current outbreak and share a bit about his own experience.

"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," he said, adding, "If it can hit me, it can hit anybody. That’s the message I want to convey."

Continuing, he then said that it didn't matter where he contracted it, as it is now "all over the United States," but he did have a few words to add about mitigating the ongoing spread. After saying that he was unsure when the problem would become under control, he stated that the best tools we have in lessening the severity of COVID-19's spread are "isolation and confinement."

Aside from the recent news about Lipkin, the movie, which stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, and others, has also been in the news recently for a different reason. Due to recent events mirroring the film, it has also sparked a rise in illegal file sharing, as it cannot be found on Netflix and other various streaming sites.  Wenzhou is among the worst-hit by the contagion, with 504 cases of coronavirus infections Wenzhou is among the worst-hit by the contagion, with 504 cases of coronavirus infections Photo: AFP / NOEL CELIS