The final weeks of a flu-filled winter was perhaps not the optimum moment to view this all the more credible story about the swift, worldwide spread of an unknown virus. Think Sars, or H1N1, but of course deadlier - It's Hollywood, after all.
Soderbergh's film-making here is of the same clinical, detached style as in 'Traffic', which suits the subject-matter brilliantly. It says a lot about his talents that the film is still gripping.
And for the record; killing off major stars early on in a film is ALWAYS a clever idea!