Given any good story you need a good topic, premise, plot, focus andcharacter. Given a story of scientific and legal in nature a writermust have good familiarity in these realm. He has none of it. It's amade for t.v. show. Given a good story line, most amateur writing willfocus on too many characters, in this case, a wanted criminal, a riflecrazed man, a rogue FBI agent, two politicians competing for power, anall powerful CDC officer who don't really have a power, and the not tooserious emergency response team. Characters are cardboard cliché', aplot whose ending found a cure for her daughter who got Riptide? Thepremise is too unbelievable, the plot lacks focus. This writer shouldwatch more blockbusters. Originally one of the best movie Rwanda Hotelhad too many characters, until the writer found out and decided tofocus on one man. Most movies are focused on relatively few major actornot exceeding 2-3. Take Something's Gotta Give, Jerry Maguire, RainMan, Die Hard, for example focused on relatively few characters, mostly2-3 making up 80% of the movie screen. And those characters are astrong one, take the Dark Knight, the Joker, Batman, Superman, SnowWhite, etc. Given the basics, there is problem about the lack ofunderstanding protocols and laws. The CDC, just can't walk aroundeverywhere, certain laws have to be considered when an act ofquarantine is considered. For one thing, the first law is Title 42United States Code Section 264 (Section 361 of the Public HealthService Act) gives the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)responsibility for preventing the introduction, transmission, andspread of communicable diseases from foreign countries into the UnitedStates and within the United States and its territories/possessions.The second issue of the President, by Executive Order, which is Underthe procedures required under the PHS Act, the list of diseases forwhich quarantine is authorized must first be specified in an ExecutiveOrder of the President, on recommendation of the HHS Secretary. Byamending the list to include types of influenza that either cause orhave the potential to cause a pandemic. As to the knowledge of Tamifland ways or eradicating the virus, where are sanitation procedures, inplace? The seriousness of quarantine, the authority's control over thesituation, the closing of public places, the media frenzy into thearea, the military action in closing off the area, instead of CDCgiving the "idea" of closing off the region. The sudden shock of death.The movie is like there is fire in the house, and people are walkingout of the house while they are sleepwalking. If there's any problemabout making movies, it's the crappy writing I see all the time. Toprevent this I believe that each scenes or plots are organized intomodules where parts can be deleted, and characters are focused only 2-3character through an entire time line of events, and the methodology ofquarantine control, should ignore the obvious solution such asvaccines, someone who is immunized to the disease, and other cliché'sso common in virus plagued. And in any T.V. drama, people should startbeing more serious of the circumstances instead of just waking in theirsleep. In any event H3N7 virus and other things are interesting, butsanitation, and organized quarantine procedures the writer hasdifficult understanding the magnitude of the problem, as in most t.v.shows I have seen. To make a good story, the character must huff andpuff until the house is blown down. It doesn't start by just sleepwalking around the house either.