COVID-19 is believed to have originated with dead bat (or some other exotic animal) cuisine in an open-air market in Wuhan, China.

The MEV-1 virus in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion also originated in China, from a virulent bat. The bat drops an infectious piece of banana into a pig sty; the banana slice is then eaten by a pig. Newly infected, the pig is taken to market and slaughtered, and a chef who’s prepared the diseased pig for gourmet customers shakes hands with Gwyneth Paltrow, the first internationally travelling person to be infected) in a high-end restaurant in China. Remember? It’s a flashback at the very end.