Staff Infection by Paul Glen Neuman | Script Revolution

Staff Infection

Carver Wells fights for his life after an ER patient unleashes a deadly contagion that traps Carver inside a hospital thrown into a quarantined lock down.

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Carver Wells arrives at Ventura County Medical Center during evening visiting hours to spend time with his terminally ill brother.

During Carver's final moments with William an ambulance arrives at VCMC's Emergency Room transporting an unknown male exhibiting a variety of symptoms, including excruciating pain and a strong tendency to violence.

The latter becomes evident when the agitated man on the gurney inflicts a severe bite on Officer Bailey's hand. Bailey's one of two policemen assisting the EMTs in getting their patient into the ER.

Once the man on the gurney is transferred to a bed in the ER, he is put under restraints to protect anyone else from being harmed. As doctors and nurses on duty rush to treat their new arrival, his condition worsens with thick ugly scabs and swollen blisters sweeping across his body head to toe.

When Officer Bailey develops the same blisters and scabs, a doctor orders a nurse to call 911.

As the ER medical team copes with two infected individuals, the swollen blisters on the first patient's body explosively rupture, spraying their poisonous contents on everyone nearby.

The unknown contagion spreads like wildfire infecting doctors, nurses, Officer Bailey's partner, as well as the two EMTs responsible for bringing Patient Zero to the hospital in the first place.

Meanwhile, in his brother's fourth floor room, Carver's visit is coming to an end when sirens from below entice Carver to look out his brother's window to see what's going on.

As Carver watches, local police officers appear to gun down two men attempting to exit the hospital. One of the victims, Carver is certain, is a doctor.

Carver goes to the floor's nursing station and asks Nurse Jenny to call the ER to see if they're experiencing some kind of problem. When Jenny can't get through to the ER, Carver has her try calling hospital Security with the same results.

But it gets worse as they soon discover that all means of communicating with the outside world have been cut off.

By now the hospital is surrounded by police and SWAT teams. Nobody gets in or out.

With the contagion rapidly spreading throughout VCMC, Carter teams up with night custodian Pablo Rivera to use every resource available to enable them to survive long enough to be rescued.

The likelihood of that happening, though, quickly fades when they witness a crazed mob of infected individuals from outside VCMC attack the authorities circling the hospital; the assault forcing several SWAT team members to seek dubious refuge inside the already dangerous hospital.

Grossly outnumbered by their infected foes on every floor, Carver, Pablo and Jenny have no choice but to fight for their lives to the bitter end.

Submitted: October 2, 2021
Last Updated: October 2, 2021

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The Writer: Paul Glen Neuman

Screenwriter. Novelist. Playwright. Actor. Singer. Songwriter. Military brat. About Me I am a multi-optioned screenwriter who enjoys writing in a variety of genres. My scripts reflect my background as an actor, director and playwright. Eighteen published books. Novels sold in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and throughout Scandinavia. My produced comedy feature All About Books - The Movie was released in 2018 and distributed by Caps Media Ventura. As a professional writer I am dedicated to creating the best screenplays and novels possible. Thoughts on Writing Writing isn't something you happen to do; it's something you must do. The ability to write is a gift. You can be... Go to bio
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