There's a scene where Emhoff's family resents the authorities' insistence on cremation of disease fatalities, no burial. But later cities are shown with mass graves and lime resembling the Holocaust.
We could also compare this movie to Wolfgang Petersen's "Outbreak" (1995) (Warner Bros.), which was actually shown to an AP chemistry class in Fairfax County VA when I substitute-taught. Less convincing would be a comparison to "Robin Cook's Virus" directed by Armand Mastroiana, a TV film, or the overlong Hallmark film "Pandemic" from the same director.
Update: April 5, 2020
CNN offers a video proposing that COVID19 virus has been around for years but suddenly became more transmissible in late 2019 in China. Actors and crew from "Contagion" film talk about it.