Simpsons di- wait a second.I recently started to watch Star Trek - Deep Space 9 - for the first time. Only a few episodes in, this is already better than the other Trek series of the same era (or what I've seen of those).
Anyway, just a few episodes in the story is about a mysterious sickness suddenly breaking out on the station. It quickly becomes clear to be caused by a virus, prompting a station-wide "emergency quarantine". The virus then evolves into being airborne, and the sickness caused by it proves to be deadly.
The episode even has a freighter captain panically trying to escape the station (breaking travel restrictions) and the local bar owner refusing to adhere to lockdown measures claiming his business to be providing "essential services".
I bet, when they wrote this in 1993, they had NO IDEA how much their story would resonate almost 30 years later. I was almost screaming "why is no one waering masks with an airborne virus around" at the screen!