How to Stop an Epidemic

  • Published: 13 August 2019
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Comments • 2 901

  • Alex Man
    Alex Man  6 hours back


    • Chu Qingyan
      Chu Qingyan  1 days back

      7:20 “job well done, Mission accomplished”

      *Looks at video time left*

      *i dont think so*

      • A Law Trader
        A Law Trader  3 days back

        Question: How to stop an epidemic? ANSWER: Give them water and waste treatment plants, building codes, development, etc. Anything else is just lip service talking out your butt!

        • Sunny shah
          Sunny shah  6 days back

          Why do people have this sudden urge to flock to the airport as soon as they get sick

          • Adrian Motley
            Adrian Motley  6 days back

            Joke: do you want e bowl a soup?

            • Adrian Motley
              Adrian Motley  6 days back

              When Ebola arrived in the United States, everyone was joking about it in the US and claimed that they had it as they faked coughing!

              • Abdussamad AU
                Abdussamad AU  6 days back

                I didn't know Nigeria has changed its Flag..... 9:48

                • Masterzz
                  Masterzz  1 weeks back

                  dying light 2 leaked story?

                  • Roscoe
                    Roscoe  1 weeks back

                    This case shows exactly how community lack of trust in doctors and the health system can be so dangerous.

                    • SkeletonPirate
                      SkeletonPirate  1 weeks back

                      WendoverProductions, I think you make incredible videos. I'll definitely be a subscriber for life :)

                      • +Tec
                        +Tec  1 weeks back

                        It's sad that so much work has to be done by NGOs.

                        • ESGaming
                          ESGaming  1 weeks back

                          Apparently one of the key symptoms of Ebola is an uncontrollable urge to get on an airplane

                          • Mohammed Khaled
                            Mohammed Khaled  1 weeks back

                            Why does all diseases originate or spread from Africa.

                            • SheepMan3 SheepMan3
                              SheepMan3 SheepMan3  2 weeks back

                              These WHO dudes sound like fucking plague doctors

                              • Alex Milonopoulos
                                Alex Milonopoulos  2 weeks back

                                At 9:49 you show the flag of Nicaragua in stead of Nigeria

                                • Attack Helicopter
                                  Attack Helicopter  2 weeks back

                                  Is that a Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell shirt?

                                  • Sarge
                                    Sarge  2 weeks back

                                    a tsa aproved lock is not a feature

                                    if your gonna use a tsa aproved lock just dont lock your bag

                                    • David Gretzschel
                                      David Gretzschel  2 weeks back

                                      A simple water-filled cooling vest isn't that expensive. Don't think the water has to be cooled for some effect, I think.
                                      I'm wearing one right now and it cost 100 or so euros. Didn't they have any of those in supply or are they a new product?

                                      • x x
                                        x x  2 weeks back

                                        Just saying wrong flag for Nigeria in 9:48 it's the flag of Nicaragua. Great video though.

                                        • Nightmare _1234563
                                          Nightmare _1234563  2 weeks back

                                          9:50 they screwed up my country nicaragua's flag and called it nigeria xd

                                          • Gernuts
                                            Gernuts  2 weeks back


                                            • Karthick Raghavan
                                              Karthick Raghavan  2 weeks back

                                              It's incredible how many good people want to make the world a better place. Its tragic though only the assholes hog the news all the time...

                                              • Federico Volpe
                                                Federico Volpe  2 weeks back

                                                9:50 Nigeria has the wrong flag. I believe you confused it with the Nicaraguan one.

                                                • Roche Lynx
                                                  Roche Lynx  2 weeks back

                                                  The Away ad at the end felt weird. In terms of music/audio, a more clear transition from the heavy content of the video to the commercial content of th Away ad would have been good.

                                                  • Sohom Pal
                                                    Sohom Pal  2 weeks back

                                                    Should've gone for transmission first before adding those deadly upgrades. Learn from the pros.

                                                    • QualityGains
                                                      QualityGains  2 weeks back

                                                      A good shoutout for Brussels airlines. Modern day heroes!

                                                      • Fariz Benarto
                                                        Fariz Benarto  2 weeks back

                                                        you're using nicaragua as nigerian flag lol

                                                        • J Espinola
                                                          J Espinola  2 weeks back

                                                          DR of the Congo: help pls
                                                          WHO: aw shit, here we go again

                                                          • Yoo Toob
                                                            Yoo Toob  2 weeks back

                                                            stop eating bats idiots

                                                            • LeCoureurDesBois
                                                              LeCoureurDesBois  2 weeks back

                                                              Nuke Africa

                                                              • Badmoth242 Xl
                                                                Badmoth242 Xl  2 weeks back

                                                                Go to Greenland

                                                                • El Presidente
                                                                  El Presidente  2 weeks back

                                                                  Ship the healthy people to Greenland

                                                                  • Marcel Telang
                                                                    Marcel Telang  2 weeks back

                                                                    whats the counter in the corner mean

                                                                    • A BANDIT
                                                                      A BANDIT  2 weeks back


                                                                      • Mathias Yousef
                                                                        Mathias Yousef  3 weeks back

                                                                        Ebola : I've killed over 10 000 mens

                                                                        Measles: Pathetic...

                                                                        Malaria: That's cute

                                                                      • Patrick Wentz
                                                                        Patrick Wentz  3 weeks back

                                                                        Hmmm no mention of all the aid stations the US military set up in Liberia IOT treat the ebola victims.

                                                                        • Doc Atheist
                                                                          Doc Atheist  3 weeks back

                                                                          I am, as ever, impressed by the depth and breadth of your research and your succinct presentation. Thank you for every bit of education you share.

                                                                          • Ketchup901
                                                                            Ketchup901  3 weeks back

                                                                            Médecins Sans Frontières is the best goddamn organization in the world.

                                                                            • Crescent Rose
                                                                              Crescent Rose  3 weeks back

                                                                              Fanta! No, not Fanta!

                                                                              • Just in Y.
                                                                                Just in Y.  3 weeks back

                                                                                I hope everyone has access to atleast the basic needs as soon as possible.

                                                                                • Android Gamer
                                                                                  Android Gamer  3 weeks back


                                                                                  • Caike
                                                                                    Caike  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Who cares about what's taboo when lives are at stake? 12:45

                                                                                    • SuperPikachu74
                                                                                      SuperPikachu74  3 weeks back

                                                                                      “How do you stop an epidemic?”

                                                                                      Me: Move to Greenland

                                                                                      • pax und peace
                                                                                        pax und peace  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Before buying the suitcase consider to donate to MSF because a new Ebola out break is occuring this sommer now in Kongo andn Uganda


                                                                                        • Christina Uka
                                                                                          Christina Uka  3 weeks back

                                                                                          that is not the nigerian flag

                                                                                          • Jackson Pelletier
                                                                                            Jackson Pelletier  3 weeks back

                                                                                            A epidemic spreads over the earth
                                                                                            Greenland watching "What epidemic"

                                                                                            • Yours Truely
                                                                                              Yours Truely  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Will but the ge bag away in quarantine first.

                                                                                              • Thunderclash !
                                                                                                Thunderclash !  3 weeks back

                                                                                                Sierra Leone's government has fallen

                                                                                                *Ebola placed on watchlist