How to Stop an Epidemic

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  • Published: 13 August 2019
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    References:
    [1] theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/28/ebola-virus-guinea-first-victim-patient-zero
    [2] vanityfair.com/news/2014/10/ebola-virus-epidemic-containment
    [3] who.int/csr/disease/ebola/ebola-6-months/guinea-chart-big.png?ua=1; who.int/csr/disease/ebola/one-year-report/virus-origin/en/
    [4] who.int/cholera/technical/secretariat_report/en/
    [5] who.int/csr/disease/ebola/ebola-6-months/guinea/en/
    [6] vanityfair.com/news/2014/10/ebola-virus-epidemic-containment
    [7] nytimes.com/2014/03/27/world/africa/guinea-government-bans-bat-soup-to-halt-ebola-outbreak.html
    [8] who.int/csr/disease/ebola/ebola-6-months/lessons/en/
    [9] who.int/choice/demography/by_country/en/
    [10] who.int/csr/disease/ebola/one-year-report/who-response/en/
    [11] vanityfair.com/news/2014/10/ebola-virus-epidemic-containment
    [12] who.int/features/2014/ebola-myths/en/
    [13] vanityfair.com/news/2014/10/ebola-virus-epidemic-containment
    [14] cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/history/2014-2016-outbreak/cumulative-cases-graphs.html
    [15] cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/history/2014-2016-outbreak/cumulative-cases-graphs.html
    [16] web.archive.org/web/20140318195354/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conakry_International_Airport; web.archive.org/web/20150323085135/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conakry_International_Airport#cite_note-Arik.2C_Gambia_stop_flights-6; allafrica.com/stories/201407100889.html; bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-10-17/ivory-coast-airline-to-resume-flights-to-ebola-affected-nations; web.archive.org/web/20141031141628/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lungi_International_Airport
    [17] cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/treatment/index.html
    [18] who.int/emergencies/diseases/ebola/frequently-asked-questions
    [19] msf.org/liberia-msf’s-new-ebola-management-centres-already-overwhelmed
    [20] nytimes.com/2015/01/02/health/ebola-doctors-are-divided-on-iv-therapy-in-africa.html
    [21] ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4734504/figure/F3/
    [22] theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/23/-sp-liberia-ebola-crematorium
    [23] afro.who.int/news/ebola-outbreak-liberia-over
    [24] news.un.org/en/story/2016/01/519932-west-africa-declared-free-ebola-transmission-un-health-agency-warns-new-flare
    [25] who.int/news-room/detail/17-07-2019-ebola-outbreak-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-declared-a-public-health-emergency-of-international-concern

Comments • 2 901

  • Alex Man
    Alex Man  6 hours back

    wow

    • 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

                                  15:15
                                  Is that a Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell shirt?
                                  Nice.

                                  • 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

                                      11:45
                                      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

                                            #ThirdWorldProblems

                                            • 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

                                                                      L

                                                                      • 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

                                                                                  HAI?

                                                                                  • 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



                                                                                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018%E2%80%9319_Kivu_Ebola_epidemic

                                                                                        • 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