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 • 2 905

  • Sandy Crotch
    Sandy Crotch  4 hours back

    3-4 sets of commercials, plus you advertising luggage. F U.

    • JEOGRAPHY Songs For Kids
      JEOGRAPHY Songs For Kids  17 hours back

      How long did Wendover practice saying Medicins Sans Frontieres?

      • Alba Celani
        Alba Celani  2 days back

        On the one hand, we cry about the fact that the planet is suffering from overpopulation, on the other hand, we cry about measures that could at least somewhat stop it...

        • Alex Man
          Alex Man  4 days back

          wow

          • Chu Qingyan
            Chu Qingyan  5 days back

            7:20 “job well done, Mission accomplished”

            *Looks at video time left*

            *i dont think so*

            • A Law Trader
              A Law Trader  6 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  1 weeks back

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

                • Adrian Motley
                  Adrian Motley  1 weeks back

                  Joke: do you want e bowl a soup?

                  • Adrian Motley
                    Adrian Motley  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                      • Masterzz
                        Masterzz  2 weeks back

                        dying light 2 leaked story?

                        • Roscoe
                          Roscoe  2 weeks back

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

                          • SkeletonPirate
                            SkeletonPirate  2 weeks back

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

                            • +Tec
                              +Tec  2 weeks back

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

                              • ESGaming
                                ESGaming  2 weeks back

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

                                • Mohammed Khaled
                                  Mohammed Khaled  2 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  3 weeks back

                                                  #ThirdWorldProblems

                                                  • Karthick Raghavan
                                                    Karthick Raghavan  3 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  3 weeks back

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

                                                      • Roche Lynx
                                                        Roche Lynx  3 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  3 weeks back

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

                                                          • QualityGains
                                                            QualityGains  3 weeks back

                                                            A good shoutout for Brussels airlines. Modern day heroes!

                                                            • Fariz Benarto
                                                              Fariz Benarto  3 weeks back

                                                              you're using nicaragua as nigerian flag lol

                                                              • J Espinola
                                                                J Espinola  3 weeks back

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

                                                                • Yoo Toob
                                                                  Yoo Toob  3 weeks back

                                                                  stop eating bats idiots

                                                                  • LeCoureurDesBois
                                                                    LeCoureurDesBois  3 weeks back

                                                                    Nuke Africa

                                                                    • Badmoth242 Xl
                                                                      Badmoth242 Xl  3 weeks back

                                                                      Go to Greenland

                                                                      • El Presidente
                                                                        El Presidente  3 weeks back

                                                                        Ship the healthy people to Greenland

                                                                        • Marcel Telang
                                                                          Marcel Telang  3 weeks back

                                                                          whats the counter in the corner mean

                                                                          • A BANDIT
                                                                            A BANDIT  3 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