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Deadly New Chinese Virus, Are We Gonna Die? | A Doctor Reacts To The Latest Outbreak

January 24, 2020

Hey, everyone. So, Dr. Z here. There’s a crazy new virus out of China, straight outta Wuhan, and people are worried
because it’s killed people, and should you be worried
here in the United States or in other countries that you’re gonna die of
some crazy coronavirus straight outta Wuhan? And, here’s the answer: Maybe, but probably not. (chuckles) And, this is why. Back in 2002, they had
this thing called SARS. So, they had these meat markets in China where they, like, bring animals in that are little, you know,
they’re the little companions that Disney princesses have that give you this wisdom. They also give you terrible viruses that jump from animals to humans, mutate, and then are able to
spread from human to human. That’s how SARS happened. And by the way, if you watch
that National Geographic show with that guy Dr. Pol who’s, like, this old Polish veterinarian who does exams on animals with no gloves, he’s a perfect vector for
what they call zoonoses, animal viruses that then
will jump to humans. And, that’s what happened in 2002. It became this outbreak,
killed a buncha people, the Chinese government covered it up, it was a total s**t show. And, I had friends in Canada
who worked in critical care who took care of patients in ICUs with Adult Respiratory
Distress Syndrome from SARS. This s**t was real, you
guys, it’s not a joke. It’s not something the press made up, it’s not some deep-state conspiracy. It was real s**t. So now, fast forward, we
have this new syndrome of fever, cough, shortness of breath, people ending up in the
hospital in China, in Wuhan, which is a city there,
it’s a major travel hub, and they have these open
markets with live animals, the same sorta thing that
jumped from the civet cat to the human in SARS, right? So, they suspect now something’s going on because they noticed a rash of people ending up in the hospital,
some of whom are dying. The ones that are dying are
the older and the sicker, the people with other diseases. So, it’s not just like, you
know, a healthy young person, it’s people with other, what
they call comorbidities, they have other sicknesses. So, the Chinese government, having learned from the SARS thing, and how they screwed it up, actually did the right thing this time. They immediately brought in
all the public health stuff to bear on it. They sequenced the genome of a brand new virus, a coronavirus, which is the same family of virus as SARS, and the Middle Eastern virus MERS, and they said, “Okay, okay, okay, quick, “let’s start to get the epidemiology, “figure out what’s going on, “talk to the WHO, and bring
all the resources to bear “to keep this from getting outta hand.” And so far, it looks like it
might actually be working. We have about 300 people infected, about a dozen or so, or less, have died. We have our first case in the U.S., but every eye is on this thing, and the idea is we can actually stop it. Now, what’s interesting
is, so you would ask, “Well, maybe we’re just finding it “’cause we’re looking for it. “Maybe the cat’s already outta the bag.” But, this is the great
thing about science: You can actually answer
some of these questions using science. So, they’ve sequenced the
genome of several of the viruses in different infected patients, and what they found is that normally when
a virus infects humans, it starts to mutate, so as the outbreak continues,
the virus DNA or RNA changes. In this case, there was
very little variation between the different infected patients, which means that the Chinese government, and the authorities, and
the public health officials caught this super early. Okay, so what’s the
take-home here, all right? Listen, you don’t
necessarily have to worry about this particular virus,
but this was a near miss. Every resource is being
brought to bear on it to prevent it from
becoming a global pandemic from this virus mutating, spreading from person-to-person
in a super viral way, and causing a disaster,
killing millions of people. We’re that close. This kind of pandemic will
happen in our lifetimes if we let our vigilance drop, okay? So, we need all the
public health resources, all the science, and we need
to stop belittling science, and we need to actually elevate it because this is what is
going to save the human race from a disaster like this
caused by dumb behavior like eating these live animals, all right? So, to put it in another way, Wuhan clan ain’t nothin’ to f**k with. They crushed it this time, guys, and we all need to be vigilant, all right? Also, Tom, Subway, you, me, after this. Civet cat sandwich, footlong
includes the whole tail. Are you in, sweet onions? – [Tom] I like it with
that sweet onion teriyaki. – Ooh!
– [Tom] Know what I mean? – That sauce, though. – [Tom] Toasted, honey grain. – Honey grains! So much fiber! All right guys.
– [Tom] Italian herbs and cheese, mother f**cker! – Ooh, that s**t is choice, though. (Tom chuckling)
Now I’m gettin’ hungry. All right, I’ma go hit my civet cat. You guys, 36 chambers. F**k. (laughs)


  • Reply Bobby-Joe January 23, 2020 at 3:53 am


  • Reply Christina Townsend January 23, 2020 at 3:54 am

    I've been telling people to calm their panties down.

  • Reply Brandelyn Topeze January 23, 2020 at 3:56 am

    Am I going to die?……… Maybe…. but probably not. 😂
    Love this!!! Very informative and to the point. ❤❤
    Science for the win!

  • Reply Allen Frady January 23, 2020 at 3:57 am

    I died, but with a beer in my hand.

  • Reply 2Bexposed January 23, 2020 at 3:58 am

    Breaking news 2 suspected. Cases in Chicago O’Hare

  • Reply Vic Neighbors January 23, 2020 at 3:59 am

    So, in other words, we need a Democratic President, senate, and house, to promote science, and crush anti-vaxxers.
    Got it.

  • Reply Don't Be a Fishwife January 23, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Eating live animals? WTF?? Isn't this a dog virus? I vaccinated my dogs from a "corona virus".

  • Reply vote blue January 23, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Straight Outta WuHan needs to be a t-shirt…..

  • Reply Master0fPuppets January 23, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Thanks for the update and the moment of sanity we needed from this shit. And, of all things for you to do, reppin my homies Wu-Tang (I'm a Staten Island native, knew a few of them from managing the car wash next to their building decades ago) just blew my mind. I needed that laugh, for sure (y) Love you man!!

  • Reply Danny January 23, 2020 at 4:09 am

    There are channels that show stupid shit and get millions of views and there are channels like yours that DESERVE millions of views. Keep up the great work ZdoggMD.

  • Reply douglas lightsey January 23, 2020 at 4:11 am

    People panic about everything now lol

  • Reply IMPRACTICAL MEDICINE R January 23, 2020 at 4:15 am

    I am a foreign medical student here in china and yes my some friends are there in Wuhan for travelling.. well i know they wont die because they all have very high immunity (i hope they die .. less competition in class…. and less trashtalkers and bullies in class) …By the way … Zdogg you look amazing as always….my dream is to see you with snoop dog and you both make sick rhymes to cure us …

  • Reply P B January 23, 2020 at 4:23 am

    "If we let our vigilance drop". We aren't practicing "vigilance" at all in the outpatient clinics. At the very least, we could use this as a practice scenario for a future pandemic. Instead, our employers are choosing denial.

  • Reply angela m January 23, 2020 at 4:30 am

    Dumb behavior… no shit!!! just like its dumb behavior to not vaccinate against the flu or any other childhood virus because we've almost irradicated it in the US, because you know, you can get it from the vaccine, and I've never been sick… AND… I will still send my kids to school, and go to work and hack in public and not wash my hands… AND…AND… AND. Being on the front lines, the main thing I notice about the public now days is that they just do not give a shit about anyone but themselves… we used to actually stay home when we were sick, now bosses want the bottom line and force people to come into work, school forces kids to school… we give people the benefit of the doubt on whether to vaccinate or not, when the kid next to them is immuno-compromised or grandma has major co-morbities and we just want to see her for one more holiday, but its just a sniffle. So lets add in being able to travel from countries where this shit is happening and make it ok to travel from said countries to another within a very short amount of time and infect a whole nother country. Personally… just let Darwinism take over… not really but it does sound good on some days when you get fed up with the anti-science crowds. So yeah, bring on the nasty comments. lol.

  • Reply JwsmithC4 January 23, 2020 at 4:32 am

    Symptoms include the Wheeza and the Fza

  • Reply Kate Johnson January 23, 2020 at 4:37 am

    I'm glad you mentioned Dr. Pol, it baffles me watching him drain abscesses, or conduct minor surgery without gloves or any kind of PPE. There's a lot of other vets who have youtube channels who do the same thing and it boggles my mind.

  • Reply Wilson Combatgirl January 23, 2020 at 4:43 am

    The man hospitalized in Washington is doing very well per the Providence Hospital Team. I was in China this day in 2003 when people from all over China were traveling for Lunar New Year and we didn’t know until we had been back in the US for months that we were right in the middle of SARS. Several members of my travel group were very ill with respiratory infections upon arriving home and wonder if they had SARS. People with SARS, treated in the US and Canada, did very well. The level of care in China at the time was not good and many people with very high fevers were treated using more heat and no antivirals. I know this as I visited several hospitals where babies, adopted by Americans, were admitted and being being treated for respiratory infections. One of the parents, a US doctor kept cooling his daughter and the Chinese MDs wanted to cover her with warm blankets. The death toll could have been astronomical due to the massive influx of people to regional areas in China.

  • Reply Risa Doobie January 23, 2020 at 4:55 am

    Technically we’re all going to die.

  • Reply Jacob Anderson January 23, 2020 at 4:55 am

    “Near miss” feels premature

  • Reply The Rebel January 23, 2020 at 5:14 am

    We already getting prepared here at the hospital were I work at being so close to Atlanta at least us lab people are. I'll be safe as long as I wear my PPE and trusty hazmat suit

  • Reply kazemi kazemi January 23, 2020 at 5:24 am

    No, the Chinese government did not caught it early.

  • Reply Allie Niner January 23, 2020 at 5:26 am

    Yeah science bitch!

  • Reply eliljeho January 23, 2020 at 5:29 am

    Your tones are terrible. 武汉!

  • Reply Vesna Swanson January 23, 2020 at 5:31 am

    36 chambers….

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  • Reply - Joy January 23, 2020 at 5:41 am

    Civet sub w/ a Corona chaser!

  • Reply Lazy D January 23, 2020 at 5:51 am

    As long as the dumbasses have their "essential oils", the gene pool will be improved.

  • Reply Brainwave Therapy - Manifestation Binaural Beats January 23, 2020 at 5:54 am

    Straight Outta Woo-Han

  • Reply Ted Archer January 23, 2020 at 6:19 am

    Well, hopefully we are…

  • Reply Shamsulazhar January 23, 2020 at 6:55 am

    Major travel hub, most populous country in the world, Chinese New Year this Saturday with the largest human migration.. Sounds like a plot for a disaster movie.

  • Reply joypr12 January 23, 2020 at 7:20 am

    i learned so much in this video men!, thank you so much! i be your student! lol

  • Reply Truth Vector January 23, 2020 at 7:42 am

    You should also keep in mind that China is not being completely honest about every detail. See China Uncensored’s video.

  • Reply Karen Voight January 23, 2020 at 7:43 am

    That sauce though 😂

  • Reply thePhuntastics January 23, 2020 at 7:59 am

    for treatment research go to paul stamets.

  • Reply Mpp Didi January 23, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Total ***tshow – NICE !!!

  • Reply Brooke99 January 23, 2020 at 10:20 am

    As Ripley would say, "Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure." 😉

  • Reply Kyle Daniels January 23, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Very educational video, the cat sandwich will send you to the gravel pit.

  • Reply Theena Kumaragurunathan January 23, 2020 at 10:39 am

    WuHan Clan Ain't Nothing to Fuck With…I shouldn't have laughed.

  • Reply no privacy January 23, 2020 at 10:44 am

    This is counter to what I have heard from channels that are about China. They follow China closely. They have contacts in that part of China. They have contacts with doctors in China. They say there was still too much delay and initial coverup. They say it was better than the SARS cover up, but still reflects the problems with the PRC government.

  • Reply Tammy Ellison January 23, 2020 at 11:36 am

    The Chinese government did not do the right thing when it first started they told their docs to not say anything. There has been much stuff out of China on the underground that it is much worse than the government is saying.

  • Reply sandramA heynemana January 23, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    China has a population of over 1.3 billion and how many deaths? 12? Bigger fish to fry there.

  • Reply 烧鸡 January 23, 2020 at 12:42 pm


  • Reply Ehh Chu January 23, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    The hollywood deep state produced the movie Contagion (2011) as a blueprint to follow. Like architecture that goes with building a structure.

  • Reply SALAMANDER January 23, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    Young and healthy people go to war. Old and sick ones die by some virus

  • Reply A.T. Here January 23, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    I don't trust any culture so brutal and inhumane with animals…'cant help but think they have the same contempt for humans {of other cultures} that they feel superior to. 'Guess that's why things made/ from China are often referred to as" Black Hearted" products

  • Reply Apocalypse487 January 23, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Coronavirus goes well with lyme disease.

  • Reply Chris Flados January 23, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    I'd say after a couple of well-handled outbreaks, some government officials somewhere are going to get lacks and it's going to kill an awful lot of people. It might not be this particular outbreak, it might not be this time. But I figure it's bound to happen sooner rather than later.

  • Reply frank castle January 23, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    The thing is tho you guys are saying that it is spreading human to human and that it can be transferred from just a sneeze well if someone sneezes in their hand and touch a door handle or something and someone touches it and rubs their eye or eats food with the virus still on their hand and it gets transferred to them now it's just a matter of time until the virus effects them enough to say hmm maybe I should go to the doctor…….. Yeah not something we should worry about ecspecally since the virus is starting in airports there are thousands of not millions of people at those airports everyday

  • Reply Mark Mwenda January 23, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    36 chambers😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Reply Uli Kdmabaalz January 23, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    Good ol Communists and its cave people eating sun bear bladders for sexual powers.

  • Reply Kevin Ali January 23, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    So what you're saying is….you best protect ya neck

  • Reply Ur bae 69x January 23, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    welp, it is the 20s afterall

  • Reply Melissa BigMac January 23, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    I never thought I'd say this but, thank you Chinese Government!

  • Reply Bonnie McQueen January 23, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    I really appreciate your creativity and the information you present. Also, you’re adorable

  • Reply David Bagley January 23, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    We live 6 miles from DFW airport. most of the restaurants in carrollton Texas are written in Chinese . Chinese people everywhere. N-99+

  • Reply SARAVANAN RAMASAMY January 23, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Thanks for the video ZDogg and enjoy your Civet Cat Sandwich…

  • Reply Kat Svezhevska January 23, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    I guess people are panicking because not so long ago viruses like Spanish influenza killed millions of young healthy adults (more than 2 world wars combined), and if something similar occurs now quarantining large groups of people and preventing them from travelling in 2020 – is an unrealistic fantasy.

  • Reply MonkaW January 23, 2020 at 5:45 pm


  • Reply S Shea January 23, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    OMG. I'm reading The Next Pandemic by Dr. Ali S. Khan . You should interview him. He was formerly the Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response CDC. And he posed the model of a "zombie apocalypse" to help the general public understand and utilize preparedness for disasters.

  • Reply John Blackburn January 23, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Check out the latest twitter feeds and videos from China. The hospitals in Wuhan are overflowing with sick and dying people (many vids of people dropping in the street and hallways) and the doctors are freaking out at the enormity and speed of the spread.

  • Reply Bobbito Chicon January 23, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    🎵🎶🎶 You are about to Witness The Power Of Genetically Engineered Biology….Straight out of Wu Han ! comes a crazy brother named Corona Cube… from a gang called Viruses With Attitude…when it's called off, I grab the sawed off , squeeze the trigger and bodies get hauled off…you to G if you mess with me, the CDC is gonna have to come get me! Depopulation then lie like Epstein ….Streight Out Of Wu Han! – V.W.A 😎

  • Reply Vess David January 23, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    I would like to see the actual mortality rate. Want to compare it to the flu.

  • Reply Chan Valentine January 23, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    My takeaway from this video. A) cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze B) wash your hands C) stay home if you're ill. D) If you work with animals living, about to die, or being parted out to be eaten, wear your damn body condom…..
    My doctors at my local hospital and healthcare clinic like to gel their hands with sanitizer, before coming into the room.I like to tell them, please wash your hands before touching me. All the techs and nurses know the Ebola handshake, why not the PCP's eh? . . .

  • Reply Cyruschadrezzar January 23, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    brand new? don't think so!

  • Reply fly famille January 23, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Face mask can be a fashion accessorie. There is way to reduce the risk. It's the cold flu season do not share the cough

  • Reply Rhys Brown January 23, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    The Chinese should stop eating sick shit!! Tounges and assholes yum!!

  • Reply Myles Hansel January 24, 2020 at 12:20 am

    Where is Doc Vader on this one?

  • Reply Thomas Hayes January 24, 2020 at 12:37 am

    I met a paramedic who was working a transfer with one of what came out to be the first SARS case in Toronto. He told me this story to emphasize the importance of N95 masks. Deadly diseases can be prevented with good infection control from all health professionals, as well as early identification. I'm not worried about dying from this mutant coronavirus, but I'll be as cautious as always with patients with resp symptoms and coughs. Keepin vigilant!

  • Reply Anne Choy January 24, 2020 at 12:49 am

    My old colleague Tecla Lin was one of the nurses that died from SARS. She and her huband died from it, leaving their sons orphaned.

  • Reply Postal Dude January 24, 2020 at 1:33 am

    Well, we are all going to die no matter what.

  • Reply Rj Yee January 24, 2020 at 2:21 am

    We already “calm down” in US but the Chinese patriotic virus just make the Chinese government close up the transportation at Wuhan. The whole city. So we should not worry at all. 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Reply Tony Li January 24, 2020 at 3:02 am

    Is this virus gonna be in Wisconsin?

  • Reply M Goudsmits 金马桥 January 24, 2020 at 3:08 am

    you insulted dr Poll he is not Polish!! He is Dutch ! and what are these retarded peeps when you say shit ??

  • Reply Doc Bailey January 24, 2020 at 3:09 am

    I went to Wuhan and all I got was this lousy virus.

  • Reply Chaderic27 January 24, 2020 at 3:40 am

    Chinese New Year is CANCELLED😥

  • Reply Fernando Trejo January 24, 2020 at 3:51 am

    I think I now how to fix ctd

  • Reply CalmDown BigBrother January 24, 2020 at 4:32 am

    it really depends on the virus itself. Last time in 2002, after many people dead the situation seems like the be controlled. But the fact is the Chinese government isolation the disease outside, and those people who Carry pathogen dead, thus the source of SARS infection has gone. Also, it became summer after a couple of months, the SARS not viable at high temperatures. By the way, during 2002, the medical treatment of SARS was a large dose of hormones, forcibly boost immunity, therefore, most surviving patients have sequelae of AVN(Avascular necrosis of the femoral head).

    This time, for 2019-nCoV, it has a clear difference with SARS. First, it can afford 56-degree temperature. Its winter now, the temperature is good for the virus to survive. On January 21, before Wuhan isolate, the Wuhan train station was sent to almost 100,000 people around China. More importantly, its nearly to the Chinese new year, the transaction of china will be messed, to figure out this case whether it's emergency we have to wait until February 8, which is the Chinese new year and lantern Festival end. Based on Chinese government political standard, the final report may release in a week which means Between February 9 to 15.

    The highest level of 2019-nCoV Chinese medical principle says whether it will become worse all depends on the virus itself. And we don't have any specific medicine to deal with 2019-nCoV currently. Hopefully, everything will be good.

  • Reply vV Trey January 24, 2020 at 7:07 am

    THIS is going to age well….

  • Reply Sin R January 24, 2020 at 7:50 am

    China needs to stop eating weird shit

  • Reply Praise Hircine January 24, 2020 at 8:42 am

    this virus is man made read for yourself.

  • Reply Kiwihouse2005 B. January 24, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    It wasn't caught early, instead kept from the world…..first cases were Jan 13th?
    We know that these incredibly sick globalists have been working on creating the perfect bio weapon for culling humanity.
    nCOR coming out of Wuhan where China's only BSL-4 is!
    Do you believe in coincidence?
    Who owns the Patent to nCOR?
    The virologist who helped deal with SARS said that he has never been afraid…but this CoronaVirus strain scares the hell out of him….
    Did you catch that article?

  • Reply Luu January 24, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    This vid is kinda funny now that there are over 800 infected people and 36 deaths now

  • Reply Venom January 24, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    We are not gonna die

  • Reply Baleur January 24, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Wait are you serious, there are actually people in this world that belittle medical science in preventing disease outbreaks??? Lol as if climate change deniers wasnt enough proof of stupidity in this world.
    What next? People will deny that the earth is round?
    OH SHIT what has the world come to..

  • Reply Mary deJong-Turner January 24, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Dr. Pol is Dutch, not Polish. It is strange to watch him treating animal and doing surgery with little PPE.

  • Reply sunaika#macy#BFF Sunaika#macy January 24, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Someone in France has it

  • Reply Jc Clopton January 24, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    500 People out of 1.5 Billion does not make a pandemic. Infection rate would be 0.000003%, death rate would be about 1% of those infected. Not interesting yet.

  • Reply Jude January 24, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    eating live animals sick sick . are they really humans? wonder:what were they thinking that they could get away with doing this. No I do not think so." unbelieveable.

  • Reply Rosanna Scali January 24, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Dr Pol is an abomination to the veterinary community.

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