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Will the World End in a Deadly Viral Disease? | Apocalypse NowThis

December 19, 2019

Robert Frost once wrote, “Some say the world will
end in fire, some say in ice.” But what if it ends in everyone pooping their pants
and vomiting blood? Fear drives epidemics by making people dothings
that don’t make sense. We need to realize that there is one world and one health. Did you know that you can catch measles being in an elevator
two hours after someone with measles has been in the elevator? There is no boundary for antibiotic resistant bacteria. These illnesses can spread like wildfirethrough
the unvaccinated population. Remember the black plague?
It was like, the biggest bummer of the 1300’s. See that dip in the graph of the world population? That’s how many people died, you can actually see it on the damn graph. Then in 1918, not that long ago, like,
cars existed at this point, the Spanish flu killed over 50 million people
in a single year. That’s more casualties than World War One. To this day, scientists don’t understand what made
this one strain so destructiveand contagious. Then in 2009,
200,000 people worldwide died from swine flu. Unless I really missedsomething,
none of those diseases managed to wipe out all of humanity. In the developedworld, so far, we’ve stopped
disease epidemic on three fronts: Vaccines, antibiotics, and the simple fact that
certain really bad bugs are nearextinction. But those safety nets could be breaking down. Here’s what vaccines are up against. We do not need that many vaccines. The most vulnerable things you can do to a child who
doesn’t have an immune system is give them a shot. Now, obviously I trust venerated medical professionals like
Rob Schneider. But I went to talk to a real doctor just to double check. This is Dr. Emily Landon. She’s the head epidemiologist at the
University of Chicago medical center, working to prevent the spread of disease
within the hospital. Do you want to know what the most infectious
disease known to man is? Tell me. Measles. In fact, one in a hundred people with measles end up dead or in the hospital with a serious consequence
from their measles. And measles can spread through communities faster than any
other infectious disease. Of 10 people who have contact with someone with measles,
9 of them will get sick if they are not immune. Whenever you see an outbreak of measles in these communities
where they fear the vaccine more than they fear the disease, the ones who die are smallbabies who couldn’t of even
had a chance to get vaccinated. So, It’s not just the person who skips their vaccine
that’s going to get hurt, it’s everyone else. Is there any chance that that could come to a catastrophic
level where it’s an end of the world type thing? Absolutely. Probably more for it—there’s always going to be some people
in the United States that get their vaccines, and they’re going to be protected for the most part, right? But for people who don’t get their vaccines, there’s an absolutely
reasonable risk if the unvaccinated population grows and grows and grows that theseillnesses could spread like wildfire through
the unvaccinated population. But it isn’t even measles or anti-vaxxers that
really scare Dr. Landon. So, while I think that pandemic flu or measles are pretty bad things
and could sweep their way through a community, It’s bacteria that are really causing the majority
of the problems these days. We’ll get to antibiotic resistance in a minute,
but remember in our last episode when that documentarian guy talked about how disease epidemic
is actually linked to climate change? The relationship between humans and these microbes
has always been mediated by climate, and as the climate changes, that’s an area that people
are keepinga closeon. In 2016 in Siberia, there was an
unexpected outbreak of anthrax. 90 people were hospitalized
and 1 died. A 12 year-old boy. But the first victim? A reindeer who died 75 years ago. Its corpse, frozen in the ice. A heat wave melted that ice, releasing the reindeer’s corpse and the anthrax
that corpsfied it. But, we’ve got to worry about stuff
way older than 75 years too. Scientists found an 8-million-year old bacterium,
frozen, deep in the ice, and were able to bring it back to life. I’m pretty sure that’s literally an X-Files episode. What this all means, is that contagions are incredibly resilient. They want to survive just like any other living thing, and we’re trying to kill them with antibiotics. Lots of people think bugs are developing a
resistance to antibiotics. But Harvard Doctor, Francois Lebreton suggests
many bugs already had it for thousands of years. What we found in that particular studyis that
some of the bugs that are leading causes of hospital infection probably have acquiredsome traits as early as
400-500 million years ago. And even though the bugs are very different, they have
acquired some capabilities from those ancestors and they have kept those capabilities because they were
useful through times. And now since about 10 to20 years we are entering a different era where we see
the emergence of virus bacteria that are resisting to multiple antibiotics and even
some bacteria that are resistant to all antibiotics. Weneed to realize that it is one world
and one health. In other words, if there isa problem of antibiotic
resistance in a country that has very poor hygeine, this bug can spread. There is no boundary for antibiotic resistant bacteria. So this bug can spread to the U.S. Thereis a lot of tourist activity on the planet, a lot of flights, people are traveling
all around the globe and the bacteria are traveling with them. So, we’re having trouble convincing people to take vaccines
andeveryone’s taking way too many antibiotics. Humanity, get your shit together. We totally did get our shit together on smallpox. It’s completely dead. Except for two samples. One in Russiaand one held by the CDC in the United States. The World Health Organization has been like,
’get ridof this stuff.’ But like nuclear weapons, both Russia and the
United States have refused. In 2011, KathleenSebellius, then
the Secretary of Health and Human Services said that we need to keep oursamples of smallpox
on hand incase something does happen. Because having the samples means we can do the
research necessary toprevent a giant outbreak. Sebellius also said, it’s totally possible that samples of the virus
wedon’t know aboutstill exist. In 2014, some bottles labeled ‘smallpox’ were found
in an abandoned government building. Seriously! They were tested, and they had trace amounts of the virus still in them. But let’s say something does happen and there’s
anoutbreak of any disease, what would that be like? Well, it’ll be a little bit slow at first. You’ll hear about a few cases of an illness, you know,
where theyknow alittle bit about it and it’s spreading through a community somewhere. But you might see it start to spread to other communities
and then you’d start seeing it travel by air tofurther distant communities. That’s where things start to get really dicey. They go from being like, ‘oh that’s nobig deal, it’s nowhere near me
I’m not worried about it’ to ‘I’m terrified of this, I wanteveryonewho has a cold to be
locked intheir house forever.’ Fear is the enemy ofthese sorts of things. In fact, fear drives epidemics bymaking people
do things that don’t makesense,they mistrust information, they don’t believe things thatthey hear,
and then they do things that are dangerous. But thereissome good news. Beyond the amazingmedical developments that doctors, likeDr. Landon
and Dr. Loubetinhave helped to develop, bacteria and viruses need us to survive. The ultimate goal of the bacteria is just like us
survive to the conditions that surround them. Soyour hosts need to thrive. Without us tobreed in, disease is powerless to survive. You know what else would need usto survive? Next time.


  • Reply Inami November 14, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    First πŸ™‚

  • Reply Black_Dove November 28, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Outstanding report, thank you all.

  • Reply Depressive Progressive November 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Well made content, well informing and precise. Keep it up πŸ™‚

  • Reply Guru Amar November 28, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Great video.Ask to a rep in WHO

  • Reply FirePuppy 123 March 23, 2018 at 5:46 am

    I kind of do.that

  • Reply FirePuppy 123 March 23, 2018 at 5:47 am

    Wait that's from plauge inc an the bio-weapon. Can end the world

  • Reply Redpill Progressive July 31, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Vaccines lower overall immunity that's why populations of unvaccinated kids have a lower mortality rate than a similar population of vaccinated kids.

  • Reply BeepBop Boop August 4, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Gross. Just gross.

  • Reply Lotta Nerve September 30, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Make sure and get the vaccinations, hey we will even pay you….lol.
    Why? If those who get the vaccine are protected,
    why are you worried about them so much?

  • Reply Anthropomorphic facsimile March 4, 2019 at 5:17 pm


  • Reply Mads Pedersen March 19, 2019 at 12:57 am

    You need more views

  • Reply Peter Sicheri April 3, 2019 at 8:52 am


  • Reply Nick Kingston April 28, 2019 at 5:37 pm


  • Reply mountaingoat1003 April 29, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Do you have one about mass coronal ejection?

  • Reply Ruth Pullis April 30, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Ring O' Round The Rosies – True

  • Reply VC YT May 3, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Small pox was cured by an english country doctor in the 1700s.

  • Reply Hadley Bee May 3, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Always looking for a scapegoat eh?

  • Reply G Philip C May 8, 2019 at 2:04 am

    My grandfather died in the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918. He was 38 yo.

  • Reply marks mopar May 10, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    That's why we need to regulate immigration,they need to be vaccinated and tested before entering our country.we can't let someone in with a untreatable disease.

  • Reply Matt N May 12, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Which Mueller Museum did you shoot this video at? Looks like the one in Philadelphia – really sick but fascinating

  • Reply Grunting_OldMan May 13, 2019 at 3:56 am

    i can confirm that is a X-Files episode

  • Reply George George May 17, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    the fact that this topic attracted merely 18 thousand people in 2 years kinda suggests that most people will be hit unprepared when something like this comes (any form of extinction)…which might pose an advantage to people who will be prepared πŸ˜€ sad I know

  • Reply the REJECT out n about May 18, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    To put it ALL in a ' but shell' READ MATTHEW CHAPTER 24 theres your answers.!

  • Reply Wayne Slater May 20, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Guess its time to make some laws against stupidity. Why aren't parents whose kids die due to lack of immunizations charged with voluntary manslaughter, in the least?

  • Reply Jonathan Gomez May 24, 2019 at 2:26 am

    The world not ending anytime soon stop worrying about it

  • Reply Jonathan Gomez May 24, 2019 at 2:27 am


  • Reply Robert Vazquez June 2, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    6min 35 seconds in, what diseases are those 2 with the heads

  • Reply Born Blazed July 21, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    i have Tourette syndrome thanks too vaccines.

  • Reply yuv p July 29, 2019 at 8:13 am

    It's interesting how many possibilities are coming together for human extinction

  • Reply Bootstrapper Wilson August 4, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Figured it out. He meant there is no boundary for … His accent mangled the correct pronunciation of the word.

  • Reply Nick John August 10, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Man I watched ur videos and like them u got a new subscriber ?????

  • Reply T Woo August 12, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Hey! I really like this guy!!

  • Reply Ron Cameron August 16, 2019 at 10:41 am

    This theory is the most believable for the end of humans . With the American government always making new viruses and spreading them around it is more likely they will cause the end to some point . The sadistic American government will for sure be the reason this would happen and if not they will be responsible for the beginning of the end . Don't trust the American government .

  • Reply Allison Bauch August 16, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Stephen King wrote a book about a super plague that got released from a government site. The Stand. Good book. They called the illness captain Tripps. Yes, it is spelled that way in the book. They made it a tv mini-series. Rob Lowe was in it.

  • Reply HardWarUK August 30, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    The UK Medical Advisor, the top medical person in the UK, said yesterday (29th August 2019) that "We could all be killed by the anti-biotic resistance crisis before climate change hits us". Now given we have been told we have 10-12 years for the climate crisis, does that mean the anti-biotic crisis is going to kill us in LESS than 10 years? Bad news is piling up.

  • Reply star fish September 26, 2019 at 6:34 am

    IT'S ALL BIO-ENGINEERED. God did not create this world to wreak havoc on His own creation, especially MAN. The question all of us should be asking, WHO DO THESE THINGS?

  • Reply KLJF October 4, 2019 at 11:15 am

    they are making the very serious mistake of thinking that a vaccine increases the health of the population . what it does is keep alive the genetically weak , who intern are more likely to carry a spread other disease to the wider population . the best way to make a disease less harmful is to allow the weak to die , other wise you are just propagating sickness .

  • Reply Dwayne Seidl October 8, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Very up beat .

  • Reply big pompano November 18, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    it's all intentional

  • Reply Dianna Skare November 19, 2019 at 7:57 pm


  • Reply jon sixxx November 25, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    I don't know why they keep calling it a disease when it's a virus itself limiting you don't most people never die of measles it's a self-limiting virus infection

  • Reply Mark Anthony November 26, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    No the Bible says the world is reserved for destruction by fire.

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