Disease Expert Breaks Down Pandemic Scenes From Film & TV | WIRED


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    WIRED   1 months back

    To find out more about Brian’s work with the CDC, watch him in our video, All the Gear the CDC’s Disease Detectives Use in the Field: https://youtu.be/BPLZOFIwoZs

    • Sir Hootsalot
      Sir Hootsalot  51 minutes back

      Small pox is not erradicated idiots are bringing it back

    • Icie Flake
      Icie Flake  1 weeks back

      Bring in a pyrotechnic pro (bomb expert) to brake down Hollywood bomb diffuses.

    • skankhunt 42
      skankhunt 42  1 weeks back

      @Dinoz Rule i believe it was lol

    • skankhunt 42
      skankhunt 42  1 weeks back

      @Vincent M. hey bro......zombies exist....just not hoe you imagine......theres the cordyceps fungus that infects insect etc have a look into that.also look into the jewel wasp aka the parasitic wasp.there are other species of creature who can do this but these are the most well known.just remeber it doesnt take much for an animal virus to evolve and infect something else

    • skankhunt 42
      skankhunt 42  1 weeks back

      you are listening to a guy speak about certain things that do not exist.for example the zica virus wwz............how can he try to explain something that is made up and doesnt exist.how can you be an expert on nothing real??????????????thumbs down and a big BS call.i for onee have seen a hazmat suit and had to endure the comforts for 18 hours a day over the course of 2 weeks.3 times a year i do this.and its called a preasurised suit here.im sorry but some of his caims are complete bs.

  • Eschaton
    Eschaton  5 minutes back

    Too bad he didn't do the Swamp Thing series. Man, that was a mess!

    • Lauren E
      Lauren E  14 minutes back

      It's not patient zero it's the index patient
      It's not cross over its spill over.
      It's not the hot zone it's the lab

      Way to ruin all the cool lingo..

      • Darmok
        Darmok  15 minutes back

        To be fair, the "blood" in The Thing wasn't actually blood, but the alien organism itself shapeshifted to _look_ like blood.

        • Julia Santos
          Julia Santos  34 minutes back

          Filmmakers should watch this video before making more 'virus' movies...

          • Freeme Kawaii
            Freeme Kawaii  3 hours back

            Cross contamination like wtf

            • Freeme Kawaii
              Freeme Kawaii  3 hours back

              The rna looked like rna to me but I don’t know a thing lol it just looked like it

              • Luke Yeeterman
                Luke Yeeterman  4 hours back

                Do you know my ex-wife? asking for a friend.

                • Picky Boys Podcast
                  Picky Boys Podcast  8 hours back

                  He was very knowledgeable, but seemed to lack the understanding of the danger of some of these scenes

                  • Michael Farrell
                    Michael Farrell  9 hours back

                    I like how he keeps saying "That's not how that happens!!!" as if protocol would be the exact same when half the world are zombies lmao

                    • 142doddy
                      142doddy  9 hours back

                      "The part in the Thing where the blood screams and jumps out of the dish is pure sci-fi"
                      Thank God we had an expert to clear that up.

                      • chooky42
                        chooky42  11 hours back

                        4:05 Frankenediting?

                        • kekinho44
                          kekinho44  11 hours back

                          3:47 This is the LAST SCENE of the movie.

                          • Jonathan schaefer
                            Jonathan schaefer  15 hours back


                            • Catherine Foy
                              Catherine Foy  17 hours back

                              Contagion permanently traumatized as a child, and I still to this day have mega issues because of that movie!!

                              • Eric Hoover
                                Eric Hoover  18 hours back

                                "I've never used the word event"
                                *I love this guy*

                                • Athena Belle
                                  Athena Belle  18 hours back

                                  I didn't know Kyle Gass was an expert on disease

                                  • Paul Staker
                                    Paul Staker  19 hours back

                                    I love love love Contagion. I wish every science movie would follow its design.
                                    Ultra real, non-dramatized science. Detail-oriented, as much real life as humanly possible.
                                    It's the best of both worlds: fictional drama and real life gravitas.

                                    • Michaela White
                                      Michaela White  19 hours back

                                      28 weeks later is not a zombie movie, it is a virus movie. In fact the virus in the movie is called The Rage Virus.

                                      • Justin Soll
                                        Justin Soll  20 hours back

                                        If an alien landed here i think they probably would have to disinfect before entering into contact with the alien, because it may have diseases or virus' weve never seen but the same would be said about human diseases and such. Aliens probably have never come into contact with our "common cold"

                                        Itd be quite rude not to I think.

                                        • MyLittleDashie 7
                                          MyLittleDashie 7  23 hours back

                                          "Let's take a look at the scene with the monkey"
                                          *cuts to black guy*

                                          Okay, I'm sure this was accidental, but did none of you think that that maybe this wasn't the best editing choice?

                                          • Intrigue
                                            Intrigue  23 hours back

                                            The Property Plant and Equipment

                                            • KingThrillgore
                                              KingThrillgore  23 hours back

                                              This video is basically "Here's what Contagion got right, and what everyone got wrong." And with good reason because Contagion is great. I've met a lot of CDC folks and they all consistently say that Contagion got it right, and is entertaining to boot.

                                              • Smaakjeks K
                                                Smaakjeks K  23 hours back

                                                "We wouldn't use a live person as bait; let alone a child!"
                                                Man, you don't get to have any kind of fun at the CDC, huh.

                                                • pavo6503
                                                  pavo6503  1 days back

                                                  I would LOVE to see one of these videos where filmmakers explained their thought and decision process regardig each of these inaccuracies.

                                                  • Joe Nathan White
                                                    Joe Nathan White  1 days back

                                                    I think they decontaminated b4 seeing et so that they dont spread their human deseases onto him. I mean every bacteria thats harmless to us might be a problem for his immune system and as hes really weak in this scene potentionally lethal...

                                                    • Jane Smith
                                                      Jane Smith  1 days back

                                                      I love him.

                                                      • FailedComedian
                                                        FailedComedian  1 days back

                                                        Too bad they didn't ask him about the classic opening scene of Dead Alive AKA Braindead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_GMXI7Pp6c

                                                        • FlamingAtheist
                                                          FlamingAtheist  1 days back

                                                          "Smallpox was eradicated in 1980"

                                                          *ANTIVAX KIDS WOULD LIKE A WORD*

                                                          • itz_Starr_btw
                                                            itz_Starr_btw  1 days back

                                                            we’re all forgetting the real fact check...

                                                            plague inc.

                                                            • Al Ros
                                                              Al Ros  1 days back

                                                              Disease Expert: "smallpox was eradicated in 1980"
                                                              Anti-vaxxers: "hold my autism"

                                                              • TheFancyTopHat
                                                                TheFancyTopHat  1 days back

                                                                So we need a fast acting virus to kill humanity?

                                                                • Larry Miner
                                                                  Larry Miner  1 days back

                                                                  resident evil

                                                                  • Jans Brits
                                                                    Jans Brits  1 days back

                                                                    Like this guy

                                                                    • 3rdworldgwaming
                                                                      3rdworldgwaming  1 days back

                                                                      This man destroyed Outbreak

                                                                      • andi le
                                                                        andi le  1 days back

                                                                        wouldnt it be possible to turn into a zombie super fast when the virus is already spread throughout your body? you would just need something to activate it like a bite

                                                                        • Michael Drane
                                                                          Michael Drane  1 days back

                                                                          I liked this video the only part I have any kind of complaint about is the jumping around between movies/shows that happens. Otherwise awesome watch

                                                                          • Alcxy
                                                                            Alcxy  1 days back

                                                                            what's with the svu intro voice over guy haha

                                                                            • Frederick
                                                                              Frederick  2 days back

                                                                              sees an alien... " a set of viruses that could wreak havoc on a community.... that would be the coolest thing ever"

                                                                              • lekiscool
                                                                                lekiscool  2 days back

                                                                                This job would give me anxiety.

                                                                                • Obsidian Breaker
                                                                                  Obsidian Breaker  2 days back

                                                                                  4:53 FOR THE GREATER GOOD I WILL

                                                                                  • Emily Ye
                                                                                    Emily Ye  2 days back

                                                                                    10/10 acting when he reenacted the guy saying "it's airborne"

                                                                                    • Brittany W
                                                                                      Brittany W  2 days back

                                                                                      I need more of him! He has so much knowledge

                                                                                      • Katie B
                                                                                        Katie B  2 days back

                                                                                        Ugh! I hate wearing the PAPR 😝😝 Before they made them so the ears were out, doing a complete physical assessment was nearly impossible 😂 Couldn’t hear a darn thing lol

                                                                                        • haleysrebornbabies
                                                                                          haleysrebornbabies  2 days back

                                                                                          im such a nerd. this was fun

                                                                                          • Angela Williams
                                                                                            Angela Williams  2 days back

                                                                                            totaly still contained there already was a outbreak

                                                                                            • RandomRobin
                                                                                              RandomRobin  2 days back

                                                                                              No disease will stay eradicated while Anti-Vaxers exist.

                                                                                              • Awake A lot
                                                                                                Awake A lot  2 days back

                                                                                                This is so true, sadly. In my country (Philippines) Polio came back because of lack of vaccinations but in our case it isn’t always out of choice so much as people here are so poor they can’t even afford that and that recently there was a vaccine for dengue that given to children that then died because there was a misconception about use of the vaccine. This caused a lot of paranoia and fear to spread and then wouldn’t ya know it, I get the news that Polio’s back

                                                                                            • Karl Johnson-Pickett
                                                                                              Karl Johnson-Pickett  2 days back

                                                                                              I think there's a big disconnect between the scenes of people going into a room where there is a concern of bringing in outside contagions (E.T., Andromeda Strain, et al.) and where they're not concerned about bringing in things. Being military, we don't decon for going into a chemically-contaminated area, because we don't care about bringing nothing or trace amounts in -- they're already at a much worse state with higher levels of protection than we could hope to challenge. Conversely, they DO decon before going in to assemble space probes and the like, because they don't want foreign contaminants.