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

  • تم نشره في 2019/10/21
  • Brian Amman, ecologist for the Centers for Disease Control, takes a look at disastrous pandemics from a variety of television shows and movies and breaks down how accurate their depictions really are. Find out how realistic pandemics are as portrayed in 'Contagion,' 'World War Z,' 'Outbreak,' 'ER,' 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' 'House,' 'The Walking Dead,' 'Pandemic,' 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,' The Andromeda Strain,' 'The Crazies,' 'The Girl with All the Gifts,' '28 Weeks Later,' 'The Thing' and 'The Hot Zone.'

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    WIRED  7 أشهر قبل +3088

    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: ar-plus.info/vid/BPLZOFIwoZs-fydyw.html

    • Greg Jackson
      Greg Jackson 24 أيام قبل

      Would like to hear Mr. Amman's thoughts on our current outbreak.

    • Choco Nilla
      Choco Nilla 26 أيام قبل

      Please after this pandemic bring him back on the show to make a part 2 please

    • Sushant Kumar
      Sushant Kumar أشهر قبل

      @alucard west97 like y'all wanted to make mexico pay for the wall and they ended up stealing it? 👌🤣 Murika is losing it's grip on the world.

    • alucard west97
      alucard west97 2 أشهر قبل

      Chinese committed a genocide against rest of the world. #makechinapay

    • Ch B
      Ch B 2 أشهر قبل

      Could you ask your expert to come back and critique his critique, please? Now that we are at the early stages of a pandemic and it's no longer a thought experiment, he could look back on what he said about those movies and rejudge them and judge his own reaction to them.

  • TheDeiniel Tafii
    TheDeiniel Tafii 2 ساعات قبل

    4:05 "We now have evidence that bats are possible hosts for resting virus" DID U JUST SAY WHAT?

  • Josie Sargent
    Josie Sargent 6 ساعات قبل

    this didn’t age well....

  • ohlordchild
    ohlordchild 13 ساعات قبل

    There are always armed police in hospital... and lack of medical explanation happens a ton. I’ve experienced several times this year already and many, many times in the last decade. ICU delirium without explanation is very common as well, especially recently. Boy, I bet his face is red now!

  • Jachob Gaus
    Jachob Gaus 13 ساعات قبل

    “ pandemics are controllable” Covid-19👁👄👁

  • skrteyyuuk
    skrteyyuuk 16 ساعات قبل +1

    Oh wow

  • joy
    joy 22 ساعات قبل

    21:48 "get to the stage of global pandemic"
    corona : watch me

  • kungfreddie
    kungfreddie 23 ساعات قبل

    "We dont have any regulatory authority to throw ppl in jail for not isolating"

  • Juliet Boone
    Juliet Boone أيام قبل

    "We don't let things turn into a global pandemic."
    Corona: "...hiya"

  • Jordyn Bloom
    Jordyn Bloom أيام قبل

    this aged well.

  • M jan
    M jan أيام قبل

    coming here in may 2020...... AWKWARD........sorry i am here to amuse myself :P

  • Jacob Bryant
    Jacob Bryant أيام قبل

    the bat though

  • Holly Perrin
    Holly Perrin أيام قبل

    Mr. Amman: That would be the coolest thing ever! Just imagine the kind of neat viruses you could find in an alien.
    Me: Just imagine how neat it would be to meet an alien! Now, THAT would be the coolest thing ever!

  • mia lol
    mia lol أيام قبل

    lets just say this video did not age well

  • Victoria Slater
    Victoria Slater أيام قبل

    Dawn of the planet of apes funnily seems a lot like corona virus only by the way it spread. People travelling through airway routes spread this global pandemic too.

  • Victoria Slater
    Victoria Slater أيام قبل

    Tells us a lot more about what is happening around the world right now. Most of this is already known cuz the media is putting a lot of focus on the pandemic issues but it's still great to know more.

  • William Clements
    William Clements أيام قبل

    21:47 - 21:56
    Have u met 2020?

  • Panda Bear
    Panda Bear 2 أيام قبل

    Now you see our error in thinking that there is No Possible way our nurses & doctors wouldn't follow all PPE expectations and it's not us it's that we don't have enough ppe

  • Antarvia
    Antarvia 2 أيام قبل

    The COVID-19 movie is so bad 🙄

  • Cord Ridgeway
    Cord Ridgeway 2 أيام قبل

    Turns out they know almost nothing.

  • Amy
    Amy 2 أيام قبل

    Watching this in a complete state of heightened anxiety, my god, the timing of this vid upload, right before it all started... spooky!!!

  • LiLi Higeciclr
    LiLi Higeciclr 2 أيام قبل

    Umbrella corp made covid

  • Aeterna Nox
    Aeterna Nox 2 أيام قبل

    Oh, this is gold.

  • Jahny
    Jahny 2 أيام قبل

    Covid-19: Well this is awkward...

  • Guilherme Silva
    Guilherme Silva 2 أيام قبل

    Well, some of his statements aged poorly

  • Smokey Smith
    Smokey Smith 2 أيام قبل +1

    I'm very thankful that thanks to President Trump's leadership the US's infection rate was way below many other countries, especially in Europe.

    • Bostoner
      Bostoner 9 ساعات قبل

      Sweaty nuts on your chin.

  • Gsfbffx Pdhhdf
    Gsfbffx Pdhhdf 2 أيام قبل

    This guy dont know what he talkimg about. He just wants to have democrats take over and then they be like oh ok we open up the entire country

  • Rachael
    Rachael 3 أيام قبل

    very interesting

  • taras myronov
    taras myronov 3 أيام قبل

    weird watching this during corona

  • Smiling Gator
    Smiling Gator 3 أيام قبل

    The Hot Zone is a really good series based off a true story. The book is also a good read.

  • Donya Lane
    Donya Lane 3 أيام قبل

    His conclusion starting @21:40 was adorable! LOL

  • Kamaka Marley
    Kamaka Marley 3 أيام قبل +1

    "👀… It's air-borne" 😂😂😂

  • Michael Huff
    Michael Huff 3 أيام قبل

    So, how we doin' these days?

  • Peter Langdale
    Peter Langdale 3 أيام قبل

    ar-plus.info/vid/vijGdWn5-h8-fydyw.html. I f you think Zombies don't exist watch this!

  • Peter Langdale
    Peter Langdale 3 أيام قبل

    Thank God we didn't have a pandemic starting right about when this was made! How embarrassing!

  • Peter Langdale
    Peter Langdale 3 أيام قبل

    They'd all have full protective gear. OOOPS!!!

  • Hanne Kirkebø
    Hanne Kirkebø 3 أيام قبل

    Gotta love AR-plus algorithms.

  • Keiren Dougherty
    Keiren Dougherty 4 أيام قبل

    This comes out only a couple months before corona 😑😑😑😑lil sus

  • Michel Vie
    Michel Vie 4 أيام قبل +3

    Brian was there for us before we even knew we would need him,
    thanks Brian

  • Emma Harper
    Emma Harper 4 أيام قبل +2

    This is such a great thing to watch during a pandemic. 😂😂😂

  • Alexis Conrad
    Alexis Conrad 4 أيام قبل

    watching this while a global pandemic is going on lol

  • James T. Nichols
    James T. Nichols 5 أيام قبل +1

    I wonder what his comments are now with COVID-19 fast spreading virus.

  • NuckingFoobz
    NuckingFoobz 5 أيام قبل


  • theSea
    theSea 5 أيام قبل

    y pensar que cuando hicieron esto no tenían ni idea de lo que se venia....

  • AeipathyOfApril
    AeipathyOfApril 5 أيام قبل

    Lollll I was weak when he said "yeah, you can go ahead and pause it right there." Mans got to flamin that film

  • banana peel
    banana peel 5 أيام قبل


  • DuStii York
    DuStii York 5 أيام قبل

    Now that we all have seen a global pandemic we are all disappointed it's not the cause of a apocalypse

  • AlfrClgy
    AlfrClgy 5 أيام قبل

    This video aged like a fine wine.

  • Bradley Atkin
    Bradley Atkin 6 أيام قبل

    *Funny covid-19 joke*

  • NJ Hawksworth
    NJ Hawksworth 6 أيام قبل

    Watched Contagion recently and mistook it for the 6 'o clock news.

  • blade_slayer
    blade_slayer 6 أيام قبل +2

    covid-19 anyone?

  • kleine.blume
    kleine.blume 6 أيام قبل

    relevant rn

  • LiteShade
    LiteShade 6 أيام قبل +1

    now how is this entertainment

  • LiteShade
    LiteShade 6 أيام قبل +1

    help us with corona, is it real or are we in a movie?

  • parkey pence
    parkey pence 6 أيام قبل +14

    "It's total chaos, it's a mess. That's pure Hollywood fiction."

    Should we tell him?

  • ღSwnsasyღ _
    ღSwnsasyღ _ 7 أيام قبل +2

    Yep, I wonder what he's saying now that we're in an actual novel Coronavirus Pandemic and nothing is going right at all.. Unfortunately he didn't see Trump coming to screw this up 😆

  • Mike Dabig
    Mike Dabig 7 أيام قبل +1

    2:26 couldnt recognize rendering of protein with visualization program such as pymol. He is an ecologist thats for sure. It is not a representation of a virus particle and human receptor but probably of protein subunits in complex or receptor-ligand complex

  • Gretchen Mann
    Gretchen Mann 7 أيام قبل +1

    4:00 did y’all catch what he said about the hand washing and the bat???

  • Joey
    Joey 7 أيام قبل

    Can we get more breakdowns with this guy

  • Robin Turner
    Robin Turner 7 أيام قبل

    i thought this guy was racist because it said lets take a look at this scene with the monkey and it pans to a black man

  • sainath reddy
    sainath reddy 7 أيام قبل

    last words of him in this video doesnt make sense after corona

  • Tim Dean Johnson
    Tim Dean Johnson 7 أيام قبل

    Scenes of health care workers with insufficient PPE: "Pure Hollywood fiction". I bet he wouldn't say that now.

  • Skyler Hollister
    Skyler Hollister 7 أيام قبل

    well this aged well.

  • Jithin Rangani
    Jithin Rangani 7 أيام قبل

    When movies become real then you know what happens

  • martinwettig
    martinwettig 7 أيام قبل +1

    Oh man... 1:21 ".... they would all have a face shield, or eye protection." Well, not if there aren't enough for everybody, dude...

  • Brian Lopez
    Brian Lopez 7 أيام قبل

    this video had aged well

  • Harold Parkins
    Harold Parkins 7 أيام قبل

    well this didnt age well...

  • Skellie Fishsticks
    Skellie Fishsticks 8 أيام قبل

    You know, this guy is too educated for America. he sounds like it retrospect that he's got it all wrong but if he were giving this advice to most any other country in the world he would be correct. America is just to dumb, or arrogant to follow basic, commonsense, regulations.

  • sofia kkkK
    sofia kkkK 8 أيام قبل

    1:32 well yes, but no

  • sofia kkkK
    sofia kkkK 8 أيام قبل

    Well the greeting with elbow to elbow is actually really accurate right now

  • Sαlem βerbθυchi
    Sαlem βerbθυchi 8 أيام قبل

    Me: Wanna get out of Quarantine
    corona: 18:58

  • Sαlem βerbθυchi
    Sαlem βerbθυchi 8 أيام قبل

    This video was made only two months before corona WTF

  • Allie Burns
    Allie Burns 8 أيام قبل +1

    This whole video was just unfortunate foreshadowing

  • Gohan
    Gohan 8 أيام قبل

    Anyone in quarantine watching?

  • Alphanet IDNET
    Alphanet IDNET 8 أيام قبل

    4:04 idk why but i want to timestamp this part

    DUKE JOSHUA 8 أيام قبل

    Little did we know

  • captainevilhare
    captainevilhare 8 أيام قبل

    World war Z is not a zombie movie. It's like 28 days later, just an infected people, not completely undead.

  • Nusaiba Abdulaziz
    Nusaiba Abdulaziz 9 أيام قبل

    Oh boy...

  • Gustav Kuriga
    Gustav Kuriga 9 أيام قبل

    it's funny, he's incorrect about them all having the protection, because supplies are so low. He didn't consider that.

  • DLWY
    DLWY 9 أيام قبل

    Next: Donald Trump breaksdown Presidential movies.

  • My name is Nyeff
    My name is Nyeff 9 أيام قبل

    Whos watching this while Covid-19 pandemic?

  • Stella Youngs
    Stella Youngs 9 أيام قبل

    Oh the irony that this was only 6 months ago and now corona is here 😂🤦‍♀️😬

  • HurryingGlint23
    HurryingGlint23 9 أيام قبل

    14:19 We don’t make ppl go into quarantine..... like they have been doing that for the past couple months what are you talking about

  • Sink
    Sink 9 أيام قبل

    ok yeah yeah corona blah blah, but are we just gonna ignore he criticized"The Thing" as if it was a virus, when it was an alien, like, sure they did a blood test, but he completely acted like the blood was doing that cause of a virus when it was a parasitic alien shapeshifter

  • Klirka Engtipi
    Klirka Engtipi 9 أيام قبل

    Live person as a bait 😩

  • Luigi
    Luigi 10 أيام قبل

    Now, here we are

  • Mirthless Phantom
    Mirthless Phantom 10 أيام قبل

    While watching this I got a "we're all in this together " ad

  • Elizabeth Lucier
    Elizabeth Lucier 10 أيام قبل

    Who’s watching during the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • Purple Plays
    Purple Plays 10 أيام قبل +1


  • Patrícia Gonçalves
    Patrícia Gonçalves 10 أيام قبل +1

    well, seeing this in may 2020 is weird...

  • Marius Blythe
    Marius Blythe 10 أيام قبل

    We have patient zero now with coronavirus

  • Simply T
    Simply T 10 أيام قبل

    Should we tell him?

    • Simply T
      Simply T 10 أيام قبل +1

      @Pilot Boss he said that pandemics don't really happen like in the movies and spread around the world, yet here we are

    • Pilot Boss
      Pilot Boss 10 أيام قبل

      Simply T gaming wdym?

  • AbysmalPheonix
    AbysmalPheonix 10 أيام قبل

    i really wanna see a movie based on viruses and diseases where someone ends up causing a mass pandemic because they travel back in time and end up exposing diseases that evolved into time like, say, 2050, and ends up giving those illnesses to earlier people who would have no defences against that version, so the common cold ends up wiping out half the human race

  • kiwifruitwonders
    kiwifruitwonders 10 أيام قبل

    me watching because i know this might have some helpful facts

  • Yoggy
    Yoggy 10 أيام قبل +1

    There's our boy, the star of 2020

  • Baka !1!1
    Baka !1!1 10 أيام قبل


  • jada jasmine
    jada jasmine 11 أيام قبل

    this vid really hits different rn

  • Jordan James
    Jordan James 11 أيام قبل

    Can we bring him back for what is happening now?

  • Kyra Plummer
    Kyra Plummer 11 أيام قبل

    21:34 and beyond didn't age well

  • Alex Krivoshein
    Alex Krivoshein 11 أيام قبل

    this didn't age well...