The Deadliest Virus on Earth

The Deadliest Virus on Earth

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In the 1970s thousands of Chickenheads rained from the sky in Europe, making foxes and other wildlife confused and very happy. Why? They were filled with a vaccine to fight the deadliest virus known to humanity – since the 1930s a rabies epidemic had been sweeping across wildlife populations in Europe and humans wanted to finally get rid of the virus once and for all.
Rabies is named after Lyssa, the ancient Greek spirit of mad rage, and has been haunting us for at least 4000 years. It can turn animals into angry beasts and humans into zombies that fear water. But what makes Lyssa fascinating is not just how bizarre and deadly its infection is, but also how incredibly good it is at avoiding our defenses.


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  1. humbllbug on July 28, 2022 at 11:00 pm

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    To anoint your self, the sick, or a building for spiritual protection:
    Get a small bottle of olive oil and pour off a small amount into a smaller vessel like a vial or baby food jar. Use the rest of the bottle for cooking. Ask the Lord to bless your vial of oil in Jesus name. Anoint yourself with the oil by placing a dab of oil on tip of finger and touch it to your forehead, and ask the Lord to bless you/heal you. Place a dab of oil on your finger and anoint the door posts and order all negativity and evil out of the house, and order that nothing negative or evil can enter into your home including piggybacking on a person entering, order it to be so in the name of Jesus. Anoint all potential entrances to your home. To anoint the sick, place oil on tip of finger and touch it to the head of the sick and say a prayer of healing over them in Jesus name. See James Chapter 5:14-15…..

  2. Sophia Miller on July 28, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    I find it interesting that humans went from using sticks and stones to somehow finding a way to figure out how each cell in the body works

  3. sinephase on July 28, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Whining about people being skeptical of vaccines is irrational an vague. Not every vaccine is necessary and is too capitalistic to be trustworthy, especially when they’re forcing them on kids who aren’t even proven to need them at all, especially when there’s known rates of side effects that are at least as common as side effects from contracting the virus it’s meant to prevent (or doesn’t even do that).

  4. TheMasonator777 on July 28, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Simplicity is power.

  5. Mango Manden on July 28, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    New fear unlocked🔓

  6. Riley Dean on July 28, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Should i be worried i got bit in the arm 3 years ago in the arm?

  7. madmaster61 on July 28, 2022 at 11:08 pm


  8. TheBrunobrogueira on July 28, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Lol 15 min just to show a shinning vaccine needle and say theyre good……
    What has become of this channel?

  9. POP! on July 28, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Hello all! Jesus Christ loves you! God made you in his image and sent his son to save us and be loved by him.

    It’s only through believing in who Jesus is and what Jesus did for us that we are saved. That Jesus Christ is God in the flesh, and by his death, burial, and resurrection- We have forgiveness, salvation, and new life forever with God. We have all sinned and need Gods help, we must turn to Jesus for mercy. Jesus Christ bless you.

  10. Vugen18 on July 28, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    So educational! I didnt know a virus had only 5 genes… after 3 years of pandemic and i didnt know a lot of this… media never teach u anything.

  11. knix ps4 on July 28, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    It’s so strange that the anti-vax people are not here to trash down a vaccine that completely nullifies an incurable disease.

  12. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell on July 28, 2022 at 11:14 pm

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  13. CrispCentre on July 28, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    Me going into this video: isn’t the rabies virus like really bad…?
    me 16 seconds into the video: AYEEEE

  14. Katie Toole on July 28, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Can always depend on Kurzgesagt to scare the shit out of me on a Thursday afternoon.

  15. vkt on July 28, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    8:46 "continue the trend of being suspicious of v@ccines"

    the m@rn gene therapeutic IS NOT A V@CC1NE!

    kids are getting hepatitis from it.. and the media it’s trying to cover it up

    also, you see young, healthy athletes collapsing on live TV because of it

    don’t put the pfe1ser in the same boat with the anti-rabies vacc1ne

  16. Viatranquilla on July 28, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    "has been haunting us for 4 thousand years.. "WRONG: as the first virus known to mankind was the Mosaic Virus, on tobacco leaves, discovered in the 1800’s, LOOK IT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tobacco plants are damaged sometimes with mosaic-like patterns on the leaves. These patterns are caused by the tobacco mosaic virus, which at the end of the 19th century became the first virus ever discovered..

  17. Michael Ezinicki on July 28, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    come on mr antichrist me vs you till lone of us is deleted from existence forever 🙂 M

  18. Enryco Hariparsad on July 28, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    08:18 we see you

  19. Juan Cortes on July 28, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    I love that they sneaked in the ATST 2:24

  20. Russkiy Turetskiy on July 28, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    los gatitos chupan la leche de sus madres, los gatos rusos más lindos del mundo. hermosos gatos de Moscú

  21. Stoic on July 28, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    I’m glad the covid virus isn’t as deadly as this one

  22. TheMasonator777 on July 28, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    The population becoming suspicious of vaccines is the fault of corporate profiteering, corruption of funding channels, government weaponization of science, unjustifiable secrecy, and hubris in scientific institutions. It’s not a “trend”, it’s a preventable eventuality. One that has not been prevented. Calling people stupid is unlikely to reverse it.

  23. Handel Han on July 28, 2022 at 11:28 pm


  24. Saysay Rosa on July 28, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Do a video on follicular dendritic cells!

  25. Henry Carlson on July 28, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Interesting , Thank You

  26. Kuba Hladik on July 28, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    Bruh kurzgesagt always makes me scared about these deadly viruses and then when we hear that you can get vaccinated or like 10 people a year get the virus then I immediately get relieved.

  27. xeflatio93 on July 28, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    So what’s the biggest mammal to ever have rabies

  28. Sean Casey on July 28, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Suspicious of vaccines?!?

    Ha ha ha.

    The CDC caused this suspicion with the lack of transparency and manipulation of studies. This doesn’t JUST include the past two years.

  29. Dewdaahman on July 28, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    BS, see Mosaic Virus..

  30. L on July 28, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Not the Arthur fist at 8:20

  31. Anthony Farias on July 28, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    What we learned from this video is that in the game of life vaccines are OP, they can completely kill even the most meta classes of viruses.

  32. Julian Jamros on July 28, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    Now I’m never going outside

  33. Everday! on July 28, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    No follow up on the chicken heads? They just dropped chicken heads with vaccine in them to vaccinate and stop the spread of it within wild animal populations? Did it work, should we be doing more of that?

  34. Daxxon Jabiru on July 28, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Very good.

  35. Daniel White on July 28, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    This video is good but the use of "civilian" and "killer T" cells is not scientific. Imma virologist and I have no idea wtf you mean by "civilian" cells. And killer T cells is a GCSE level of immunity that is an umbrella term that isn’t the best choice here..

  36. rob320is on July 28, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    Can you post studies on the new vaccine and how it works and how that’s going?

  37. John.S on July 28, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    "Pro-tip"; If a wild animal seems unusually unafraid of you (like wolves,.. tigers? yeah sure,, ah and other such definitively wild animals); Kick them. well, just try scare them, if then they still seems unafraid, the wild animal probably got the rabies.

  38. Lonely Sandwich on July 28, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    Rabies is called "rage" in French. By the way, that guy who found the vaccine against rabies was a Frenchman, Louis Pasteur.

  39. calm down. on July 28, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    I am 4 minuets in… this is definitely a shitpost, it has to be

  40. Andrey Brito Sousa on July 28, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    almost 2 months ago an dog appeared in the road and coughed on me and also drolled on me. nothing happened until today
    i was really worried if i had rabies or not

  41. CrispCentre on July 28, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    What’s interesting is that even the incredibly small percentage of ppl that have survived rabies show signs of mental deterioration and cognitive issues afterwards showing that truly no one leaves unscathed.

  42. Zach Ivey on July 28, 2022 at 11:47 pm

    Hey, he said the thing.

  43. ThomasdWell on July 28, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    00:30 dear god, I need that hat!

  44. AceH on July 28, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    It’s like lyssa is sentient

  45. Akaking მაქაცარია on July 28, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Damn, this video got me worried.
    I got bit on my thigh by a giant dog a year ago, got 4 shots out of 6 because the owner said the dog was fine.
    I’m fine but it taking a year to effect really got me spooked. I think I saw the dog recently, hope I’m just overreacting

  46. MxEr109TxL12 on July 28, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    It would
    Be much easier to trust vaccines if the governments were honest.

  47. Darko Stankovic on July 28, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    I Agree rabies r most scar virus 🙂

  48. Carolina Acayaba on July 28, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    This was terrifying

  49. Jake Aldington on July 28, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    only Michael Scott cares :/

  50. Ethan Beck on July 28, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    I’ve had the privilege of being able to receive the rabies vaccine, but a big problem is that it requires frequent boosters to stay immune (within 3 years of the second dose). Not only this, but it is very expensive (at least in the US). It isn’t covered by most health care providers, so staying immune is not financially viable for most people. Hopefully in the future, vaccines can become more widely available.

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