Can we get rid of Covid-19 forever?

10-Mar, 2021
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As of March 2021, Covid-19 has killed more than 2.5 million people. It’s brought on a dramatic economic downfall, a mental health crisis, and has generally just put the world on pause. But we don’t have to look far back in history to see how much worse it could have been.
Smallpox was twice as contagious as Covid-19, and over 60 times as deadly. It plagued humanity for centuries, left many survivors blinded and covered in scars, and killed hundreds of millions of people in the 20th century alone. But today, smallpox has been eradicated. Through a massive global effort, we were able to wipe the disease completely out of existence.
So can we do the same thing with Covid-19? And if we can’t, what are our other options?
Read the article this video is based on, by Kelsey Piper:
On Smallpox:
Edward Jenner’s story and more on the first vaccine:
On the Balmis Expedition, which brought the smallpox vaccine around the world:
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  • Quarantine life..

    MyDIY2HowToMyDIY2HowTo6 soat oldin
  • Not we let it rise to pandemic proportions, China let it

    ExtrasExtras14 soat oldin
  • global cooperation: this is where everyone doesn't listen...sadly.

    ItsmejrItsmejrKun oldin
  • All this because someone in wuhan wanted to eat bats. SMH

    theONEtheONEKun oldin
  • Covid gene therapy shot isn't a vaccine

    jon sixxxjon sixxxKun oldin
  • Small pox still exist there 2 viles left from 1957 and still very infectious it was never destroyed

    jon sixxxjon sixxxKun oldin
  • "we"?

  • Word.

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  • Wait can you explain why at the end you said that we shouldn’t be in crowds at the end ? I didn’t understand .

    Amin MAmin M2 kun oldin
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  • viruses and vaccine this game will never stop !

    SAFWENE stefaneSAFWENE stefane2 kun oldin
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    Joseph PhillipsJoseph Phillips2 kun oldin
    • What

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  • CCP China is to be blamed for letting covid19 turn into pandemic with their hiding of facts at initial phase of outbreak.

    samiitbsamiitb3 kun oldin
  • I have some questions that no one is answering: do we know where/how the corona 19 started? Did we find the patient 0? Are vaccines working? Are they approved and licensed? The fatality rate is 0.03 % not 0.5% like you suggested. 3 mil death divided by 7.8 billion world population =0.03%. The previous flu vaccines are just on average under 40% efficient. Why so much misinformation? Why scare tactics?

    Rety FullerRety Fuller3 kun oldin
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    Angelica KendalAngelica Kendal3 kun oldin
  • After a decade perhaps, yes.

    Zee ForceZee Force4 kun oldin
  • We could have already ended this pandemic with Ivermectin and or hydroxychloroquine, but social media blocked all videos promoting the cures. A year ago I had Covid pneumonia and home treated with Ivermectin, doxycycline and zinc. 4 days later I was totally recovered.

    It's meIt's me4 kun oldin
  • Voxxination

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  • 4:19, what is that background beat?

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  • It is amazing to see Vietnam, a small country surrounded by small pox cases and poor covid vaccine coverage can be compared to modern westenized countries.

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  • O god

    Eric CheongEric Cheong4 kun oldin
  • Hey, what I learned from playing Pandemic is that all we need to eradicate a disease is to discover a cure and to treat all the current cases.

    PolitizerPolitizer5 kun oldin
  • Highly unlikely from what I have read and what scientists are predicting. The Virus will likely be like the flu and come back year after year. The good news is most people will have immunity with the vaccines being rolled out. There should also be infrastructure in place to keep us all safe as well "learn from the mistakes made". People will also have the learnt knowledge in how to stop the spread.

    L ML M5 kun oldin
  • Theoretically yes, but realistically no.

    DehuDehu5 kun oldin
  • Succinct and well-crafted presentation. Loved it.

    Vansh Vardhan JhaVansh Vardhan Jha5 kun oldin
  • The presenter just got through saying that, like other viruses, it cannot be eradicated due to other vectors being present. But then proceeds to say it is the fault of failure to cooperate that it is not eradicated?

    Eve WallaceEve Wallace5 kun oldin
    • Rewatch the video from start to finish. Cooperation is one of four major factor that is an obstacle to eradication.

      Santiago de Compost BinSantiago de Compost BinKun oldin
  • I didn't hear or see the origins of SARS-CoV2, why did it spread out of the world, and W.H.O did not do the research but announced that was "no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission" and now what we got here?

    Loc NguyenLoc Nguyen5 kun oldin
  • 6:14 Serbs laugh😁😁😁 late 2022 and we are 2 most vaccinated nation.

    Bojan StamenkovicBojan Stamenkovic5 kun oldin
  • If we aren't prepared for a pandemic or another one in the later years, then we aren't prepared for things bigger than a pandemic, like climate change and the collapse of biodiversity. Everyone should stop coming up with empty promises, and start putting things into action, that way we will actually see change - a good and positive change. The time for action is now, virtually of course. Also, I find that some governments are very weak in implementing change. Why can't they pass a law that wearing a mask, sanitizing yourself and following social distancing protocols, is mandatory? Its things like this and taking the time to start enforcing lockdowns and quarantines way later, made the pandemic reach to a level that will make it difficult for the world to solve and recover.

    Theres JosephTheres Joseph5 kun oldin
  • The only disease in history we can defeat by doing nothing at home... yet somehow people still can't process it.

    Jim BenningJim Benning5 kun oldin
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    Otis LawsonOtis Lawson5 kun oldin
  • 6:00 I think a balanced approach would mention that there was also considerably lack of cooperation from the country in which COVID originated, and that the WHO was arguably complicit.

    Louis MelahnLouis Melahn5 kun oldin
  • How to eradicate Covid-19, in one step: Have a hot bath. Ensure your chest is submerged for several minutes.

    Orosian5Orosian56 kun oldin
  • No, we have to learn to live with it, just like we've lived with the seasonal flu. The death rates in people under the age of 40 are very low, and if you want an example of a state that has performed well without mask mandates and several other regulations look no further than Florida.

    KushKush6 kun oldin
  • How’s your new lockdown

    Dean HustonDean Huston6 kun oldin
  • That last line is so fkin true.

  • 2:47 Is that cigarrette the man is holding in a lab??

    Ryan SonRyan Son6 kun oldin
  • Fear mongering.

    vbc vidsvbc vids6 kun oldin
  • When they said that Kardashians- Jenners have no talent.

    Katrina VillasotoKatrina Villasoto6 kun oldin
  • One thing's for sure, COVID 19 gave rise to China and authoritarianism around the world. Now they want a vaccine passport but what's next? A social credit system? With the way things are going, we seem to be heading towards a China model where you can't say or think certain thoughts or be censored/career ruined to heavily restricting your movements or freedom while those at the top can break them but either shrug it off or apologize when caught. If China was only more transparent and didn't delay reporting, lie about COVID counts, threaten other nations for wanting to find the origins to prevent such an event from occurring again, reopening wet markets after a short ban, we wouldn't be in this situation in the first place. Go figure they would merge it with the common cold, saw this coming a mile away.

    LeechLeech6 kun oldin
  • The BGM is badass.

    Y YY Y6 kun oldin
  • we cant even get rid regular flu after 100years. we cant get rid of covid it will keep mutating we just gonna have to live with it

    kevin couturekevin couture6 kun oldin
  • TOP W.H.O. CONTRIBUTORS. First- United States of America 15.18% of total budget - Second- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation12.12% of total budget (interest in vaccines) - third- GAVI Alliance 8.18% of total budget (interest in vaccines). data from the website of the World Health Organization. In 2009, the GAVI Alliance, run by Bill Gates, was recognized as an international institution and granted total blanket immunity. As explained by Justus Hoffmann, Ph.D., one of the German Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee members, GAVI has “qualified diplomatic immunity,” which is odd, considering the organization has no political power that would warrant diplomatic immunity. Odder still is that GAVI’s immunity clauses go beyond even that of diplomats. GAVI’s immunity covers all aspects of engagement, including criminal business dealings. “They can do whatever they want,” Stuckelberger says, without repercussions. The police, for example, are barred from conducting an investigation and collecting evidence if GAVI were to be implicated in a criminal investigation. “It’s shocking,” she says. GAVI is also completely tax exempt, which Stuckelberger notes is “very strange.”... It is just a coincidence that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the second largest contributor to the WHO budget in the world and with strong interests in pharmacy and especially vaccines, organized an event in October 2019 (Event 201) in which, coincidentally, a pandemic by coronavirus infected the entire world population (in this simulation the virus was transmitted through pigs, not bats), all this long before the first cases even appeared in China and it is even more coincidental that the supposed laboratory in china (wuhan) where it is said that covid 19 was released was financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation.

    Peter SantClearePeter SantCleare6 kun oldin
  • NO

    SwetarthSwetarth6 kun oldin
  • “It took centuries to eradicate smallpox”. Me: I guess I just have to keep reincarnating until I can act in a full house show again.

    Sarah BitarSarah Bitar6 kun oldin
  • its Going to Stay Forever 😈😈😈 HhahaahHHAHAHAHAA

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  • NEWS N'Ew's

    ღ shenzhai ღღ shenzhai ღ6 kun oldin
  • I am in India. People who are seeing this comment can serch what is happening in India. I mean there are a million people together in dehli and none of the is corona positive. Seriously, you can search 'Kisan Morcha Punjab'. Belive me or not but Indian government is making a fool out of people.

    Randeep KaurRandeep Kaur6 kun oldin
  • Follow Christ he loves us all

    BruhBruh6 kun oldin
  • No, because coronaviruses mutate. Coronavirus has been around since humans began getting the common cold. Which is since time immemorial.

    M GhazM Ghaz7 kun oldin
  • the problem is that some people turned it into a political thing.

    elleelle7 kun oldin
  • 👍

    Jacob VelezJacob Velez7 kun oldin
  • Yes but have you aSkeD ChiNa aBOut it?

    Farzam SayahFarzam Sayah7 kun oldin
  • Sad for the U.S. that the goon trump didn’t understand Exponentials.

    zebonaut smithzebonaut smith7 kun oldin
  • I don't understand the ring immunity concept. It seems like closing the barn door after the animals have escaped. If we find out that person A is infected and use contact tracing to locate persons B, C, D, and E who already have had contact with person A, how does vaccinating B, C, D, and E to create ring immunity help prevent them from spreading A's illness? After all, if they already were infected, then the vaccination is too late, and if they were not infected, then they cannot be carriers for A's infection.

    William CWilliam C7 kun oldin
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  • Weird ending

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  • So the answer is no.

    Lily EdithLily Edith7 kun oldin
  • EZEKIEL 13 GLOVES + MASK + LOCKED UP + GOD WILL SET US FREE in the BIBLE KJV 18 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make KERSHIEFS upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you? Ezek 13:18 (Proposed Translation old jewish) 18 SEWING patches of darkness upon all the JOINTS OF HANDS, Deep study Did the magic wrist bands made by the false women prophets in Ezekiel 13:18 actually work? - Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange Please study EZEKIEL 13 Its mentioning that We are LOCKED up like birds in a CAGE and just like the MARK OF THE BEAST 666 from the book of Revelation it mentions FALSE PROPHETS, FOOD, HAND-FACE combo and LIFE DEATH choice. Btw JESUS HAD A MASK IN THE TOMB, JONAH HAD A MASK IN THE FISH THEY BOTH STAYED 3 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS LOCKED UP IN THE DARK, REPENT PEAPLE THE TIME IS COMING, JESUS IS AT THE DOOR and sorry, dont want to yell i only wanted it make it easier to read, stay safe and brace yourself,.

    Lisette rijkelijkhuizenLisette rijkelijkhuizen7 kun oldin
  • Biontec may only live on fraudulent stocks with which it.What nonsense , the have not promised at all , everything to fool investors.And Astra too.

    Weißmüller JohannWeißmüller Johann7 kun oldin
  • Wow, I can't believe how this has affected me, at the beggining of the video when she sais 2 million people have died, I got chills and had to stop watching.. never though this would be a disaster of this magnitude 1 year ago

    Carl S ZienmenCarl S Zienmen8 kun oldin
  • 3 Corona.10 Bats.

    JetJet8 kun oldin
  • If only that bat went west instead of east that day

    Peter TerPeter Ter8 kun oldin
  • Dang, this is like a movie.

    RobloRoblo8 kun oldin
  • Hopefully life can be normal for at least 10 years without people/viruses having to ruin it

    RobloRoblo8 kun oldin
  • As of today, 4/5/21, 1 in 10 people in the USA got the virus, 1 in 60 people died from the virus in the USA. With 129,657,493 Cases and 2,831,092 deaths around the world.

    Im_A_FanIm_A_Fan8 kun oldin
    • Sorry but your math is wrong according to the CDC. Those who actually died from covid is right around 6 percent. So at the current stated death total it's only around 30,000 people actually died from it. There is a huge difference dieing of and dieing with.

      Chad JusticeChad Justice7 kun oldin
  • How can we not be ready to survive something worse than covid-19? We survived much worse pandemics before this, were had we much worse healthcare and technology? And now we have a far way better technology, they provided a vaccine in 1 year? That's a record. I don't get what you are trying to spread fear for?

    SnorkilSnorkil8 kun oldin
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  • covid has left me underemployed for a year now. i support my family by working odd jobs. i am so tired....

    Amy PieterseAmy Pieterse9 kun oldin
  • Some people in the comments debating the historical significance of Covid. Well, it is the 9th deadliest pandemic of all time and that's hardly nothing (and could end up at 6th or 7th spot when all is said and done). Also, the economic impact goes hand-in-hand with the pandemic as a historical event as 'The Great Lockdown'.

    deanmullen10deanmullen109 kun oldin
  • I erected my covy in a nice relaxed place. 🧗🧚🧚🦸

    Tommy SullivanTommy Sullivan9 kun oldin
  • It's important that you watch your Sixes maximum and minimum thermometer🌡️: now in Paris 🇫🇷, the temperature has risen from an average of 10°C in March to the virus spread temperature. The virus spreads when the daily temperature ranges between 11°C and 21°C.

    Jocelyn JosephJocelyn Joseph9 kun oldin
  • 'Nah man let me go to the beach instead'

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  • facts

    black lives matterblack lives matter9 kun oldin
  • Global effort is most imortant in consequence of globalization. We can say goodbye to endemic. It is not a good news for GDP I guess.

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  • 😊

    fatehyabalifatehyabali9 kun oldin
  • I don't even have to watch the video, the answer is you can't because China exists.

    NeetNeet10 kun oldin
    • China may have started it, but the U.S is keeping it alive

      legenden kjær YTlegenden kjær YT9 kun oldin
  • The world is so lucky that Ebola was "contained".

    ZanFearZanFear10 kun oldin
  • Even if it could be the power and control that is coming from it will keep it around forever

    Egon PaxEgon Pax10 kun oldin
  • This video didn't not include political corruption. I won't point finger, but anyone with a brain would know the answer.

    wayne Tsaowayne Tsao10 kun oldin
  • All this is soo frustrating....You may never know whats gonna happen to you aftet you meet someone in this pandemic. I can't imagine myself buying the covid medicine or something in the next few years to not catch covid....

    Vanshika WadhwaVanshika Wadhwa10 kun oldin
  • Nice way to talk bout small pox

    Akash GomesAkash Gomes10 kun oldin
  • No, we can't.

    Matt HuberMatt Huber10 kun oldin
  • Vox: "we'll be able to go back to the way things were before but we shouldn't" Me: 😳

    imon xakiimon xaki11 kun oldin
  • Such a big world with so many different cultures of mitigation and effort to stop its spread... and the same result. By the nature of this virus, humanity was never going to be able to stop it from reachig pandemic proportions

    Sam ShafiqueSam Shafique11 kun oldin
  • No you cant get rid of it

    Kahlil PoetKahlil Poet11 kun oldin
  • Excellent video.

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    Shayla ZickuhrShayla Zickuhr11 kun oldin
  • Smallpox killed hundreds of millions

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  • Serbija are in top 3

    Михајло ШуклетовићМихајло Шуклетовић11 kun oldin
  • Probably no, because it has animals reservoirs

    No NameNo Name12 kun oldin
  • I believe scarily we're about to enter a worldwide bio arms race. Soon wars will stopped being fought using tanks and troops, instead cyber and bio warfare will become the primary weapons

    Jack 'The Lad' StevensJack 'The Lad' Stevens12 kun oldin
  • People still don’t wash their private parts after using the toilet, I heard it’s just tissue.

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  • why do viruses exist what is there purpose in nature

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