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

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



  • 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: trvision.net/detail/video-BPLZOFIwoZs.html

    WIREDWIRED7 aylar önce
    • Love the use of House here lol

      CarpeNoctem. ___CarpeNoctem. ___4 gün önce
    • Would like to hear Mr. Amman's thoughts on our current outbreak.

      Greg JacksonGreg JacksonAylar önce
    • Please after this pandemic bring him back on the show to make a part 2 please

      Choco NillaChoco NillaAylar önce
    • @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.

      Sushant KumarSushant KumarAylar önce
    • Chinese committed a genocide against rest of the world. #makechinapay

      alucard west97alucard west972 aylar önce
  • Well this aged interesting...

    Erik KarlssonErik Karlsson9 saatler önce
  • "everyone would have eye protection-" uhhh.....

    judy figueiredojudy figueiredo11 saatler önce
  • Covid 19, “ hold my beer...”

    Mandycat CuretonMandycat Cureton21 saatler önce
  • 1:27 now we know..😪

    Antonio leonardo De vincentiAntonio leonardo De vincentiGün önce
  • I wonder what he's thinking now:)

    baspolatbaspolatGün önce
  • Anybody watching this during the corona pandemic

    Bull WhipBull WhipGün önce
  • Brian right now: Yeah, remember when I said a virus is not as uncontrollable as Hollywood makes it seem, well ermmm...

    Vanessa R.Vanessa R.Gün önce
  • How..ironic

    jane doejane doeGün önce
  • Weellllllllll this aged well.

    Estelle GourdourasEstelle GourdourasGün önce
  • What is he up to this day

    Sandra CuraSandra Cura2 gün önce
  • um.....im pretty sure his conclusion was completely false...

    yoursexygaysenpaiyoursexygaysenpai2 gün önce
  • ......yikes

    yoursexygaysenpaiyoursexygaysenpai2 gün önce
  • In the words of Cinema Sins. Ahem.. "You gotta come see this cliche." *ding*

    Umbra HighwindUmbra Highwind3 gün önce
  • "Every doctor would be weaing PPE" hahahha

    Hala RefaieHala Refaie3 gün önce
  • oof... this aged poorly :/

    Nagatsu SeikenNagatsu Seiken3 gün önce
  • Can’t wait to tell my grand kids that it they have it so easy and talk about having to stay in my house for months

    321boom321boom3 gün önce
  • The "it's airborne 😳" moment killed me 😂😂😂😂

    Muhammad HaykalMuhammad Haykal3 gün önce
  • Lol corona virus

    Kuntry KweenKuntry Kween4 gün önce
    • @Max Headroom no I dont think that's funny at all

      Kuntry KweenKuntry Kween3 gün önce
    • 100k dead in the US alone. Sure is a LOL isn't it?

      Max HeadroomMax Headroom3 gün önce
  • Comments: "Haha Covid goes panic panic, he's wrong movie right" Me: "Hope he's doing well because the pandemic could've been handled better if leaders had been quickly acted and listened to Experts"

    Magali MizukiMagali Mizuki4 gün önce
  • Lol imagine if they did "Zombie Expert" like that *one channel*

    Magali MizukiMagali Mizuki4 gün önce
  • Plz excuse the Millennial fucktards in comments They need their mental diapers changed

    CarpeNoctem. ___CarpeNoctem. ___4 gün önce
  • Well this is ironic

    Vilde SkinnesVilde Skinnes5 gün önce
  • The Virus in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" Is kinda like Corona-

    HoLa,SoY DoRa AnD Im BoOtSHoLa,SoY DoRa AnD Im BoOtS5 gün önce
  • ....oof

    Michel NumerMichel Numer6 gün önce
  • This did not age well 😅

    Malaz AdelMalaz Adel6 gün önce
  • Good one!

    Wilbi McshaneWilbi Mcshane6 gün önce
  • After all this pandemic stuff we've been and are going through we know one thing for sure: if a zombi virus breaks out we are 100% fuc**ed. So Hollywood had it right all along. When SF becomes reality.......

    carmen claudiacarmen claudia7 gün önce
  • 1:40 "It's purely Hollywood fiction" - United States of America 2020: "Hold my beer..."

    mak4374mak43747 gün önce
  • r/agedlikemilk

    Olivia KimOlivia Kim7 gün önce
  • Well, this aged well......

    A HCA HC8 gün önce
  • To be fair in Resident Evil those are not autonomous robotic arms. They are controlled by the user on the other side of the glass.

    SGT KILL995SGT KILL9958 gün önce
  • 4:05 "We now have evidence that bats are possible hosts for resting virus" DID U JUST SAY WHAT?

    TheDeiniel TafiiTheDeiniel Tafii8 gün önce
    • weren’t they talking about the Reston virus?

      TornadoTornado2 gün önce
    • Yeah theres been scientists keeping track of bat viruses for many years. Its not a secret.

      Yovanna L. SotoYovanna L. Soto4 gün önce
  • this didn’t age well....

    Josie SargentJosie Sargent8 gün önce
  • 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!

    ohlordchildohlordchild9 gün önce
  • “ pandemics are controllable” Covid-19👁👄👁

    Jachob GausJachob Gaus9 gün önce
  • Oh wow

    skrteyyuukskrteyyuuk9 gün önce
  • 21:48 "get to the stage of global pandemic" corona : watch me

    joyjoy9 gün önce
  • "We dont have any regulatory authority to throw ppl in jail for not isolating"

    kungfreddiekungfreddie9 gün önce
    • They literally dont

      Yovanna L. SotoYovanna L. Soto4 gün önce
  • "We don't let things turn into a global pandemic." Corona: "...hiya"

    Juliet BooneJuliet Boone9 gün önce
  • this aged well.

    Jordyn BloomJordyn Bloom9 gün önce
  • coming here in may 2020...... AWKWARD........sorry i am here to amuse myself :P

    M janM jan9 gün önce
  • the bat though

    Jacob BryantJacob Bryant10 gün önce
  • 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!

    Holly PerrinHolly Perrin10 gün önce
  • lets just say this video did not age well

    mia lolmia lol10 gün önce
  • 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 SlaterVictoria Slater10 gün önce
  • 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.

    Victoria SlaterVictoria Slater10 gün önce
  • 21:47 - 21:56 Have u met 2020?

    William ClementsWilliam Clements10 gün önce
  • 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

    Panda BearPanda Bear10 gün önce
  • The COVID-19 movie is so bad 🙄

    AntarviaAntarvia10 gün önce
  • Turns out they know almost nothing.

    Cord RidgewayCord Ridgeway10 gün önce
  • Watching this in a complete state of heightened anxiety, my god, the timing of this vid upload, right before it all started... spooky!!!

    AmyAmy11 gün önce
  • Umbrella corp made covid

    LiLi HigeciclrLiLi Higeciclr11 gün önce
  • Oh, this is gold.

    Aeterna NoxAeterna Nox11 gün önce
  • Covid-19: Well this is awkward...

    JahnyJahny11 gün önce
  • Well, some of his statements aged poorly

    Guilherme SilvaGuilherme Silva11 gün önce
  • 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.

    Smokey SmithSmokey Smith11 gün önce
    • Sweaty nuts on your chin.

      BostonerBostoner9 gün önce
  • 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

    Gsfbffx PdhhdfGsfbffx Pdhhdf11 gün önce
  • very interesting

    RachaelRachael11 gün önce
  • weird watching this during corona

    taras myronovtaras myronov11 gün önce
  • The Hot Zone is a really good series based off a true story. The book is also a good read.

    Smiling GatorSmiling Gator11 gün önce
  • His conclusion starting @21:40 was adorable! LOL

    Donya LaneDonya Lane11 gün önce
  • "👀… It's air-borne" 😂😂😂

    Kamaka MarleyKamaka Marley12 gün önce
  • So, how we doin' these days?

    Michael HuffMichael Huff12 gün önce
  • trvision.net/detail/video-vijGdWn5-h8.html. I f you think Zombies don't exist watch this!

    Peter LangdalePeter Langdale12 gün önce
  • Thank God we didn't have a pandemic starting right about when this was made! How embarrassing!

    Peter LangdalePeter Langdale12 gün önce
  • They'd all have full protective gear. OOOPS!!!

    Peter LangdalePeter Langdale12 gün önce
  • Gotta love TRvision algorithms.

    Hanne KirkebøHanne Kirkebø12 gün önce
  • This comes out only a couple months before corona 😑😑😑😑lil sus

    Keiren DoughertyKeiren Dougherty12 gün önce
  • Brian was there for us before we even knew we would need him, thanks Brian

    Michel VieMichel Vie13 gün önce
Disease Expert Breaks Down Pandemic Scenes From Film & TV | WIRED