How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus - Simona Zompi

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  • Published on: 28 October 2013
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    For 10,000 years, humanity suffered from the scourge of smallpox. The virus killed almost a third of its victims within two weeks and left survivors horribly scarred. But Simona Zompi commends the brave souls -- a Buddhist nun, a boy, a cow, a dairymaid and physician Edward Jenner -- who first stopped the spread of this disastrous disease, to make us smallpox-free today.

    Lesson by Simona Zompi, animation by Augenblick Studios.
  • Runtime : 4:34
  • smallpox virus disease medicine vaccination TED-Ed TED TEDEducation TED Ed Jenner Virolation Virology (Medical Specialty)

COMMENTS: 40

  • videomakville
    videomakville   1 minuts ago

    The maid actually had the idea (Theoretical physicist). The doctor designed the experiment to prove the idea (Experimental physicist)

  • Roberto Ladaria Catany

    The first Hudson expedition killed such a good part of the natives of today's USA east coast.

  • not BadBoyHalo
    not BadBoyHalo   5 hours ago

    I am a anti-variolationit is dangerous loli am pro-vaccination it hurts, but it is the best for me

  • Victor Ramos
    Victor Ramos   6 hours ago

    Wow! So interesting! I love this channel.

  • Zard Park
    Zard Park   6 hours ago

    learned this cowpox through Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung hehe

  • XxShadowAshxX
    XxShadowAshxX   10 hours ago

    Who else is watching in 2020 cuz there bored of isolation?🤣 me!

  • Yassine Kaoutar
    Yassine Kaoutar   13 hours ago

    In 1350 B.C, we didn't even know america existed. So how can egyptians have transmitted the viru to america ?

  • manos Span
    manos Span   23 hours ago

    So cowpox was the same family as smallpox like covid-19 is with the flew. Cowpox is a less deadly version of smallpox like the flew is of covid-19. So why don't we fight covid-19 by getting infected with the flew just like they did back then?

  • Siva das
    Siva das   23 hours ago

    Why TF are you using caduceus.

  • Nayan Agarwal
    Nayan Agarwal   1 days ago

    Buddhist using weed to cure small pox..... Interesting!!!!

  • GuderII
    GuderII   1 days ago

    Thank you cow... https://youtu.be/dWFCw1v8zbs 😊😊😊

  • Sub Lime
    Sub Lime   1 days ago

    This is how you fight fire with fire

  • Luke Fox
    Luke Fox   1 days ago

    Milkmaid origin story is apparently a myth https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/02/01/582370199/whats-the-real-story-about-the-milkmaid-and-the-smallpox-vaccine

  • Tyrone Taylor
    Tyrone Taylor   1 days ago

    That early treatment: 😲🤢🤮🤮But, it worked. 🤔🧐😗

  • Flavio T.
    Flavio T.   1 days ago

    So variolation which is came before vaccination originated also... From China

  • LIV ALLISON
    LIV ALLISON   1 days ago

    it was really all blossom the cow. she killed off smallpox

  • TAHIR SADIQ
    TAHIR SADIQ   2 days ago

    Such a simple solution, to such a deadly disease

  • Abhishek Rohera
    Abhishek Rohera   2 days ago

    I have a feeling the cure to corona virus is in a animal. The bat 🦇 gave the virus he could even give the cure because he gave it and is living with it? Maybe? Capisce

  • shahmi yusof
    shahmi yusof   2 days ago

    wait but did he seriously experimented on a child? 😧

  • Thot Annihilator
    Thot Annihilator   2 days ago

    My local drug dealer told me when people wanna cheap out on his merch he'll sell them Smallpox scabs. Little did he know he was also saving lives. What a hero.

  • RoamArrow
    RoamArrow   2 days ago

    There are stories the Jenner was criticized and there are drawings mocking the vaccine where arms are shown growing a cow because they thought injecting the cow serum was that bad.

  • BP_CherryBlossomTree

    Smallpox Measles Spanish Flu (and more diseases) "All four nations all live in harmony""Until...""The anti-vaxxers attacked"

  • Lori Woolford
    Lori Woolford   5 days ago

    Is there a vaccine for autism? There seems to be an epidemic of children coming down with it maybe Dr. F can invent a vaccine for it what do you think?

  • Windows 10
    Windows 10   1 weeks ago

    Plot Twist: Kids are exposed to the largepox effect of SARS-CoV-2, Adults aren't (except for COVID toes)There is a rare largepox-like mysterious virus that's linked with SARS-CoV-2, the kids-only largepox effect is just bundling COVID toes with some big threats causing 90% of an infected kid's skin to be red colored, however, Adults and Teens cannot get this rare mysterious disease

  • EmmaGaming Channel
    EmmaGaming Channel   1 weeks ago

    Cowpox became a thing, but what about vaccinations that people decide to not do on their children? ;-;

  • Phú Võ Lê An
    Phú Võ Lê An   1 weeks ago

    hooray Edward Jenner has invented the SmallPox vaccine hooray to Edward Jenner

  • Happy Chicken Goes Viral!

    That’s what actually happens when Kim Jong Un has a tantrum and seems to have stock on biological weapons

  • Mario87456
    Mario87456   1 weeks ago

    It’s ironic that’s it’s called smallpox since it’s impact was far from small nor was it small in any other way