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  • čas přidán 28. 10. 2023
  • It was called the Black Death, a disease that started in the 14th century, and swept across Europe wiping out half the population, one of the most lethal killers in human history. But the cause of the Black Death has eluded scientists. Now, Evolutionary biologist Hendrik Poinar embarks on an epic journey to solve the 600-year old mystery and change the way we fight infectious diseases today.
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Komentáře • 470

  • @conniehopkins6105
    @conniehopkins6105 Před 3 měsíci +263

    I saw another video about the Village of Eam in England. They quarantined themselves after the plague appeared because they wanted to protect other villages. Most of them died, but there were survivors. This documentary was about their descendants. It seems those ancient people were immune to plague and now the descendants are either very resistant to or immune to HIV. That is amazing.

    • @WTStinson
      @WTStinson Před 3 měsíci +5

      That was a good show. Much better than this one

    • @theburrowrises8549
      @theburrowrises8549 Před 3 měsíci

      I heard that it is thought now that descendents of plague victims often have autoimmune diseases now. It's crazy how history shapes us!

    • @PaulaDautremont
      @PaulaDautremont Před 3 měsíci +22

      You should check out the history of the village of Oberammergau in Germany. It has a similar history and due to that is why they host the Passion Play every 10 years. I was lucky enough to attend it in 1970.

    • @ambernicolle3146
      @ambernicolle3146 Před 3 měsíci +17

      Yes they contained the Delta gene or something like that. They tested the descendents that were in Eam and the woman had the same gene. Same with the man that his partner had caught HIV and he didn’t, believe he had Delta as well.

    • @iaan81
      @iaan81 Před 3 měsíci

      Also the genes give you Crohn disease and some forms of cancer.

  • @misspatvandriverlady7555
    @misspatvandriverlady7555 Před 3 měsíci +52

    9:00- Imagine seeing a horrific plague coming, one that kills 50% of everyone in a week, and having the presence of mind to think, “Whelp, better dig a lot of very big, very deep holes before it gets here!”. And doing so. With that workforce that will largely be gone in a year or two. 😰

    • @AlexDeLaO-kd1yi
      @AlexDeLaO-kd1yi Před 3 měsíci +4

      Lol I thought the same thing. Let’s get ready and ahead of this….let’s flatten the curve.

  • @dopplerthesexybeast
    @dopplerthesexybeast Před 3 měsíci +266

    There are few things more horrifying than watching your patient's skin turn black and the layers start to separate, knowing that every time you turn them new pieces will fall off. And we have treatments for it today!

    • @castleanthrax1833
      @castleanthrax1833 Před 3 měsíci +59

      I can think of one thing more horrifying: watching your own skin turning black...

    • @okboomer6201
      @okboomer6201 Před 3 měsíci

      ​@@castleanthrax1833Yeah think of all the poor negros. 😢

    • @joshboyer3151
      @joshboyer3151 Před 3 měsíci +21

      Anyone who physically actually saw a
      Mongol in the 12-14th centuries.
      Those who did knew nothing but suffering from those days forward.

    • @kathybouziane5269
      @kathybouziane5269 Před 3 měsíci +16

      You're loved ones going through that ....and nothing you could do about it . Horror story

    • @mustertherohirrim7315
      @mustertherohirrim7315 Před 3 měsíci

      ​@@castleanthrax1833beat me

  • @82dorrin
    @82dorrin Před 3 měsíci +140

    Covid: I am a deadly epidemic!!
    Plague: Aww, junior. You're cute!!

    • @budd2nd
      @budd2nd Před 3 měsíci

      Although the black death (bubonic plague) is now easily treated with antibiotics.

    • @misspatvandriverlady7555
      @misspatvandriverlady7555 Před 3 měsíci +14

      With COVID, everyone knows someone who knows someone who died. With the plague, if you survived, you lost family and likely got deathly ill (probably like “hospitalized” status for COVID), yourself. Big difference. 😬

    • @58Kym
      @58Kym Před 3 měsíci +5

      @@misspatvandriverlady7555Well I thought @82dirron’s comment was funny anyway

    • @sisterhoney61
      @sisterhoney61 Před 3 měsíci +3

      ​@@58KymI did, too. But there's one in every comment section.

    • @warwarneverchanges4937
      @warwarneverchanges4937 Před 3 měsíci

      36:53 F........

  • @user-ro8qq7nx3t
    @user-ro8qq7nx3t Před 3 měsíci +20

    That's why your parents told you not to mess with dead animals. That didn't stop me but after watching this, I get it

  • @Charmienckaieo-qr3ri
    @Charmienckaieo-qr3ri Před 2 měsíci +9

    Pauls spirit is unbreakable he's Incredible & much respect to him
    I love how Paul cared for the cat❤️poor Paul but
    I'm so glad he's alive❤️

  • @sunnyquinn3888
    @sunnyquinn3888 Před 3 měsíci +17

    This is crazy, I was reading about bubonic plague on Wikipedia as I was watching this and just as I got to the sentence "Cats rarely develop clinical signs but can be infected." this video started telling Paul's story. 😯

  • @a.evelyn5498
    @a.evelyn5498 Před 3 měsíci +41

    Fun fact: Populations whose ancestors were decimated by the plague but also had survivors have been shown to be more resistant to HIV as it’s seemed to have changed something in their genes or immune response (sorry I don’t recall precisely).

    • @sandyhenderson441
      @sandyhenderson441 Před 3 měsíci +19

      Resistance/immunity to plague/HIV isn't due to changes in survivors genes; they survived because of the genes they already had. All cells have receptors aka binding sites (= docking ports), the shape of each type of receptor is determined by a different gene. HIV & Y. pastis enter the same kind of blood cell (CD4) via the same receptor. If the receptor isn't the normal shape neither pathogen can dock & infect the cell.
      - Normal gene from Mum & Dad = normal shaped receptor = pathogens get in en masses = disease + death.
      - One normal gene 1 & 1 mutated gene = some normal shaped receptors, some distorted shape = fewer pathogens can get in = milder disease = recovery.
      - Abnormal gene from both parents = receptors all distorted = pathogens can't get in because they can't dock at the docking ports = exposed to disease but never ill = survived.
      Survivors/immune people pass their genes to the next generation so over time a higher percentage of the population will have them, but surviving the diseases doesn't change a person's genes from what they were born with.

    • @LotusStitchandSketch
      @LotusStitchandSketch Před 3 měsíci

      @@sandyhenderson441 right! the more people in a family who have the "mutated gene" the less of an impact an illness will have on their family. meanwhile the unlucky members who don't have that gene will be more likely to get sick and die

    • @Deniz_Ozbek
      @Deniz_Ozbek Před 2 měsíci

      Those who had one parent were not immune to the plague and still died, but lastet longer. Those with both parents having antibodies from the plague in their dna were immune to hiv

    • @graceoliver7739
      @graceoliver7739 Před měsícem +2

      They’re also more prone to autoimmune diseases!

    • @pageribe2399
      @pageribe2399 Před 20 dny

      ​@sandyhenderson441
      There's a cell receptor that facilitates entry of a virus (HIV) AND a bacterium (y. pestis)??? Would the bacterium even fit in a human cell? Not saying you're wrong, but I've never heard of anything like that before!

  • @mercerconsulting9728
    @mercerconsulting9728 Před 3 měsíci +38

    Unbelievable that they can extract DNA and sequence it like this.

  • @chrislewisunfiltered
    @chrislewisunfiltered Před 3 měsíci +60

    "Watching 'Secrets in the Bones' unfold the grim tale of the Black Death is a haunting but necessary reminder of the past. The impact of this devastating disease is still felt today, and understanding its history is crucial. Thanks to Absolute History for shedding light on this dark chapter. It's a somber yet educational journey through a harrowing time in human history, emphasizing the importance of science and resilience."

    • @pinkythechihuahua3156
      @pinkythechihuahua3156 Před 3 měsíci +1

      Over the decades, in Californias there have been reports of bubonic plague outbreaks in squirrels, and for people using jogging trails and warn them of the outbreak.

  • @paulaweadon8130
    @paulaweadon8130 Před 2 měsíci +15

    Insightful and interesting.
    Paul and his wife are the heart of the human spirit.
    The knowledge and fortitude of the scientists to meticulously unravel the story of people who died a horrible death 300-600 years ago is beyond my comprehension.
    There are so many people who distrust medicine, and I can honestly say I'm one of them at times. After seeing this, I was in awe of the dedication of all the people working together to save lives.
    What I don't understand is why humans use that information to hurt or kill others.

    • @colinryan8791
      @colinryan8791 Před 2 měsíci +1

      I hope everyday you’re grateful that you don’t know how people can commit indescribably evil events. When one grows up in non-nurturing (to put it politely!) environments it makes it much more clear how we’re all capable of great evil.
      Doesn’t even have to be that dramatic either- maybe one day someone hits their head very, very hard. Maybe it happened as a child and they’ve *literally never had a say, not matter their environs.*
      Trust me- if your life was slightly different you would also be (hint: we all are) capable of such evil.

  • @evilferris
    @evilferris Před 3 měsíci +62

    I'm a little disturbed by the lack of facemasks while digging away into medieval mass graves containing mysteriously virulent DNA.

    • @rrice1705
      @rrice1705 Před 3 měsíci +16

      Not quite as creepy as it looks. After hundreds of years and that much decay, the bacteria are long-gone by now.

    • @Adrian2140
      @Adrian2140 Před 3 měsíci +27

      Anything there is long dead, but the dust they inhale is no joke and can cause complications like developing asthma. They still need masks.

    • @stephaniemcdowell1010
      @stephaniemcdowell1010 Před měsícem +7

      I'm even more disturbed that the people collecting fleas didn't wear any gear either! 🤢

    • @bujimonk3027
      @bujimonk3027 Před 14 dny

      She had to open up a tooth to get it out , sit down Karen

    • @stephaniemcdowell1010
      @stephaniemcdowell1010 Před 14 dny +2

      @@bujimonk3027 what does the term "Karen" have to do with anything? The person is only expressing any reasonable fear. 🤣

  • @davidhayes4814
    @davidhayes4814 Před 3 měsíci +29

    The marvel really is that nearly half survived. Nearly half the population that were malnourished, weakened by the chronic diseases associated with filth, ignorance and an absence of sewerage. If you compare with Dutch Elm Disease (in trees) or other existential
    trauma, then humanity did surprisingly well.

    • @elizabetherne556
      @elizabetherne556 Před 3 měsíci +5

      My parents have an Elm tree on their place that survived Dutch Elm disease. It was there when we moved there when I was a kid. It went through a bit of looking extremely rough and like it was dying. Then it just got better. I wonder how many elm trees did survive it?

  • @lindsaywarden1746
    @lindsaywarden1746 Před 2 měsíci +11

    The last outbreak of bubonic plague happened in a remote village in Suffolk. This was as recent as the early 1900s, before antibiotics.

    • @whitetipvelociraptor5759
      @whitetipvelociraptor5759 Před měsícem +2

      Actually there was another more recent one in the country where they filmed LotR killing 3,000 something people before it could be stopped in 2017.

  • @CheatingZubat
    @CheatingZubat Před měsícem +4

    "Alright, cut the cord. It is time for him to go." .... "LIKE HELL YOU WILL" as he wakes up.

  • @thatonethisone5904
    @thatonethisone5904 Před 3 měsíci +13

    And so many today wouldn’t believe it, and ignore all health advice, if it happened today. This logic happens when you think you have a right to a certain standard, and forget life is usually much harsher than we have experienced

  • @whitetipvelociraptor5759
    @whitetipvelociraptor5759 Před měsícem +2

    Very glad to hear that Paul survived because to me there is no other disease scarier than the black plague.

  • @KenZchameleon
    @KenZchameleon Před 3 měsíci +36

    I'd love to see an interview with the experts regarding covid vs black death

    • @krispiper3104
      @krispiper3104 Před 3 měsíci

      No comparison. One is bacterial, the other viral. Plague was much more devastating in speed and numbers. And by numbers, I mean PERCENTAGE of deaths per population. There are much more people on the Earth now than there was in the 1300s.

    • @budd2nd
      @budd2nd Před 3 měsíci

      Yes, the world governments were terrified that this Covid pandemic would be as lethal as the black death was. But it wasn’t, not even slightly as dangerous.
      But it could have been. 🤞🤞

    • @lillymay3632
      @lillymay3632 Před 3 měsíci +2

      I wrote a reply commenting on the two unseen replies and not even my reply is counted - still shows unseen 2 plies.

    • @JamesSmith-fz7qk
      @JamesSmith-fz7qk Před 3 měsíci

      .0001% mortality rate vs. 50%…

    • @GB-nu6ow
      @GB-nu6ow Před 3 měsíci

      why ? there is no comparison, it would be better with 1918 flu - we don't even know if it was with cov or from cov. in the 21st century.

  • @Iluvatar402
    @Iluvatar402 Před 3 měsíci +19

    As a person whom has had multiple teeth abscesses the pain can get so bad you wish you were dead. Not to mention the face swelling I've had only to realize later it was my skull swelling not just the meat.

    • @Rosco-P.Coldchain
      @Rosco-P.Coldchain Před 2 měsíci +10

      Yes definitely a bad design we should have been given three sets of teeth the third set coming in ur 40s lol

    • @JulietSpoto-pn2lx
      @JulietSpoto-pn2lx Před měsícem +9

      I'm sorry you had to suffer like that, it's awful. God bless you!

    • @huskigirl123
      @huskigirl123 Před měsícem +4

      ​@@Rosco-P.Coldchain
      Not a bad design. The creator doesn't make mistakes. When Adam and Eve were created they were perfect and perfectly formed for the environment they were to live in. It wasn't until after they disobeyed god that the environment changed as part of their punishment. But someday soon that will all change. Read revelation 21st chapter.

    • @janinerusinovich3040
      @janinerusinovich3040 Před měsícem +1

      Omg hope ur better noe

    • @JulietSpoto-pn2lx
      @JulietSpoto-pn2lx Před měsícem

      God bless you! Your going to be with Jesus I just know it. I feel like a baby complaining about my whoas I have lately. Thanks for sharing!

  • @humansarehilarious9239
    @humansarehilarious9239 Před 3 měsíci +5

    Music is too loud. I cant hear the actual documentary properly

  • @THEPAGEBURNER1979
    @THEPAGEBURNER1979 Před měsícem +2

    History is so amazing and what an an adventure it takes you on

  • @saintjacques8137
    @saintjacques8137 Před 3 měsíci +27

    Great! On the topic I strongly recommend Schwerpunkt's 14th century crisis series. There's a lot explained in depth of the main political, military and social issues that were causes and consequences of this

  • @58Kym
    @58Kym Před 3 měsíci +8

    I can almost smell the dead….wait no, it’s my boston terrier farting.

  • @coolteamblt
    @coolteamblt Před 3 měsíci +4

    This hits different in the '20s

  • @angeliqueillstopprocrastin479
    @angeliqueillstopprocrastin479 Před 2 měsíci +4

    Hard to hear a lot of the speech because the music is too loud in a LOT of the places.

  • @scofab
    @scofab Před 3 měsíci

    Fascinating... thank you.

  • @wilmer4258
    @wilmer4258 Před 3 měsíci +15

    This is so interesting for me. I am an Alpha1. I have had to have a double lung transplant as a result of the lack of Alpha 1 to protect my lungs. I was told that as an Alpha 1, i am immune to the plague. I am wondering if the testing included whether the victims were genetically tested fkr Alpha 1. Would be very interested in the resilts.

    • @inkenhafner7187
      @inkenhafner7187 Před 3 měsíci

      Maybe you should ask people who know what they are talking about. And not about concern that bacteria might fuse with virae and undergo drastic genetic changes.

    • @huskigirl123
      @huskigirl123 Před měsícem

      Won't you be so happy when lung transplants will not longer needed?
      Yes it will happen for Revelation 21st chapter says all pain will be gone. Please read it.

    • @rmg03c
      @rmg03c Před 11 dny

      @@huskigirl123 Please refrain, cook.

  • @juliojimenez7343
    @juliojimenez7343 Před 3 měsíci +3

    So fascinating, this is something that nobody has ever attempted. That's crazy, but to know what wiped out very, very interesting. This should be put in the news For everyone to know

  • @henrieastern
    @henrieastern Před 3 měsíci +3

    Why are there virtually no films on the Black Death

  • @GB-nu6ow
    @GB-nu6ow Před 3 měsíci +6

    this was slightly disappointing as the experts have identified all the causes previously- Jelena who is given a supporting role in this programme from the musem of London is an expert in this field. Fascinating about the dna sequeuncing though.

  • @jiwik731
    @jiwik731 Před 2 měsíci +3

    I feel bad for Paul. He just wanted to help to his cat...

  • @livfondy8557
    @livfondy8557 Před 3 měsíci

    Watching this Doc casually getting ready for work... Gets to the part about Fort Collins... That's where I live!

  • @vinreldthequiet7471
    @vinreldthequiet7471 Před 3 měsíci +28

    Bacteria and viruses exist only to reproduce. They do not have an agenda. They do not exist to kill their hosts because without hosts they cannot reproduce. This research is important because bacteria and viruses mutate, but it is important to understand these bacteria and viruses will always exist in some form; except smallpox because we actually put the effort into wiping out that disease, but as was pointed out, there will always be something ready to spread amongst us and as a side effect kill a lot of us.

    • @kimberlypatton205
      @kimberlypatton205 Před 3 měsíci +6

      As we, as humans, have no deliberate natural predators in the food chain except diseases and ourselves.

    • @user-be9op3ef5e
      @user-be9op3ef5e Před 3 měsíci

      You've got idiots nowadays that think they shouldn't Vax their kids so I won't be surprised at all if smallpox makes an appearance sad to say.

    • @jaed2630
      @jaed2630 Před měsícem

      ​@kimberlypatton205 ok. Go to the Indian jungle or the Savannah with out a gun. And tell me you don't have any "natural predators"

    • @hannahdyson7129
      @hannahdyson7129 Před 10 dny

      ​@@kimberlypatton205We do. Big cats
      Without modern guns or weapons they have a big advantage

  • @karenangel8922
    @karenangel8922 Před 3 měsíci

    Very interesting subject, good luck to you.

  • @Marasovsbuttcheeksareblu

    It amazes me how smart these people are😮real assets

  • @lindamiscandlon6746
    @lindamiscandlon6746 Před měsícem +4

    Very informative when they said the American guy thought he had a bad flu and it wasn’t in Warburg this suffering a bad flu 😮it shows how important it is to deflea our pets all the time you never know 😢❤

  • @heru-deshet359
    @heru-deshet359 Před 3 měsíci +6

    Music is louder than the narrator's voice.

  • @saragrant9749
    @saragrant9749 Před 15 dny

    One thing being overlooked in this is that , in medieval times human fleas and human body lice were incredibly common in the country. It’s been proven that human body lice is one of the biggest culprits in the spread of bubonic plague- alongside fleas. The lack of anything remotely resembling sanitation permitted the disease to spread throughout communities across the country.

  • @carmichael2359
    @carmichael2359 Před měsícem +2

    Im surprised as to why they didn't also go to Eyam village. Those killed by the plague are well documented and buried. It might be a link between the centuries.

  • @a.evelyn5498
    @a.evelyn5498 Před 3 měsíci +14

    The intro of the video makes it sound like there is currently a genuine danger posed by the plague. Yes, it appears yearly but cases are extremely rare & it can be treated with a basic antibiotic. What I find most frightening about it is how the Japanese military in WII bred plague infested rats & dropped them on parts of China, wiping out villages. They had a plan to release these biological warfare rats in San Francisco, but their plan was supposed to occur a couple of weeks after Nagasaki & Hiroshima were bombed, which obviously put an end to the plan.

    • @a.evelyn5498
      @a.evelyn5498 Před 3 měsíci +2

      WWII* - as in World War Two

    • @jaed2630
      @jaed2630 Před měsícem +1

      ​@leo1933 wow! You feel guilt over something that happened when you weren't even born? Virtue signaling sarcasm gets you no where

  • @bernardocarpio2831
    @bernardocarpio2831 Před 9 dny

    To all the casualties of the Black Death.Rest In Peace.!!

  • @xXxNoXGirlyXGirlxXx
    @xXxNoXGirlyXGirlxXx Před 3 měsíci +7

    I am so very grateful that you upload these fascinating documentaries for us to watch for free.
    But can you please fix the issue of the music being so incredibly loud and overpowering? Louder then the dialogue.
    It has been an issue with your uploads for so long now and it must be fixable. It might be because I have sensory processing issues, but it makes it nearly impossible for me to watch and enjoy your great content.
    I am really not trying to be rude, I am just trying to give constructive criticism

    • @lashawnablanton4649
      @lashawnablanton4649 Před 3 měsíci +2

      I agree it's hard for us who have sensory processing issues

  • @Monkofmagnesia
    @Monkofmagnesia Před 3 měsíci +10

    Pestus? I thought you had said, Festus, and I thought of Gunsmoke.

    • @lindahouston5635
      @lindahouston5635 Před 3 měsíci +1

      😂😂😂

    • @cw4608
      @cw4608 Před 2 měsíci

      Doc: Yur a sinna Festus!
      Festus: Doc wotdcha jest say?! Now them thars fightin words!

  • @Asr203.
    @Asr203. Před měsícem

    History does repeat itself so it’s good we understand more about this Black Death. We should be prepared anyway.

  • @sarahfields288
    @sarahfields288 Před 26 dny

    Imagine filling out your customs form, "Anything to declare?" "Yes im carrying an extract of the Black death"

  • @gearhead1234
    @gearhead1234 Před 3 měsíci +4

    Turn up the narration voices, the background music is overwhelming and very distracting.

  • @nickinurse6433
    @nickinurse6433 Před 3 měsíci

    This is it! Exactly what we came for! Is at 49:50, 2 minutes before the end of video. Look forward to a follow up video that tells of their results looking for the alleles.

  • @davidmcleod1028
    @davidmcleod1028 Před měsícem

    Very interesting indeed.

  • @lisathaviu1154
    @lisathaviu1154 Před 3 měsíci +3

    A good book to read is “The Doomsday Book” by Connie Willis. It’s science fiction but very apropos.

  • @rtpfixit
    @rtpfixit Před měsícem +1

    I just finished watching the documentary on Pompeii and it's amazing how much cleaner the Romans were than medieval Europeans.

    • @lks6248
      @lks6248 Před 15 dny

      Progress isn’t linear and things can be forgotten and humanity move backwards. I learned recently that for hundreds of years lead was extracted from Roman ruins as the knowledge about extracting it naturally had been lost in antiquity

  • @amiralozse1781
    @amiralozse1781 Před měsícem

    10:30 "best bone detector in the world"
    always thought that would be the humble dog !? oh well...

  • @cw4608
    @cw4608 Před 2 měsíci

    Daniel Defoe’s book narrates the London plague. “Journal of the Plague Year”. Very interesting.

  • @karynfolland4267
    @karynfolland4267 Před 3 měsíci +1

    Very interesting. Thank you.

  • @margiehankins-jerde6094
    @margiehankins-jerde6094 Před 2 měsíci

    This is very interesting. I wonder if AI will be able to help in what your trying to do in the future. It would be interesting to see what can be done with the new technology. I had no idea that the black death was still around.

  • @a.evelyn5498
    @a.evelyn5498 Před 3 měsíci

    I’m assuming that the video of the graduate student at McMaster University simply shows how she would go about the process, rather than her actually dealing with a real tooth as that tooth did not look real whatsoever.

  • @nissan300ztt
    @nissan300ztt Před 3 měsíci +1

    Fascinating episode.

  • @Ghenesa
    @Ghenesa Před měsícem +1

    there was no need for loud background music.

  • @owenwhite366
    @owenwhite366 Před 26 dny

    was it ever once considered that once mapped the disease could be replicated or mutated and dispatched?

  • @kimpc3864
    @kimpc3864 Před 3 měsíci +4

    Mystery? I thought it was wildly known already? Am I missing something ^.^'

  • @roterakaten636
    @roterakaten636 Před měsícem

    Idea.... go find a noble who is entombed in a monastery that is still in existence.... that'd be a good start for finding black death, prolly be the easiest way to figure out if it's yosenius pestest or not.

  • @nonelost1
    @nonelost1 Před měsícem +2

    I have watched this entire fascinating video. But one question it could easily have answered, but didn't even ask, was "could digging up ancient plague DNA infect the scientists who were digging them up, thus risking spreading another massive Black Plague pandemic in the 21st Century?"

    • @muhammadalieesaa3379
      @muhammadalieesaa3379 Před 28 dny

      That's exactly what I was thinking.

    • @wendyhart134
      @wendyhart134 Před 23 dny

      The plague was a bacterial infection , in modern times we are lucky to have an array of good antibiotics...so I don't think it will be a problem

    • @rmg03c
      @rmg03c Před 11 dny

      That's because it needn't be asked. If there was viable DNA that could be effective in being a vector for said condition, they wouldn't need to search so deeply, with state-of-the-art technology, to complete it's genome!
      In other words, if there was a 'dangerous' sample that could make someone sick, they would have the full genome right there and then! It's not possible for it to be dangerous by virtue of the very fact that no one has contracted the disease in the thousands of attempts to gain access to its DNA!

  • @number1enemyoftheuseless985
    @number1enemyoftheuseless985 Před 3 měsíci +1

    This will come back seeing California and Philly ....

  • @ThomasDowning-ud6fz
    @ThomasDowning-ud6fz Před 3 měsíci +2

    I read that part of the spread started when the Khans had a dispute with people in the city of kaffa on the black sea . They had control of it but tthe locals had violated an agreement they had with the Khans and refused to capitulate to their demands.
    The Khans then began a seige of the city. At the same time (1347-48 I believe) ships started showing up with sick people and before long it was taking a toll on the Khans, but it wasnt really affecting the citizens of Kaffa because they were sealed in the city.;... Until that is the Khans decided to start catapulting their plague infected dead over the city walls and it wasn't long before Kaffa was devastated by the plague.
    The Khans were freaking brutal and insidious!!!! 3:31

  • @rtpfixit
    @rtpfixit Před měsícem +1

    Population loss in Europe was so severe that labor shortages essentially created a nascent middle class.

  • @marybwest4360
    @marybwest4360 Před 4 dny

    what do you reckon, Gates will be interested in all of the research.

  • @Davey-TheDJ
    @Davey-TheDJ Před měsícem +1

    When you play the music it's as loud as the human voice and I can barely hear the human voice over the music

  • @a.evelyn5498
    @a.evelyn5498 Před 3 měsíci +7

    The most terrifying & tragic appearance of the plague in modern times is now the Japanese military during WW2 bred plague infested rats & dropped them on parts of China, wiping out villages. They had a plan to release these biological warfare rats in San Francisco, but their plan was supposed to occur a couple of weeks after Nagasaki & Hiroshima were bombed, which obviously put an end to the plan.

  • @thesea7965
    @thesea7965 Před měsícem

    So cool

  • @connorlomax1269
    @connorlomax1269 Před měsícem

    Anyone else think it’s wild how you can die, be peacefully laid to rest, and then cos some bricky wants to build a house where you’re buried, you get dug up and put in a box in a museum to be looked at by scientists 😂

    • @rmg03c
      @rmg03c Před 11 dny

      That's archy buddy!

  • @tammysims8716
    @tammysims8716 Před 3 měsíci +7

    Dang the teeth on that "medieval" person, with the cross, look like a full set of perfect teeth. Almost like veneers. Wow, I thought people during that time had little to no teeth due to no dental care. Yet every tooth is pristine. Interesting!

    • @Adrian2140
      @Adrian2140 Před 3 měsíci +6

      They didn't have dental care. You'd go to the barber or blacksmith to pull them and that was the care. But they had a different diet back then, much less sugar intake and a considerably shorter life span than we do nowadays.

    • @tammysims8716
      @tammysims8716 Před 3 měsíci +1

      @Adrian2140 Yeah, that makes sense.

    • @kimberleysmith818
      @kimberleysmith818 Před 3 měsíci +4

      @@Adrian2140there is a great video about the biggest killer in the Tudor period and it’s sugar!

    • @cw4608
      @cw4608 Před 2 měsíci +2

      Prior to sugar, as I understand it, peoples teeth were generally healthy. When sugar hit the scene tooth decay became rampant.

    • @tammysims8716
      @tammysims8716 Před 2 měsíci +1

      @@cw4608 Dang it, you sound like my dentist!! Lol

  • @flossielu86
    @flossielu86 Před 3 měsíci +1

    Doctor who meets Indiana Jones? You mean River Song ?

  • @DamzelNDistress
    @DamzelNDistress Před 3 měsíci +4

    "we have no comprehension of what the horror and panic must have been like"
    2020-I got close🤷🏾‍♀️

  • @MCC4RTHY1
    @MCC4RTHY1 Před 3 měsíci +3

    Question. How do we know that the bones of the female they are checking for the Black Death were all her bones?

    • @Yuri_Elias
      @Yuri_Elias Před 3 měsíci +2

      DNA they explained it in the video x

  • @aeperformance6765
    @aeperformance6765 Před 3 měsíci +1

    It was just one of the big resets, now a new one is underway 😉

  • @johnnycaps1
    @johnnycaps1 Před 16 dny

    Many have lost all faith in the CDC, this video shows that there are possibly some endeavors they are involved with that have some merit. Good to know.

    • @CM-sy3to
      @CM-sy3to Před 8 dny

      The CDC funded and directed the COVID-19 research that caused millions of deaths and destroyed economies with their faulty recommendations. Either incredibly wreckless or planned WEF depopulation program.

  • @forgetaboutit192
    @forgetaboutit192 Před 28 dny

    it would be good if you could have one of those now

  • @Oozes_Dark
    @Oozes_Dark Před 3 měsíci +9

    Another plague doc to fall asleep to! Thank you!
    Edit: the narrator and music are too enthusiastic, I’ll have to watch this in the day🙄

  • @martynphipps9117
    @martynphipps9117 Před 3 měsíci +1

    We should worry about a yersinia pestis epidemic,emanating from a BSL4 laboratory,not prairie dogs.Dr MartynPhipps.

  • @haniibuns
    @haniibuns Před měsícem +1

    Seeing how a lot of the world reacted to the covid outbreaks, we won't fair all that much better if y. pestis mutates and the bubonic plague comes from revenge 😂

  • @thefedup9921
    @thefedup9921 Před měsícem +1

    I absolutely sickens me that they are torturing and killing all those poor fleas, doing all those terrible tests.
    FREE THE FLEAS!
    FREE THE FLEAS!

  • @paulespinoza974
    @paulespinoza974 Před měsícem

    Now that was a lotta folks.

  • @Pauly421
    @Pauly421 Před 3 měsíci +6

    I'm just disgusted that they didn't tell us what pronoun the skeleton identified at.

  • @nathantoney.1501
    @nathantoney.1501 Před 3 měsíci +3

    Is it assumed that anyone alive today with English ancestry has some immunity to plague?

  • @genmanion2389
    @genmanion2389 Před 3 měsíci +3

    i wonder how many native americans died from this?

  • @danjones3869
    @danjones3869 Před 2 měsíci +1

    Way too many commercials, so I quit watching after the 3rd set only 11 minutes in.

  • @JennWatson
    @JennWatson Před 2 měsíci

    Omg when the poor, sick girl coughed and a huge spray of Black Death came out!
    😮

  • @kevinmaingi4836
    @kevinmaingi4836 Před 2 měsíci

    These people are extremely smart....like supper smart

  • @user-do4eq8sr5c
    @user-do4eq8sr5c Před 10 dny

    Total description in novel forever Ambet

  • @jamesrowland2038
    @jamesrowland2038 Před 29 dny

    Features film of an unfortunate man suffering from bubonic plague first film I've seen of a victim

  • @samuelcantley5500
    @samuelcantley5500 Před 3 měsíci

    And they brought it back to life

  • @showdoctors
    @showdoctors Před 29 dny +2

    How did it stop....?

    • @muhammadalieesaa3379
      @muhammadalieesaa3379 Před 28 dny

      I could be wrong but I think being that it was that deadly it killed the host & being that it killed the host it killed itself & that what happens to viruses when they kill the host the virus kills itself in the process & because of that it killed itself off.

    • @showdoctors
      @showdoctors Před 28 dny

      @@muhammadalieesaa3379 nope...
      You mean to say human after killing all the animals cementing the land and cutting the trees and plants
      Will kill itself and die out

    • @hannahdyson7129
      @hannahdyson7129 Před 10 dny

      ​@@muhammadalieesaa3379Its a bacteria though

  • @shewolfsiren
    @shewolfsiren Před 3 měsíci +2

    Bubonic plague and it’s mutated airborne form pneumonic plague really did a number, didn’t they?

    • @OfficialRyanx
      @OfficialRyanx Před 3 měsíci

      Not really mutated. Just the way that the disease began to build up within the lungs and the subsequent symptoms - lungs start to fill with blood - patient coughs and begins to pass on.

  • @ladyjessiecoyne2617
    @ladyjessiecoyne2617 Před 3 měsíci +2

    Great documentary but the feckin music all the way through was ruddy annoying.....

  • @janinerusinovich3040
    @janinerusinovich3040 Před měsícem

    Oh my god!!!!

  • @kevinhitzemann1257
    @kevinhitzemann1257 Před 3 měsíci

    "I die a little bit every time"...Le Petite Mort

  • @Auxius.
    @Auxius. Před 3 měsíci

    28:44 xD

  • @teemum.9023
    @teemum.9023 Před měsícem +1

    Just wash your hands before dinner!

    • @3dguy839
      @3dguy839 Před měsícem

      I like to smell other people's fingers because it helps me deal with stress 😩
      Sometimes when I can't find anyone I look for the nearest toilet and lift the seat part and take a huge wiff
      Works every time 😊

  • @amyvonlanken3762
    @amyvonlanken3762 Před 3 měsíci +1

    I seen a bug documentary apparently its a different type of flea that passed it

  • @SeanLawlorNelson
    @SeanLawlorNelson Před 3 měsíci

    50 million. Not bad.

  • @user-ef2vt4bu7v
    @user-ef2vt4bu7v Před 21 dnem

    too much music. dont need to put music in every scene