The Antibiotic Apocalypse Explained

  • Published: 16 March 2016
  • What is the Antibiotic Apocalypse? What is it all about? And how dangerous is it?

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    • Wings of Fire
      Wings of Fire  5 days back

      Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell why don’t we just make a drug that does not kill the bacteria but instead makes it harmless in this way the bacteria does not have to evolve because it is not in danger

    • Luz JOSUE Rosario
      Luz JOSUE Rosario  2 months back


    • Ultrilegina XI
      Ultrilegina XI  2 months back

      But what about the fact that WE can evolve, sure it will kill millions(which is horrible to think about), but we won’t go extinct,

    • Jay Chung
      Jay Chung  4 months back


    • Stay Chill
      Stay Chill  5 months back

      Help, in Canada there is a C.auris superbug...

  • wayne wayo aveyard
    wayne wayo aveyard  2 hours back

    fucking china again...

    • The Klaphekes
      The Klaphekes  5 hours back

      Hey you. Do you mind holding my coffee? I’m have a panic attack form this vidoe

      • Eucenor
        Eucenor  10 hours back

        You know this is serious when you don’t hear the intro

        • Lucien Karst
          Lucien Karst  18 hours back

          "If humanity plays its cards right" yea, I wouldnt count on it, we fucked up by already giving it to pigs we eat so that if we get real unlucky it becomes the new fucking small pox or black death. Good thing thats rare, and plenty of people refuse to east pork. With the Anti-vaxxers, vegans, vegeterians, etc, we created such a diverse human population in terms of how we live, the chance we get wiped out is at least really low. I would hope the people who do survive anything terrible like that arent as smart as bricks, but thats probably what would happen.

          • Hello Dude
            Hello Dude  2 days back

            Also, we have bacteriophages!

            • MR. TRAP
              MR. TRAP  2 days back

              Loki: I have an army of super bugs
              Tony: we have a bacterophage

              • SHOWROV ISLAM
                SHOWROV ISLAM  2 days back

                Fuck china

                • caden c
                  caden c  3 days back

                  My favourite channel is kurzgesagt

                  • Droiz
                    Droiz  3 days back

                    OBJECTIVE UPDATE!
                    New objective:
                    Move to Greenland

                    • TwoAnteater56
                      TwoAnteater56  3 days back

                      So plague inc but real?

                      • Alfa&Omega 00000
                        Alfa&Omega 00000  3 days back

                        3:00 There's something strange in your body,who are you gonna call?

                        • Kurumi Tokisaki
                          Kurumi Tokisaki  3 days back

                          XD watch Dr Stone

                          • Mamoon trolls
                            Mamoon trolls  4 days back

                            Plz change the intro music to old one

                            • KRZY Gaming
                              KRZY Gaming  4 days back

                              watching this dudes videos just scare me... I dont wanna die

                              • Leoncer GAMING!!!
                                Leoncer GAMING!!!  4 days back

                                I was honestly wondering when you'd use a Dr. Mario reference.

                                • Wings of Fire
                                  Wings of Fire  5 days back

                                  why don’t we just make a drug that does not kill the bacteria but instead makes it harmless in this way the bacteria does not have to evolve because it is not in danger

                                  • - Jervé
                                    - Jervé  5 days back

                                    you know what ill just leave earth

                                    • BL
                                      BL  5 days back

                                      I say it all day and I will say it again: people are stupid.

                                      • Me _
                                        Me _  6 days back

                                        Thanks for scarring the poop out of me cause I’m taking antibiotics right now :)

                                        • MarioCD
                                          MarioCD  6 days back

                                          From 5:57 It Just Became Plague Inc.

                                          • Tsz Ho WONG
                                            Tsz Ho WONG  7 days back

                                            "If we kill all superbugs we get free oil"
                                            35 seconds later the apocalypse is resolved

                                            • Rex Jasow
                                              Rex Jasow  1 weeks back

                                              just use phages!

                                              • Hayatım ve Ben
                                                Hayatım ve Ben  1 weeks back

                                                You are perfect. Greeting from Turkey. :)

                                                • Creativity 9
                                                  Creativity 9  1 weeks back

                                                  The other intro was better

                                                  • Junior ToZ
                                                    Junior ToZ  1 weeks back

                                                    your are GENIUS than me YOU GENIUS 100% BUT ME ALMOST REACH IT I HAVE 95%

                                                    • Elliot Tian
                                                      Elliot Tian  1 weeks back

                                                      Kurzgesagt: Superbugs are very dangerous and could kill us all
                                                      Also Kurzgesagt: Check out PATREON

                                                      • Niki Leimbach
                                                        Niki Leimbach  1 weeks back

                                                        If only the bad bacteria was Voldemort

                                                        • Snowy the floofy fox
                                                          Snowy the floofy fox  1 weeks back

                                                          I took antibiotics once and it took all the bacteria out of my stomach for a very long time.

                                                          • Redd Cosmic
                                                            Redd Cosmic  1 weeks back

                                                            Superbugs: **exist**
                                                            Bacteriophages: buenos dias F-Boy

                                                            • Balkanized Mapping
                                                              Balkanized Mapping  2 weeks back

                                                              4:10 *phage*

                                                              • K. Siemens
                                                                K. Siemens  2 weeks back

                                                                The problem is, that humanity is not going to play its cards right. More and more pharma corporations are backing away from developing new antibiotics and move on towards more profitable drug developments (like Novartis did last year). As we stop to effectively create new weapons against superbugs, they do not stop to develope resistance against contemporary antibiotics.
                                                                In university we've been told, that we will have to expect to treat bacterial infections with the same well known antibiotics that we use today for the foreseeable future (because there won't be any new ones) as we watch them lose their efficiency.

                                                                • Erik Dawner
                                                                  Erik Dawner  2 weeks back

                                                                  Always count on China to ruin everything.

                                                                  • warrior cast
                                                                    warrior cast  2 weeks back

                                                                    The year is 2065, all antibiotics are useless. Superbacteria have wiped out most of the population. Only a select few have survived.

                                                                    • Leonardo BSD
                                                                      Leonardo BSD  2 weeks back

                                                                      super bacteria?!?!?!!? SEND EM TO THE RANCH

                                                                      • Due and wolf brothers
                                                                        Due and wolf brothers  2 weeks back

                                                                        INSIDE OF HUMAN:

                                                                        antibiotic:i'm gonna end this man's whole career

                                                                        superbug immune to antibiotic:i'm gonna end this man's whole career

                                                                        bacteriophage:i'm gonna end this man's whole career

                                                                        • MD Hossain
                                                                          MD Hossain  2 weeks back

                                                                          Why not make the body learn how to take care of it self

                                                                          • Jefferson AJT
                                                                            Jefferson AJT  3 weeks back

                                                                            Amaizing videos

                                                                            • Gordon Ramsay
                                                                              Gordon Ramsay  3 weeks back

                                                                              Phages are the future

                                                                              • Shreeya Mittal
                                                                                Shreeya Mittal  3 weeks back

                                                                                0:10 Reminds me of The Flare somehow...

                                                                                • Moritz Schnitzenbaumer
                                                                                  Moritz Schnitzenbaumer  3 weeks back

                                                                                  But arent all bacterias killed when you cook the meat? How are they getting into out bodies then?

                                                                                  • Alperen
                                                                                    Alperen  3 weeks back

                                                                                    It will be terror everywhere if immune system resistant organisms get resistance to important antibiotics. And with a possible huge spread ,our tecnology and science wont reach their adaptation.

                                                                                    • SHËP
                                                                                      SHËP  3 weeks back

                                                                                      *_Plague Inc_*

                                                                                      • Plants vs Zombies noob Gameplay

                                                                                        But what if you allergic to antibiotics and vaccines

                                                                                        • kabir jalota
                                                                                          kabir jalota  3 weeks back

                                                                                          I am the chosen one
                                                                                          I am waiting for the Hermione bacterium to smack that bacterium with a newspaper

                                                                                          • Ulsema Dozy
                                                                                            Ulsema Dozy  3 weeks back


                                                                                            • Some Random Max Fan
                                                                                              Some Random Max Fan  3 weeks back

                                                                                              All we need are Bacteriophagans!

                                                                                              • David Edwards
                                                                                                David Edwards  3 weeks back

                                                                                                Colistin does not cause liver toxicity, it causes kidney toxicity. Small error but great vid