48 minutes | Oct 23, 2020

Episode 19: Unmaking a Zombie

SUBJECTIVENow that we've talked about making a zombie, let's talk about unmaking one. In the second of our three zombie episodes, we'll discuss lone microbiologists, dried scab powder, and the power of therapeutic stabbing. Sure, manufacturing a zombie cure from your own blood is impressive, but unless you have detailed lab notes, it basically didn't happen. We're looking at you, Will Smith.OBJECTIVEResources, Citations, and Mentions:I Am Legend Wiki - Krippin Virus, accessed October 2020"Opinion: The Slave Who Helped Boston Battle Smallpox" by Lashyra Nolen, Undark, Apr 2020"How an African Slave in Boston Helped Save Generations from Smallpox" by Erin Blakemore, History, Feb 2019"Better Know a Plague: Smallpox" by Brooke Borel, Popular Science, May 2014"Facial Masking for Covid-19 — Potential for “Variolation” as We Await a Vaccine" by Monica Gandhi and George W. Rutherford, New England Journal of Medicine, Sep 2020CDC - Measles (Rubeola), last reviewed October 2019, accessed Oct 2020"I Am Legend's Alternate Ending Explained: What Happens & Why It Was Cut" by Michael Kennedy, Screen Rant, Dec 2019ASSESSMENTDeepa: 1 out of 10 congealed tubes of Will Smith's bloodJen: 0 out of 10 missing lab notebooksPLANSubscribe to our medical ramblings on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! Rate, review, and tell your friends!Got a question or suggestion? Find us on Twitter @DocsWatchPod, or visit us at docswatchpod.com.Theme Music and SFX: Kevin MacLeod (CC BY) - RetroFuture Clean, Danse Macabre-Big Hit 2
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