Slowing Coronavirus Spread is Historic Feat for Humankind | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Solomon Hsiang, professor of public policy at U.C. Berkeley, talks with Rachel Maddow about the results of a study of the effectiveness of efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and the historic feat that humans around the world have achieved in adjusting their behavior to slow the spread of the disease. Aired on 6/8/2020.
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Humankind Achieves Historic Feat In Slowing Coronavirus Spread | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

91 Comments on "Slowing Coronavirus Spread is Historic Feat for Humankind | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. The protest really helped flatten the curve.

    • Broke Minecraft Gamer | June 9, 2020 at 11:41 AM | Reply

      @Hamza14 btw also i was not sarcastic when i said they wanna meet george floyd. If they die of the coronavirus, they will surely meet george floyd.

    • @Hamza14 or because sarcasm can be hard to detect over the internet sometimes? People act like sarcasm is always obvious but it’s really only obvious to people when they’re face to face

    • @Broke Minecraft Gamer most of them won’t die but will pass it on to the population that are more vulnerable to the population where they can die. It’s mostly younger people out there protesting.

    • @Wut Duh I miss your point, what I did was clarify that the first and second comments were sarcastic because I didn’t want them to get backlash for telling a joke, it’s happening really often nowadays because people seem to have nothing better to do than starting a fight in yt comment sections

    • Broke Minecraft Gamer | June 9, 2020 at 3:20 PM | Reply

      @Wut Duh mhm

  2. Suthirah Hok | June 9, 2020 at 2:34 AM | Reply

    *reads title*
    Press X to Doubt

    • MaddenMethods -MM | June 9, 2020 at 12:13 PM | Reply


    • Adam Edward | June 9, 2020 at 3:58 PM | Reply

      panco villa no we didn’t where did you hear that on top of that we never had an effective quarantine I saw more people outside than ever literally hundreds of people on a 10 minute drive half not wearing masks and I’ve seen less than 10 people wearing the right kind of mask since the pandemic started and we had only tested 1% of the population several months into the pandemic I don’t remember when we got over 1% exactly but it was more than 2 months in I know because my job didn’t shut down until 2 months into the pandemic and we didn’t shut down travel from China until months after millions maybe tens of millions of Chinese citizens came here for Chinese New Year and I saw at least 100 customers I know live in China at my job during the early days of the pandemic several of them were coughing and as usual with people from mainland China they didn’t cover their mouths and would regularly just spit on the floor as things like some forms of hygiene and personal space don’t really exist in mainland chinese culture in many parts of the county of course trump allowed that to happen as Chinese customers make up 60% of the income for most casinos and trump has a bunch of casino buddies and even when he did ban travel from China after months of doing nothing and downplaying the virus even at one point calling it a hoax despite what all the experts and his national security teams were telling him that did little to cut down infection rates as China had already locked down their country and wasn’t allowing much travel as well as the fact most of the US cases came from Europe which trump did nothing to stop or even slow travel from we never really stopped all international travel into the US and did absolutely nothing to stop US citizens from coming and going out of the country as they can’t really do that and most other countries had full effective and well enforced quarantined before the US did their shotty ineffective late partial lockdown just do 10 minutes of research and you’ll see that

    • Adam Edward | June 9, 2020 at 4:00 PM | Reply

      SAVAGE TUNER have you never heard of polio with no one to infect there is no new infections and after a few weeks at most 6 there won’t be anyone with the virus anymore therefor 0 cases

    • Adam Edward | June 9, 2020 at 4:01 PM | Reply

      ps91 212 he didn’t win the popular vote

    • Adam Edward | June 9, 2020 at 4:06 PM | Reply

      ps91 212

      “and I see the disinfectant knocks it out in a minute one minute and is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or or almost a cleaning and you see it gets inside the lungs and does a tremendous number on the lungs but for that you’re going to need medical doctors”

      Earlier in the interview he suggested Lysol and bleach as being the disinfectant he was referring to but I got you a nice short clip because I know you don’t have a very good you know what

  3. robert sherrick | June 9, 2020 at 2:52 AM | Reply

    I really enjoy these incredible displays of ignorance.

    • Paul Smithberger | June 9, 2020 at 12:34 PM | Reply

      Well, it’s infotainment at best. Journalism is dead. Clickbait titles, sensationalism, and taking things out of context rule the day.

    • California في كاليفورنيا Habib Whats going on over there?

    • @Lightning Studios generation fire pit by product.

    • Cubs MLB Perfect Inning Gaming | June 9, 2020 at 12:48 PM | Reply

      … did you even watch the video? Wth…

    • THE CURVE US REALLY FLATTENING as in dead. Heart attack. Made up cancer/heart attack campaigns. FIERCEPHARMA under quest and encoding spool. Corps list what they are going to pull next. Keep your eyes on PROVIDER VIDEO TECHNOLOGY GROUP. Cable network signal zapping hacks ——WUHANS NEW NAME. Wuhan is owned by 3B Scientific out of TUCKER GA. 3B is SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA.

  4. So second wave anyone?

    • Charlotte R G | June 9, 2020 at 1:37 PM | Reply

      MontcomHorror so are you saying that Covid 19 isn’t real, or are you saying it is real, but that the media portrays it however fits their narrative?

    • MontcomHorror | June 9, 2020 at 1:45 PM | Reply

      @Charlotte R G Read above. You need to be banned from Starbucks and ordering Pumpkin Spice lattes after this! The level of “spell it out” dumb is astounding. No critical thinking skills from Charlotte R G.

    • Charlotte R G | June 9, 2020 at 1:58 PM | Reply

      MontcomHorror Thank you for the pretty incredible conversation. It’s been extremely productive. Not like talking to a brick wall at all.

    • MontcomHorror | June 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM | Reply

      @Charlotte R G Your failed attempts at sarcasm are duly noted, Boo . . . Learn how to think! Thanks!!!

    • DeezNutz Productions | June 9, 2020 at 10:18 PM | Reply

      Wut Duh how exactly am I rejecting common sense? I don’t trust proven liars and criminals? The pcr test doesn’t even test for the actual virus. The gentleman who made the test is very adamant about it “not” being used for diagnostic purposes, 60% of people who test “positive” are asymptomatic . Go put your face mask and gloves on and hide out in your basement till your “experts” tell you it’s safe. I’m gonna continue to live my life without fear like god intended.

  5. KillerKikyo5 | June 9, 2020 at 3:38 AM | Reply

    Was waiting for this to be The Onion.

    • omniscient xt | June 9, 2020 at 7:52 AM | Reply


    • Their cute little ploy is costing 100’s of thousands of lives of people who couldn’t get treatments and surgeries for cancer, heart disease, etc., not to mention tanking the economy which is on the verge of total collapse. Wake-up and thank them…

    • Scooter P The economy isn’t on the verge of total collapse. Yes, that was their plan and their hope with all of this, but my stock account is at its highest ever point and I’m far from the only one. And I barely even know what I’m doing when it comes to investing. But I do know that if my portfolio has returned to skyrocketing even in the face of a Democrat-enforced lockdown AND Democrat-manufactured riots, the economy isn’t anywhere near the verge of total collapse. I just hope enough people look at their portfolios instead of the News and realize just how good Trump has been for this nation. If Obama were President right now, the economy wouldn’t be soaring in the midst of a double-crisis, we’d have been in the Great Depression II months ago and the country would’ve been burnt to the ground.

    • DNR (DO NOT RESUSCITATE ) covid 19 Patients receiving early death papers signed electronically for the.VIEWSIGN. VIEWNERALS ⬅️ Ahhh a nice day at the walking death garden with paw paw. Look at the reflection pool Grandpa! THEN wham. Lights out. Drain out all that fluid. URINE for one bag. TRAUMA CHROME the other.

    • Amaracea,
      You are still viewing the country through the democrat-republican, left-right paradigm. If you will dig a little deeper you will see through all of that and begin to learn how we have been played. Trump is a strong man, but he is no match for the controllers of this world as he knows not how to battle the enemy in the spiritual realm. Apart from a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, each one of us will soon be toast. God bless you; I hope that you can refocus your perspective and priorities, time will soon run out.

  6. “I Like Yo Neck”

  7. LTE Surreal | June 9, 2020 at 4:47 AM | Reply

    Bs scripted interview LMFAO wake up

  8. Marginal Experience | June 9, 2020 at 5:28 AM | Reply

    2:10 lol he really emphasized that USING SCIENCE

    • Censorship is Book Burning | June 9, 2020 at 2:02 PM | Reply

      Next week MSNBC will refer to this video to justify why we should be staying in our homes when a spike in Covid cases results from the protests.

      Supporting peaceful protests is truly American, but please don’t call something peaceful when someone’s home or business is burning in the background.

      On an unrelated note, protestors who wanted to go back to work last month were repeatedly shamed for spreading covid, or called terrorists on MSNBC Zwhen some people were armed, despite whethe or not those states allow open carry. It’s only some of our states which have trained us to believe it’s that the Second Amendment is taboo. “Guns are bad, mmmmmkay”

      Anyway the incoming Covid spike will support a new push for mail in ballots.

      Completely unrelated, but Philadelphia Judge of Elections Domenick J. DeMuro last month plead guilty to stuffing Democrat ansentee votes throughout this decade. I wonder if Maddow or MSNBC even mentioned it for more than a millisecond, if at all.

      I fully expect YT to hide/delete this comment, because they’re anti- 1st Amendment.

  9. Christopher Reilly | June 9, 2020 at 6:21 AM | Reply

    I guess Polio and smallpox are not important enough to be mentioned.

    • @Amaracea a bacteria and a virus are two different things treated very diffrently…

    • @Amilah Because it took well over 200 years to eradicate smallpox. He was talking about the huge number of people involved all across the world and the relatively short amount of time it has been done.

    • Deborah Freedman | June 9, 2020 at 2:25 PM | Reply

      @Amilah It was eradicated through vaccination. This is a triumph of using well known, but no longer used, public health techniques on an international scale. Until we have a vaccine for this disease, that is the best we can do.

    • Deborah Freedman | June 9, 2020 at 2:35 PM | Reply

      @Amaracea You claim that people were paralyzed not by polio, but by pesticides that hadn’t been invented? The first outbreak of polio in the US was in 1894. The first chemical pesticide was developed in 1939. There is no such thing as retroactive poisoning. And the reason that smallpox was the first eliminated, was it was the first disease we began vaccinating for. Vaccination began to replace the more dangerous, widespread, practice of inoculation in 1796.

    • @Deborah Freedman a lot of diseases were also helped to be controlled by public sanitation and clean water.

  10. Zac Ellingson | June 9, 2020 at 6:21 AM | Reply

    and all we had to do was absolutely nothing

    • That was the point. Keep away from each other. You dont get professional sports to shut down for a hoax

    • @Sly Garci actually millions were staying inside and more people were washing their hands. It’s not rocket science

    • Geddy Schacher | June 9, 2020 at 9:04 AM | Reply

      BWAHAHAHAHaHaHaha !”….👈😂👍

    • Geddy Schacher | June 9, 2020 at 9:06 AM | Reply

      @Abe He’s right and
      you’re wrong…👈😏…


    • @Geddy Schacher Whoever gave you the chance to use emojis I’m sure regrets it because the way you type your comments just immediately makes me dislike anything you say

  11. Is MSNBC a spin-off of The Onion?

  12. Despite the lack of “social distancing” due to all the riots and protests, you mean to tell me that the spread of the virus has been curved?

    • and the second wave is fking coming, if you add those two, can anyone Imagine what will happen next??? “scholar ????scientist”???? I know I am stupid but men, really????

    • LTE Surreal | June 9, 2020 at 3:53 PM | Reply

      Anybody who uses the term conspiracy theory non ironically is either ignorant and gullible, or perpetuating evil. Stop using that term. Consider the idea based on it’s own merits, not based on what MSNBC told you to believe.. smh

    • Hazel McCloy | June 9, 2020 at 5:58 PM | Reply

      It takes a fortnight for covid to show – I’m watching and waiting.

    • PapaShongo25 | June 9, 2020 at 10:50 PM | Reply

      N L Wilson wtf do you know? The WHO is saying today that asymptotic spread is BS. Keep parroting that spin from VOX

    • PapaShongo25 | June 9, 2020 at 10:51 PM | Reply

      SpringsPoland Yes. Trumps goal was to destroy the greatest economy that he created. Makes total liberal sense

  13. Nadine Black | June 9, 2020 at 7:17 AM | Reply

    “The first step is to give up the illusion that the primary purpose of modern medical research is to improve people’s health most effectively and efficiently,” advises John Abramson of Harvard Medical School. “The primary purpose of commercially-funded clinical research is to maximize financial return on investment, not health

    • Carol Sitzberger | June 9, 2020 at 2:15 PM | Reply

      Most of the research is done at Universities

      There are huge costs to ensure you’re following FDA requirements in the US

      People who have never worked in the medical device industry have no comprehension of the rigor.

    • Deborah Freedman | June 9, 2020 at 2:18 PM | Reply

      @Bob Smith No, a country with almost no international travel, that hides it cases, is not a good example. Brazil is a much better one, even though they try to hide cases.

    • Deborah Freedman | June 9, 2020 at 2:20 PM | Reply

      @Isz Sweden had far more deaths from Covid-19 than from “grenade attacks”. Try again, with facts next time.

    • @Deborah Freedman They never had upwards of 10 grenade attacks, every year, before the sudden influx of foreign rapists. 85%.

    • Nadine Black | June 9, 2020 at 4:36 PM | Reply

      @Isz Vietnam which boarder lyes right next to China had no DEATH. Can someone please explain that one to me a virus that is suppose to be so contagious kills no one in a country right next Door. And don’t tell me because Vietnam lock down so well they close down for 2 weeks only.

  14. Maddow needs a disclaimer so I know when her opinion stops and journalism begins.

    • Donald Pfau | June 9, 2020 at 7:36 PM | Reply

      Justin – She does. Its the MSNBC logo 😀

    • Sparky's Space | June 9, 2020 at 7:57 PM | Reply

      @The Troof That is fair, I do like to watch them spin it first, perspectives are just as valuable as facts, imo.

    • @Sparky’s Space If everyone was as able as you are to keep a level head, think critically, and not let the spin carry them away we would not be watching the world burn now. Thats the problem I have with tolerating what you call different perspectives on tv. The “on tv” distinction is important. It is that it is presented as fact. Authoritative. People in general arent able to defend against it.

    • Sparky's Space | June 9, 2020 at 8:51 PM | Reply

      @The Troof Agreed, gossip is not one of our more favorable habits, you can thank men like Roger Ailes for realizing that he could use the first to sell people the news they want to hear, it was so efficacious that it altered the flow of the mainstream media, forcing them to slowly (imo) follow suit, I believe it was inevitable, doesn’t mean we cannot fix it, People have to start caring though, and that takes effort. It does not matter how you consume the news, we still have bias, and that is not easily defeated, you need perspective, specifically that of a conflicting opinion to remove it, which means taking the time to understand how they arrived at it. I have learned not to argue with the indoctrinated on either side, they are issued their perspectives daily.

    • Covid19 doesn’t care about your politics. We’ll know soon enough once the US reopens

  15. Kind of like that episode of Sesame Street where Oscar claims that wearing a banana in his ear has kept alligators away from Sesame Street.

  16. “Humankind”. Your agenda is laughable. So is your network devoted to serving a CULT

  17. Christopher Collins | June 9, 2020 at 10:18 AM | Reply

    When someone says “the greatest human achievement in history (of full-in-the-blank)“, I’m immediately skeptical.

    • Mr. Meeseeks | June 9, 2020 at 11:01 AM | Reply

      Funny how the title changed

    • Maurice O'Ray II | June 9, 2020 at 11:07 AM | Reply

      Right?! I wouldn’t rate getting over an illness that only affects a small percentage with space travel or the alignment of the pyramids.

    • vanleeuwenhoek | June 9, 2020 at 12:05 PM | Reply

      Why? Same as others said above about biomedical research, economics. Here, it’s the economics of clickthrough. Conservative estimate titles wouldn’t be nearly as click-worthy as superlative-laced grandiosity.

      Remember how we got to click on Richard Bright’s Congressional testimony? Hours of Q & A reduced to this sensational takeaway: “could be the darkest winter in modern history.” That’s like turning an article tracking of space objects into ‘tomorrow could be the end of time as we know it.’

    • Randy Watson | June 9, 2020 at 12:42 PM | Reply

      Rioting during a supposed “pandemic” is our greatest embarrassment

  18. what if hes right? | June 9, 2020 at 11:08 AM | Reply

    1:23 He laughs at the absurdity of this fake interview

  19. manofmanytrades | June 9, 2020 at 11:10 AM | Reply

    Amazing, rioting apparently cures coronavirus! Haven’t heard much about the flu since the looting started

  20. The coronavirus pandemic hoax was the biggest fraud in human history.

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