Could You Be Immune To Everything?

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    Do you remember having a cold in 5th grade? Or the flu a couple years ago? Your immune system does. Our bodies hold many levels of immune defense.Physical barriers like skin, the innate immune system, and our body’s most powerful defender, the adaptive immune system. Millions of B cells and T cells and antibodies are constantly on patrol for germs and antigen invaders. As scientists learn more about how this system works and how to engineer it, could we ever actually be immune to everything?
    Special thanks to Dr. James Crowe (Vanderbilt University)

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Comments • 945

  • It's Okay To Be Smart
    It's Okay To Be Smart  Year ago +495

    I've got a fever, and the only prescription is… that you watch this video and share it with your friends and let us know what you think in the comments!

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous 14 days ago

      +Wind ?

    • Wind
      Wind 14 days ago

      I wonder how many little kids you fooled

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous Month ago

      *What made people immune to the 1918 Influenza?*

    • Alan Melendez
      Alan Melendez 2 months ago

      how big would our body have to be?

    • Martial Kintu
      Martial Kintu 5 months ago

      I love how you simplified all of this. Thanks a lot . You did a good jobm

  • Karl Miller
    Karl Miller 2 hours ago

    I do remember every time I didn’t get sick I a house full of sick kids

  • Abdul Hakim
    Abdul Hakim 17 hours ago

    This animator is MVP. Really love the crativity.

  • Michał Orłowski
    Michał Orłowski 2 days ago

    Heh, bed time stories it has become .. :(

  • Arashi Mokuzai
    Arashi Mokuzai 2 days ago

    I have never had a vaccination, LoooooL. getting them now would kill me, can't take 18+ shots at once LMAO! anyway, I don't think its a big deal, even though people like to freak out about it, germs are everywhere. Im glad people take vaccines, I just refuse to as long as any mercury is in the injections, Not cause I'm afraid of autism but because I don't want any mercury in my body, Its not good for you, I would much rather eat some good food than go to a doctor. doctors try to sell me drugs, I don't like drug pushers, Dealers or needles.

  • 7lllll
    7lllll 2 days ago +1

    how many immunities can we hold before we start to forget some or the quality is compromised?

  • Kenneth Akin
    Kenneth Akin 2 days ago

    Vaccines are bad for you, they are poison but the reptilians don’t want us healthy they want us to die off, population control tactics 101.

  • Random Chicken
    Random Chicken 3 days ago +1

    im immune to being immune...

  • Aakash Sahani
    Aakash Sahani 3 days ago

    You don't need to get immune against all diseases if you die with just measles.

  • ManNy C
    ManNy C 3 days ago +1

    I wish…. On the bright side this flu and cold ❄ season , I haven't gotten sick !

  • Ani-mate
    Ani-mate 3 days ago

    Would you not be dead? I mean for every cell in our body there is an amount of bacteria that is also present. Assuming that the premise of the video includes good and bad bacteria.

  • Shrihan Shetty
    Shrihan Shetty 3 days ago +2

    Wait a sec, how could we possibly transfer antibodies without the hosts immune system rejecting it. Competency is an issue too right? At least that's what they told me. Could somebody explain?

  • Z
    Z 5 days ago

    Am immune to BS

  • Micheal Quantom
    Micheal Quantom 7 days ago

    I have micro helicopters in my bloodstream......

  • ThatRandom Dude
    ThatRandom Dude 8 days ago

    Minecraft creative players: Yeah...?

  • Mr Meme
    Mr Meme 11 days ago

    Ur jokes r kinda cringe

  • Hynes
    Hynes 12 days ago

    Who else cringed so hard at 1:06 ?

  • Simran Dhillon
    Simran Dhillon 13 days ago

    Who is watching today, exactly after an year. Almost exact

  • Frak Cadillac
    Frak Cadillac 14 days ago

    You don't want to be immune to everything. If you're immune to everything then your body can also destroy cells inside your own body. I have a condition called Multi-Focal Motor Neuropathy(MMN). And as far as I understand science believes that MMN is when you have an anti-body that perfectly matches up with the lining of your nerves. It's very bad. I don't think you'd want to be immune to yourself.

  • M Zaheer
    M Zaheer 16 days ago

    Universe within universe

  • Toaster Bath Challenge

    These veins in your background are freaking me out.

  • Jay Sauce
    Jay Sauce 18 days ago

    who's watching this while sick

  • TropicalCyclone
    TropicalCyclone 20 days ago

    Already knew this stuff because of the anime "Hataraku Saibou"

  • Mike R
    Mike R 20 days ago

    He's got MUNITEES!!

  • Pew Series
    Pew Series 22 days ago +1

    You should specify we can become immune DISEASE, there is a common misconception you can become immune to poisons/toxins like cyanide which is too small for antibodies or your immune system to stop.

  • ThouArt
    ThouArt 22 days ago

    Sadly the universal vaccine Will be either shot down by greedy medical companies, or it'll be insanely expensive.

    SOM SATPATHY 23 days ago

    The animation is damn cute. !!!

  • Alexander Moss
    Alexander Moss 23 days ago

    If a vaccine lasts a life time why have i gotten 13 school shots? DAFUUUUUQ??!?!?!?!?


  • l1fe1s0dd
    l1fe1s0dd 23 days ago

    Love the animation on this one.

  • Incognitø o
    Incognitø o 24 days ago


  • Q Mulative
    Q Mulative 26 days ago

    We can become immune to Enemy 1, but can we become immune to Individual 1?

  • Nmethyltransferase
    Nmethyltransferase 26 days ago

    Like Charles Montgomery Burns?

  • Keynsie
    Keynsie 27 days ago

    If I die do I become immune to death?

    Experiment time

  • Keynsie
    Keynsie 27 days ago

    If I die do I become immune to death?

    Experiment time

  • Random Guy
    Random Guy 28 days ago

    Why doesn’t it work for STDs?

  • Game Player
    Game Player Month ago

    Wrong. If you add all abilities you could be weak to rock type pokemon

  • stalled carton4
    stalled carton4 Month ago

    So your immune system basically is in a state of war in your own body?
    " *ATTEN-*HUT* "
    "ORDER... *ARMS* "
    "FOR-WAAAAAARD... *mARCH!!!* "
    I don't know but I've been told, killing germs is mighty bold.

  • Shou Yuman
    Shou Yuman Month ago

    Hataraku Saibou Season 2

  • Gabbie
    Gabbie Month ago

    Then how am I immune to pink eye and strep throat. I’ve worked in homes where 2 kids and 2 parents had strep throat and I never got sick?? I’ve never had strep either! Maybe just luck

  • Rufertson Cheever
    Rufertson Cheever Month ago

    like + comment + subscribe + ring the bell

  • Omiionex
    Omiionex Month ago

    still dies to cancer....failed it's not that great

  • jaeden Drake
    jaeden Drake Month ago

    I would imagine that antibodies cling to viruses more like static than velcro, due to a van der Waals force.

  • Boran Katunarić
    Boran Katunarić Month ago

    Keep working with these animators :D

  • adri_an_ 559
    adri_an_ 559 Month ago

    just go to creative mode

  • misemor1
    misemor1 Month ago

    I just kissed my arm and thanked my immune system. What are you doing to me.

  • John Arthur
    John Arthur Month ago

    Anti Vaxers be like you’re wrong vaccines kill people

  • Beto Blanco
    Beto Blanco Month ago

    Sounds cool...untill you have multiple allergies and your immune system thinks everything is a threat

  • Stray Calico Cat
    Stray Calico Cat Month ago

    I had an ad for antibodies just before this video

  • NicholasStudios
    NicholasStudios Month ago

    You that show, “the passage”?

  • Jeroen Jager
    Jeroen Jager Month ago

    I haven't been sick ever for at least 20 years, where do I sign up for helping make vaccines? :p

  • Ironic Youth
    Ironic Youth Month ago +1

    I thought this was some kinda frotnite tutorial

  • That guy you maybe don't know

    what about phage?

  • Derick Chafton
    Derick Chafton Month ago

    Why aren't the germs all arab?

  • RiftZM
    RiftZM Month ago

    1:42 LOL.

  • A2
    A2 Month ago

    TLDW: Yes theoretically you can be immune to everything but your body may not have the capacity to hold all the antibodies

  • Katie Alicorn
    Katie Alicorn Month ago

    So why is aids winning the war

  • No Oof
    No Oof Month ago

    I’m immune to “dad changing the WiFi password”

  • No Oof
    No Oof Month ago

    Jokes on you I’m 12 and I know I never got sick when I was 10

  • korikakumei
    korikakumei Month ago

    I love the way he says "stay curious" at the end of every video. Feels so genuine each time.

  • Elias Rahimi
    Elias Rahimi Month ago

    How do you know im 11 years old IF you say im old

  • MutantFanatic
    MutantFanatic Month ago

    Osmosis Jones 2?

  • _ Bromaster3000 _
    _ Bromaster3000 _ Month ago

    Cells at work.

  • Vintage Loco
    Vintage Loco Month ago

    light is the more op type of power

  • CrimeraRi Bloody
    CrimeraRi Bloody Month ago

    Iam immune to being social

    so i dont expect to get likes

  • Ken Chao
    Ken Chao Month ago

    This video was made by White Blood Cell gang

  • Juliyano Satimun
    Juliyano Satimun 2 months ago

    Hataraku Saibou!!!

  • Adithya Patil
    Adithya Patil 2 months ago

    Animations!!!!! Amazing

  • xSimplyRadd
    xSimplyRadd 2 months ago +2

    This reminds me of the Nickelodeon T.V series "Kid danger".

  • Rick Harrison
    Rick Harrison 2 months ago +2

    Life hack

    Shoot yourself with small bullets to build up a resistance to large ones

  • Deonté Henry
    Deonté Henry 2 months ago

    I love the animations of this video

  • lornaduwn
    lornaduwn 2 months ago

    I clicked on this because I thought it might be about people who were born with natural immunities like my Mom. At 83 she has never gotten any of the so-called childhood diseases. Not measles, mumps, rubella, or chicken pox. She was exposed to them in childhood, nursed her kids through them and even babysat the grandkids that had chicken pox, but never came down with any of the diseases. She also has never had strep and neither have any of her three kids.

  • Excalibur John Deere
    Excalibur John Deere 2 months ago

    2000 Honda Insight

  • mclovin *
    mclovin * 2 months ago

    "Speed 2 cruise control" lmao

  • matt k
    matt k 2 months ago

    Yes, just put our brains in robots

  • An Keyri
    An Keyri 2 months ago

    Then what do medicines do if our own body is capable of fighting all germs?

  • shannon l
    shannon l 2 months ago

    *universal immunity*: **becomes a reality**
    *universal immunity*: **comes in form of a shot**
    *anti vaxxers*: "LiEs"

  • Paivi Project
    Paivi Project 2 months ago

    Wow very nice work body 👍

  • FluffyLilEspurr
    FluffyLilEspurr 2 months ago +1

    i liked the video because there was an uneven number of likes.

  • Hard Boiled
    Hard Boiled 2 months ago +1

    Some peoples are immune to logic and logic used to explain everything...

    SUBRATA GHOSH 2 months ago

    A big thank you to you bro✌

  • xAssassinosx
    xAssassinosx 2 months ago

    I m suffering from a fever right now feels good after watching this video.

  • Matty0311
    Matty0311 2 months ago

    What's up with the audio? You're barely hearable, while voicing over an animation. That's not how compression should work.

  • Eventerminator
    Eventerminator 2 months ago

    I only seem to get sick when I overstrain my mind

  • Xenomorph 9/11
    Xenomorph 9/11 2 months ago

    Being immune to everything is being immortal

  • Insfires man!!
    Insfires man!! 2 months ago

    This was a nicely done video about immunology

  • Antonio Alcala
    Antonio Alcala 2 months ago

    So we have vietnam vets inside our bodies protecting us?

  • Miaou
    Miaou 2 months ago +1

    Me and my twin bro never had chickenpox, rubella, measles, coldsore, warts, pink eyes and my parents were always late for vaccinations like after a outbreak of chickenpox in my school. Now as a young adult could I still get sick from any this of this diseases??

  • Vaping Eagle
    Vaping Eagle 3 months ago

    op af

  • Starlight Bettas
    Starlight Bettas 3 months ago

    Its amazing what your body does without you even knowing it.

  • Shadow Dancer
    Shadow Dancer 3 months ago

    I come to learn but I stay for the animation.

  • Sashi_Me
    Sashi_Me 3 months ago

    I'm immune to romance


    I watch this... fells like in jurassic park tour - theater

  • Artificial Idiot
    Artificial Idiot 3 months ago

    I didnt know vaccines gives our immune system a memory of a bad microorganism so we can be more effective at destroying it.

  • Sorin Doban
    Sorin Doban 3 months ago

    Ew dude i was eating a candy...

  • Obito Uchiha
    Obito Uchiha 3 months ago

    Cells at work .

  • PATE jr
    PATE jr 3 months ago

    I'm immune for Girlfriend.

  • N00b to Pro Gaming Videos

    Me, being a not-squeamish person: *Sits here watching videos*
    Video: *violently stabs a finger with rose thorn*
    Me: *Makes comment due to how uncomfortable it is making me*

  • Ahmad Najwan
    Ahmad Najwan 3 months ago

    I dont understand a thing lol

  • Daddy AF
    Daddy AF 4 months ago

    Ooooo trans humanism. Gimme!

  • Captain Bork
    Captain Bork 4 months ago

    Response team
    Also goes by AIR team