Unseen Enemy (CNN Feature-length Documentary 2017)

2017 At the movies May 2017 Suzanne A. Marshall

By Suzanne A. Marshall from the May 2017 Edition

Starring: as themselves – Larry Brilliant, John Connor, Decontee Davis and more…..

Director: Janet Tobias

“Unseen Enemy is an essential exploration of reasons 21st- century populations are experiencing a rash of diseases that were once only outbreaks, but have become full-blown epidemics. This increased risk we face, and the ways society and individuals can work together to reduce the risk, are explained to the public through the case studies of three epidemics: Ebola, influenza and Zika. Moving across the globe, we meet doctors, disease detectives and everyday people who have stepped into the horror of an epidemic and emerged deeply changed. Epidemics bring out the best and the worst of human behavior, with effects reaching far beyond the tolls of sickness and death.”

The tagline “Once it’s here, it’s too late”, sums it up quite appropriately. The global mobility of the human race, our populations and excessive exposure to each other, is causing a surge of disease renewals such as measles and mumps that many of our older readers will remember from childhood. As a result of people choosing not to vaccinate, diseases are returning, mutating and spreading with a vengeance. If we don’t all come to terms with the need to protect the populations, we will be staring a true pandemic in the face soon. Only one epidemic has ever been eradicated: Smallpox. Watch this informative documentary and ask yourselves. What can I do?

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