Imaginary Worlds
Imaginary Worlds

Fighting a Virtual Pandemic

30:02 | Apr 2nd, 2020

3 recommendations

In 2005, the multiplayer online game World of Warcraft was taken over by a virus called Corrupted Blood, and the virtual pandemic in this fantasy world played out remarkably like COVID-19. I talk with...Show More


mm recommended:Mar 27th

The popular World of Warcraft virtual world game had a pandemic and people were dying in the game. Researchers actually used it to observe behaviours that is shockingly similar to what we’re seeing in the current pandemic!

I thought this episode was:

🥜 Nuts
💡 Educational
🤔 Thought-provoking
🤪 Weird

danny recommended:Mar 26th

I thought this episode was:

🤯 Unbeliveable

rmmiller364 recommended:Mar 26th

Fascinating! What a virus in World of Warcraft can teach us about coronavirus

I thought this episode was:

😲 Fascinating
🤔 Thought-provoking

mmMar 26th

@rmmiller364 I wish we had a reset!

rmmiller364Mar 26th

@mm I know, right?!

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