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Is the epidemiologist’s rhetoric based on real science?

Conspiracy The last of us It gets closer not only to the history of the video game, but also to real life, as the world went through the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the first minutes of the series HBOepidemiologist (John Hannah), explaining how the fungus could threaten the entire human race if given the right environment.

The epidemiologist uses some fungi that control insects as an example. And it tells us how they can evolve to the point where they can control more complex creatures like humans. All of these fungi need a warmer climate.

In an interview for the site Hollywood ReporterAnd Craig MazinOne of the creators of the series was asked if the epidemiologist’s talk was based on real science. Mazen said:

“It’s true — it’s true in that whatever the mushrooms say they do, they do. And they do it now and they do it forever. There are some really awful documentaries that you can watch.”

However, Mazen wondered if fungi had evolved to the point of controlling humans, they would do the same as ants do.

Now your warning—what if it evolved and got into us?—from a purely scientific point of view, would they do to us exactly what they do to ants? I don’t think so. I doubt. On the other hand, he’s right—LSD and psilocybin come from fungi. For John Kahn, “What we’re doing with this scene is telling people this has always been there.”

mushrooms Ophiocordyceps is one-sided It exists in real life, and it is found in the rainforest. They tend to various kinds of insects, especially ants.

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Could Eli be humanity’s salvation in The Last of Us?

Anna Torv as Tess and Pedro Pascal as Joel in The Last of Us (Playback / HBO Max)

in The last of usJoel’s (Pedro Pascal) mission is to take Ellie (Bella Ramsey) to a safe place. Then a group known as the Fireflies can analyze the girl further.

it seems, Ellie is immune to the dreaded Cordyceps fungus. At the end of the series, it is revealed that she was bitten by an infected female, but her injury did not spread. She was tested several times and had no symptoms of an affected person, such as confusion and lack of motor coordination.

In the games, Ellie is immune to Cordyceps.

More about the series

Neil Druckmann (Playmaker) f Craig Mazin They are the writers and producers of the series. Cast includes Pedro Pascal like Joel, Bella Ramsey like Ellie, Gabriel Luna like tommy miller, Anna Torv like Tess, Merle Dandridge like marilyn, Storm Reed like riley f Nick Offerman Like Bill.

A new episode arrives every Sunday simultaneously on HBO and HBO Max.

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