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Infectious Quotes

We’ve collected the best Infectious Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Tom McCarthy, Ben Fogle, Harald zur Hausen, Bonnie Bassler, Alice Miller. Use them as an inspiration.

Hopepunk works. Try it and I guarantee you will feel better – and so will the people around you. It’s positively infectious.
Regional clustering of specific cancer types triggered some investigations on a potential role of infectious agents in these malignant proliferations.
Harald zur Hausen
Think about all kinds of infectious diseases, like mumps or measles or chicken pox. When a virgin population encountered those pathogens, it ravaged the population, and now they’re childhood diseases, and eventually they won‘t even be that. That’s our relationship with bacteria, going through time.
Sadism is not an infectious disease that strikes a person all of a sudden. It has a long prehistory in childhood and always originates in the desperate fantasies of a child who is searching for a way out of a hopeless situation.
Alice Miller
I realised music was my calling, and I am one of those who’s strongly bound by an infectious enthusiasm and passion.
I have seen this happen in recent years with regard to pharmaceuticals and vaccines, where, working together, we are improving access to medicines and vaccines for infectious diseases in the poorest countries.
New vaccines are being developed all the time, which could save many more lives and dramatically improve people’s health. And this goes beyond the traditional burden of childhood infectious diseases.
Parajanov’s love for the folk culture is quite infectious. The way that he loves everything on screen, I relate.
In some areas, immunity has been eroded so much that the child who’s not vaccinated is now actually more vulnerable to the complications of infectious diseases.
Language is a window into human nature, but it is also a fistula, an open wound through which we’re exposed to an infectious world.
It’s a profound privilege to die from stress related diseases. It is the elimination of other causes of death such as infectious disease which is responsible for bringing lifestyle diseases to the fore – and these are exquisitely sensitive to stress.
In retrospect, I have devoted my scientific life mainly to the question to what extent infectious agents contribute to human cancer, trusting that this will contribute to novel modes of cancer prevention, diagnosis and, hopefully, later on, also to cancer therapy.
Harald zur Hausen
Cryptic messages and abstract statements are littered throughout the music of Happy Birthday, but it hasn’t made the band‘s sun-baked pop-rock any less infectious.
With infectious disease, without vaccines, there’s no safety in numbers.
The covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated that infectious diseases know no borders.
Maybe I should mention it: I was not from the beginning mainly interested in papilloma virus; I was mainly interested in infectious agents in human cancer. So papilloma viruses came up as the most likely candidate from my viewpoint.
Harald zur Hausen
We’ve gone from a preponderance of acute and infectious disease as a source of premature death to chronic diseases, which are the preponderance of the burden of illness in most of the world. That puts a much higher premium on the prevention of chronic disease than ever in history.
Harvey V. Fineberg
As megacities like Mexico City and Lagos become increasingly common, we could see a rise of the urban epidemic and a new era of infectious disease threatening global health security.
Yellow fever outbreaks are not uncommon. But, as with other infectious diseases, when they occur in urban areas, they can play out very differently – not least in terms of the speed and scale at which they can spread.
More people living in less space can put greater strain on already limited sanitation resources, and this can create a fertile breeding ground for waterborne infectious disease and the insects spreading them.
I want to bring energy. I want my play to be infectious to other guys.
I’ve had to confront a lot of pandemics and infectious diseases around the globe.
When people come and see Los Pacaminos the first time, the first couple of songs they’re in shock. But it’s pretty infectious and they’d have to be in a very bad mood to walk away and not like it.
The scientific community should work as hard as possible to address major issues that affect our everyday lives such as climate change, infectious diseases and counterterrorism; in particular, ‘clean energyresearch deserves far higher priority. And science and technology are the prime routes to tackling these issues.
Infectious disease exists at this intersection between real science, medicine, public health, social policy, and human conflict. There’s a tendency of people to try and make a group out of those who have the disease. It makes people who don’t have the disease feel safer.
The need to deal with pathogens has driven the evolution of the vertebrate immune system, so it should not be surprising that experiments with infectious agents have often illuminated key elements of the underlying mechanisms.
Peter C. Doherty
When I was doingExecutive Orders,’ I talked about Ebola to people who know about infectious diseases and their use as weapons of war, and guys told me that these weapons are more psychological than physical.
By recognizing that infectious disease is not some faraway exotic issue but a global problem, and by sharing the responsibility for its prevention, diagnosis, and control, the whole world will be a lot safer.
Vaccines and antibiotics have made many infectious diseases a thing of the past; we’ve come to expect that public health and modern science can conquer all microbes. But nature is a formidable adversary.
As an undergraduate majoring in biology at the University of California, San Diego, I worked on infectious diseases at the nearby Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
I thought I was passionate about my work. Then I saw Shah Rukh bhai and Bachchan saab at work. Their spirit was so infectious. I felt I had so far been just fooling around.
Start dancing immediately. Run to the closest dance studio, and study the style of dance of the music you love. If you love hip-hop music, go to a hip-hop class. If you love salsa, take a salsa class. It will become infectious and you’ll keep going back.
There are many different types of racism from people of different colours and nationalities. There is no vaccine to fight this and no antibiotics to take. It’s a dangerous and infectious virus which is strengthened by indifference and inaction.
I’ve got a lot of belief in Aaron Gordon and he’s one of the reasons that I took the job here with the Magic. When a guy cares as much as he does and works as hard as he does, that impacts the group. And that type of attitude is infectious.
The tourist transports his own values and demands to his destinations and implants them like an infectious disease, decimating whatever values existed before.
I first came across Langhorne Slim when I saw him play live, and he’s an incredibly infectious performer. The way he works the crowd is mind-blowing. You can listen to his music without really listening to his lyrics, but it pays off if you do.
At times in my life, I have been utterly lonely. At other times, I’ve had disgusting infectious diseases. Try admitting these things in our culture.
Reduced investment in U.S. diplomatic efforts could cripple our ability to prevent and respond to national security threats abroadincluding infectious diseases and terror threats.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is an institute of the National Institutes of Health that is responsible predominantly for basic and clinical research in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of immunologic and infectious diseases.
I love that the work that we do is so vital to science. We’re in a lot of ways at the scientific front line. The work that we’re doing to build up the computational defense system for infectious diseases, whether it’s finding the vaccine as fast as possible this time or next time to detect early outbreaks.
Energy is infectious.
Mary Roach’s curiosity is notoriously infectious.
I share Alfred Nobel‘s conviction that war is the greatest of all human disasters. Infectious disease runs a good second.
Peter C. Doherty
The mystic purchases a moment of exhilaration with a lifetime of confusion; and the confusion is infectious and destructive. It is confusing and destructive to try and explain anything in terms of anything else, poetry in terms of psychology.
Basil Bunting