The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do
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In December 2019 the Chinese authorities notified the world that a virus was spreading through their communities. In the following months it spread to other countries, with cases doubling within days. This virus is the “Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus 2”, that causes the disease called COVID19, and that everyone simply calls Coronavirus.
What actually happens when it infects a human and what should we all do?
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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Phew. That might have been the fastest we ever made a video. Literally working day and night. A huge challenge in talking about Corona was that the science is ongoing. So we put in extra special care to have good sources for this video and will update them in the coming weeks and months. Check them out here: We could not have made this video without experts who took time in one of the busiest periods of their own careers. A huge thanks especially to Dr James Gurney and Dr Max Roser of Our World in Data for helping us make sure the video was as accurate as it could be in a situation that is changing daily. Also a big shoutout to - the online publication for research and data on the world’s largest problems - and how to make progress solving them. Check out their site. It also includes a constantly updated page on the Corona Pandemic. Working together with them over the years has been a delight. Ok. We are very tired and are going to take a nap now. Stay healthy!

    • Aaron Day
      Aaron Day

      Way to go to go China!! Lets just eat Bats with tons of diseases, posinus fish, and other exotic animals so we can get sick and give the whole world a virus!

    • The Tik-Tok Man
      The Tik-Tok Man

      brilliant work as usual. Love the animations & clear, concise explanations. Well done team!

    • ABetterWeapon


    • Rodrigo Py
      Rodrigo Py

      Hey! Great video! I'm a Physical Therapist in Brazil and your video is one of the best out there because provides useful and accurate information in such short video. Is there a way of you releasing this video in other languages as well? Thanks!

    • Ching Wei Xion
      Ching Wei Xion

      Great job.! Probably the best Covid-19 video out there...


    This is a really good analogy, thanks?

  • Hex 720D
    Hex 720D

    Eat a soap a day, keep the doctor away

  • Arno Venter
    Arno Venter

    There it goes, that interracial bullshit again!!

  • osufwiffo

    So, why are we telling people this is more infectious and deadly than Flu, vs "Just like the Flu, only we have no people w/ Anti-body so the effect is more extreme" ?

  • Nikhil Naik
    Nikhil Naik

    The black bird's are so cute 🤗.

  • emirhan kutlu
    emirhan kutlu


  • Harpax A
    Harpax A

    The dislikes are from anti vaxers, Trump supporter and Fox News anchor.

  • Jadeite Nguyen
    Jadeite Nguyen

    Don't worry, coronavirus won't last long, because it made in China. Which you people need to stop getting sick.

  • Open Spaces
    Open Spaces

    How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apart-when we are continually overcome by fear, and anxiety? We go along for years moving through our days, propelled by habit, taking life pretty much for granted until something like this happens. It time to come together UNION in yoga. How do we help? How do we create a world sharing LOVE? How do we work with our actions and our speech and our minds in a way that opens up the space for LOVE rather than closes it down? Making Friends with Yourself is KEY, tune inward GODWARD my ebook is online Metta Magic and has so many fun techniques, if you are in need please inbox me I will share some technique for free! Loving you is the most important thing to do now, start your day looking in the mirror say something wonderful to yourself, for yourself I share this at the end of every YOGA class I teach and now more than ever we need to do this, hugs always missing my University students very much! I am a transformational Life Coach and would love to help!

  • Hasta᭄ el᭄fuego
    Hasta᭄ el᭄fuego

    🐮 🆔 Sounds like shits More suicide then seek people

  • Tapio Myllärinen
    Tapio Myllärinen

    My golden heart of old Finnish peacekeeper and system tester of information networks is full filled. I love This SLsoft Video from the bottom of my heart. It explains very easy way what Corona Virus is and why it is danger for mankind. It gives also good information how I can protect myself and how I can protect other people and why I should do that. What I especially like in this video is that even the video is made and spoken in English I can read it in my own language in Finnish at the same time if I like. I wish this luxory of reading text in own language would be available for every country that person can read the message in her/his own language while watching the video. Next step in Future could be the possibility to hear the video in own language in developing country because even this luxory of reading that is given the most of us in modern societies, not every one can read in developing countries but they can understand their spoken mother language.

  • 차현종

    Im curious whether creativity can be improved or cultivated by drills could you make a video on this

  • JT Leland
    JT Leland

    VIDEO: please stay at home KARENS: ight guess ima lick a toilet seat then

  • Haiden Geary
    Haiden Geary

    Your team is doing absolutely incredible work. I have used this to explain to those... less familiar. Thank you!

  • rubiks6

    (<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="415">6:55</a>) No matter how serious the subject, Kurzgesagt can't resist selling their social agenda. wow

  • Zain Jillani
    Zain Jillani

    Can i use this video in my vlog In returns i also pormote your channel

  • Brubba G
    Brubba G

    Never let your content down! Keep this road going!

  • n2daseco12

    Media then: gAmEs CaUsE vIoLeNcE Media now: did you know that games can entertain you during quarantene

  • Sir Neymz
    Sir Neymz

    More lie they try to feed us. Enjoy.

  • Rachel Taylor
    Rachel Taylor

    Space nuke

  • Ve Lour
    Ve Lour

    China is pest!

  • Aditya Seth
    Aditya Seth

    The background music is pretty similar to Plague Inc.

  • Aditya Seth
    Aditya Seth

    Make a video on Einstein's theory of relativity

  • 666 999
    666 999

    its all lies.....

    • 666 999
      666 999

      @MushroomMario can you prove all this deaths ????????

    • MushroomMario

      Yet you don't give anything to prove your bs claim

  • Anurag Mehta
    Anurag Mehta

    Does it prove the UK statement that atleast 70% of the population needs to get infected to minimize the possibility of respreading

  • Blackwell 02
    Blackwell 02

    Thank you for the video very informative

  • Mark Solezo
    Mark Solezo

    A lot of piece of shit people, garbage of society would NOT listen and they're spreading the virus, a fact I've seen in my town. Some other idiots are saying to me that they are protected by their god and they will just go about their lives and not follow new regulations. Their god ? What a joke!

    • MushroomMario

      Are your people THAT dumb?

  • Battal Gökçil
    Battal Gökçil

    What would happen if water would find a way to black hole?

  • Battal Gökçil
    Battal Gökçil

    What would happen if water would find a way to black hole?

  • Battal Gökçil
    Battal Gökçil

    What would happen if water would find a way to black hole?

  • Battal Gökçil
    Battal Gökçil

    What would happen if water would find a way to black hole?

  • Battal Gökçil
    Battal Gökçil

    What would happen if water would find a way to black hole?

  • Battal Gökçil
    Battal Gökçil

    What would happen if water would find a way to black hole?

  • Battal Gökçil
    Battal Gökçil

    What would happen if water would find a way to black hole?

  • Battal Gökçil
    Battal Gökçil

    What would happen if water would find a way to black hole?

  • Battal Gökçil
    Battal Gökçil

    What would happen if water would find a way to black hole?

  • Battal Gökçil
    Battal Gökçil

    What would happen if water would find a way to black hole?

  • Battal Gökçil
    Battal Gökçil

    What would happen if water would find a way to black hole?

  • Jesus Mohan
    Jesus Mohan

    Great work I like your quality of information and it's very good keep going

  • Abhilekh Mehta
    Abhilekh Mehta

    How is a vaccine manufactured? Please make a video on this.

  • Cedric Dubin
    Cedric Dubin

    During the quarantine. Google : Stay at home to avoid you from accidentally infecting others. If you have to go outside, be sure that it is an emergency, and wear a mask. Bing : sHaRiNg iS CaRiNg.

  • Oguz Uguz
    Oguz Uguz

    To no Airlines or ship no shopping to Covid

  • BIRB

    So tired of people (well, only men so far) yelling about government brainwashing and mind control trying to make people stay in doors...went out once this month and it was ridiculous. I wish everyone would just agree to abolish nonessential outings and understand that a vaccine will come eventually and we could easily save tens of thousands of lives.

    • soinu foig
      soinu foig

      Skyrim, here we go again...

  • Oguz Uguz
    Oguz Uguz

    But to Croanavirus Are All DIED For human

    • soinu foig
      soinu foig

      New season of Cells At Work seems pretty lit

  • soulure

    Trump needs to watch this.

  • Marquis Vegan
    Marquis Vegan

    Should of known the coronavirus video would be the most viewed video on this channel and it did it in 2 weeks. Goes to show serious people taking one of the most deadly virus in human history and still taking life by the thousands every single day. 🦠

  • Michael Atanasio
    Michael Atanasio

    Media: "Trump should be impeached! He's not doing enough!" Trump talked about the beer bug in his State of the Union Address. He established a taskforce in january while he was being fraudulently investigated by the Dems with no evidence. And he was working with data given by China and their puppets in the WHO- who we now know were cooking the books enourmously. Meanwhile the Dems? The governor and senator in New York are doing almost nothing. They were urging people to go out and party two weeks ago. They were assisting in concealing China's misinformation until this week. Hillary Clinton gleefully said Trump made the USA "number one!" Regarding infections. This is the woman who was running for president four years ago. The one people where crying and screaming over when she lost. Meanwhile Trump has delivered, or attempted to deliver, on each of his promises. But "Trump isn't doing enough". Of course. Give me a break. And give me Trump 2020!

  • Martin Cedie Del Mundo
    Martin Cedie Del Mundo

    Virus doesn't going Stronger. People just getting Weaker.

    • MushroomMario

      It's a weak version of a virus in a vaccine that helps the immune system to recognize it and defeat more easily in future attacks

  • DataAnalyze

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    • MushroomMario

      Is this a scam

  • Peter Fitzgerald
    Peter Fitzgerald

    What no one will mention and is the elephant in the corner is that humans are the real virus and the earth is cleansing itself from our destruction, this virus is the prelude to things that are unimaginable in the future, we must tax and sterilise humans going forward or our end is coming fast. The days of saying proudly that you have 10 grand kids is over, having more than one child is a crime and if you do not think so, mother nature does. .........this might be the last warning we get reduce the human population or nature will.

  • 普通のカップル

    ほんっとうにコロナウイルスは危険というかとが分かった。こんな恐ろしいウイルスなのに日本ではのんきに商品券あげるわ、マスク全世帯2枚あげるやったり、あげくのはてにそんな危険じゃないだろとたかをくくって不要な外出をするやつが多いときたもんだ。近い未来日本は本当にこの動画のような最悪な状況を迎えるかもしれない。そうならないためにも今はやり過ぎなくらい警戒しないと。[他の人もやってから外でる~]ではなく[自分の身を守り、外の人に移さない]という考えをもってほしいです。以上自分が思ったことです。 長文失礼

  • Rob Duckerberg
    Rob Duckerberg

    Fatality rate depends on the sample constitution and size. If it were serious the fatality rate would remain stable or rise when more people are tested. However, the fatality rate is going down as more are tested, as is the sickness rate. Further, they only test people who are already sick, so it's further skewed to fool people who don't have any discernment. In addition, there is no control group of people who were proved to be healthy before infection. Research without control groups is too easily open to mistakes and manipulation to be taken seriously by a real scientist. The PCR test only finds a small amount of RNA, which cannot be proven to be SARS-cov-2, and for anyone who understands the concept of viral load, there need to be millions of actual viruses in your body to indicate any correlation. One virus does not make people sick. The antibody test can only test for antibodies that react to ANY coronavirus, of which there are thousands of variations, as well as mutations, so again, there is no indication of infection with this particular virus. Finally, both of these tests are knows to give up to 80% false positive results, depending on the situation, staff expertise and numerous other factors. While clearly some people are dying of something, shutting down the economy and putting people under house arrest is not only an over-reaction, but a crime against humanity.

  • Dragon King
    Dragon King

    Congrats on 21M views in two weeks!!!

  • Kid

    After i watch this i got cough Me: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ i guess im gonna die then

  • Malik Kamran
    Malik Kamran

    why don't People use Bacteriophage to kill the bacteria🤔

    • Pablo450

      Wow, so true!

    • marie astrid lobaton
      marie astrid lobaton

      It's a virus not bacteria

  • Harold Hart
    Harold Hart


  • Ruleta

    Data shows coronavirus is mostly transmitted by aerosol as well as droplets, breathing the same air is enough. Revise this.

  • Ultra_Aksel

    New season of Cells At Work seems pretty lit

  • Jayon See
    Jayon See

    Skyrim, here we go again...

  • Daniel Meng
    Daniel Meng

    Who saw a monkey holding a roll of toilet paper in the intro? Look back at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="28">0:28</a>

  • 재현

    조회수 장난아니노ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  • Julio Saravia Favs
    Julio Saravia Favs

    Tell me why his voice makes me feel safe 🤦‍♂️🤣

  • Fillolisious

    Thanks to watching ‘Cells at Work’ I actually understand these terms 😂👌🏼

  • Joshua Barbour
    Joshua Barbour

    Mom:YOUR NOT GOING TO SCHOOL TODAY Me:thanks corona But seriously stay safe and watch out

  • ItchyScientist0

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="453">7:33</a> what is that bird doing

  • Dominic Toretto
    Dominic Toretto

    See everything in this video? now shut up and stay home....

  • Ruizhi Pieter
    Ruizhi Pieter

    Can Bacteriophage kill the Coronavirus?

    • Raempftl

      Ruizhi Pieter No. They are themselves viruses that kill bacteria.

  • art & other magic
    art & other magic

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="341">5:41</a>

  • jazz lao Eder
    jazz lao Eder

    Can you pleass make you a video about Hiv/Aids because we love educational video abour virus and how to avoid them!

  • See Thru The Matrix
    See Thru The Matrix

    Hahahahaha Corona = Bullshit virus. Do you people really belive in that shit?? Fucking liars as Always. Get out of here!


    the video is great, who create the animation of the video ? please if you can tell me that it will be appreciated. thanks

  • I SHIP IT!
    I SHIP IT!

    ...I’m to young!

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  • Đạt Dương Gia
    Đạt Dương Gia

    Fast speard is happenning

  • Lucioc

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="354">5:54</a> is that a jojo reference !?

  • Orucoglu Tetmal
    Orucoglu Tetmal

    Make a video about spider

  • Dyllan Arevalo
    Dyllan Arevalo

    Well the good news is earth is healing because of the lockdown

  • Himanshu Jha Tutorials
    Himanshu Jha Tutorials

    Reporter :- how many deaths are acceptable Trump : none , it's none. 😅