The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do

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A huge thanks to the experts who helped us on short notice with the video. Especially “Our World in Data”, 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.
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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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell15 dni temu

    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!

  2. Aaron Day

    Aaron Day3 dni temu

    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!

  3. The Tik-Tok Man

    The Tik-Tok Man10 dni temu

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

  4. ABetterWeapon

    ABetterWeapon13 dni temu


  5. Rodrigo Py

    Rodrigo Py14 dni temu

    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!

  6. Ching Wei Xion

    Ching Wei Xion15 dni temu

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


    IMAFKAY5 godzin temu

    This is a really good analogy, thanks?

  8. Hex 720D

    Hex 720D5 godzin temu

    Eat a soap a day, keep the doctor away

  9. Arno Venter

    Arno Venter6 godzin temu

    There it goes, that interracial bullshit again!!

  10. osufwiffo

    osufwiffo6 godzin temu

    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" ?

  11. Nikhil Naik

    Nikhil Naik6 godzin temu

    The black bird's are so cute 🤗.

  12. emirhan kutlu

    emirhan kutlu6 godzin temu


  13. Harpax A

    Harpax A6 godzin temu

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

  14. Jadeite Nguyen

    Jadeite Nguyen6 godzin temu

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

  15. Open Spaces

    Open Spaces7 godzin temu

    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!

  16. Hasta᭄ el᭄fuego

    Hasta᭄ el᭄fuego7 godzin temu

    🐮 🆔 Sounds like shits More suicide then seek people

  17. Tapio Myllärinen

    Tapio Myllärinen7 godzin temu

    My golden heart of old Finnish peacekeeper and system tester of information networks is full filled. I love This PLgos 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.

  18. 차현종

    차현종7 godzin temu

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

  19. JT Leland

    JT Leland7 godzin temu

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

  20. Haiden Geary

    Haiden Geary7 godzin temu

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

  21. rubiks6

    rubiks67 godzin temu

    (<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

  22. Zain Jillani

    Zain Jillani7 godzin temu

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

  23. Brubba G

    Brubba G8 godzin temu

    Never let your content down! Keep this road going!

  24. n2daseco12

    n2daseco128 godzin temu

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

  25. Sir Neymz

    Sir Neymz8 godzin temu

    More lie they try to feed us. Enjoy.

  26. Rachel Taylor

    Rachel Taylor8 godzin temu

    Space nuke

  27. Ve Lour

    Ve Lour8 godzin temu

    China is pest!

  28. Aditya Seth

    Aditya Seth8 godzin temu

    The background music is pretty similar to Plague Inc.

  29. Aditya Seth

    Aditya Seth8 godzin temu

    Make a video on Einstein's theory of relativity

  30. 666 999

    666 9998 godzin temu

    its all lies.....

  31. 666 999

    666 9998 godzin temu

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

  32. MushroomMario

    MushroomMario8 godzin temu

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

  33. Anurag Mehta

    Anurag Mehta8 godzin temu

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

  34. Blackwell 02

    Blackwell 028 godzin temu

    Thank you for the video very informative

  35. Mark Solezo

    Mark Solezo8 godzin temu

    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!

  36. MushroomMario

    MushroomMario8 godzin temu

    Are your people THAT dumb?

  37. Battal Gökçil

    Battal Gökçil9 godzin temu

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

  38. Battal Gökçil

    Battal Gökçil9 godzin temu

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

  39. Battal Gökçil

    Battal Gökçil9 godzin temu

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

  40. Battal Gökçil

    Battal Gökçil9 godzin temu

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

  41. Battal Gökçil

    Battal Gökçil9 godzin temu

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

  42. Battal Gökçil

    Battal Gökçil9 godzin temu

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

  43. Battal Gökçil

    Battal Gökçil9 godzin temu

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

  44. Battal Gökçil

    Battal Gökçil9 godzin temu

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

  45. Battal Gökçil

    Battal Gökçil9 godzin temu

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

  46. Battal Gökçil

    Battal Gökçil9 godzin temu

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

  47. Battal Gökçil

    Battal Gökçil9 godzin temu

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

  48. Jesus Mohan

    Jesus Mohan9 godzin temu

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

  49. Abhilekh Mehta

    Abhilekh Mehta9 godzin temu

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

  50. Cedric Dubin

    Cedric Dubin9 godzin temu

    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.

  51. Oguz Uguz

    Oguz Uguz9 godzin temu

    To no Airlines or ship no shopping to Covid

  52. BIRB

    BIRB9 godzin temu

    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.

  53. soinu foig

    soinu foig9 godzin temu

    Skyrim, here we go again...

  54. Oguz Uguz

    Oguz Uguz9 godzin temu

    But to Croanavirus Are All DIED For human

  55. soinu foig

    soinu foig9 godzin temu

    New season of Cells At Work seems pretty lit

  56. soulure

    soulure9 godzin temu

    Trump needs to watch this.

  57. Marquis Vegan

    Marquis Vegan10 godzin temu

    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. 🦠

  58. Michael Atanasio

    Michael Atanasio10 godzin temu

    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!

  59. Martin Cedie Del Mundo

    Martin Cedie Del Mundo10 godzin temu

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

  60. MushroomMario

    MushroomMario8 godzin temu

    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

  61. DataAnalyze

    DataAnalyze10 godzin temu

    Everyone: Coronavirus Kurzgesagt: *Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Related Coronavirus 2*

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  63. MushroomMario

    MushroomMario8 godzin temu

    Is this a scam

  64. Peter Fitzgerald

    Peter Fitzgerald11 godzin temu

    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.

  65. 普通のカップル

    普通のカップル11 godzin temu

    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

  66. Rob Duckerberg

    Rob Duckerberg11 godzin temu

    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.

  67. Dragon King

    Dragon King11 godzin temu

    Congrats on 21M views in two weeks!!!

  68. Kid

    Kid11 godzin temu

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

  69. Malik Kamran

    Malik Kamran11 godzin temu

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

  70. Pablo450

    Pablo4508 godzin temu

    Wow, so true!

  71. marie astrid lobaton

    marie astrid lobaton10 godzin temu

    It's a virus not bacteria

  72. Harold Hart

    Harold Hart11 godzin temu


  73. Ruleta

    Ruleta11 godzin temu

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

  74. Ultra_Aksel

    Ultra_Aksel11 godzin temu

    New season of Cells At Work seems pretty lit

  75. Jayon See

    Jayon See12 godzin temu

    Skyrim, here we go again...

  76. Daniel Meng

    Daniel Meng12 godzin temu

    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>

  77. 재현

    재현12 godzin temu

    조회수 장난아니노ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  78. Julio Saravia Favs

    Julio Saravia Favs12 godzin temu

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

  79. Fillolisious

    Fillolisious12 godzin temu

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

  80. Joshua Barbour

    Joshua Barbour13 godzin temu

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

  81. ItchyScientist0

    ItchyScientist013 godzin temu

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

  82. Dominic Toretto

    Dominic Toretto13 godzin temu

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

  83. Ruizhi Pieter

    Ruizhi Pieter13 godzin temu

    Can Bacteriophage kill the Coronavirus?

  84. Raempftl

    Raempftl10 godzin temu

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

  85. art & other magic

    art & other magic13 godzin temu

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

  86. jazz lao Eder

    jazz lao Eder13 godzin temu

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

  87. See Thru The Matrix

    See Thru The Matrix13 godzin temu

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


    Yusuf YENİTÜRKOĞULLARI13 godzin temu

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

  89. I SHIP IT!

    I SHIP IT!13 godzin temu

    ...I’m to young!

  90. 大正の輝石

    大正の輝石13 godzin temu


  91. Đạt Dương Gia

    Đạt Dương Gia13 godzin temu

    Fast speard is happenning

  92. Lucioc

    Lucioc13 godzin temu

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

  93. Orucoglu Tetmal

    Orucoglu Tetmal13 godzin temu

    Make a video about spider

  94. Dyllan Arevalo

    Dyllan Arevalo14 godzin temu

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

  95. Himanshu Jha Tutorials

    Himanshu Jha Tutorials14 godzin temu

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