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
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 Prije 6 dana
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 Prije 12 dana
brilliant work as usual. Love the animations & clear, concise explanations. Well done team!
ABetterWeapon Prije 15 dana
Rodrigo Py
Rodrigo Py Prije 16 dana
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 Prije 17 dana
Great job.! Probably the best Covid-19 video out there...
The Rabbit Hole
The Rabbit Hole Prije 11 sati
The animations on this video are top notch! They should win a streamy for this 🏆
grapy Prije 11 sati
Great, useful, concise, accurate information. As expected from this channel. I really can't appreciate you enough. Love ur work ❤️.
Jason Koid
Jason Koid Prije 11 sati
cant phages kill coronavirus
steve _
steve _ Prije 12 sati
Leon Jones
Leon Jones Prije 13 sati
Soap and toilet paper are now gods :D
Ki Ra
Ki Ra Prije 13 sati
Your channel has the prettiest animations and simplest explanations. Makes it so interesting
Eyenet2u Prije 13 sati
Covid-19 is an inexpensive silent military coup collectively conducted by all IMF members Central Banks in perfect harmony with their weaponized mass media LED screens (Lies Emitting Diodes). Our owners at the IMF have decided that this WWW3 shall be "A War On AIR" then they quickly & brilliantly enacted their pre-planned harsh and permanent martial laws on every planation ( they own. Please accept and obey these simple facts so that your daily anxiety levels will be much more manageable.
Free to play
Free to play Prije 13 sati
Then there’s LiL Pump “Wrist got Corona! Neck Got Ebola!”
art krishna
art krishna Prije 14 sati
please take a video on human embryo development
Brady Boisclair
Brady Boisclair Prije 14 sati
who is here because your teachers linked it and said watch this
Mermaidgirl007 Prije 14 sati
Yeaahhhhh not touching my face is gonna be hard for me cuz I have RLLY bad exma idk how to spell it My exma is so bad that I really shouldn’t have white bedding because I have long hair by beds covered with hair then I get all itchy THEN I scratch so hard I draw blood and yea I do have prescription cream and I ain’t taking it cuz I’m scared it will sting and sometimes it stings so much I start shaking and feeling light headed but that doesn’t last long and if your reading this comment only the first line matters
Vaibhav Sawhney
Vaibhav Sawhney Prije 14 sati
6:28 Turn off that tap!
Tommy Vercetti
Tommy Vercetti Prije 15 sati
I just saw a fragment of this video on Spanish tv haha
Cameron Saiani
Cameron Saiani Prije 15 sati
Hello :) you always Britain my day creep up the good work
Random Smugger
Random Smugger Prije 15 sati
(Gets bacteriophage cereal)
a-john Prije 14 sati
Random Smugger bacteriophages kill only bacteria, hence the root: bacterio. we have recently discovered virophages but we know barely anything about them. the coronavirus is a virus, a common cold strain. bacteriophage is a name that means “eater of bacteria”
harry milian
harry milian Prije 15 sati
DaReal BabyJBlood23
DaReal BabyJBlood23 Prije 15 sati
This the best Subscription in the corona virus solving Subscriptions EVER made I would recommend Kurzgesagt is the BEST
BaliDash GD
BaliDash GD Prije 15 sati
"What happened to Covids 1-18? And why covid?" My theory: (Co)rona (Vi)rus + discovered in (D)ecember of 20(19) = COVID-19
a-john Prije 13 sati
BaliDash GD yeah, i was clarifying, i didn’t disagree
BaliDash GD
BaliDash GD Prije 14 sati
@a-john that's lowkey what I said
a-john Prije 14 sati
BaliDash GD the reason the 19 is there is because it was discovered in 2019.
Julie Prije 16 sati
cells at work anyone?
Ethan Hill
Ethan Hill Prije 16 sati
Why do people dislike this vid your a boomer if u dislike
Büşra Çelik
Büşra Çelik Prije 16 sati
9,6 k people disliked this video because they are coronaviruses lol.
ShocKvideoS Prije 16 sati
RIP who died....It is awful.
George Papadopoulos
George Papadopoulos Prije 16 sati
Congrats to the people who made this video. Short and informative, that anyone can understand. Thanks!
BuildswithDavid Prije 16 sati
Just stay home. That’s it. Social distance.
Katie Prije 17 sati
I love your science videos, and this is a really awesome video that shows how viral science works in our modern age. I also thought the example of washing your hands like you have jalapeno pepper juice on them and want to put in contacts was really funny and useful advice for the 'less skilled hand washers'.
Weicong Liang
Weicong Liang Prije 17 sati
Mexicanos: no te entendí ni vrga no se ingles
True darkne22
True darkne22 Prije 17 sati
When the bacteria come can phages help us
Gloria Thompson
Gloria Thompson Prije 17 sati
Information you should know.
Scary Mclairy
Scary Mclairy Prije 17 sati
Las cosas están empeorando en España, donde vivo.
Marilyn Escala
Marilyn Escala Prije 17 sati
God Bless...💓🐟
Ioan Jivan
Ioan Jivan Prije 17 sati
We really are very lucky for the experts that laid down the necessary procedures before this and for the ones that were trying to enforce them probably way earlier than the moments our dear governments woke up.
Anglo Saxon
Anglo Saxon Prije 18 sati
Monkeys don't use toilet roll
Roberto Garcia
Roberto Garcia Prije 18 sati
MultiDelom Prije 18 sati
5:49 Eugenics
QistyArtz Prije 18 sati
My body cells : You don't get Coronavirus or I will disown you
Assaad Nasrallah
Assaad Nasrallah Prije 18 sati
Very well explained 👏🏻👏🏻
日本もがんばります みんなで乗り越えましょう
dick hughes
dick hughes Prije 19 sati
I suppress virus with a few drops of sodium chlorite solution (25%) mixed with equal number of drops of Hydrochloric acid (5%) that is allowed to react for 30 sec and then diluted and drank. I inhale minute amounts in saline with a nebulizer to protect my lungs from a virus buildup.
a-john Prije 14 sati
dick hughes that’s placebo, diluted hydrochloric acid is just water
談吃 Prije 19 sati
(Will it work if people breathe the cell with not thing inside that have the same repcepter that virus bond to?)
yasser nul
yasser nul Prije 19 sati
the cases from the philiphines is reach to 1000
Cat 222
Cat 222 Prije 19 sati
I live in Spain and we call quarantine “corona holiday “
Mausuf Ratul
Mausuf Ratul Prije 19 sati
We don't know for how many people this was there last video
Kishan Raj 96
Kishan Raj 96 Prije 20 sati
Terrence Rodriguez
Terrence Rodriguez Prije 20 sati
Deathless Prije 20 sati
Finally. Some actual fucking info. This is why I love Kurzgesagt, they aren't like the media and spreading misinformation and fear. Unlike the fucking media, these people are contacting scientists and studying things and compiling actual evidence. Thank you, you guys help a lot of people learn every day and maybe even more.
ramsdens eyepiece
ramsdens eyepiece Prije 20 sati
I love how the monkey in the introduction changes what he is holding based on the context of each video. In this video, it's toilet paper. Nice little Easter egg.
Karim Sumar
Karim Sumar Prije 20 sati
Excellent video 📹... Beautifully explained. Let's hope that a vaccine can be developed ASAP to kill and eradicate the Corona Virus 🔅 epidemic!
jap pat
jap pat Prije 20 sati
Why coronavirus vaccine is not found yet???
Sandy Vita
Sandy Vita Prije 20 sati
What about seizure on corona cases?? Lots of seizure in public and cause sudden death, captured on camera around the world Some if the seizure not resulted death.
Orellote Odeon
Orellote Odeon Prije 21 sat
Stop making jokes idiots we are gonna die its smtng like the end of the worldd
Roy Sreheen
Roy Sreheen Prije 21 sat
Is no one going to talk about the JoJo's reference at 5:53 ?
Milou Antibes
Milou Antibes Prije 21 sat
This is exactly what Japan has been doing to deal with this virus.
TheDankSmokeRat Prije 21 sat
Man me and my mother Make as many masks as we can sometimes 200 a day but its not enough
Alex Shmidt
Alex Shmidt Prije 21 sat
The money took the TP 0:28
Pls New ımmune system
Waddle D Segovia.
Waddle D Segovia. Prije 22 sati
So what happens is basically a World War Cells that's happening inside you
isaac3002 Prije 22 sati
Is the spread of the Coronavirus considered a fast or slow one?
sab ka Thikana channel
I think a moderate one
Flibbity Prije 22 sati
Coronavirus: Exists Every man on Earth: Let's make a meme out of it.
no im not
no im not Prije 23 sati
I might agree nor disagree because its already at one fast pandemic considering it started 3 months ago,right now popular places like the U.S.,Spain,Italy like there are the biggest amount of confirmed cases on there,U.S. reached 200k+ coronavirus reached 1 million cases,brazil here is struggling too because we already have 9k cases and 300+ deaths
I Love Lea Thompson
I Love Lea Thompson Prije 23 sati
Corona virus: *has low severity and lethality but high infectivity rate, started on a rich urban country with consistent climate and a huge population* People who play plague inc.: beep bop boopity boop something wrong what the ploop
BEEF BALLS Prije dan
The birbs make it 10x better 🥺👉🏼👈🏼
Bharath Jp
Bharath Jp Prije dan
Hey Kruzgesagt ur video is being played here in India in the public
Thanos Prije dan
We weren't allowed to order something from a creek restaurant because my mom thinks just because of Corona everyone sneezes on ur food Like dafuq??
OlgaMariaMaria Prije dan
Christiaan Scheepers
Please make a video on 5G that we can share with the world. This '5G is a weapon of the Illuminatii that is causing your DNA to mutate into Corona' shit is getting ludicrous!
a-john Prije 14 sati
Christiaan Scheepers you make me wanna slit my throat with a paper plate
Dre Hessen
Dre Hessen Prije dan
the vaccine for the coronavirus is alcohol.
Julia Chernov
Julia Chernov Prije dan
Ok I’m confused on one thing. Where does the bacteria come from at 4:22 ? Is it just the natural body’s bacteria that wreaks havoc on their own body because the immune system is so low?
a-john Prije 14 sati
Julia Chernov that or it’s just easy to contract because of a compromised immune system
President Jyrgunkarrd
And now, thanks to the stupid fat slob running the place, we know what future path lies ahead for America. :|
KYONG LEE Prije dan
I love these science videos!
Coley Durham
Coley Durham Prije dan
How much money you make off this video?
Coley Durham
Coley Durham Prije dan
@Dreami Ts he got money somehow
Dreami Ts
Dreami Ts Prije dan
Coley Durham probably zero. All coronavirus related video are demonetized on HRvid.
Tar Vines
Tar Vines Prije dan
We know COVID19 is a very dangerous virus. We are now part of the greatest medical history for pandemics and also this thing help the world heal (Just being positive for a moment) maybe there is a reason why it happened.
The H Family
The H Family Prije dan
Definitely USA and the rest of the world is getting that quick pandemic mode not to mention China which has lost about 15 million people
captain Prije dan
Social vaccinating yes
Paula Bending
Paula Bending Prije dan
Ava Kessia
Ava Kessia Prije dan
Monster Human
Monster Human Prije dan
Kurzgesagt team I kindly request you to refer 'THOLLKAPIYAM' a old Tamil text (the first language) and explain to the world. Merci beaucoup.
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I hated c