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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    1. 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!

      1. jason Marciano

        and drink alchoholl kids do it

      2. 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!

      3. The Tik-Tok Man

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

      4. ABetterWeapon


      5. 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!

    2. Akhenaton Serafim

      In my country, Brazil, my president underestimates the Covid-19 pandemic. Then, his fans are also rejecting quarantine and other globally recommended methods to control it. This situation was so bad that the Healthy minister was almost fired for his agreement with everything to control the number of infected people. 😣

    3. Gerardo Camacho

      Awesome video! Thanks! Any possibility you could do a video explaining why BCG Vaccine works againts Tuberculosis and seems to work against Sars-covid2? Thanks!

    4. Sophie K

      Dr. Redfield, the head of the CDC stated that cases are “much, much, much lower” than what some models have shown-coming after tens of millions of Americans followed social distancing guidelines and numerous businesses were closed. First, models are only as good as their assumptions. So, that is great news

    5. Dre


    6. di mention

      in 2019 the Chinese government devised and released a medical terror attack on the economy of the world called the Coronavirus which killed millions and decimated Wall street, The London stock exchange and all of the major markets across the rest of the world

    7. susan cruze

      This is what happens when you allow corporations to experiment with virus strains. Create a virus Create a cure Release the virus Sell the cure

      1. VD Entertaiment

        @susan cruze Like i said, IQ 20

      2. susan cruze

        @VD Entertaiment I can't wait for people like you to get vaccinated.

      3. VD Entertaiment

        IQ 20

    8. Lucas The Train Lover Dimoff

      Who was the first person to get the 🦠Coronavirus🦠?

    9. Sarah Banana

      I'm sorry that I didnt see this when it first came out but due to quarantine I'm losing track of time (I seriously thought I got the notification of this 2 days ago)

    10. marki cat

      I thougth you were dead ;¬;

    11. seth carini

      Dr house class fucking sucks

    12. Monke *

      Fuckkk China nuke them

    13. radmage21

      This needs to be shared with the entire world

    14. Mrs. Bling

      Somehow it was a fast pandemic :(

    15. Egal-Egal Egal

      Schlimmer als Corona sind die viele Experten jetzt!

    16. jeeez

      I think this is fast pandemic.

      1. niduoe stre

        @kurzgesagt could you make a video on energy transfers pls?

    17. Definately not Joseph Stalin

      This will go down in the history books.

      1. niduoe stre

        "Sama" channel,A Syrian News Network, Is using this on TV. I hope you're aware of this.

    18. oliver wijker

      can you make a video about 5G? I would find it very incredible useful in this time (specifically).

    19. The Dude

      sorry if this is a ride comment, but what happened to the birds? the people look like they already have a disease themselves

    20. _______________________

      I’ve just noticed that the monkey in the intro is holding toilet paper instead of a mouse

    21. Oscar Lara

      China should be destroyed





    24. Mr Spock

      Molarität... Remdesivir.... Qhloroquin

    25. hulkfan 69000

      Do a vid on the ningen I you want please

    26. Bryan Camacho

      Me: *watches this video* 2 weeks later My science teacher: *puts link to video in google classroom* Me: " its destiny"

    27. Jeon_ Tokki

      Hey there! Can I use your video in my assignment? I need a video of coronavirus and seems like this one this the best I've ever watch 😆 I already use your video actually, sorry for the late request😖😖 ( I'm not good in english so hope you can understand )

    28. Richard Bates

      Everyone forgets about Horde immunity. Look it up.

    29. Ali Landi

      There is another theory that corona causes the iron particle in the cell to leave the cell and makes the cell unable to carry oxygen to the body. That’s why people still die on ventilators. Hydroxychloroqine with zinc enables the cells to begin to oxygenate the body. Patients feel better in hours. Cured in days.

    30. Ohchill

      you forgot to mention about MASK!!!

    31. Jonáš

      In Czech reublic, we managed the slow growth but now our main epidemiologist says that half of us should get infected to save others. I mean... I don't think that it would work. Like... I don't understand anything that our government does.

    32. RNT

      "Sama" channel,A Syrian News Network, Is using this on TV. I hope you're aware of this.

      1. Curran Dickinson

        They may not mind as it gives information on a deadly pandemic. Not really the time to be greedy

    33. DrLazarous

      @kurzgesagt could you make a video on energy transfers pls?

    34. Tony Williams

      Staying home would be a good idea. However, idiots in the UK are too stupid to understand this, except me.

    35. amtrakboy4k _

      Corona is dangerous! 😷 I luv ur channel!👍😎

    36. The Angkor Watt

      Thank you God for my immune system

    37. Da Blue Guy

      (o_o) Coronavirus (ovo) God playing Plague Inc on Brutal Mode

    38. Captain Jurgh캡틴져

      *1. Not Getting Infected* My anxiety says it is the hardest task.

    39. ItZ_ Hamza

      Oh, I Washed my hands before the pandemic, no big deal. Just ya know... *flex*

    40. 名無しさん

      日本人いるー? 頑張ろうな!!!

    41. SKULL VOID

      Man u have a really complex name

    42. Mike R

      Antimalaria medications wont work against a virus. You were lied to. Antibiotics like Hydrochloriquine and Azythromycin CANNOT work against a virus! STOP trying to make me complacent with the fact that the virus affects immuno-comprimised persons or old people. Because ITS NOT ok!!! The next stage is going to be telling the people that the numbers are down. And soon they wont even talk about it. This is a cooperative effort between international BIG MEDIA, and BIG PHARMA to impose a genocide!!! The technology used to creat SARS-CoV-2 is a genome engineering method called (CRISPR-CaS9) Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats CRISPR Associated Protein 9. It allows double strand breaks in the genetic helix, these breaks can lead to gene inactivation or the introduction of heterologous genes through non-homologous end joining and homologous recombination respectively in many laboratory model organisms. This is a genocide people! WAKE UP!!!.

    43. Leo Mack

      Please can you do another video that educates people on 5G and why they don't need to burn down cell towers. Would be a really helpful part 2 of your electromagnetic radiation video. Thank you for all your hard work!

    44. The Dude

      The Coronavirus starts Partents I because of that phone!

    45. Victoria Barron

      Interesting! Very good video!

    46. Job Beeman

      i love your videos, keep up the good work!😀

    47. Grian

      like all the toilet paper!

    48. Ben S

      There is a consequence to a slow pandemic - economic recession which will be remembered by history. But it still the better alternative to overrun hospitals and mass casualties.

    49. 林冠倫

      Ok... CPP WuHan Virus. 🇨🇳😷🚑

    50. Kim Xuan Nguyen Tran

      this video forgets to include Wearing Masks. This virus spreading through the breathing process so wearing masks is number 1 and wash our hands with soap is number 2. Stay safe.

    51. Dancehall fuhlife

      they got one thing wrong on this video its called CHINESEVIRUS - just like the spanish flu it came from spain this shit came from china its called CHINESEVIRUS

    52. TheBrickGuy7939

      Execute COVID-19 *Yes my lord.*

    53. Life Lab Learner

      Being a biomedical researcher, it's amazing to see how fast COVID-19 research, as enough funding is provided. Last month alone, scientists have successfully conducted tests to stop COVID-19 infections in the laboratory using drugs which have been developed against HIV or Ebola. Now clinical phase III trials have started to further evaluate these drugs in patients. Furthermore, the first antibody against a Sars-Cov-2 protein has been developed. Over 35 companies and universities are also developing vaccines and the first clinical trials have already started (I just made a video about COVID-19 research breakthroughs). I believe that we might come up with new treatments comparatively soon!

    54. Alex T

      Wait! They didn't tell anyone. They killed the doctors that tried to blow the whistle. That's the news here in the US. Don't blame me if it's wrong.

    55. Kortazn •

      Nice Video !

    56. Hong S.M

      yee i hate cov 19!!!


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    58. Александр Александров

      Attention!!! Breaking news!!! An old infection that few people know about, but it's insanely dangerous. 100% of the world's population is infected, 100% of the world's population is sick, 100% of the entire population dies with it, and perhaps all 100% die from it. It is especially dangerous for people over 60 years of age. It mows down both men and women. Urgent!!! Urgent!!! All gas masks, anti-plague suits, isolation, quarantine!!! The infection is called Streptococcus. Disease tooth DECAY. Say "nonsense"? Coronovirus - the same nonsense!!! Yes, and people are not immortal. The older you are, the more likely you are to die, and not just from the virus))). Think about it! Logic...

    59. DeclanTheGod08

      barny is a dinosour remix i love you, you love me just stay the fuck away from me

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    61. THE Existential

      Imagine this with Black Death.... Kurzgesagt uploading this, explaining the Black Death to people

    62. BrainMare

      Fans: why you killin' birds? Kurzgesagt: *maybe*

    63. Nemanja Đukić

      Do a vid on 5G!

    64. Tomáš Pidík

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="174">2:54</a> Neutrophiles: Some of you may die, but that's a sacrifice I'm wiling to make

    65. Leaf Ep

      와.. 너무 좋은 말이네 '밖에서 일해야하는 사람들을 위해 자가 격리 좀 해라'

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    66. Zephyr

      "Coronavirus" doesn't exist. It's all 5G.

      1. Bruh

        I feel you are joking but if you aren't you should learn what is ionizing radiation and what is electro-magnetic radiation that is litteraly the safest form of radiation. And if you say 5G is bad than stop using your phone laptop tablet TV radio and other stuff cause it all radiates the same

    67. Adrián Pavlačič

      I dont get this. Why people in america which has by far the most infected in the world don't wear face masks? Maybe it doesn't protect you 100% but it is still better than nothing.

    68. Mahesh Teggin

      OMG I am new to your Chanel and I am already a fan I love you alll

    69. Steven Pérez Sequeira

      ¡Ni se les ocurra contraer CORONAVIRUS! Ustedes son la joya más preciada en canales de EEsel que tengo...

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    73. David Pearn

      Get the thick people's of the UK off the streets, if there wasn't a pandemic you wouldn't see have of these idiots outside whole families on bike rides etc stay indoors you selfish twats.

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    75. Tri Wahyu

      But , What haven if we die ? , did the virus still alive ? :"3 , sorry if my english is bad :"

    76. lorrnoke neo


    77. farmer the boi

      If anyone didnt notice, the monkey in the intro has a toilet paper.

    78. SomeDude771

      I’m holding China accountable for making me play minecraft 8 hours a day

    79. Paiwand Jaff

      I'm living in the one of the Kurdistan town 300k people living in here and without any cases Please please stay at home

    80. CorgiAnimations

      I saw your video on the news :)