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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  • 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!

    Kurzgesagt – In a NutshellKurzgesagt – In a NutshellПре 11 дана
    • brilliant work as usual. Love the animations & clear, concise explanations. Well done team!

      The Tik-Tok ManThe Tik-Tok ManПре 6 дана
    • boost.

      ABetterWeaponABetterWeaponПре 9 дана
    • 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!

      Rodrigo PyRodrigo PyПре 10 дана
    • Great job.! Probably the best Covid-19 video out there...

      Ching Wei XionChing Wei XionПре 11 дана
    • Nicely done

      Legendary 44Legendary 44Пре 11 дана
  • Can some please answer this. If the infection is serious enough the __________ become infected with bacteria which causes __________.

    Anastacia DavyAnastacia DavyПре 6 сати
  • Thank you, greetings from Aguascalientes Mexico.

    Adriana Vázquez VargasAdriana Vázquez VargasПре 6 сати
  • Give this man a me (lmao I wanted to comment on the last video do something on coronavirus)

    BudgeupBudgeupПре 6 сати
  • Why selling and smoking cigarettes isn't temporary banned? It's obvious it would give us thousands of places in hospitals that are occupied by people who DECIDED to smoke instead people who didn't choose illnesses with which covid is deadly. You know why? If people stopped smoking for few months, they wouldn't come back to smoking and there're circles of people that would loose more than billions, they would loose trillions of dollars. They sacrifices lives of thousands just to keep people from breaking addiction.

    Waldemar PierzchalskiWaldemar PierzchalskiПре 6 сати
    • Good job on putting your personal opinion in front of actual science. That's pretty ballsy.

      NeutralChaoticNeutralChaoticПре 6 сати
  • Good luck, and may the soap be with you...

    SPARTAN 2502SPARTAN 2502Пре 6 сати
  • where the fuck was the immune system in the first 10 days ?

    pierre gullampierre gullamПре 6 сати
  • This is terrible :/

    VariousAndysVideosVariousAndysVideosПре 6 сати
  • Hi

    lily’s worldlily’s worldПре 6 сати
  • Hi

    lily’s worldlily’s worldПре 6 сати
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="27">0:27</a> make a sheet music on that....

    Mukta Mukherjee MitraMukta Mukherjee MitraПре 6 сати
  • 매우 잘 봤어요. 만족합니다. 더 많은 컨텐츠를 생산해줬으면 좋겠습니다.

    알랭들롱알랭들롱Пре 6 сати
  • 911 bitches does it again.

    Ty ThorTy ThorПре 6 сати
  • Steep slope Bill?

    TeXel _DPTeXel _DPПре 6 сати
  • China should send free supplies worldwide

    Lynda MackrousLynda MackrousПре 7 сати
    • NeutralChaotic no. But I did not send my people around the world either’ carrying a virus Wuhqpan knew way back in Dece,ber there was an infectious dud eases ‘ when did the rest of the world find out!

      Lynda MackrousLynda MackrousПре 6 сати
    • Have you ever sent free supplies to as many people as you can, while ignoring the economic impact on you? No? Then shut up.

      NeutralChaoticNeutralChaoticПре 6 сати
  • Will China practice hygiene

    Lynda MackrousLynda MackrousПре 7 сати
  • How did it go from Wuhan to worldwide . Why China let its people leave their country knowing the infection was spreading in their own country

    Lynda MackrousLynda MackrousПре 7 сати
    • Lynda Mackrous They probably didn’t know that they had the coronavirus. It’s also possible that tourists got the coronavirus from Wuhan, and when they returned to their home country, others might’ve gotten it.

      CookieCookieПре 6 сати
  • In the beginning it says that the ccp notified the world that they had a virus spreading but they did not till late January. The first time I can find acknowledging it on a national level is January 20th. I can find current Chinese state run media saying that they warned the world in December. Don't let politics rewrite history.

    Rowdy BedsaulRowdy BedsaulПре 7 сати
  • Carrying Capacity plays a role in COVID-19 because if we go over the limit then things go extreme. Its easy for the disease to spread. The disease spreads faster when we touch our faces and make contact with others in public.

    Leslie HernandezLeslie HernandezПре 7 сати
  • This guy has the most sophisticated voice ever.

    Fervent SleeperFervent SleeperПре 7 сати
  • Someone please suggest or tweet this video to President Trump so at least he understands what Corona is

    Rahul BaroliyaRahul BaroliyaПре 7 сати
  • Please do a autistic brain vs normal brain I'm autistic and I really want to see this and I'm very interested please do this

    trent Jonestrent JonesПре 7 сати
  • Exciting guys

    cyril sundarcyril sundarПре 7 сати
  • Woua very good video

    Marco PoloMarco PoloПре 7 сати
  • SARS, Nipah virus, Ebola, and Covid-19 all started with a guy who ate a bat. Have we learned anything?!

    AltaicAltaicПре 7 сати
  • I get this video with voice in Brazilian Portuguese. I find it very useful for people that not understand english learn about Corona Virus. But when I publish it on facebook the video is excluded regardind solicitation from Kurzgesagt. How i can shared the video witch voice in portuguese? I can't find it on your channel.

    Amilton de Souza MacielAmilton de Souza MacielПре 7 сати
  • some hope for trying times : "But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." ― Albus Dumbledore

    Sydney CharterSydney CharterПре 7 сати
    • ""But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." ― Albus Dumbledore" There, now no one has to click on your stupid post.

      NeutralChaoticNeutralChaoticПре 6 сати
  • It is a little sad that the people who need to watch this video the most likely are not the ones watching it... :/

    MontagneMontagneПре 7 сати
  • Thank this cannel for make this video.

    こくれうむこくれうむПре 7 сати
  • Have you guys pulled out of nebula? I can't find your videos there anymore.

    Tyler HendersonTyler HendersonПре 8 сати
  • Put mask on your face when you go out to meet someone~😷 Wash your hands 👏 and clean your mobile📱phone when you came back home 😎 Stay healthy💓🌲🌐

    Young LeeYoung LeeПре 8 сати
  • Fermi paradox: 20 million in 4 years Cornavirus: 20 million in 11 days

    NetripNetripПре 8 сати
  • Can someone explain this to Bolsonaro, Jesus Christ

    JudeJudeПре 8 сати
  • Comment subscribe I (hope) it becomes

    Destiny.E. LouisoparaDestiny.E. LouisoparaПре 8 сати
  • but one thing, can you actullaty survive the coronavirus? D:

    nawfel touatnawfel touatПре 8 сати
  • Voglio condividere con voi un pó di conoscenza di Dio. Il salario del peccato è la morte (Inferno), ma il dono di Dio è la vita eterna in Gesù (Romani <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="383">6:23</a>). Tutti hanno peccato e sono privi della gloria di Dio (Romani <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="203">3:23</a>). Ravvedetevi dei vostri peccati; chiedete perdono a Gesù ed accettatelo nel vostro cuore come Signore e Salvatore; credete in Lui è seguitelo. Gesù è la via, la verità e la vita (Giovanni <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="846">14:6</a>)

    Katia UstulinKatia UstulinПре 8 сати
  • Jag mâr. ∅@,\,*

    Destiny.E. LouisoparaDestiny.E. LouisoparaПре 8 сати
  • But corona virus is air bond

    devendra rawatdevendra rawatПре 8 сати
  • Hot water with Dial bar is what I use every cold and flu season if you must go out do it early in the morning before the stores get busy

    JR PacerJR PacerПре 8 сати
  • Thank You for advice and for the important thing to do.thank you very much.

    Sam MatthewSam MatthewПре 8 сати
  • This is a comment.

    Papa Est PerpetuamPapa Est PerpetuamПре 8 сати
  • To add a little more to this video, wear an N95 mask when you want to go outside (if you don't have N95, just wear a cloth mask, or put a tissue or static filter inside) Wear a disposable glove Why wear a mask Gloves to prevent infection Wearing is because there are objects that may have gotten splashed by the infected person, don't meet people unless absolutely necessary.

    루지루멘루지루멘Пре 8 сати
  • oh yay fun watvhing this when you been coughing up blood in mucoous

    Rozsa SzamosfalviRozsa SzamosfalviПре 8 сати
  • 2020/January : WW III 2020/February : Australia is on fiaaaaar 2020/March : Coronavirus entered the chat ...... ...... ...... 2020/December : Thanos arrives on earth

    Muhammad SadiqMuhammad SadiqПре 9 сати
  • Who here is looking for Corona jokes lol 😅

    RohitRohitПре 9 сати
  • Good thing I bought face masks and a bunch water and food

    Le_MonkeLe_MonkeПре 9 сати
  • Anyone here from Mr howard

    Verbosemink ?Verbosemink ?Пре 9 сати
  • Like si vienes por el profe de biologia

    erraziki 75erraziki 75Пре 9 сати
  • Great video, as usual (except for the utterly useless and rather distracting background noise). Now... could you explain why the btwn 300000 and 600000 deaths caused by the common flu every year do not cause as much turmoil in the world?

    JC BeekeeperJC BeekeeperПре 9 сати
  • Are any of this episodes up on Spotify as podcasts? Would love to be able to listen to them there!

    FlorenceFlorenceПре 9 сати
  • this is deadass my homework assignment...

    damiendamienПре 9 сати
  • Very good, thanks.

    Frances PagliariFrances PagliariПре 9 сати
  • If you know that several television channels use your video, they are from television in Spanish xd

    Kenneth MiñoKenneth MiñoПре 9 сати
  • Actually, it was journalists, doctors and whistleblowers who were trying to notify the world while the Chinese government attempted to keep them silent.

    H GH GПре 10 сати
  • NOT COVID-19!!!! It's Wuhan Corona!

    김도현김도현Пре 10 сати
  • haemophilia

    Good Puss 3000.Good Puss 3000.Пре 10 сати
  • corona virus could be wiped out humans from this world?

    criminal mancriminal manПре 10 сати
  • Can you explain new virus (HantaVirus)

    ground Aground AПре 10 сати
  • Pornhuben is the best medicine

    T RjiT RjiПре 10 сати
  • Biology project :(

    DatsiosDatsiosПре 10 сати
  • Don't understand how people can dislike this video

    Chris AndersonChris AndersonПре 11 сати
  • alcohol and mask is nothing to do u have to wash hands and if u have corona what is always best to do is PRAY everyday its in isiah the quarantine i dont remember but it says go home my child lock your door and stay asa god anger is out

    Jarrelle RiveraJarrelle RiveraПре 11 сати
  • If a vaccine is developed for the coronavirus[I hope it would soon] and most of them not all are vaccinated so does the herd immunity work here too.I think like you are my science teacher so doubts.........:D

    LordStark GamingLordStark GamingПре 11 сати
  • Do not trust Television transmission, be an AI unprogrammer... Help people to work. Don´t became an artist. Work hard. They use drugs and want to get killed. Thanks.

    Fernando Castro NevesFernando Castro NevesПре 11 сати
  • Atchovisky, ninguém falovisky 100 pro paredovisky, but if you has vacine of influenza ABCD without virus in the body you do not spred the flue. So become Dumb. Thanks.

    Fernando Castro NevesFernando Castro NevesПре 11 сати
  • In Italy it started fast 😭😖😞 I hope it will finishes well

    Nippi TaboyNippi TaboyПре 11 сати
  • What a video! Thank You.

    Abhijit BakuliAbhijit BakuliПре 11 сати
  • Yeshua-Jesus is your answer get into your Bible start reading you will find Salvation

    yeshua messiahyeshua messiahПре 11 сати
  • Made in China

    Ryan SeoRyan SeoПре 11 сати
  • I saw this video on ST movies plus (Startimes Station) but had the thanks to researchers edited out. Did they ask for rights to use it?

    Mwenimpako Paul SiameMwenimpako Paul SiameПре 12 сати
  • Hey guys, love your videos and sadly I’ve rewatched them so many times that I need some more stuff to watch and learn about while I’m at home! Got any recommendations? I’m in school for paramedical science right now so also more medical and anatomy information is preferred. Thanks for the great videos!

    Jon LaymanJon LaymanПре 12 сати
  • Everytime you JERK OFF your putting yourself at risk but my brain knows i can fight it

    Yoel QuevedoYoel QuevedoПре 12 сати
  • If you have alexa say to her "Corona virus activate" DON'T!!!!!

    vairoafam 146vairoafam 146Пре 12 сати
  • The chinese dictatorship was still silencing doctors and journalists back in December ;)

    AR CPAR CPПре 12 сати
    • AR CP Since Kurzgesagt made this video within a week instead of their usual couple of months (see their video from February) I‘m going to assume that this unclear wording was more due to time pressure when writing the script than trying to deceive. BTW, there is a real mistake in there. It should be neutrophils not neutophilEs.

      RaempftlRaempftlПре 11 сати
    • Yep. The world knew how bad this was after mid January...

      AR CPAR CPПре 11 сати
    • AR CP Their source says China notified WHO on December 31. That makes it technically correct. But I do agree that just saying December makes it sound as if it was mid December. I REALLY recommend checking their sources link to get a better feeling of how much or how little research was but into the information they present.

      RaempftlRaempftlПре 12 сати
  • If ur at hime can you hug ur mom????

    GᗩᑕᕼᗩᒪIᖴE ᗷEᗩᑕᕼGᗩᑕᕼᗩᒪIᖴE ᗷEᗩᑕᕼПре 12 сати
  • What does the virus gain in doing that- we should ask this question.

    Mitch ClaudioMitch ClaudioПре 13 сати
    • A virus is basically genetic material in a hull They need a host to survive In this case the host is us, and they can also spread to other people by coughing, physical contact, etc. They bascially to do it to have more of themsevles or increase their population

      wormchipwormchipПре 11 сати
  • Mortality: seasonal flu- >1% CoV-19-SARS 2- 4-8% swine flu- 5-10% Flu H5N3- 35% Spanish flu- 30-70%

    Bruno SkoniecznyBruno SkoniecznyПре 13 сати
  • b a c t e r i o p h a g e t i m e

    MigMigПре 13 сати
  • can u guy make a video on how the arc reactor work and is a=it possible to build it

    Issa Al RaimounyIssa Al RaimounyПре 13 сати
    • *guys

      Issa Al RaimounyIssa Al RaimounyПре 13 сати
  • cool new intro

    arkan raynantaarkan raynantaПре 13 сати