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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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: sites.google.com/view/sourcescorona 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 ourworldindata.org/ - 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 6 dager siden
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 12 dager siden
brilliant work as usual. Love the animations & clear, concise explanations. Well done team!
ABetterWeapon 15 dager siden
Rodrigo Py
Rodrigo Py 17 dager siden
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 17 dager siden
Great job.! Probably the best Covid-19 video out there...
Jaimito126 Time siden
Me cago en la pita vamos a morir todos
Syntisty Time siden
is no one gonna talk about the fact that her hair at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="63">1:03</a> IS A ORGAN ASWELL
Ivor 2 timer siden
Now that masks are accepted, finally, can you do a bit about masks and how they reduce the spread. You can do a nice bit showing the radius of infection without masks (including spreading by touch) and then do the same with a mask (including spreading by touch). It's still pretty hard to convince the majority of people that masks are needed.
MegaDerp202 2 timer siden
Bois it’s time to search for the sea emperor
L I 2 timer siden
Soon in the future I'll be able to tell my kids I was a hero because I'm a basement dweller and already don't leave my house
Matthew Thegreatest
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Can the immune system protect you from the virus?
Thein Soe Min
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Kurzgesagt. We learn that you report our localized translation of this video in Myanmar language on Green Way - အစိမ်းရောင်လမ်း Facebook page . It is difficult to understand for the people in Myanmar but good to have to learn by Myanmar. Therefore, we translate into Myanmar language and use it for COVID-19 education purpose only. OR WILL YOU UPLOAD FOR US IN OUR LOCAL LANGUAGE?
soinhu foitu
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Ummm, this is seriously the most clearest and logical video on covid-19.Thank you for boiling it down to the most simplest words ever! Subscribed♡´・ᴗ・`♡
Ryan 3 timer siden
Iron Man: *snaps thanos* Corona: fine, i'll do it myself
soinhu foitu
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Corona deathrate is Just 3 percent seriously
焦丽飞 3 timer siden
What is this video app?
Literal MacGuffin
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Hey, Kurzgesagt? Could you guys make a video detailing Modern Monetary Theory? There’s been a lot of talk lately about it being able to solve the current economic crisis, but I just haven’t been able to get my head around it. Or maybe just a video highlighting how to deal with economic crises like the one we’re in now?
Thế Trung Trần
Thế Trung Trần 4 timer siden
Today I actually looked at the sources Kurzgesagt cited and it displayed a 404 error...
Merlin C.
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aneet namdeo
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It is good
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_Symptoms of the Coronavirus_ *-Cough* *-Fever* *- Urge to travel the world*
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2020 : *The year your hands consume more alcohol than your mouth.*
Ben Kerstjens
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Too bad there is no worldwide mechanism for "must know" knowledge. For example myself... in normal circumstances i nearly never read any news. I'm a guy who goes to work (hard worker), goes home tired... makes dinner... goes sport or chills goes to bed... repeat... and in the weekend first thing i do is my weekly shopping and then household... it is that the people around me said something about some dangerous virus that I started reading into it. Else I didn't even know possibly before it was too late! Not everyone reads "the news" or "watches tv". I only buy//download anime and thats it. I don't even have a TV connected simply because I dislike commercials
seano manary
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This virus is really strange it spares children for the most part this could a key to successfully defeating this thing also it seems to hit certain DNA of ppl and also figuring out how to get those infected to get there systems to fight it without overloaded defenses still very little info on this virus like if it's a true air borne virus how far it get travel threw air travel. .. ,
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Anyone notice the monkey holding a piece of toilet paper? In the intro...
하이안녕 5 timer siden
마스크나 쓰고 댕기셈
Harshal Shah
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The accidental youtuber
Came here after redmi online session they refer this amazing info
magnetisem playz
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Corona deathrate is Just 3 percent seriously
leah 6 timer siden
Ummm, this is seriously the most clearest and logical video on covid-19.Thank you for boiling it down to the most simplest words ever! Subscribed♡´・ᴗ・`♡
Vu Thai
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sure, china make it
Nikola Markovic
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cant you just fucking eat soap boom no virus?
Splinter- Memes
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yes thanks for saving the world
Russell Notellyou
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Something isn't right. I have a fever and a huge urge to travel everywhere
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Whoever reads this I hope they don’t get the coronavirus Stay healthy
Jusuf Jusuf
Jusuf Jusuf 7 timer siden
How about Cancer? Because bff familly got sick her mother got positive by virus,her 2 brother is sick and her Dad got cancer poor bff...
아람조 7 timer siden
Hi I'm from south korea. and I'm a public health teacher in middle school.I'm so impressed by your education video and I wanna use this video in my class may I use this video and dub in korean for my little middle school students? I think our student may feel difficult to understand..about this english video... lol.....I'll leave a source of this video !!
Geovanna Leal
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Bruh the way he says coronavirus
Megane Guy
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So it is basically HIV which spreads through respiratory organs. I don't think we're going to survive this pandemic.
Godzilla Craft Gaming
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They say that panic is as dangerous as the virus. Also why are people still going in crowds like oml
Aussie Jimbo
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<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="308">5:08</a> Methinks this one will be remembered...
Blade Sinister
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Every time I watch one of your videos I get smarter
Alistair Bruce
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Please do 5G next
raquel villon
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<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="509">8:29</a> ok ill stay safe
Jason Bladzinski
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Too late, it's definitely a fast pandemic. Especially in the US.
Jason Lewis
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Such a dark video. I thought it would be about the recovery process.
Aiden Herrera
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If you get coronavirus, it would be the same symptoms and outcomes of the flu. It’s not that serious, but the contagious part is the only horrible part.
Nate McDonagh
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Can I have a bird in your channel if so I want to be a police bird I would like to know what that looks like
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Quickly grab the uno reversal card !!!!
Nate McDonagh
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You mean like dark matter in space it doesn’t exist but yet it dose
Lilcloudofsparkz Spore
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Wait til people start inhaling soap and soap flavored juuls. 😑
Alejandro Ramirez
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There is a really interesting ongoing debate surrounding the decision to quarantine whole nations (especially developing countries). From an economic point of view, this can have even bigger repercussions as it paralyzes the economy, resulting in massive job loses and hunger, translating into even more deaths in comparison with a fast pandemic. It would be nice to see this topic developed in a future video.
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I can’t wait for the day to hear, COVID-19 ya sheen eradicated..
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Can you believe this video which has been out for 2 weeks, was the fastest ever made and is the most popular across Kurzgesagt? 2nd most popular is one 4 years ago with 19M views. It's crazy. This will become the most viewed video for a long time no doubt.
Russell Bezette
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*A small price to pay for salvation.*
Splurge Content
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Really awesome video Kurgesagt. Loved the content ❤️
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Not getting Gates killer vaccine. #1
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Cristina Flores Borowski
Eu achei esse vídeo fantástico! Recebi ele pelo whatsapp e resolvi compartilhá-lo no FB, pois achei muito didático e muito bem feito, e achei que mais pessoas deveriam assisti-lo. O vídeo que assisti havia sido dublado para o português e, no final, o dublador ainda fez referências a este canal e recomendou que as pessoas o visitassem, devido aos conteúdos. Ocorre, para minha surpresa, que o FB bloqueou o vídeo na minha página, pois o conteúdo não era meu, e a pedido do Kurzgesagt. Muito constrangedor. Nunca atribuí os créditos a mim. E se não fosse por essa versão, eu nunca teria conhecido esse canal no You Tube. Ok. Parabéns. Vou ter que excluir o vídeo do meu FB e muitas pessoas que adorariam assistir ao vídeo e conhecer o canal não vão. Vai entender...
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How dose it feel to 10 mill before no other German
Hannaneh STM
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The inside our body is really like the outside, our world systems
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Wait bacteria ! Again !
nini nini
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Amazing !
LilNecoy ツ
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Y'all happy to become batman now?! FUCK CHINA!
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Fuck you , you little shit!
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Can’t believe I missed this !
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How to become the most popular video on a channel in 2 weeks.
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The animations on this video are top notch! They should win a streamy for this 🏆
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Great, useful, concise, accurate information. As expected from this channel. I really can't appreciate you enough. Love ur work ❤️.
Jason Koid
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cant phages kill coronavirus
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Soap and toilet paper are now gods :D
Ki Ra
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Your channel has the prettiest animations and simplest explanations. Makes it so interesting
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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 (i.e.country) they own. Please accept and obey these simple facts so that your daily anxiety levels will be much more manageable.
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Then there’s LiL Pump “Wrist got Corona! Neck Got Ebola!”
art krishna
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please take a video on human embryo development
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who is here because your teachers linked it and said watch this
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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
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<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="388">6:28</a> Turn off that tap!
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I just saw a fragment of this video on Spanish tv haha
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Hello :) you always Britain my day creep up the good work
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(Gets bacteriophage cereal)
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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”
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This the best Subscription in the corona virus solving Subscriptions EVER made I would recommend Kurzgesagt is the BEST
BaliDash GD
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"What happened to Covids 1-18? And why covid?" My theory: (Co)rona (Vi)rus + discovered in (D)ecember of 20(19) = COVID-19
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BaliDash GD yeah, i was clarifying, i didn’t disagree
BaliDash GD
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@a-john that's lowkey what I said
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BaliDash GD the reason the 19 is there is because it was discovered in 2019.
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cells at work anyone?
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Why do people dislike this vid your a boomer if u dislike