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 β€œSevere 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!
jason Marciano
jason Marciano - 2 dagen geleden
and drink alchoholl kids do it
Aaron Day
Aaron Day - 9 dagen geleden
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 - 16 dagen geleden
brilliant work as usual. Love the animations & clear, concise explanations. Well done team!
ABetterWeapon - 19 dagen geleden
Rodrigo Py
Rodrigo Py - 20 dagen geleden
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!
Wadas 90
Wadas 90 - 11 uur geleden
Can you make video about Arabian and Russian oil war`?
Inventamus - 12 uur geleden
Can anyone say Bio Weapon?
Vinnik - 12 uur geleden
This is his most popular video already damn
Gavinda jya jya
Gavinda jya jya - 12 uur geleden
I've just got back from the Moon.
*What the heck is Coronavirus?!?!!*
Tomek Michalski
Tomek Michalski - 12 uur geleden
Thx, that is very very important
Yap ING poop
Yap ING poop - 12 uur geleden
Me: sees the news
My brain:hide hide!
Omega Otaku
Omega Otaku - 12 uur geleden
7:17 plague inc.
AI WRESTLING - 13 uur geleden
great work as always
mark Stockmans
mark Stockmans - 14 uur geleden
Every one on the Kurzgesagt team, thank you for making this clear explained video about the COVID-19 virus. In a time where everyone is searching for the correct information, you as team makes it possible to understand it by providing the correct information as correct you can give it at this time. I don't have the words great enough to express my graditude.

For those who question the information in the video or disprove by saying that the COVID-19 is not real or not dangerous, you are choosing to be ignorant. Kurzgesagt uses reliable sources by certified scientific institutes and scientists. Every clam they make is backed up by the source of the information. If you see this video and still don't believe the information, you are choosing to close your eyes and therefor putting yourself and others at risk. Please open yourself for those who want to give you the wright information. Take care, stay healthy
Everyone guess what?

Covid-19 Officially reach 1 million subscribers.
Alom Khan Mayan
Alom Khan Mayan - 14 uur geleden
Can i download this video and post to my own timeline and group st thats people can see and learn how they can get rid of corona virus.....
This is the longest name here this is astronomical
I could care less
gacha foxy12
gacha foxy12 - 15 uur geleden
Its has in any tv show that's great and rabies kill more people then coronavirus
malena marinova
malena marinova - 15 uur geleden
There is no Coronavirus. Facts.
Emerald Herald
Emerald Herald - 15 uur geleden
Bill gates is spending billions of dollars to find a cure for coronavirus
Is planning to put quantic dot tattoos in our skin supposely to verify if we've been vaccinated.
Wants to have digital records of all the world identities. Could this man be the antichrist?
Revelation 13:
16Β And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17Β And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18Β Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Matthew 24
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6Β And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7Β For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8Β All these are the beginning of sorrows.
herbonite hsep
herbonite hsep - 15 uur geleden
how about they take all infected people to a island so that it becomes a slow pandemic
Dante Vizcarra
Dante Vizcarra - 16 uur geleden
Kurzgeasagt is all this animating affecting you?
λ°”λ°€λ°” - 16 uur geleden
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Roderick Galea
Roderick Galea - 16 uur geleden
Could you please do a video on nootropics?
Stripdancer100 - 16 uur geleden
Subtitles in 84 languages... wow
GazedRevenge - 17 uur geleden
thank you Krzgesagt for working soo damn hard to show us this very important information. We can get through it!
Michael T
Michael T - 17 uur geleden
So basically this is the Agent Smith of viruses.
Khayla Page
Khayla Page - 18 uur geleden
its too late lol!!!
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Mikey mike
Mikey mike - 18 uur geleden
Put on your scientific hats:
1) There is NO test for Covid 19
2) ergo any numbers stated by anyone regarding Covid 19 is not scientific.
Anyone stating Covid 19 numbers siting testing are egregious frauds.
The Covid 19 numbers are political and not scientific.
I rest my case your honor.
Epstein's log books expose the pedophiles who are behind the cold flu to loot the world over derivative deleveraging.
Lovely blossom
Lovely blossom - 18 uur geleden
I wonder who disliked this video..! This is So informative!
CriticalMasters - 18 uur geleden
I have covid am I weapon!?!
Stephen Harrison
Stephen Harrison - 18 uur geleden
can we get a video on the topic of 6 degrees of separation?
Yorka Morales
Yorka Morales - 18 uur geleden
Muy bueno e interesante el vΓ­deo, me gustΓ³, un saludo para ti, y un saludo para todos y todas, un saludo desde Chile (intenten disfrutar esta cuarentena)....
Orlando Valladares
Orlando Valladares - 19 uur geleden
Im not a bot btw but I am new to youtube. Id apreciate it if you could check me out and tell me what you think
dvdtretas - 19 uur geleden
Que canal maravilhoso!!!
Show Me Sasquatch
Show Me Sasquatch - 19 uur geleden
you will pay forspreading bullshit
silverMateo - 19 uur geleden
Meanwhile at TikTok: aYy iTs CoRonA TiMe
Chris Westervelt
Chris Westervelt - 19 uur geleden
No they didnt notify the world in december! They let this shit go and wreak havoc on the world!
Because the virus wasn't a thing in december...? The first case was 30th december if I recall correctly.
CarolinaBaby _
CarolinaBaby _ - 19 uur geleden
22M in 2 weeks?! This video went viral
CarolinaBaby _
CarolinaBaby _ - 19 uur geleden
@Π›Γ˜Ε€ ÐƐΛÐ been watching this Channel for years seen every episode none got this many views. And in a sorry time like this. Sorry try again
Kurzgesagt is a very informative, and true channel, so his videos very often go viral as they have a lot of useful information in them.
Roger Taing
Roger Taing - 20 uur geleden
U use the black bird a lot of times is it your bird?
emi awawa
emi awawa - 20 uur geleden
I cannot see Japanese subtitles on TV
bornilctg - 20 uur geleden
what if we eat soap will it clear the ones inside our body?
bornilctg - 16 uur geleden
@Π›Γ˜Ε€ ÐƐΛÐ ok
If you are already infected, cleaning your hands will not help at all, but if you self isolate, it will help so others will not get infected.
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no one, literally no one ever heard of MAD COW DISEASE G lol
Kimmy Banana
Kimmy Banana - 21 uur geleden
Future classes will be seeing this, if there is even a future, that is
Wesleyy Leung
Wesleyy Leung - 21 uur geleden
Yeldo Matthew
Yeldo Matthew - 22 uur geleden
Do you know why I pressed this video? I pressed it because it was soooooo colourful!!!! your videos are always really bright and colourful, that is why people press it. Also good job with your explaining. I love your explaining and everything.....Keep It Up!
Ruhid Hasan
Ruhid Hasan - 22 uur geleden
It was the best video of the Corona virus. Thanks to you
Erika Forero Pianos AcΓΊsticos
Akhenaton Serafim
Akhenaton Serafim - 23 uur geleden
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. 😣
Gerardo Camacho
Gerardo Camacho - Dag geleden
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!
Sophie K
Sophie K - Dag geleden
Dr. Redfield, the head of the CDC stated that cases are Β β€œmuch, much, much lower” than what some models have shownβ€”coming after tens of millions of Americans followed social distancing guidelines and numerous businesses were closed.Β First, models are only as good as their assumptions. So, that is great news
Dre - Dag geleden
THE TITLE OF VIDEO IS: " Most People Can't Handle The Truth of What's Happening, Here It Is! (2020) "
di mention
di mention - Dag geleden
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
susan cruze
susan cruze - Dag geleden
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
VD Entertaiment
VD Entertaiment - 23 uur geleden
@susan cruze Not even worth engaging with.
susan cruze
susan cruze - 23 uur geleden
@VD Entertaiment No information. Just insults.
VD Entertaiment
VD Entertaiment - Dag geleden
@susan cruze Like i said, IQ 20
susan cruze
susan cruze - Dag geleden
@VD Entertaiment I can't wait for people like you to get vaccinated.
VD Entertaiment
VD Entertaiment - Dag geleden
IQ 20
Lucas The Train Lover Dimoff
Who was the first person to get the 🦠Coronavirus🦠?
Sarah Banana
Sarah Banana - Dag geleden
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)
marki cat
marki cat - Dag geleden
I thougth you were dead ;Β¬;
seth carini
seth carini - Dag geleden
Dr house class fucking sucks
Monke *
Monke * - Dag geleden
Fuckkk China nuke them
radmage21 - Dag geleden
This needs to be shared with the entire world
Mrs. Bling
Mrs. Bling - Dag geleden
Somehow it was a fast pandemic :(
Egal-Egal Egal
Egal-Egal Egal - Dag geleden
Schlimmer als Corona sind die viele Experten jetzt!
jeeez - Dag geleden
I think this is fast pandemic.
niduoe stre
niduoe stre - Dag geleden
@kurzgesagt could you make a video on energy transfers pls?
Definately not Joseph Stalin
This will go down in the history books.
niduoe stre
niduoe stre - Dag geleden
"Sama" channel,A Syrian News Network, Is using this on TV. I hope you're aware of this.
oliver wijker
oliver wijker - Dag geleden
can you make a video about 5G? I would find it very incredible useful in this time (specifically).
Penguinz already did a video on how idiotic 5G theorists are, but a bigger channel like Kurzgesagt would help a lot in making people understand their idiocy and how weak they are.
The Dude
The Dude - Dag geleden
sorry if this is a ride comment, but what happened to the birds? the people look like they already have a disease themselves
_______________________ - Dag geleden
I’ve just noticed that the monkey in the intro is holding toilet paper instead of a mouse
Oscar Lara
Oscar Lara - Dag geleden
China should be destroyed
Mr Spock
Mr Spock - Dag geleden
MolaritΓ€t... Remdesivir.... Qhloroquin
hulkfan 69000
hulkfan 69000 - Dag geleden
Do a vid on the ningen I you want please
Bryan Camacho
Bryan Camacho - Dag geleden
Me: *watches this video*
2 weeks later
My science teacher: *puts link to video in google classroom*
Me: " its destiny"
Jeon_ Tokki
Jeon_ Tokki - Dag geleden
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 πŸ˜† I already use your video actually, sorry for the late requestπŸ˜–πŸ˜– ( I'm not good in english so hope you can understand )
Richard Bates
Richard Bates - Dag geleden
Everyone forgets about Horde immunity. Look it up.
Ali Landi
Ali Landi - Dag geleden
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.
Ohchill - Dag geleden
you forgot to mention about MASK!!!
JonΓ‘Ε‘ - Dag geleden
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.
RNT - Dag geleden
"Sama" channel,A Syrian News Network, Is using this on TV. I hope you're aware of this.
Curran Dickinson
Curran Dickinson - Dag geleden
They may not mind as it gives information on a deadly pandemic. Not really the time to be greedy
DrLazarous - Dag geleden
@kurzgesagt could you make a video on energy transfers pls?
Tony Williams
Tony Williams - Dag geleden
Staying home would be a good idea. However, idiots in the UK are too stupid to understand this, except me.
amtrakboy4k _
amtrakboy4k _ - Dag geleden
Corona is dangerous! 😷
I luv ur channel!πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž