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
Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell - 14 päeva tagasi
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 - 2 päeva tagasi
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 - 8 päeva tagasi
brilliant work as usual. Love the animations & clear, concise explanations. Well done team!
ABetterWeapon - 12 päeva tagasi
Rodrigo Py
Rodrigo Py - 13 päeva tagasi
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 - 14 päeva tagasi
Great job.! Probably the best Covid-19 video out there...
Jarvis - 10 tundi tagasi
*Коммент под постом Топлеса-ты лучший, брат!*
Jarvis - 10 tundi tagasi
Дмитрий Паржицкий респект и уважение
Mim Maharjan
Mim Maharjan - 10 tundi tagasi
thankyou for all knowledge in corona viruses.
Rigelstar Centauri
Rigelstar Centauri - 10 tundi tagasi
Let me get this theory. If 2020 ends, we all know it’s a really disappointing year as a head start of 20-20.

Are you telling me that in 2030 as like 10 years later, will a new virus situation come out? That’s my theory. As head start for 20-“30”
Russian Red
Russian Red - 10 tundi tagasi
Quarantine is a introverts dream😍😍 now when my friends as me to hang out I don’t have to make up excuses lol
Alnor Florist
Alnor Florist - 10 tundi tagasi
Dhava Gautama
Dhava Gautama - 10 tundi tagasi
7:22 The java island is gone.
samuel m
samuel m - 10 tundi tagasi
Matthew Harris
Matthew Harris - 10 tundi tagasi
Happy New year they said
All the best they said
IAH & RAIN in HAPPYLAND ツ - 11 tundi tagasi
This video is scaring me ;-;
Jason the man
Jason the man - 11 tundi tagasi
It's about time governments and big corporations supply the general public free masks for all
Jaselle Manglona
Jaselle Manglona - 11 tundi tagasi
The Flu: am the most bad flu in the world
PRASHANT KUMAR Singh - 11 tundi tagasi
Thanks to the whole team of Kurzesagt-In a Nutshell for making such a beautiful and lucid video. This video cleared all my doubts about corona virus.
Esrizal senawi md
Esrizal senawi md - 11 tundi tagasi
That means we will stay at home
Uhila Setefano
Uhila Setefano - 11 tundi tagasi
Why don't we try and inject bacteriophages into the people that got corona.
Chun Shing Tyler HUI
Chun Shing Tyler HUI - 11 tundi tagasi
is coronavirus a slow pandemic?
_ *Thamer* _
_ *Thamer* _ - 11 tundi tagasi
shame on you to the 9.2k people you disliked
Caelestis Hope
Caelestis Hope - 12 tundi tagasi
What a thorough summary of COVID-19 with an in-depth explanation of its mechanism and brilliant animation to accompany it. Thank you so much for all of your high-quality videos. I especially appreciate the detailed Sources that you include, which allow me to deeper understand the topics discussed in your videos. Thank you immensely for taking the time and working hard day and night to put forward this COVID-19 video on such short notice, which is all of knowledgeable, engaging, and mesmerizing to watch. This 2nd-year Biology student has subscribed and eagerly looks forward to supporting your videos in the little ways that she can. :')
Christopher Knettel
Christopher Knettel - 12 tundi tagasi
China did not notify other countries. A doctor tried to warn the outside world and China arrested him to keep it quiet. Chinas negligence caused it to spread around the world
isaac teo
isaac teo - 12 tundi tagasi
Why do I feel like the human body could be turned into a videogame?
Parrot Gone Crackers
Parrot Gone Crackers - 12 tundi tagasi
CHINA DID NOT INFORM THE WORLD HAHAHAHAHA They were warned by Taiwan & China ignored it, also on January 14 th China told World Health Organisation nothing wrong while Corvid-19 Spread. Only in March did it become to big to ignore.
This video is so bullshit!!!!
ItsDawnStories - 12 tundi tagasi
i am not going to school until may 1
Joseph - 12 tundi tagasi
Me: 2020 Surprise me...

2020: Yes
Dmitriy Nagachevskiy
Dmitriy Nagachevskiy - 12 tundi tagasi
Hi, do you accept donations in Bitcoin?
sujata sharma
sujata sharma - 12 tundi tagasi
Make a video on atomic orbitals
MrBigEnchilada - 12 tundi tagasi
Lots of fake news these days lol
Anita Pownall
Anita Pownall - 12 tundi tagasi
Thanks! This was awesome. Not sure I would show it to my first graders when we go back to school. Someone should send this to the President.
sir mg-42
sir mg-42 - 12 tundi tagasi
You could go see a great tourist attraction during the virus buy why,why would you go at the worst time
Dank Sanchez
Dank Sanchez - 13 tundi tagasi
Looks like we’re going for a fast pandemic
joubhaya - 13 tundi tagasi
Thanks to help in this hard times .
MIL - 13 tundi tagasi
Good videos👍
Love the voice and animation
(New subscriber)
Kurt Gabriel
Kurt Gabriel - 13 tundi tagasi
Can i have a question
Other saids that the virus starts at the bats or exotic animals
It means they have virus but it doesnt spread even where
They go but why humans can easy got effected ?
Cause the humans have a weak body or any other
Answer? Pls answer it sowwy cause this is a dare
Paxon57 - 13 tundi tagasi
I like the quarantine part, finally I can say that I sit in my basement in front of computer screen for entire day FOR NATIONAL SECURITY.
Icantfindthefork - 13 tundi tagasi
Its weird that 1 single person can make thousands of people die by a virus
Dhruv Gupta
Dhruv Gupta - 13 tundi tagasi
Please make a video on:
What if we fill the entire earth with water till atmosphere:
1. Water pressure on bottom of ocean?
2. Can earth crust sustain such pressure?
3. Total depth of ocean from Mariana trench to atmosphere?
4. Pressure on water molecule at bottom?
5. Any life can sustain under such pressure?
6. If crust collapse, then how mantle and water behave after mixing?
7. Earth's rotation and revolution behaviour?
8. Will water at top get out from space slowly?
9. Moon's behaviour?
My life is trustfrating
My life is trustfrating - 13 tundi tagasi
Me while watching : *Coughs*

Also me : I guess its time ..
BBB - 13 tundi tagasi
need to wear a f*ing mask now
Vinícius craftmaster27 Lima
Vinícius craftmaster27 Lima - 13 tundi tagasi
So what happen if se cancel the juction??
haad plays syed syed
haad plays syed syed - 13 tundi tagasi
I Think the cure will come in July.
Grammy Nioupin
Grammy Nioupin - 13 tundi tagasi
L homme est allé trop loin dans le mal et CES temps sont serieux pour revenir à Jesus Christ, se repentir.. Peu importe ce que tu as fait Dieu t aime encore, Il te tend la main maintenant et te dis MON ENFANT REVIENS A MOI ET MOI JE TE PARDONNE TE GUERIS ET TE SAUVE..
La peur est partout. Qui assurera ta sécurité là où la science a failli? Recommande ton sort à Jésus Christ, il te gardera, il te sauvera.
Grammy Nioupin
Grammy Nioupin - 13 tundi tagasi
Man has gone too far into evil and THESE times are serious to return to Jesus Christ, to repent... No matter what you have done God still loves you, He reaches out to you now and tells you MY CHILD COME BACK TO ME AND I FORGIVE YOU, HEAL YOU AND SAVE YOU...
Fear is everywhere. Who will keep you safe where science has failed ? Recommend your fate to Jesus Christ, He will keep you, He will save you.
Temuujin Bayankhuu
Temuujin Bayankhuu - 13 tundi tagasi
where is the mongolia??? mongolian infented people are 12
Xavia Playz
Xavia Playz - 13 tundi tagasi
Stay At Home Dont Go Out! If Out We Gonna Infected Coronavirus
Shulk ForLife
Shulk ForLife - 13 tundi tagasi
Who the FUCK ate a bat🖕🖕🖕
Arshnoor Dhaliwal
Arshnoor Dhaliwal - 14 tundi tagasi
This channel uniquely stands out from the others in the educational/informational category, due to it's precision and devotion to providing accurate information. They do there homework and site it extensively. Kurzgesagt has an extraordinary reputation.
Firstpo jkh
Firstpo jkh - 14 tundi tagasi saying the tide pod eating kids might've been on to something. What if we drank soap then puked it up ?
Qj x Prime
Qj x Prime - 14 tundi tagasi
Everyone I know you all afraid of coronavirus but only way to end this is taking care of yourself and even staying safe we are United of America and America never back down so new York , California ,Chicago everyone we need to stop fighting each other and work together to end this coronavirus for good no more play around we to work together and helping of one another do we can live and fuck Donald Trump only person who cares is Barack Obama's snd he wants us this so who who with me to end coronavirus for good! The Only way we need to do this and get ride it is. Number 1- wash your hand every day, number 2- wash your clothes, number 3 clean your house or apartment and finally when ever you get home put a pot a water get some orange , lemon or lime and put apple cider vinegar in the pot. Wait until the water boils and put your face in steam and smell until 20 minutes that we need to do to survive we can do this everyone have faith.
Rodolfo Cruz
Rodolfo Cruz - 14 tundi tagasi
All Computers should join the fight and have enough use of RAM in every persons
Rodolfo Cruz
Rodolfo Cruz - 14 tundi tagasi
I have a theory that if coronavirus is dead as say on
Kurzgesagt does sneezing it can remove it or it can only make it worst and it takes more sleep to replenish your spent energy and if your body cant detect whats wrong on that virus as say on Kurzgesagt you need to properly maintain your mind and antibodies regularly day in day out.
Dan - 14 tundi tagasi
People seriously need to *wear the damn masks* . If u don't have one, at least cover ur nose and mouth with a bandana or smth. Countries where ppl all wear masks have much much slower rate in contamination. Masks prevent u from getting infected *and* infecting others.
Premium Kirby
Premium Kirby - 14 tundi tagasi
Great video tho I could not watch all of it because I'm afraid of getting an anxiety attack (I started freaking out the second you started talking about it can affect the lungs)
JasonEasthamCC - 14 tundi tagasi
Here's an idea: stay home and you don't get sick. Pretty ingenious...
Clifford M. Lopes
Clifford M. Lopes - 15 tundi tagasi
This virus was actually made as a weapon of war
progamer x7
progamer x7 - 15 tundi tagasi
Everyone: Oh my god I can't believe I have to stay inside!! What will I do!?!?!?

Me: Hehe I got my anime collection
Edwin - 15 tundi tagasi
I have a question, Can you make a virus to be inmortal since viruses are just rna they can be modify to tell a cell to not die and not duplicate is kinda simple.
Juan Lopez
Juan Lopez - 15 tundi tagasi
Damn this is scary as fuck
O A A - 15 tundi tagasi
TITO BAHTERA - 15 tundi tagasi
This my home work
Radiant Renee
Radiant Renee - 15 tundi tagasi
What an awesome machine God created...THE HUMAN BODY
SSneaky And Friends
SSneaky And Friends - 15 tundi tagasi
Hehe we get our own universe to hold down in hehehe
최재영 - 15 tundi tagasi
Toilet paper
BabyAteMeDingo - 16 tundi tagasi
impressed you got this video out while the virus is still relevant because i know how long most videos take
Alex Morgz
Alex Morgz - 16 tundi tagasi
Doctor:upYou have Corona virus,stay at home

People with Corona virus:80 days around the world
Andrea Sanchez
Andrea Sanchez - 16 tundi tagasi
Great video!! Is there a way we can get the English script of the video for my students? Thank you so much!!
Greenest Knight
Greenest Knight - 16 tundi tagasi
kurzgesagst: stay at home to be safe
me: oh shoot we HAD to stay at home, ah ok
Henry Morgan
Henry Morgan - 16 tundi tagasi
Hey, I'm looking for more information on the immune response if anyone knows about specific feed back loops causing the macrophages and t-cells to attack epithelial cells lmk or if you have any literature on it respond with a link. Thanks. May good health shine on your journey.
ravenwda007 - 16 tundi tagasi
So basically your own body kills you
sum kid
sum kid - 16 tundi tagasi
can we get a bruh moment chain
KrTheMaster - 17 tundi tagasi

*Welcome to our world normies ._.*
Jamal Alajmi
Jamal Alajmi - 17 tundi tagasi
When these viruses generated it take a huge numbers of humans body taking around 2 to 3 years to be In massive number any type of virus depending on pH however it takes place after been complete burned guess what guys whose been doing that in porma.. Shucked me as will
Konrad Povac
Konrad Povac - 17 tundi tagasi
Corona is China Virus. Rasism is the best Protection. FCK CHINA FCK GLOBALISIERUNG
Konrad Povac
Konrad Povac - 16 tundi tagasi
@Reetwick Tunga they have
Reetwick Tunga
Reetwick Tunga - 16 tundi tagasi
Konrad Povac Chinese will pay for their sins
Parasmunt - 17 tundi tagasi
This is your scariest video
happysmash27 - 17 tundi tagasi
For some of us social distancing and quarantine is actually a really nice break from constantly being shuffled back and forth between places. I love doing school at home, where I have a much nicer computer setup (it's much better having two large screens on a super powerful desktop than plugging my keyboard and mouse into my tiny old low-power phone with a bad battery), have much nicer internet that's over 230 Mb/s instead of throttled to 128 kb/s when I inevitably go over my tiny mobile data cap, don't have to worry about things like packing food and books, no longer have a massive, tiring commute, and don't have to worry as much about the environmental impact of my commute. There are other places I may have needed to go to otherwise that I no longer have to go to as well. So much time and energy from commuting and going to places I don't care about much has been reclaimed.
Boss - 17 tundi tagasi
"Quarantines are certainly not popular"
Me who hasn't left my house for the past 315 days: I beg to differ
Boss - 17 tundi tagasi
@happysmash27 I live in an upstairs apartment that has a "backyard" patio that sits above the garbage area. So even though I don't, I could open the sliding door and yeet the trash and hope I don't miss or hit somebody.
happysmash27 - 17 tundi tagasi
Groceries can be delivered, and work can be done online, but how are you taking out the trash? Does it still count as not leaving the house if one goes to the dumpster or garbage chute?
Stormy Cats
Stormy Cats - 17 tundi tagasi
bwayne85 - 17 tundi tagasi
Great job on this video. Not enough people are taking this situation seriously enough.
архив канал
архив канал - 18 tundi tagasi
6:05 look at the hospital bed in the left-down corner, a unrecovered guy just leave he's place. Maybe to he's death...

This is so dramatic... They said it's just a flat 2d animation.
6ix Shot
6ix Shot - 18 tundi tagasi
notice how it didnt show India
GiovannyYt Playz
GiovannyYt Playz - 18 tundi tagasi
If there’s a flu nobody cares. If there is a virus, everybody is in pandemic
-Giovanny Perez
Sam Cox
Sam Cox - 18 tundi tagasi
This video is incredible, way better than anything I've seen from official sources. Except the WHO.
BBC News had an animation today and all it showed was how viruses infect cells, replicate, and burst out. But they made it sound like it was specific to Corona, not just basic virus knowledge.
I immediately thought of this video and had to come rewatch it.
Really just a fantastic video, better in every single way.