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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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a NutshellAcum 20 Zile

    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!

  2. jason Marciano

    jason MarcianoAcum o Zi

    and drink alchoholl kids do it

  3. Aaron Day

    Aaron DayAcum 8 Zile

    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!

  4. The Tik-Tok Man

    The Tik-Tok ManAcum 15 Zile

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

  5. ABetterWeapon

    ABetterWeaponAcum 18 Zile


  6. Rodrigo Py

    Rodrigo PyAcum 19 Zile

    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!

  7. Akhenaton Serafim

    Akhenaton SerafimAcum 6 minute

    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. 😣

  8. Gerardo Camacho

    Gerardo CamachoAcum 19 minute

    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!

  9. Sophie K

    Sophie KAcum 25 minute

    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

  10. Dre

    DreAcum oră


  11. di mention

    di mentionAcum oră

    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

  12. susan cruze

    susan cruzeAcum oră

    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

  13. VD Entertaiment

    VD EntertaimentAcum 13 minute

    @susan cruze Like i said, IQ 20

  14. susan cruze

    susan cruzeAcum 20 minute

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

  15. VD Entertaiment

    VD EntertaimentAcum 51 minut

    IQ 20

  16. Lucas The Train Lover Dimoff

    Lucas The Train Lover DimoffAcum oră

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

  17. Sarah Banana

    Sarah BananaAcum oră

    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)

  18. marki cat

    marki catAcum 2 ore

    I thougth you were dead ;¬;

  19. seth carini

    seth cariniAcum 2 ore

    Dr house class fucking sucks

  20. Monke *

    Monke *Acum 2 ore

    Fuckkk China nuke them

  21. radmage21

    radmage21Acum 2 ore

    This needs to be shared with the entire world

  22. Mrs. Bling

    Mrs. BlingAcum 2 ore

    Somehow it was a fast pandemic :(

  23. Egal-Egal Egal

    Egal-Egal EgalAcum 2 ore

    Schlimmer als Corona sind die viele Experten jetzt!

  24. jeeez

    jeeezAcum 2 ore

    I think this is fast pandemic.

  25. niduoe stre

    niduoe streAcum 2 ore

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

  26. Definately not Joseph Stalin

    Definately not Joseph StalinAcum 3 ore

    This will go down in the history books.

  27. niduoe stre

    niduoe streAcum 2 ore

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

  28. oliver wijker

    oliver wijkerAcum 3 ore

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

  29. The Dude

    The DudeAcum 3 ore

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

  30. _______________________

    _______________________Acum 3 ore

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

  31. Oscar Lara

    Oscar LaraAcum 4 ore

    China should be destroyed







  34. Mr Spock

    Mr SpockAcum 4 ore

    Molarität... Remdesivir.... Qhloroquin

  35. hulkfan 69000

    hulkfan 69000Acum 4 ore

    Do a vid on the ningen I you want please

  36. Bryan Camacho

    Bryan CamachoAcum 4 ore

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

  37. Jeon_ Tokki

    Jeon_ TokkiAcum 4 ore

    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 )

  38. Richard Bates

    Richard BatesAcum 4 ore

    Everyone forgets about Horde immunity. Look it up.

  39. Ali Landi

    Ali LandiAcum 4 ore

    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.

  40. Ohchill

    OhchillAcum 5 ore

    you forgot to mention about MASK!!!

  41. Jonáš

    JonášAcum 5 ore

    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.

  42. RNT

    RNTAcum 6 ore

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

  43. Curran Dickinson

    Curran DickinsonAcum 5 ore

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

  44. DrLazarous

    DrLazarousAcum 6 ore

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

  45. Tony Williams

    Tony WilliamsAcum 6 ore

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

  46. amtrakboy4k _

    amtrakboy4k _Acum 7 ore

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

  47. The Angkor Watt

    The Angkor WattAcum 7 ore

    Thank you God for my immune system

  48. Da Blue Guy

    Da Blue GuyAcum 7 ore

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

  49. Captain Jurgh캡틴져

    Captain Jurgh캡틴져Acum 7 ore

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

  50. ItZ_ Hamza

    ItZ_ HamzaAcum 7 ore

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

  51. 名無しさん

    名無しさんAcum 7 ore

    日本人いるー? 頑張ろうな!!!


    SKULL VOIDAcum 8 ore

    Man u have a really complex name

  53. Mike R

    Mike RAcum 8 ore

    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!!!.

  54. Leo Mack

    Leo MackAcum 8 ore

    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!

  55. The Dude

    The DudeAcum 8 ore

    The Coronavirus starts Partents I because of that phone!

  56. Victoria Barron

    Victoria BarronAcum 9 ore

    Interesting! Very good video!

  57. Job Beeman

    Job BeemanAcum 9 ore

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

  58. Grian

    GrianAcum 9 ore

    like all the toilet paper!

  59. Ben S

    Ben SAcum 9 ore

    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.

  60. 林冠倫

    林冠倫Acum 9 ore

    Ok... CPP WuHan Virus. 🇨🇳😷🚑

  61. Kim Xuan Nguyen Tran

    Kim Xuan Nguyen TranAcum 9 ore

    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.

  62. Dancehall fuhlife

    Dancehall fuhlifeAcum 9 ore

    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

  63. TheBrickGuy7939

    TheBrickGuy7939Acum 10 ore

    Execute COVID-19 *Yes my lord.*

  64. Life Lab Learner

    Life Lab LearnerAcum 10 ore

    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!

  65. Alex T

    Alex TAcum 10 ore

    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.

  66. Kortazn •

    Kortazn •Acum 11 ore

    Nice Video !

  67. Hong S.M

    Hong S.MAcum 11 ore

    yee i hate cov 19!!!



    🔥🔥 all praise deserves this place <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="69">1:09</a> 💘💟 👇💛

  69. Александр Александров

    Александр АлександровAcum 12 ore

    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...

  70. DeclanTheGod08

    DeclanTheGod08Acum 12 ore

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

  71. international funy video

    international funy videoAcum 13 ore


  72. THE Existential

    THE ExistentialAcum 13 ore

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

  73. BrainMare

    BrainMareAcum 13 ore

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

  74. Nemanja Đukić

    Nemanja ĐukićAcum 13 ore

    Do a vid on 5G!

  75. Tomáš Pidík

    Tomáš PidíkAcum 14 ore

    <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

  76. Leaf Ep

    Leaf EpAcum 14 ore

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

  77. TAK - C

    TAK - CAcum 14 ore


  78. Zephyr

    ZephyrAcum 15 ore

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

  79. Bruh

    BruhAcum oră

    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

  80. Adrián Pavlačič

    Adrián PavlačičAcum 15 ore

    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.

  81. Mahesh Teggin

    Mahesh TegginAcum 15 ore

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

  82. Steven Pérez Sequeira

    Steven Pérez SequeiraAcum 15 ore

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

  83. 뚱이

    뚱이Acum 16 ore


  84. Reville

    RevilleAcum 16 ore


  85. ぽぽてい

    ぽぽていAcum 16 ore


  86. David Pearn

    David PearnAcum 16 ore

    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.

  87. Sakura ThankYou

    Sakura ThankYouAcum 17 ore


  88. Tri Wahyu

    Tri WahyuAcum 17 ore

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

  89. lorrnoke neo

    lorrnoke neoAcum 17 ore


  90. farmer the boi

    farmer the boiAcum 17 ore

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

  91. SomeDude771

    SomeDude771Acum 17 ore

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

  92. Paiwand Jaff

    Paiwand JaffAcum 18 ore

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

  93. CorgiAnimations

    CorgiAnimationsAcum 18 ore

    I saw your video on the news :)