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 Nutshell17 dni temu

    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

    6 dni temu

    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 dni temu

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

  • ABetterWeapon


    15 dni temu


  • Rodrigo Py

    Rodrigo Py

    16 dni temu

    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 dni temu

    Great job.! Probably the best Covid-19 video out there...

  • The Rabbit Hole
    The Rabbit Hole6 godzin temu

    The animations on this video are top notch! They should win a streamy for this 🏆

  • grapy
    grapy7 godzin temu

    Great, useful, concise, accurate information. As expected from this channel. I really can't appreciate you enough. Love ur work ❤️.

  • Jason Koid
    Jason Koid7 godzin temu

    cant phages kill coronavirus

  • steve _
    steve _8 godzin temu


  • Leon Jones
    Leon Jones8 godzin temu

    Soap and toilet paper are now gods :D

  • Ki Ra
    Ki Ra8 godzin temu

    Your channel has the prettiest animations and simplest explanations. Makes it so interesting

  • Eyenet2u
    Eyenet2u8 godzin temu

    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 ( they own. Please accept and obey these simple facts so that your daily anxiety levels will be much more manageable.

  • Free to play
    Free to play9 godzin temu

    Then there’s LiL Pump “Wrist got Corona! Neck Got Ebola!”

  • art krishna
    art krishna10 godzin temu

    please take a video on human embryo development

  • Brady Boisclair
    Brady Boisclair10 godzin temu

    who is here because your teachers linked it and said watch this

  • Mermaidgirl007
    Mermaidgirl00710 godzin temu

    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

  • Vaibhav Sawhney
    Vaibhav Sawhney10 godzin temu

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="388">6:28</a> Turn off that tap!

  • Tommy Vercetti
    Tommy Vercetti10 godzin temu

    I just saw a fragment of this video on Spanish tv haha

  • Cameron Saiani
    Cameron Saiani10 godzin temu

    Hello :) you always Britain my day creep up the good work

  • Random Smugger
    Random Smugger10 godzin temu

    (Gets bacteriophage cereal)

  • a-john


    9 godzin temu

    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”

  • harry milian
    harry milian11 godzin temu


  • DaReal BabyJBlood23
    DaReal BabyJBlood2311 godzin temu

    This the best Subscription in the corona virus solving Subscriptions EVER made I would recommend Kurzgesagt is the BEST

  • BaliDash GD
    BaliDash GD11 godzin temu

    "What happened to Covids 1-18? And why covid?" My theory: (Co)rona (Vi)rus + discovered in (D)ecember of 20(19) = COVID-19

  • a-john


    9 godzin temu

    BaliDash GD yeah, i was clarifying, i didn’t disagree

  • BaliDash GD

    BaliDash GD

    9 godzin temu

    @a-john that's lowkey what I said

  • a-john


    9 godzin temu

    BaliDash GD the reason the 19 is there is because it was discovered in 2019.

  • Julie
    Julie11 godzin temu

    cells at work anyone?

  • Ethan Hill
    Ethan Hill11 godzin temu

    Why do people dislike this vid your a boomer if u dislike

  • Büşra Çelik
    Büşra Çelik11 godzin temu

    9,6 k people disliked this video because they are coronaviruses lol.

  • ShocKvideoS
    ShocKvideoS11 godzin temu

    RIP who died....It is awful.

  • George Papadopoulos
    George Papadopoulos12 godzin temu

    Congrats to the people who made this video. Short and informative, that anyone can understand. Thanks!

  • BuildswithDavid
    BuildswithDavid12 godzin temu

    Just stay home. That’s it. Social distance.

  • Katie
    Katie12 godzin temu

    I love your science videos, and this is a really awesome video that shows how viral science works in our modern age. I also thought the example of washing your hands like you have jalapeno pepper juice on them and want to put in contacts was really funny and useful advice for the 'less skilled hand washers'.

  • Weicong Liang
    Weicong Liang12 godzin temu

    Mexicanos: no te entendí ni vrga no se ingles

  • True darkne22
    True darkne2213 godzin temu

    When the bacteria come can phages help us

  • Gloria Thompson
    Gloria Thompson13 godzin temu

    Information you should know.

  • Scary Mclairy
    Scary Mclairy13 godzin temu

    Las cosas están empeorando en España, donde vivo.

  • Marilyn Escala
    Marilyn Escala13 godzin temu

    God Bless...💓🐟

  • Ioan Jivan
    Ioan Jivan13 godzin temu

    We really are very lucky for the experts that laid down the necessary procedures before this and for the ones that were trying to enforce them probably way earlier than the moments our dear governments woke up.

  • Anglo Saxon
    Anglo Saxon13 godzin temu

    Monkeys don't use toilet roll

  • Roberto Garcia
    Roberto Garcia13 godzin temu


  • MultiDelom
    MultiDelom14 godzin temu

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="349">5:49</a> Eugenics

  • QistyArtz
    QistyArtz14 godzin temu

    My body cells : You don't get Coronavirus or I will disown you

  • Assaad Nasrallah
    Assaad Nasrallah14 godzin temu

    Very well explained 👏🏻👏🏻

  • 三宅一歩
    三宅一歩14 godzin temu

    日本もがんばります みんなで乗り越えましょう

  • dick hughes
    dick hughes14 godzin temu

    I suppress virus with a few drops of sodium chlorite solution (25%) mixed with equal number of drops of Hydrochloric acid (5%) that is allowed to react for 30 sec and then diluted and drank. I inhale minute amounts in saline with a nebulizer to protect my lungs from a virus buildup.

  • a-john


    9 godzin temu

    dick hughes that’s placebo, diluted hydrochloric acid is just water

  • 談吃
    談吃15 godzin temu

    (Will it work if people breathe the cell with not thing inside that have the same repcepter that virus bond to?)

  • yasser nul
    yasser nul15 godzin temu

    the cases from the philiphines is reach to 1000

  • Cat 222
    Cat 22215 godzin temu

    I live in Spain and we call quarantine “corona holiday “

  • Mausuf Ratul
    Mausuf Ratul15 godzin temu

    We don't know for how many people this was there last video

  • Kishan Raj 96
    Kishan Raj 9615 godzin temu


  • Terrence Rodriguez
    Terrence Rodriguez15 godzin temu


  • Deathless
    Deathless16 godzin temu

    Finally. Some actual fucking info. This is why I love Kurzgesagt, they aren't like the media and spreading misinformation and fear. Unlike the fucking media, these people are contacting scientists and studying things and compiling actual evidence. Thank you, you guys help a lot of people learn every day and maybe even more.

  • ramsdens eyepiece
    ramsdens eyepiece16 godzin temu

    I love how the monkey in the introduction changes what he is holding based on the context of each video. In this video, it's toilet paper. Nice little Easter egg.

  • Karim Sumar
    Karim Sumar16 godzin temu

    Excellent video 📹... Beautifully explained. Let's hope that a vaccine can be developed ASAP to kill and eradicate the Corona Virus 🔅 epidemic!

  • jap pat
    jap pat16 godzin temu

    Why coronavirus vaccine is not found yet???

  • Sandy Vita
    Sandy Vita16 godzin temu

    What about seizure on corona cases?? Lots of seizure in public and cause sudden death, captured on camera around the world Some if the seizure not resulted death.

  • Orellote Odeon
    Orellote Odeon16 godzin temu

    Stop making jokes idiots we are gonna die its smtng like the end of the worldd

  • Roy Sreheen
    Roy Sreheen16 godzin temu

    Is no one going to talk about the JoJo's reference at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="353">5:53</a> ?

  • Milou Antibes
    Milou Antibes17 godzin temu

    This is exactly what Japan has been doing to deal with this virus.

  • TheDankSmokeRat
    TheDankSmokeRat17 godzin temu

    Man me and my mother Make as many masks as we can sometimes 200 a day but its not enough

  • Alex Shmidt
    Alex Shmidt17 godzin temu

    The money took the TP <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="28">0:28</a>

  • Jadolive // BRAWL GAMER TÜRK
    Jadolive // BRAWL GAMER TÜRK17 godzin temu

    Pls New ımmune system

  • 。ハリーの人
    。ハリーの人17 godzin temu


  • Waddle D Segovia.
    Waddle D Segovia.18 godzin temu

    So what happens is basically a World War Cells that's happening inside you

  • isaac3002
    isaac300218 godzin temu

    Is the spread of the Coronavirus considered a fast or slow one?

  • sab ka Thikana channel

    sab ka Thikana channel

    18 godzin temu

    I think a moderate one

  • Flibbity
    Flibbity18 godzin temu

    Coronavirus: Exists Every man on Earth: Let's make a meme out of it.

  • no im not
    no im not19 godzin temu

    I might agree nor disagree because its already at one fast pandemic considering it started 3 months ago,right now popular places like the U.S.,Spain,Italy like there are the biggest amount of confirmed cases on there,U.S. reached 200k+ coronavirus reached 1 million cases,brazil here is struggling too because we already have 9k cases and 300+ deaths

  • I Love Lea Thompson
    I Love Lea Thompson19 godzin temu

    Corona virus: *has low severity and lethality but high infectivity rate, started on a rich urban country with consistent climate and a huge population* People who play plague inc.: beep bop boopity boop something wrong what the ploop

    BEEF BALLS20 godzin temu

    The birbs make it 10x better 🥺👉🏼👈🏼

  • Bharath Jp
    Bharath Jp20 godzin temu

    Hey Kruzgesagt ur video is being played here in India in the public

  • Thanos
    Thanos20 godzin temu

    We weren't allowed to order something from a creek restaurant because my mom thinks just because of Corona everyone sneezes on ur food Like dafuq??

  • OlgaMariaMaria
    OlgaMariaMaria20 godzin temu


  • Christiaan Scheepers
    Christiaan Scheepers20 godzin temu

    Please make a video on 5G that we can share with the world. This '5G is a weapon of the Illuminatii that is causing your DNA to mutate into Corona' shit is getting ludicrous!

  • a-john


    9 godzin temu

    Christiaan Scheepers you make me wanna slit my throat with a paper plate

  • Dre Hessen
    Dre Hessen21 godzinę temu

    the vaccine for the coronavirus is alcohol.

  • Julia Chernov
    Julia Chernov21 godzinę temu

    Ok I’m confused on one thing. Where does the bacteria come from at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="262">4:22</a>? Is it just the natural body’s bacteria that wreaks havoc on their own body because the immune system is so low?

  • a-john


    9 godzin temu

    Julia Chernov that or it’s just easy to contract because of a compromised immune system

  • יוסי חיים
    יוסי חיים21 godzinę temu

    God help

  • President Jyrgunkarrd
    President Jyrgunkarrd21 godzinę temu

    And now, thanks to the stupid fat slob running the place, we know what future path lies ahead for America. :|

    KYONG LEE22 godzin temu

    I love these science videos!

  • Coley Durham
    Coley Durham22 godzin temu

    How much money you make off this video?

  • Coley Durham

    Coley Durham

    22 godzin temu

    @Dreami Ts he got money somehow

  • Dreami Ts

    Dreami Ts

    22 godzin temu

    Coley Durham probably zero. All coronavirus related video are demonetized on PLlist.

  • Tar Vines
    Tar Vines23 godzin temu

    We know COVID19 is a very dangerous virus. We are now part of the greatest medical history for pandemics and also this thing help the world heal (Just being positive for a moment) maybe there is a reason why it happened.

  • The H Family
    The H Family23 godzin temu

    Definitely USA and the rest of the world is getting that quick pandemic mode not to mention China which has lost about 15 million people

  • captain
    captainDzień temu

    Social vaccinating yes

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    Paula BendingDzień temu


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    Ava KessiaDzień temu


  • Monster Human
    Monster HumanDzień temu

    Kurzgesagt team I kindly request you to refer 'THOLLKAPIYAM' a old Tamil text (the first language) and explain to the world. Merci beaucoup.

  • Gina-ritchie Tanner
    Gina-ritchie TannerDzień temu

    I hated c