The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do

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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

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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 преди 12 дни
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 преди 21 час
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 преди 7 дни
brilliant work as usual. Love the animations & clear, concise explanations. Well done team!
ABetterWeapon преди 10 дни
Rodrigo Py
Rodrigo Py преди 11 дни
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 преди 12 дни
Great job.! Probably the best Covid-19 video out there...
Storm Rapid
Storm Rapid преди 8 часа
Coronavirus spreads* Tiktokers: -Time to lick some toilets
Ninja Origami
Ninja Origami преди 8 часа
what happens if you die do you go to heaven or hell or nothing please make a video about this
stasinos sofroniou
stasinos sofroniou преди 8 часа
Very nicely made video. Thank you!!!
Sahib pro Hüseynli
Sahib pro Hüseynli преди 8 часа
Viky преди 8 часа
Funny how everything is a business....they just had to include the ads😒 knowing everyone will be watching this.
Daniel Kolbin
Daniel Kolbin преди 8 часа
people should also stop panicking and realizing it's not that bad
Yash D
Yash D преди 9 часа
Wonderful video!! A big thank you to everyone who was behind creating this video! With so much misinformation going around it's wonderful to see videos like this in where I can only imagine that a lot of hard work has gone into getting as much accurate information as possible and creating it in such a short time! Well done!! Keep the good work guys!
Trong Song Do
Trong Song Do преди 9 часа
Also please wear the mask. It will help to protect you. From Vietnam with true love!
MushroomMario преди 9 часа
The masks don't really protect you. You can still catch the virus.
《UNKNOW 》 преди 9 часа
Coronavirus: Enters the Body Strong Immunesystem: So you have chosen death
Alibey Pirnazarli
Alibey Pirnazarli преди 9 часа
I'd like to ask a question out of this topic actually. If space and time are required for a matter to exist, so is there actually non-existence that we are not aware of?
Martie Durana
Martie Durana преди 9 часа
in the US, because ventilators are running out, hospitals are forced to sedate patients until eventual death.
A Peťka
A Peťka преди 9 часа
This is officially the most viewed Kurzgesagt video
Koala G
Koala G преди 10 часа
why 9k dislikes??? i'm curious...
green_ivy 8779
green_ivy 8779 преди 10 часа
I'm lucky cuz I take probiotics and it turns out it kills them. Maybe not all, but the majority of the virus.
Aj Dogz
Aj Dogz преди 10 часа
Um, I'm saying this here cause it's the most recent video but I think you have gotten antioxidants wrong this whole time, they are usually not a homemade pesticide or whatever, the clue is in the name. They prevent oxidation of your cells by free radicals by donating a electron that the free radical oxygen would normally take from the cell.
violet s
violet s преди 10 часа
Kurzgesagt, can bacteriophage kill coronavirus???
MushroomMario преди 9 часа
No, because Bacteriophages kill _bacteria_ not viruses.
Lady Hawk
Lady Hawk преди 10 часа
We're in lock down The word is Lock Down!. For the people who don't understand the word it means STAY INDOORS and ISOLATE!. Some people are calling it a police state how ignorant these people are... The police are doing a great job and if drone's are going to help with tracking so be it...Im all for it! ... Very boring having to isolate but its a very small price to pay to save your life and other's... ISOLATE and we can beat this virus!...
Viktor Swiz
Viktor Swiz преди 10 часа
Se ho la tosse o il naso che cola, comincio a bere una soluzione acquosa di perossido di idrogeno e anche attraverso una macchina a spruzzo inspiro una soluzione acquosa nei polmoni attraverso il naso e la bocca. Quasi 2 anni non ho queste malattie virali, passano all'istante. In generale, tutti secondo la sua fede.
Vincenzo Ferrara
Vincenzo Ferrara преди 10 часа
question: if the lipid viral layer is destroyed after injecting its RNA into the human cell, how does it the RNA then enter through the other cell walls?
big Chungus
big Chungus преди 11 часа
You should do a video talking about nanotechnology
Frost Fire
Frost Fire преди 11 часа
Just be thankful you weren't alive during the Black Death
He3fire преди 11 часа
Lair lair pans on fire CCP never ever told the world about CCP virus until it was too late. Ask Italy
COVID-19 преди 11 часа
It is me
Morgan Drenthen
Morgan Drenthen преди 11 часа
This has always been the cutest and most beautiful artsy and informative channel I've been watching for the past 6 or 7 years. Thank you so much!
susan dmelli
susan dmelli преди 11 часа
Wait, so covid 19 is just a form of Coronavirus which causes common cold, and is equally dangerous as other coronavirus and spread like other flu does...
Food Science & Technology Desk
Food Science & Technology Desk преди 11 часа
really but really great video. Best.
Carmen Cabrera
Carmen Cabrera преди 11 часа
Por favor cuidemonos no salgamos tanto a la calle si no es urgente
Eric 98
Eric 98 преди 12 часа
We are all already dead
Goki_ Lorelei295
Goki_ Lorelei295 преди 12 часа
非常にためになる動画です。字幕も付いていて理解を深めることができました。 ところで、教育的で狂気的な緑のやつからここに来た人居ませんか?
Ian Folmar
Ian Folmar преди 12 часа
リッキー星人 преди 12 часа
Krzysztof Banaszak
Krzysztof Banaszak преди 12 часа
Im sure that we defeat SARS-CoV-2 before end od May.
C60フラーレン преди 12 часа
ツPraXis преди 12 часа
this became the most popular video on this channel in a week, mindblowing
Maria MK
Maria MK преди 12 часа
What an amazing Job Kurzgesagt Team !!!! Another video debunking all fake news and conspiracy theories would be so necessary and helpful as well. My Family memebers that are not as educated can't stop spaming me with them! I really try to explain to them but sometimes visuals help people understand things better! Keep up your good work! Hands down my favourite channel👍
Ammar Danish
Ammar Danish преди 12 часа
We have to stay at home to not get the corona virus
判官王〜ばんかんおう〜 преди 12 часа
Machhyndra Nath
Machhyndra Nath преди 12 часа
dear kurzgesagt somebody is translating (describing) ur video in marathi(india) & circulating ! earlier when it was not computerage! books were plagiarised by similar community& folks! dont know link but doubt their copyright permissions! & cannot upload it here bcz therz no such provision! kindly mention strict copyright plagiarising action if u wish!! in ur description ! but if u wish2 b lenient about it! its ur call!! thanx 4 wonderful hardwork
Nicky Boi
Nicky Boi преди 13 часа
*its corona time*
Oros Rha
Oros Rha преди 13 часа
the virus is a chemical weapon & become a cover up for this event - the illuminati (Satanic CULT) are under arrest ... troops already send out to Europe by Trump ... Gesara-Nesara (the stolen money) implement ... the most richest people who are the controller of this world replace by the people ... free energy activate ... all internet either slow down or disconnected by now ... TV BOARDCASTING THE BIG PICTURE DAILY AFTER THE ARREST ... electricity still there only phone & internet within the plan ... WE NEED TO MEDITATE THIS IS THE DIVINE RIGHT PLAN FOR EARTH & HUMANITY ... NO MORE INTRUDERS & INVADERS AS WELL AS FALLEN ENTITIES DECEPTION ... SAFE EARTH ASCENSION IN FULL SWING WITH SUN 8 HOSTING ... etc 😇💙💖
MushroomMario преди 9 часа
You made absolutely no sense.
Line to the Arrow
Line to the Arrow преди 13 часа
VortexYoutube преди 13 часа
Thanks kurzgesagt for the information
Ben Arthur Raffles
Ben Arthur Raffles преди 13 часа
try singing these lyrics with the "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands" song The corona will not get me no way the corona will not get me no way you better run away before you run my way the corona will not get me no way
MorpheiX преди 13 часа
holy crap great job for thoses 20M views, 100% deserved and I hope it'll go further
hiro T
hiro T преди 13 часа
to medical doctor! please check BCG vaccine tokyo 174-2! that is why japan & taiwan & thailand & iraq are safe now!
Traplolihunter преди 13 часа
what we really need right now is cells at work explaining this
Ryan Layus MD
Ryan Layus MD преди 13 часа
Nagspread na eh
Harry Pinches
Harry Pinches преди 13 часа
Let's all hope one day we can watch this back and say 'thank goodness it all turned out ok'
CCheukKa преди 13 часа
Coronavirus? BGshow: Demonitized
Hacker Gamer
Hacker Gamer преди 13 часа
First:find a Chilling that cool down imunne system Number two: i had found that might join the imunne system call "the trapper virus" it trap corona and Fire anti-body and the trapper virus will crack and find another crack so they can combine and find more corona
Cap903 преди 13 часа
I usually find this art style really aesthetically pleasing but I gotta say that those human designs were a bit offputting-looking. Why no necks?
kozdesiigner преди 13 часа
2018M view Holy
алина петрова
алина петрова преди 13 часа
Calm enginner 75
Johnny Kallon
Johnny Kallon преди 14 часа
This became his most viewed video in a matter of 12 days. 🦠😷
kakka carrotcake supersandlegend
kakka carrotcake supersandlegend преди 14 часа
The china CCP virus
bagus muhammad rizki fadillah
bagus muhammad rizki fadillah преди 14 часа
Can i save this video? I wanna use it for my school task.
Reza Kak
Reza Kak преди 14 часа
Shame on China
slaviboy преди 15 часа
REST OF THE WORLD: THIS IS A PANDEMIC!!! CHINA: 3.6 Roentgen Not great, Not terrible
Shyamanand Shrivastav
Shyamanand Shrivastav преди 15 часа
What if human worker were replaced by rodot
Ninja Sushi
Ninja Sushi преди 15 часа
Brilliant video.
avdhut aher
avdhut aher преди 15 часа
I have to translate your video to our mother toung marathi language pls support us?
Professor Gaster
Professor Gaster преди 15 часа
GUYS I FOUND A CURE FOR CORONAVIRUS!: When the Coronavirus infects you, it damages your immune system and lungs, and probably other organs. When it damages the Immune system, bacteria can get in, causing the REAL damage(its really not coronavirus who kills you, its the bacteria that gets in) and damaging your organs. The most dangerous organism in earth, the Bacteriophage(A.K.A: Phage), kills specific bacteria depending on its kind, but is harmless to humans. It has been tested safe before in an old dying male patient who has no other choice. It still hasnt been approved by the Government yet but it can be used as a cure. Comparing Antibiotics and Phages: Antibiotics kills all bacterias including good ones who we need Phages kills specific bacterias depending on its kind(of Phages). When bacteria gets inside you, you will be injected with millions of Phages, and the phages will kill all bacterias. If the permanent cure for Coronavirus hasnt been invented yet, it is possible that bacteria might evolve to be immune to phages, but losing its immunity to antibiotics, thats where we inject the antibiotics again. We can just do it over and over again until the true cure for Coronavirus has been invented yet. I forgot to say that coronavirus and the immune system kill themselves together and the coronavirus is finally gone from your body :D.
SHCENCO GAMING преди 11 часа
Sorry but can you get to the point
Schnabelwetzer 9
Schnabelwetzer 9 преди 15 часа
Ist dieser Kanal nicht deutsch
lordhanz BC
lordhanz BC преди 16 часа
thank you for the information because of that whoever like this comment i will $ubscribe and $ubs me back
Judy Moon
Judy Moon преди 16 часа
Humans deserve corona. We are toxic creatures and bad for this world. I'm sad that more people haven't died.
Ezara 95
Ezara 95 преди 16 часа
Does someone feels bad about the lady who died because of bacteria
de nny
de nny преди 16 часа
I saw same video on news just now
명언모음집 преди 16 часа
eshwar gupta
eshwar gupta преди 16 часа
Your video is used in news channels great
JacobiNablaLaplace преди 16 часа
Dónde lo puedo ver en español latino
Franklin Blunt
Franklin Blunt преди 17 часа
So much ignorance & blatant exploitation. COV-19 is a ruse. No other infectious disease, illness, injury, or cause of death happening? The ruse that was exploited by systemic corruption while chickenshit ignorant populace fell for it. How is this ruse shocking to people, unless they are clueless which is not unusual. They let it happen, as kleptocracy & corruption abounds because people are easily exploited. Shameful.
Ask to seduce Miss
Ask to seduce Miss преди 16 часа
Kurgesagt - Giving you paranoia & depression since 2013 YOUR WELCOME!
Đỗ Công
Đỗ Công преди 17 часа
China Virus
Ask to seduce Miss
Ask to seduce Miss преди 16 часа
Gunay Huseynova
Gunay Huseynova преди 17 часа
Çinlilərə nifrətim dahada artdı😲😲😲
astatin gaming
astatin gaming преди 17 часа
Can you explain how ensymes are working please? I would be happy
Abdullah Ayub
Abdullah Ayub преди 17 часа
ravey23 преди 17 часа
I feel like with the Coronavirus around, the idiots in society are also getting fished out lmao
Sergeant Liang
Sergeant Liang преди 17 часа
Kurzgesagt:Don't get infected. Me:I won't be infected,because my mom kills them by being angry...
Harsh Bhavsar
Harsh Bhavsar преди 17 часа
I don't understand the 9.1K people who have downvoted this short, information packed, highly educative video. Keep up the good work Kurzgesagt.
Lin Keong Kim
Lin Keong Kim преди 17 часа
This is indeed a good video. While waiting for the effective vaccine for the cure, there is a natural compound that we may consider: Nicotianamine from soybean. Click to find out more: @ WHO had characterized CoVid-19 a pandemic.“Nicotianamine should be a useful tool for elucidation of physiological function of ACE2. The isolated novel rhACE2 inhibitor from soybean, nicotianamine, is a beneficial compound for in vivo studies because of its origin in a foodstuff.” according to S. Takahashi et al. in "Nicotianamine is a novel angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 inhibitor in soybean. Biomedical Research (Tokyo) 36 (3) 219-224, 2015" “Since ACE2 is critical for the 2019-nCoV infection, we hypothesize that nicotianamine may block the infection of 2019-nCoV through inhibiting ACE2, which needs further investigation.” said Hansen Chen and Qiaohui Du in "Potential natural compounds for preventing SARS-CoV-2 (2019-nCoV) infection."
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