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 преди 3 месеца
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!
Evan TANNER преди 14 дни
BW Wu преди 16 дни
SuryaChethanReddy ChennamiReddy
SuryaChethanReddy ChennamiReddy преди 28 дни
we are very proud of you, you guys work so hard to give accurate information. keep the amazing work
jason Marciano
jason Marciano преди 3 месеца
and drink alchoholl kids do it
A D преди 3 месеца
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!
Ty Gaming
Ty Gaming преди 18 минути
Ok can someone tell me how many viruses China started
A K преди 31 минута
Nothing because its fake.
Florian Debray
Florian Debray преди час
who's here in quarantine watching this?
QuitDragoon1093 преди час
I survived 2020 Staring COVID ww3 fires tik tok and BLM
SuperGalaxyCosmo преди 2 часа
Carlos Zamorano
Carlos Zamorano преди 2 часа
"A slow pandemic won't be remembered by history books" Oh :( too bad there will be entire books about this worldwide disaster
Takira Angel Loveridge
Takira Angel Loveridge преди 4 часа
Its just a flu wearing a mask won't help
I am BREAD преди час
@Chip Plays No, it's a bee-
Chip Plays
Chip Plays преди час
I am BREAD ye it’s not a flu it’s Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Related Coronavirus 2
I am BREAD преди 3 часа
Um, is this a joke?
Hristian Hristov
Hristian Hristov преди 5 часа
Is there anyone that still believes that this "virus" is real. That is strategy someone to get rich on the back of the people from whole world.
I am BREAD преди 3 часа
It's real you dumbass.
Sweet like Tay
Sweet like Tay преди 4 часа
Yes. The whole world is actually sure it's real
Vũ Phạm
Vũ Phạm преди 6 часа
“But I don’t want to wash hands, same as I don’t want to wear underwear”...
Liz Tai
Liz Tai преди 6 часа
Czeslaw Jan
Czeslaw Jan преди 8 часа
jp tamayo
jp tamayo преди 9 часа
Last years useless to society stoner couch potatoes are this years responsible stay at home citizens doing their part to curtail the spread of a global pandemic. Stoners are heroes too in 2020!!
jp tamayo
jp tamayo преди 9 часа
This channels comment section is where nerds come to fulfill their need to feel cheeky and smart. The definition of “cool” here has been adjusted to a scale more conducive to socially awkward ugly automatons. I love how hard they try to fit all the big words they know into one sentence. Or how they write these I said then they said little scripts. Them: Im not an automaton. Me: At least we can agree you are ugly and socially awkward. “The more I learn about people the more I love my dog” -mark twain
Khang Phan
Khang Phan преди 10 часа
Here's a challenge: Try to find a blue phone booth in each video of Kurgezagt
Curiouspanti преди 11 часа
This is informative ! But are you curious? Do check out our videos as well!
Weasel Fartood
Weasel Fartood преди 12 часа
China misshandled this to such a degree that nations are calling for reperations and payments for damages. The world health orginazation also led by chinese money damaged the publics trust. The leader of the who has chinese money given to him regularly these are all facts u can look up. The fact that the who said not to wear face masks and news agencyies and the who bragged about how china was the leading example of how to handle corona ( all the while videos of chinese police and military were beating people and welding familys doors shut to keep them in while they starved to death, reports of many doctors speaking out early on who disapeared.) Is disgusting. China has a 1 thousand year plan as they call it to control the world and it is working. They pay us news media and buy land in the us, pay our colleges to give them break throughs before the us. They are winning world war 3 and we dont even know its started.
Varatharajan Govindasamy
Varatharajan Govindasamy преди 13 часа
My name is GANESAN, please everyone pray for me to get covid 19 This is not a joke I'm very serious Please
nguyen truong giang
nguyen truong giang преди 16 часа
Please send this to Trump
P달빛의뽀루루 преди 17 часа
하아 코로나가 막 퍼지고 있어서 나가기 무서운데 출근해야한다 ㅜㅜ 먹고살기 힘들다 ㅜㅜ
Dessie Atkinson
Dessie Atkinson преди 17 часа
skycreeper преди 18 часа
(This is a joke) Everyone is so stupid. Just put soap in your body
Test Test
Test Test преди 5 часа
Nah just drink disinfectant
lory joy a rempillo Rempillo
lory joy a rempillo Rempillo преди 22 часа
i love the duck you made
101 Mi
101 Mi преди ден
Can’t we just use phages
Joseph Ogden
Joseph Ogden преди ден
A fast pandemic will save more livelihoods because it ends quicker and allows people to go back to their normal lives/jobs. A slow pandemic will save more lives. The question is, “Who do you screw over”?
Jordan Weitz
Jordan Weitz преди ден
"A slow pandemic will not be remembered by the history books." Wishful thinking?
ninja doggo
ninja doggo преди ден
I should travel
Jo Blogs
Jo Blogs преди ден
Just remember if you ever feel frustrated with the way the world is right now and you want to be angry with someone about it.... direct your anger at Beijing and the leader of the CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY. ITS THEIR FAULT THE WORLD IS GOING THROUGH ALL THIS SHIT RIGHT NOW SO BLAME THEM.
which app did you use for creating ??
VegetableNinja преди 12 часа
Check their vid on how they create the animations. I believe they use adobe illustrator and after effects
Ashley Collins
Ashley Collins преди ден
This really helped me a lot
Triveni N
Triveni N преди ден
Nice Like 👍 my comment 👇
Triveni N
Triveni N преди ден
Yesss so interesting
some guy
some guy преди ден
Kurzgesage : quarantine is not fun Introverts : let us introduce ourselves
Clayton Phillips
Clayton Phillips преди ден
chi M3hřą
chi M3hřą преди ден
Its a wale up call for people of Earth . . . We should from this pleadge to boycott all chinese product and boycott china
VegetableNinja преди 12 часа
Chi m3hra shut the fuck up
Tyler Swint
Tyler Swint преди ден
what? why would we boycott an entire country just because a virus originated there?
zhi you ho
zhi you ho преди ден
virus is not from China 😠 is us
Test Test
Test Test преди 5 часа
@zhi you ho from looking at someone whoes too afraid to curse but brave enough to do with 1 letter missing im preety sure that your a 9 year old that still thinks your contry can do nothjng wrong
Rodrigo Flores
Rodrigo Flores преди ден
zhi you ho 👍ok it’s fine if u like a country with no democracy where your opinion doesn’t even count, it’s fine, but still China has progress a lot and I respect that. Even though they use the economic system that the u.s.a invented but that doesn’t matter at all, and you can’t deny that the virus came from China.... ‘Cause it did and they weren’t transparent about it, but it’s not only their fault also all countries around the word didn’t take too much measures
zhi you ho
zhi you ho преди ден
@Rodrigo Flores we no need democracy we love Xi ~ fxck you ~ china is No.1
Rodrigo Flores
Rodrigo Flores преди ден
zhi you ho 😂 dude when I did the analogy it was an example, and China is a powerful country but the government treats it’s people kind of bad and there’s no democracy........
zhi you ho
zhi you ho преди ден
@Rodrigo Flores you fool , fxck off , china is No.1
I’m a Gnome
I’m a Gnome преди ден
land9660 land9660
land9660 land9660 преди ден
Everybody knows that gods just grinding plague inc.
Test Test
Test Test преди 5 часа
And failing at it. Or just using the hardest difficulty
Belinda Patalinghug
Belinda Patalinghug преди ден
Oh_No_Not_Canola_Oil преди ден
Correction, The Chinese Communist Party _waited_ to tell the global community.
OC KILLER night преди ден
FILM VERT преди ден
This is a great educational video! Thank you and we hope everyone stays safe!
UniverseNerd преди 2 дни
what i've learned from corona is to never trust the WHO, they were saying it was not airborne, when they're was plenty of evidence it was, they didn't even call it a pandemic until march, first, a pandemic is not millions of cases, a pandemic i when a virus hits 4 contenents, so it was a pandemic by january, also why are you using the sir model? sirs is more accurate
Alex T
Alex T преди 2 дни
I want to know how it infects and attacks the digestive system
Asmenly • 2 years ago
Asmenly • 2 years ago преди 2 дни
I knew it corona virus
Phuck Faggotson
Phuck Faggotson преди 2 дни
So if you get it and survive will you be immune?
Zomboy_TYT преди 2 дни
Introverts are Clearly Superior. Because we are Anti Social. It's sad. But effective.
Duc Anh Nguyen
Duc Anh Nguyen преди 2 дни
i swear if kurtgesagt dies.............................................. if he does i cry for 2 days non-stop
Duc Anh Nguyen
Duc Anh Nguyen преди 2 дни
also they don't ha ve ears and eyes BUT DO THEY HAVE MOUTHS LOL jk
chuotkhoai преди 2 дни
c co cov covi covid covi cov co c
VegetableNinja преди 12 часа
Why.124 преди 2 дни
We all need to work together to stop COVID 19
Kornukopia IDentifyED
Kornukopia IDentifyED преди 2 дни
Wonderful Video, just the right amount of science, with the right amount of practical.
Lucas Zamfirescu
Lucas Zamfirescu преди 2 дни
4:33 bacteria enters and multiplies so we inject phages
칸예 преди 2 дни
The bunch of time that social distancing have made, This makes me to study english and essential facts of many things from this channel. Thanks!
トルーマンドクトリン преди 2 дни
Is this the UK English?? I cant distinguish between US and UK.
トルーマンドクトリン преди ден
@MacKenzie Coleman Thank you so much.
MacKenzie Coleman
MacKenzie Coleman преди 2 дни
The UK is England Scotland wales and Northern Ireland, and is in Europe. The USA as a bunch of states that are united, and is in North America. Both countries speak English, but if you are calling someone English then they are probably referring to the UK
Ayaan Nimal
Ayaan Nimal преди 2 дни
I'm scared now
Giorno Giovanna
Giorno Giovanna преди 2 дни
I, Giorno Giovanna say we suck at this
Birol Buyukvar
Birol Buyukvar преди 2 дни
Try sumac spice - water mix for covid-19.. If it works don't forget to pray for me.
KH преди 2 дни
Rabia Khawar
Rabia Khawar преди 2 дни
why dont they just use bacteriophage
Spidery преди 2 дни
Because is a virus...
Call of duty mobile Gameplay
Call of duty mobile Gameplay преди 2 дни
Better than my teacher.
galaxies the youtuber
galaxies the youtuber преди 2 дни
Is Neutrophil not netroaphil
Eatornator3000 преди 2 дни
When quarantine hit your nostalgia too hard that you went back to the caveman times
Juan Polo
Juan Polo преди 2 дни
Day 159 of quarentine, this video was right all along
seba gomez
seba gomez преди 2 дни
Im from july. We fucked up
Daria B.
Daria B. преди 2 дни
I just realised how lucky I was to get corona, still don't know it's it, but get cured by just simply staying in bed at home
Karishma Bava
Karishma Bava преди 2 дни
@Kurzgesagt :- Time for Coronavirus Video Part -2 .... ? The solutions and vaccines..? Masks...?
Levent Keçebaş
Levent Keçebaş преди 2 дни
Oc Çinliler AnskM
Kitkat Karkat
Kitkat Karkat преди 3 дни
my sister is a nurse and someone she works with got corona and she has to get tested for it... and we were going on a trip but if she has it we cant go :
Shalie Malik
Shalie Malik преди 3 дни
Thank you by giving us information about Covid 19
Super Ginger
Super Ginger преди 3 дни
Hey I have the answer to both questions. The corona virus is just the flu but we don't have any treatments but it's basically the flu and once we come up with a treatment no one will even notice. STAY HOME AND ONLY GO OUT TO GET FOOD but at this time rules are being lifted so you should be good to go outside (depends where you live)
nina winny
nina winny преди 3 дни
can you make videos about how nuclear become electricity and how battery works?
Edeni ss
Edeni ss преди 3 дни
O corona vírus tem que chamar de vírus do apocalipse
Miguel Borges
Miguel Borges преди 3 дни
Not the Chinese authorities just a doctor they silenced warning people >.>
GTA and Apple channel
GTA and Apple channel преди 3 дни
Miguel Borges yes ,but not only him but his entire family being murdered by the Communist party under the covers of the Coronavirus ( The Report from the CCP said that they all dead due to the coronavirus)
Miguel Borges
Miguel Borges преди 3 дни
@GTA and Apple channel yup the government silenced doctors restricted information and officially they enabled the infection let no one know it was Africa fault black people fault than it said it was American soldiers from America who caused this '_' they didn't want visitors into its country but allowing the sick travel everywhere else that tells you a lot even sent a fake reporter claiming its a private news outlet called Phoenix tv owned by ccp lmfao i dont feel sorry for a government deciding to let catastrophe set course to the world but most amusing thing Chinese laboratory near the food market on a event where family members visit china because asian relatives overseas got em sick and spread to the world why keep it so secretive silencing ppl? Because they have buisness relations knowing expenses overweigh so much to the point companies property are affordable what a major coincidence >.> silencing gamers that let the world know whats going on removed multiplayer gamed globally talk about trash >.>
GTA and Apple channel
GTA and Apple channel преди 3 дни
Doctors Lee ( or ly I can’t remember) was murdered by the Communist party
Athena Wilson
Athena Wilson преди 4 дни
Is there any hope you'll be able to update this video? There is much about it that would be great to share with people who know nothing, but there is also much that we now know to be inaccurate for those same people. I'm particularly alarmed at the visual implication that both slow pandemics and fast pandemics inevitably end with the pandemic going to "zero". People who *don't* know all there is to know about the pandemic will inevitably pounce on that, and it will be their "take away", NOT just how dangerous Covid19 is.
Ton Say
Ton Say преди 4 дни
*S.A.R.S. rCov-2*
Mrityunjay bundela
Mrityunjay bundela преди 4 дни
We need an update video!
Wolf Caller
Wolf Caller преди 4 дни
“The soap is actually a powerful tool” Well you don’t hear that everyday
Cheuk Yin Wong
Cheuk Yin Wong преди 4 дни
Thank you china for coronavirus 😊
Leolee936 преди 4 дни
Whatever you do guys, don't set the comments to newest first. o h g o d -
Stormy преди 4 дни
Germ theory states that unless we're willing to continue lockdown until enough people are vaccinated to grant herd immunity, cases will continue to rise until natural herd immunity comes out of the infected. On a societal level, barely anything can be done to reduce the number of infected people overall. On an individual level, we can make sure that those who do get infected aren't those who are particularly vulnerable. Stay smart, stay careful, and stay safe. Politicians will naturally want to bend this event to fit their own narratives. It's up to you to decide what the history books say about you.
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