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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  • 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!

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    • and drink alchoholl kids do it

      jason Marcianojason MarcianoAcum 3 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!

      Aaron DayAaron DayAcum 10 Zile
    • brilliant work as usual. Love the animations & clear, concise explanations. Well done team!

      The Tik-Tok ManThe Tik-Tok ManAcum 16 Zile
    • boost.

      ABetterWeaponABetterWeaponAcum 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!

      Rodrigo PyRodrigo PyAcum 20 Zile
  • Why are there almost 10,000 dislikes? And not to be funny but if we eat a small quantity of soap if we have the Coronavirus would it kill it inside the body or does the soap kill us?

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  • Bedni ste a prav?

    Toma VogrinToma VogrinAcum 6 ore
  • This canal is one of the best canals of the planet

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  • That FBI who is watching me: *Watch your hands, now.*

  • Anyone else watching this despite they’re German?

    RaumschifffanRaumschifffanAcum 7 ore
  • The corona virus is interesting but deadly

    Shiba DogeShiba DogeAcum 7 ore
  • 😂😂 how cute. "Just keep washing your hands and keep your social distance! We're going to fight this and get through this together!" 🤣🤣🤣 Fuck no we aren't. This virus is hungry as shit and it's coming for all of us whether we like it or not. The only thing we can do is stay healthy and boost our immune systems, so when it does catch up to us, we can kick its ass and not croak.

    Johnny PickupJohnny PickupAcum 7 ore
    • Johnny Pickup actually, washing your hands with soap DOES work and so does social distancing

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  • Well Informative. The animation-'Cartoon images' keep up the topic without getting deviated.Fantastic .

    Manikantha Arun PaturiManikantha Arun PaturiAcum 7 ore
  • Mad

    manmohan kaur cheemamanmohan kaur cheemaAcum 8 ore

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    theDARKSIDEtheDARKSIDEAcum 9 ore
    • theDARKSIDE Take. Your. Bible. And. Shove. It. Down. Your. Throat. God isnt the cure to everything.

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  • Terra fighting back. Darwin. Fermi?

    F. PuttstyckerF. PuttstyckerAcum 9 ore
  • BREAKING NEWS: Immune System bombs Lung Tissue in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19

    Cody GreenlandCody GreenlandAcum 9 ore
    • BREAKING NEWS: Immune System bombing of Lung Tissue allows spread of normally harmless bacteria to Alveoli BREAKING NEWS: Pneumonia Outbreak BREAKING NEWS: Hospitals overwhelmed by pneumonia patients BREAKING NEWS: People dying on streets as hospitals cant ta- COUGH COUGH COUGH COUGH.... COUGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

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  • Thanks for another outstanding video, who are these people that gave it a thumbs down?

    Paul TetiPaul TetiAcum 9 ore
    • Paul Teti covid-19 deniers and anti vaxxers

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  • Well new England journal of medicine says on average one person can Infect 2.2 people And uk govt removed it from Hcid category check their website

    Suraj Prakash ThakurSuraj Prakash ThakurAcum 9 ore
  • Don’t go to hospital and don’t take corona or any medicine as antichrist is making preparations to come to this world for this he want population control

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  • Este canal es español sería una genial, pues leer los subtítulos hace que no se aprecie mejor la animación

    Alex Evaristo Hernandez RosasAlex Evaristo Hernandez RosasAcum 10 ore
  • You'll only die, if you don't have toilet paper.

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    • Use the right end of the stick!

      F. PuttstyckerF. PuttstyckerAcum 9 ore
  • Jih tiču

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  • So your saying we should buy up all the food toilet paper and hand sanitizer so the elderly and medically vulnerable cant get any right? Cause that's what the super smart soccer moms in my area are doing

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  • Can you make video about Boltzmann Brain? I think that it would be really interesting

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    • TheMatrix52 “what is artificial will kill you!” Okay then, let me take your phone... and your car... and everything you own and boom, into the lava it goes, also, where do these viruses come from? N.A.T.U.R.E

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    • @Semi-automatic door opened idiot

      TheMatrix52TheMatrix52Acum 7 ore
    • And going back to nature is a bad idea we human need technology we need to start colonizing planets not become cavemans again

      Semi-automatic door openedSemi-automatic door openedAcum 10 ore
    • TheMatrix52 You sound like you come from sarkic cult anyways forget that your comment is just pure nonsense in many ways

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  • Come on Elon Musk.. work faster i want to leave the earth and go to mars

    Mustafa Al-baghdadyMustafa Al-baghdadyAcum 13 ore
  • looks like were in a fast pandemic :/

    SorensenGamingSorensenGamingAcum 13 ore
  • 22 million Views!

  • Video: "the world" My brain: ZA WARUDO

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  • stay at home and wash your hands

    Shane CoughlanShane CoughlanAcum 14 ore
  • NICE explanation so, it's not that bad afterall

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    • kim williamson well, it is, currently we are in a fast pandemic

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  • WOW! You finally get the appreciation you definitely deserve. 22Million something views!! Congrats

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  • Where are all the Alan videos?

    Prudence RayPrudence RayAcum 15 ore
  • Where did all your videos go?

    Prudence RayPrudence RayAcum 15 ore
  • This animation always gets in me.

    The Wandering AristotleThe Wandering AristotleAcum 15 ore
  • And cults are now trying to commit genocide by spreading the infection in the name of "religion"

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    • Oh no, really? If you don't mind, could you provide a few examples? Thanks!

      Krazi KiwiKrazi KiwiAcum 10 ore
  • we need a 2nd vid plzzz

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  • This video is put together so well!

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  • From doctors, to cashiers to police officers and 5g technicians for faster downloads ;) Love how they had all the information about this "newly discovered virus" right from the outset. Doesn't it take time to gather information about a virus and epidemiological / social data over time to identify how dangerous a virus is? This is fucking ridiculous

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    • Elly Rmolier 5g BaD!1!1!1

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    • Krazi Kiwi apologies if I was rude or frank. Just Look into this.

      Elly RmolierElly RmolierAcum 7 ore
    • @Elly Rmolier Thank you for taking the time to give a thorough explanation! I will do some more research on this; you've really piqued my curiosity.

      Krazi KiwiKrazi KiwiAcum 7 ore
    • Krazi Kiwi I don’t expect you to. But for your own sake, use your brain, try and look through the smoke and mirrors and really try and grasp the situation. 100s of viruses exist on our planet with them evolving constantly! We have never reacted like this, in the history of the human race. I know some countries that can’t afford to lock down have done so on the advice of more developed countries and this is resulting in massive social-economic crises. People on daily wages going hungry having to beg for food! All because a virus that was detected last last year. Your a scientist, so tell me, how did they know it was a dangerous virus? Where did they get the epidemiological and social data from? We never reacted to MERS or SARS like this, so why now? Or are you just a brain dead, no questions kinda guy? Did you know that covid is a PHE notifiable disease? Like TB and Cholera. Do you know that the symptoms are so general that everyone is being tested for it. Do you know that if someone dies, after having been tested positive for covid19 that regardless of them having died because falling off a bridge they will be recorded as a covid 19 death? Anyway, it’s not for me to do the thinking for you.

      Elly RmolierElly RmolierAcum 7 ore
    • @Elly Rmolier Thanks for the explanation; I didn't realize that. I won't trouble my students with this information, but thank you! Have a nice day.

      Krazi KiwiKrazi KiwiAcum 7 ore
  • 5g is not corona. Covid 19 does not exist. When they test for covid they are testing/ amplifying genetic material that is present in most individuals and thus categorising those would die from another issue, such as an MI (heart attack), old age, other medical issues as having died from covid. That is how they are getting these death rates. Currently there is no increase in death rates compared to the usual rate, except a few select cases which I have seen and are very very odd. They do not present to me in a way that I would understand how a virus works. Rather, individuals are hypoxic and ventilators do not help much as a ventilator can only work if the lungs are able to maintain gas exchange. So the precedents has been set, the lock down has commenced, people forced into their homes with the proposition of fines and in the fear that they may spread /contract a non existent virus. We have been told that there are many more deaths to come and there I believe them. They are making mass graves and mortuaries. 5g is being rolled out faster than ever! In some areas where 5g has been tested insects, birds and other animals have fallen dead in great numbers. Some of these incidents are currently under investigation - but let’s be honest no body has a clue. What’s true is that 5g at the 60ghz frequency is absorbed by oxygen. It causes oxygen to spin as it is at a frequency the is confluent with oxygens normal oscillatory property - ie oxygen molecules vibrate in nature at a certain frequency and this 5g at 60hz is at the same frequency causing the oxygen to spin and be ineffective to humans and other living animals to be able to absorb them. Not many studies have looked into this and this is why doctors have fears about this as only very limited studies have been conducted. Furthermore, these mm radio waves are like that found in your microwave and can lead to tissues increasing in temperature over time. Back to the main point. When the o2 molecules spin rapidly and are no long able to be absorbed by your blood in your lungs - alveoli, this causes tissue hypoxic injury to the lungs, resulting in damage to the lungs, release of inflammatory chemicals and swelling. That’s why when these individuals are placed on a ventilator, the ventilator doesn’t work as well, and most individuals end up dying regardless. The extent of tissue hypoxia is likely correlated with length of exposure and distance from the 5g source. In my opinion, in such patients only ECMO is of any use in saving severe cases as the ecmo machine does the job of the lungs and that is to oxygenate the blood in a machine that is connected to the body. Anyway. I think you all need to think about this. It affects us all. Is 5g deployment really essential in the current supposed pandemic? Does that make sense? Have we all asked for faster mobile downloads? I don’t think so. This network is not for us. It’s for causing harm to a lot of us and regulating the remainder that survive. 5g needs to be looked into further but for the moment it needs to be stopped. When people will start dying they will blame corona virus 🦠 but actually it’s because of 5g and hence why they are getting the death 💀 beds ready in the mean time.

    Elly RmolierElly RmolierAcum 15 ore
  • Kurzgesagt always make a high quality, highly accurate fact videos. and make a compicated topic be understood by a coomon people. Hope you always make more videos and make us know more than before. Regards from Indonesia

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  • we should get antibiotics too so bacteria will die

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  • I really enjoyed the video and the simplicity of the explanation, I’m confident this material would be very helpful in my community, therefore I would like to know do I need to to or which process should I follow to gain permission to translate this video from english to spanish. Please let me know at your earliest convenience.

    Rodwell BraddickRodwell BraddickAcum 16 ore
  • After this i started trainging mi cells Eating aplle and banana

  • Brilliant

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  • Everyone need to watch this.

    Brian Arista MarzuqBrian Arista MarzuqAcum 17 ore
    • 🙁🇺🇲USA and Donald Trump still not taking Coronavirus seriously that's why they not made complete lockdown in their nation like India did.

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  • You guys have to make a video game with these animations, AND I MEAN IT.

    Pashtrik MusliuPashtrik MusliuAcum 17 ore
    • Then why UK's prime minister encouraged people to shake hands. Boris Jonson what a idiot man ! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿💂💂💂.Long live the queen. Their Queeen escaped from London 😂😂🤣

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  • You should make a game where you can decide what will happen

    Sinan ÖztürkSinan ÖztürkAcum 17 ore
  • It is wuhan pneumonia not covid-19 shame on you

    Chris Lee Lee 17 ore
  • The coronavirus is called COVID-19

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  • "Der" Virus ist "Das" Virus!!!

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  • dislike

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  • coronavirus is a normal virus.

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  • show this to the idiots who think "CorOnA iSn'T A biG ideA itS LikE thE fLu!"

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  • literally and figuratively in our hands. damn

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  • please do a video on why italy was hit so hard

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  • COVID-19 is man made bioweapon! to control the masses even more and get rid of Cash and bring about cashless society! New World Order the Evil ones which they had always been dreaming about! Let's not buy into this Wuhan animal market garbage!

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  • See ? Look at the world when only one infectious disease doesn't have a vaccine. Where are you now anti-vax ? Do you still think that vaccine is bad for our body ?

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  • 😀👦Great video sir, your English and your accent is amazing. Your accent is melodious 🇮🇳

    Kundan DhayadeKundan DhayadeAcum 19 ore
  • 🇮🇳⏳💣This video is very very important. India's Government have to show it on TV. also in dubbed version in different languages. The clock is ticking 🕙⏳

    Kundan DhayadeKundan DhayadeAcum 19 ore
  • Then why UK's prime minister encouraged people to shake hands. Boris Jonson what a idiot man ! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿💂💂💂.Long live the queen. Their Queeen escaped from London 😂😂🤣

    Kundan DhayadeKundan DhayadeAcum 19 ore
  • 🙁🇺🇲USA and Donald Trump still not taking Coronavirus seriously that's why they not made complete lockdown in their nation like India did.

    Kundan DhayadeKundan DhayadeAcum 19 ore
  • Can you make video about Arabian and Russian oil war`?

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  • Can anyone say Bio Weapon?

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    • What makes you think the coronavirus is a bio weapon?

      Krazi KiwiKrazi KiwiAcum 10 ore
  • This is his most popular video already damn

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  • I've just got back from the Moon. *What the heck is Coronavirus?!?!!*

    Gavinda jya jyaGavinda jya jyaAcum 20 ore
  • Thx, that is very very important

    Tomek MichalskiTomek MichalskiAcum 20 ore
  • Me: sees the news My brain:hide hide!

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="437">7:17</a> plague inc.

    Omega OtakuOmega OtakuAcum 20 ore
    • Yes

      Mohammad Moghrabi 07Mohammad Moghrabi 07Acum 8 ore
  • great work as always

  • Every one on the Kurzgesagt team, thank you for making this clear explained video about the COVID-19 virus. In a time where everyone is searching for the correct information, you as team makes it possible to understand it by providing the correct information as correct you can give it at this time. I don't have the words great enough to express my graditude. For those who question the information in the video or disprove by saying that the COVID-19 is not real or not dangerous, you are choosing to be ignorant. Kurzgesagt uses reliable sources by certified scientific institutes and scientists. Every clam they make is backed up by the source of the information. If you see this video and still don't believe the information, you are choosing to close your eyes and therefor putting yourself and others at risk. Please open yourself for those who want to give you the wright information. Take care, stay healthy

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  • Everyone guess what? Covid-19 Officially reach 1 million subscribers.

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  • Can i download this video and post to my own timeline and group st thats people can see and learn how they can get rid of corona virus.....

    Alom Khan MayanAlom Khan MayanAcum 22 ore
  • I could care less

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  • Its has in any tv show that's great and rabies kill more people then coronavirus

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  • There is no Coronavirus. Facts.

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    • Ya

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  • Bill gates is spending billions of dollars to find a cure for coronavirus Is planning to put quantic dot tattoos in our skin supposely to verify if we've been vaccinated. Wants to have digital records of all the world identities. Could this man be the antichrist? Revelation 13: 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. Matthew 24 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

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  • how about they take all infected people to a island so that it becomes a slow pandemic

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  • ahatoから来た人🖐

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  • Kurzgeasagt is all this animating affecting you?

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  • 문재인 씹쌔끼는 초기대처를 안해 ㅋㅋ

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  • Could you please do a video on nootropics?

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