The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do 

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
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: sites.google.com/view/sourcescorona 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 ourworldindata.org/ - 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!
jason Marciano
jason Marciano Dag sedan
and drink alchoholl kids do it
Aaron Day
Aaron Day 8 dagar sedan
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 14 dagar sedan
brilliant work as usual. Love the animations & clear, concise explanations. Well done team!
ABetterWeapon 17 dagar sedan
Rodrigo Py
Rodrigo Py 19 dagar sedan
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!
Thủy Lê
Thủy Lê 10 timmar sedan
It is very dangerous,we save healthy .Do not go out
Simboiss 10 timmar sedan
There is some bullshit in this video. Viruses that magically make ALL immune system cells types crazed and uncontrollable? This is just wild guesses, if not total lunacy. There is no clear evidence (after dozens of studies confirm each other) that neutrophiles can go haywire to that point and all at the same time, unless there is something truly endangering to the organism, like acute poisoning or heavy air pollution, stuff like that. Not viruses. Viruses are just shells with genetic information in them. They are encapsulated messages.
Rhoda Landoy
Rhoda Landoy 10 timmar sedan
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Brian 10 timmar sedan
The most durable shit made in China.
Haifeng XIONG
Haifeng XIONG 10 timmar sedan
good info
Haifeng XIONG
Haifeng XIONG 10 timmar sedan
good info
숲tv한 11 timmar sedan
오 정말 유익하네요
Nel Axl Tabinas
Nel Axl Tabinas 11 timmar sedan
Coronavirus is not a sword to us its a shield to us, when this virus stops we have tons of livestock so we should be thanking this virus
Stephen Chow
Stephen Chow 11 timmar sedan
And all it cost us was tens of thousands of lives.
HAPPY HAPPY 12 timmar sedan
과제하기 존나귀찮다 씨바ㄹ
M420- Nicoya
M420- Nicoya 12 timmar sedan
This virus is basically SARS v.2
Dave m
Dave m 12 timmar sedan
Ya but they mixed it with aids in a lab
Stephen Chow
Stephen Chow 12 timmar sedan
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="307">5:07</a>- "A slow pandemic will not be remembered by the history books" *2075!* Teacher- "Turn to chapter 4 of your history books. We're going to learn about the great recession of 2020. Unlike most economic crises, this particular recession was not caused by greedy bankers, but by a virus... oh, wait".
Jasmine Lopez
Jasmine Lopez 12 timmar sedan
I wish this video was available in different languages. This would be the perfect video to show my stubborn Hispanic parents.
Dane Hauser
Dane Hauser 13 timmar sedan
So we can either ruin life for 100% of us by keeping everyone out of their jobs and sending our entire economy back to the stone ages where suicide could possibly take more lives than Coronavirus, or we can tell everyone to go back to work and accept that yes, this is a horrible situation and unfortunately a very small % of the population will die but the vast majority can go on with life without losing everything. Is this worth sending us back to the stone ages? If a pack of lions singles out a zebra, does the entire herd go back and die with that one or do they acknowledge that it's a horrible thing but not worth the entire herd's existence. I don't mean to sound insensitive because if my mom gets C-19, she will almost surely die but personally I'd rather fight and even die while trying to make a living than watch my young kid's future and the future of America go down the drain to save a fraction of a %. Let's open the freaking country back up Trump!
Space Sheep
Space Sheep 13 timmar sedan
Isn't it hella harder to animate birds over humans on this videos?
Michael Nablo
Michael Nablo 13 timmar sedan
*Salute to fighting cells army inside our body*
Mncdk 13 timmar sedan
Too bad this didn't cover why people ignore covid-19, the incubation period. "I'm feeling fine, I can still party np"
XxMysticJJCraftxX 13 timmar sedan
Idk if anyone said this but in <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="266">4:26</a> cant we add bacteriophages
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OoGa bOoGa ToOgA gOoGa 14 timmar sedan
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="409">6:49</a> I loved that😂
Ethan Andrews
Ethan Andrews 14 timmar sedan
This is the most viewed Kurzgesagt video, but it was probably demonetized because it talks about the Coronavirus 🙃
Samurai Shredder
Samurai Shredder 14 timmar sedan
what if the crona gets in my lungs can i breath the soap in
blue txsla
blue txsla 14 timmar sedan
Samurai Shredder big brain time
idrink007 15 timmar sedan
Great information! Well done and thanks
Exadrius 15 timmar sedan
Como amo tus animaciones
Moha Hamo
Moha Hamo 16 timmar sedan
ادعموا قناة hamo moha
Moha Hamo
Moha Hamo 16 timmar sedan
ادعموا قناة hamo moha
Jérome Silva
Jérome Silva 16 timmar sedan
fakes for that video
Bianca Bojoü
Bianca Bojoü 16 timmar sedan
With this pandemic and chaos going around the world, it’s still wise to get invested in the forex as we all know how lucrative it is over time.
Rossi Hansen
Rossi Hansen 15 timmar sedan
Also heard of it’s benefits. I’m looking forward to giving it a try.
Augustina De Mevius
Augustina De Mevius 15 timmar sedan
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Garcia Torres
Garcia Torres 15 timmar sedan
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Fabricio Jimenez
Fabricio Jimenez 15 timmar sedan
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David Bucker
David Bucker 16 timmar sedan
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WANNTEDD135 16 timmar sedan
"The cell, ignorant of what's happening" LOL
arrow ch/xShadow_Arrow
arrow ch/xShadow_Arrow 16 timmar sedan
COVID is like Computer virus for humans (imo)
fn0rd99 16 timmar sedan
blue txsla
blue txsla 14 timmar sedan
fn0rd99 who
Valley Stina
Valley Stina 16 timmar sedan
This is a FEAR MONGERING video... BECAUSE all it tells you to DO, is go HIDE in your home and be afraid, be very afraid... it doesn't tell you anything about HOW to get yourself healthy.
blue txsla
blue txsla 14 timmar sedan
Valley Stina no it tells you what corona is and what you should do
FlamZcloud 16 timmar sedan
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="503">8:23</a> FLEXING WITH TOILET PAPER
new York city new Jersey
new York city new Jersey 16 timmar sedan
Inside of new York city ... IT IS THE WORST PLACE EVER!!!!!!!!
yejin song
yejin song 16 timmar sedan
kinda missing the days when corona was just a beer 😔
EvA_ 17 timmar sedan
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="53">0:53</a> why am I scared
toivotin 17 timmar sedan
Goddamn c virus :D
Altaf Boghani
Altaf Boghani 17 timmar sedan
Your video was used in the MSNBC talk show "Last word with Lawrence O'Donnell" 4/6/2020. They did not give any credit to you while repeatedly playing your videos. I hope you got paid for that.
Gue Chi
Gue Chi 17 timmar sedan
Do a video about the origin of the universe in lots of depth
Toshin Ahnaf
Toshin Ahnaf 17 timmar sedan
the monkey was hold a tp roll in the intro lol
Rosario Presti
Rosario Presti 18 timmar sedan
How did you know
Fluffy The Cat
Fluffy The Cat 18 timmar sedan
Maybe the reason that lady got infected with the virus was because her hair was her body.
Maxerature 18 timmar sedan
I believe that, at least in America, this has become a fast pandemic. The healthcare system is already overburdened - not enough respirators or supplies and overworked hospital staff being the main issues. Stay safe.
an organ lover
an organ lover 18 timmar sedan
ME STUPIDLY OUTSIDE : Wearing my leather perfecto, I shoot my lower-class mouth off. If the Chinese had washed their dirty mouths out with soap after eating their Vampire Bats, then we would not have the spread of Coronavirus ! ME RESPONSIBLY INSIDE : Now, I find myself with that upper-class brand of soap - Knights Castille poking out of my worthless gob !
Schlipperschlopper 19 timmar sedan
Robuskenater 19 timmar sedan
do russian sleep expiriment\
FruDe Games
FruDe Games 19 timmar sedan
When we all look back on this, I hope we will handle it better next time a pandemic happens.
blue txsla
blue txsla 14 timmar sedan
FruDe Games I hope so
Grace Rowe
Grace Rowe 19 timmar sedan
He is saying that the downside of social distancing is that it isn't fun and that it's a small price to pay. People are losing their jobs, some people are starving, it defiantly shows how much our government sucks. the cure is going go be worse than the pandemic
Raffy Fuentes
Raffy Fuentes 19 timmar sedan
The midicine very simple Stay at home .
Lazer 19 timmar sedan
Never ever anyone explained it better than you .
Southwestern Airline
Southwestern Airline 20 timmar sedan
This video grew very popular in 2 weeks! Wow!
edison yang
edison yang 20 timmar sedan
Kurzgesant if you search up virologist shares update on race for coronavirus treatment the last word MSNBC. They took your animation!
Сергей Жданов
The coronavirus does not survive in oxygen-rich human cells, say Chinese doctors who treated patients who later recovered. For prevention, drink live slightly alkaline water and hydrogen antioxidants, with which oxygen enters the cells with water.
Aaron Sheppard
Aaron Sheppard 20 timmar sedan
They showed a few clips from this video on msnbc
リカ 21 timme sedan
I think it's neutrophils and not neutrophiles
maxwell jarowey
maxwell jarowey 21 timme sedan
The GOP gained control when left voter have problem with the democrats why should we be the ones dropping our party the GOP is using Fascism theocrat ideas of voter rescission and are letting big business treat people like bugs more so than any neo liberal, I say get the GOP voter to relies what jerks they are voting for then they will stop. big business cannot loss if they have a huge voter base that buy there BS in the bible thumpers
bapanada 21 timme sedan
the time for revolution is now, comrades. kill the parasites, all power to the workers
Rania plays roblox
Rania plays roblox 21 timme sedan
im sick but i don't have corona i just have a cold
Gurfbagel 21 timme sedan
Excellent video, thank you!
Servet Soylu
Servet Soylu 22 timmar sedan
In our country people think about deadly virus : "We will die anyway"
Hang Truong
Hang Truong 22 timmar sedan
Wow😮😝😖😷🤕🤧😱😡😠 you need to go home now! I have to go home too with my nanna ok ok my nanna is not sick but she is very and so nice see you have to go home NOW !!! 😡😠 ok bye : )
Hang Truong
Hang Truong 22 timmar sedan
Celeste Gebhardt
Celeste Gebhardt 22 timmar sedan
"wash your hands like you touched jalapenos" ADHD in a nut shell
Kids are so delicious...
Kids are so delicious... 11 timmar sedan
@Stephen Chow xD, what do you mean legal?
Stephen Chow
Stephen Chow 11 timmar sedan
@Kids are so delicious... 27 and extremely legal. Sorry bud
Kids are so delicious...
Kids are so delicious... 11 timmar sedan
@Stephen Chow Hi my friend, how old are you?
Stephen Chow
Stephen Chow 11 timmar sedan
@Kids are so delicious... Why don't you take a seat, right over there.
Kids are so delicious...
Kids are so delicious... 22 timmar sedan
How old are you delicious kid?
Dundi 22 timmar sedan
Virus will dissappear if we execute every infected person 🤔
Stephen Chow
Stephen Chow 11 timmar sedan
Shiftt 23 timmar sedan
5G video soon please
The Cuddly Show
The Cuddly Show Dag sedan
Do a sequel to the egg please
Kevein Dereck
Kevein Dereck Dag sedan
Fucking China virus
Thank you for giving me a true understanding of what happens to someone. God Bless you!
Yahya Shaikh
Yahya Shaikh Dag sedan
Hey that monkey in the intro always holds something related to the topic of the video. ( Here it held toilet paper)
exotic czech
exotic czech Dag sedan
*coronavirus exists* 7 billion people: time to turn on my xbox
Dumthe Yuen
Dumthe Yuen Dag sedan
U.S. government medical researchers intentionally infected hundreds of people in Guatemala, including institutionalized mental patients, with gonorrhea and syphilis without their knowledge or permission more than 60 years ago. Many of those infected were encouraged to pass the infection onto others as part of the study. About one third of those who were infected never got adequate treatment. On Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius offered extensive apologies for actions taken by the U.S. Public Health Service. "The sexually transmitted disease inoculation study conducted from 1946-1948 in Guatemala was clearly unethical," according to the joint statement from Clinton and Sebelius. "Although these events occurred more than 64 years ago, we are outraged that such reprehensible research could have occurred under the guise of public health. We deeply regret that it happened, and we apologize to all the individuals who were affected by such abhorrent research practices."
Advika Ashwin
Advika Ashwin Dag sedan
Very safe but we should also sanitise our hands.
shauly Perez
shauly Perez Dag sedan
:( my mom's friend has covid-19 and I feel do bad for her! I wish covid-19 was never real!!😭😭
shauly Perez
shauly Perez Dag sedan
Do is supposed to be so
Floris van Loo
Floris van Loo Dag sedan
History will not remember a slow pandemic. Lockdown: history will remember the crisis, watch me
Floris van Loo
Floris van Loo Dag sedan
The part about how the virus works is great! However I think this video underestimates the costs of social distancing. It is suggested that if we all do this for a short while the virus will be gone. Probably strict measures would be needed for a long time if we want to prevent a peak. Can you include more of these risks and how flatten the curve works in the long run?
приколист 1
Dirty part
Allzy gaming
Allzy gaming Dag sedan
Please do one about lucid dreaming
MultiLimpet Dag sedan
All this because a chinese ate a bat.
Chandra Budiman
Chandra Budiman Dag sedan
This has just become kurzgesagt's most viewed video
Ashley Goh
Ashley Goh Dag sedan
So to fight corona virus: *have a weak immune system*
inox1ck Dag sedan
*dont forget to wash your foreskin* -Mario
BronzeJourney Dag sedan
Virus and terribly sad things aside, its really fun to watch as an introvert that your ''normal'' relatives go mad after 5-10 days of quarantine in the house unable to do anything social etc.
Ida Dag sedan
Pani nam dała na dzienniku :(