The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do

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    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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    1. 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: 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!

      1. Aaron Day

        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!

      2. The Tik-Tok Man

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

      3. ABetterWeapon


      4. Rodrigo Py

        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!

      5. Ching Wei Xion

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

    2. Storm Rapid

      Coronavirus spreads* Tiktokers: -Time to lick some toilets

    3. Ninja Origami

      what happens if you die do you go to heaven or hell or nothing please make a video about this

    4. stasinos sofroniou

      Very nicely made video. Thank you!!!

    5. Sahib pro Hüseynli


    6. Viky

      Funny how everything is a business....they just had to include the ads😒 knowing everyone will be watching this.

    7. Daniel Kolbin

      people should also stop panicking and realizing it's not that bad

    8. Yash D

      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!

    9. Trong Song Do

      Also please wear the mask. It will help to protect you. From Vietnam with true love!

      1. MushroomMario

        The masks don't really protect you. You can still catch the virus.

    10. 《UNKNOW 》

      Coronavirus: Enters the Body Strong Immunesystem: So you have chosen death

    11. Alibey Pirnazarli

      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?

    12. Martie Durana

      in the US, because ventilators are running out, hospitals are forced to sedate patients until eventual death.

    13. A Peťka

      This is officially the most viewed Kurzgesagt video

    14. Koala G

      why 9k dislikes??? i'm curious...

    15. green_ivy 8779

      I'm lucky cuz I take probiotics and it turns out it kills them. Maybe not all, but the majority of the virus.

    16. Aj Dogz

      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.

    17. violet s

      Kurzgesagt, can bacteriophage kill coronavirus???

      1. MushroomMario

        No, because Bacteriophages kill _bacteria_ not viruses.

    18. Lady Hawk

      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!...

    19. Viktor Swiz

      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.

    20. Vincenzo Ferrara

      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?

    21. big Chungus

      You should do a video talking about nanotechnology

    22. Frost Fire

      Just be thankful you weren't alive during the Black Death

    23. He3fire

      Lair lair pans on fire CCP never ever told the world about CCP virus until it was too late. Ask Italy

    24. COVID-19

      It is me

    25. Morgan Drenthen

      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!

    26. susan dmelli

      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...

    27. Food Science & Technology Desk

      really but really great video. Best.

    28. Carmen Cabrera

      Por favor cuidemonos no salgamos tanto a la calle si no es urgente

    29. Eric 98

      We are all already dead

    30. Goki_ Lorelei295

      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?

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    33. Krzysztof Banaszak

      Im sure that we defeat SARS-CoV-2 before end od May.

    34. C60フラーレン


    35. ツPraXis

      this became the most popular video on this channel in a week, mindblowing

    36. Maria MK

      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👍

    37. Ammar Danish

      We have to stay at home to not get the corona virus

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    39. Machhyndra Nath

      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

    40. Nicky Boi

      *its corona time*

    41. Oros Rha

      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 😇💙💖

      1. MushroomMario

        You made absolutely no sense.

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    43. VortexYoutube

      Thanks kurzgesagt for the information

    44. Ben Arthur Raffles

      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

    45. MorpheiX

      holy crap great job for thoses 20M views, 100% deserved and I hope it'll go further

    46. hiro T

      to medical doctor! please check BCG vaccine tokyo 174-2! that is why japan & taiwan & thailand & iraq are safe now!

    47. Traplolihunter

      what we really need right now is cells at work explaining this

    48. Ryan Layus MD

      Nagspread na eh

    49. Harry Pinches

      Let's all hope one day we can watch this back and say 'thank goodness it all turned out ok'

    50. CCheukKa

      Coronavirus? GRsel: Demonitized

    51. Hacker Gamer

      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

    52. Cap903

      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?

    53. kozdesiigner

      2018M view Holy

    54. алина петрова

      Calm enginner 75

    55. Johnny Kallon

      This became his most viewed video in a matter of 12 days. 🦠😷

    56. kakka carrotcake supersandlegend

      The china CCP virus

    57. bagus muhammad rizki fadillah

      Can i save this video? I wanna use it for my school task.

    58. Reza Kak

      Shame on China

    59. slaviboy

      REST OF THE WORLD: THIS IS A PANDEMIC!!! CHINA: 3.6 Roentgen Not great, Not terrible

    60. Shyamanand Shrivastav

      What if human worker were replaced by rodot

    61. Ninja Sushi

      Brilliant video.

    62. avdhut aher

      I have to translate your video to our mother toung marathi language pls support us?

    63. Professor Gaster

      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.


        Sorry but can you get to the point

    64. Schnabelwetzer 9

      Ist dieser Kanal nicht deutsch

    65. lordhanz BC

      thank you for the information because of that whoever like this comment i will $ubscribe and $ubs me back

    66. Judy Moon

      Humans deserve corona. We are toxic creatures and bad for this world. I'm sad that more people haven't died.

    67. Ezara 95

      Does someone feels bad about the lady who died because of bacteria

    68. de nny

      I saw same video on news just now

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    70. eshwar gupta

      Your video is used in news channels great

    71. JacobiNablaLaplace

      Dónde lo puedo ver en español latino

    72. Franklin Blunt

      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.

      1. Ask to seduce Miss

        Kurgesagt - Giving you paranoia & depression since 2013 YOUR WELCOME!

    73. Đỗ Công

      China Virus

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    74. Gunay Huseynova

      Çinlilərə nifrətim dahada artdı😲😲😲

    75. astatin gaming

      Can you explain how ensymes are working please? I would be happy

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    77. ravey23

      I feel like with the Coronavirus around, the idiots in society are also getting fished out lmao

    78. Sergeant Liang

      Kurzgesagt:Don't get infected. Me:I won't be infected,because my mom kills them by being angry...

    79. Harsh Bhavsar

      I don't understand the 9.1K people who have downvoted this short, information packed, highly educative video. Keep up the good work Kurzgesagt.

    80. Lin Keong Kim

      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."