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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    • 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!

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

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    • boost.

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    • 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!

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

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  • The animations on this video are top notch! They should win a streamy for this 🏆

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  • Great, useful, concise, accurate information. As expected from this channel. I really can't appreciate you enough. Love ur work ❤️.

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  • cant phages kill coronavirus

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  • Soap and toilet paper are now gods :D

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  • Your channel has the prettiest animations and simplest explanations. Makes it so interesting

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  • Covid-19 is an inexpensive silent military coup collectively conducted by all IMF members Central Banks in perfect harmony with their weaponized mass media LED screens (Lies Emitting Diodes). Our owners at the IMF have decided that this WWW3 shall be "A War On AIR" then they quickly & brilliantly enacted their pre-planned harsh and permanent martial laws on every planation ( they own. Please accept and obey these simple facts so that your daily anxiety levels will be much more manageable.

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  • Then there’s LiL Pump “Wrist got Corona! Neck Got Ebola!”

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  • please take a video on human embryo development

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  • who is here because your teachers linked it and said watch this

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  • Yeaahhhhh not touching my face is gonna be hard for me cuz I have RLLY bad exma idk how to spell it My exma is so bad that I really shouldn’t have white bedding because I have long hair by beds covered with hair then I get all itchy THEN I scratch so hard I draw blood and yea I do have prescription cream and I ain’t taking it cuz I’m scared it will sting and sometimes it stings so much I start shaking and feeling light headed but that doesn’t last long and if your reading this comment only the first line matters

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="388">6:28</a> Turn off that tap!

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  • I just saw a fragment of this video on Spanish tv haha

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  • Hello :) you always Britain my day creep up the good work

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  • (Gets bacteriophage cereal)

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    • Random Smugger bacteriophages kill only bacteria, hence the root: bacterio. we have recently discovered virophages but we know barely anything about them. the coronavirus is a virus, a common cold strain. bacteriophage is a name that means “eater of bacteria”

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  • This the best Subscription in the corona virus solving Subscriptions EVER made I would recommend Kurzgesagt is the BEST

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  • "What happened to Covids 1-18? And why covid?" My theory: (Co)rona (Vi)rus + discovered in (D)ecember of 20(19) = COVID-19

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    • BaliDash GD yeah, i was clarifying, i didn’t disagree

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    • @a-john that's lowkey what I said

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    • BaliDash GD the reason the 19 is there is because it was discovered in 2019.

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  • cells at work anyone?

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  • Why do people dislike this vid your a boomer if u dislike

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  • 9,6 k people disliked this video because they are coronaviruses lol.

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  • RIP who died....It is awful.

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  • Congrats to the people who made this video. Short and informative, that anyone can understand. Thanks!

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  • Just stay home. That’s it. Social distance.

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  • I love your science videos, and this is a really awesome video that shows how viral science works in our modern age. I also thought the example of washing your hands like you have jalapeno pepper juice on them and want to put in contacts was really funny and useful advice for the 'less skilled hand washers'.

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  • Mexicanos: no te entendí ni vrga no se ingles

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  • When the bacteria come can phages help us

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  • Information you should know.

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  • Las cosas están empeorando en España, donde vivo.

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  • God Bless...💓🐟

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  • We really are very lucky for the experts that laid down the necessary procedures before this and for the ones that were trying to enforce them probably way earlier than the moments our dear governments woke up.

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  • Monkeys don't use toilet roll

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  • Rio2

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="349">5:49</a> Eugenics

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  • My body cells : You don't get Coronavirus or I will disown you

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  • Very well explained 👏🏻👏🏻

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  • 日本もがんばります みんなで乗り越えましょう

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  • I suppress virus with a few drops of sodium chlorite solution (25%) mixed with equal number of drops of Hydrochloric acid (5%) that is allowed to react for 30 sec and then diluted and drank. I inhale minute amounts in saline with a nebulizer to protect my lungs from a virus buildup.

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    • dick hughes that’s placebo, diluted hydrochloric acid is just water

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  • (Will it work if people breathe the cell with not thing inside that have the same repcepter that virus bond to?)

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  • the cases from the philiphines is reach to 1000

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  • I live in Spain and we call quarantine “corona holiday “

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  • We don't know for how many people this was there last video

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  • Wwwooowww

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  • Terminat.

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  • Finally. Some actual fucking info. This is why I love Kurzgesagt, they aren't like the media and spreading misinformation and fear. Unlike the fucking media, these people are contacting scientists and studying things and compiling actual evidence. Thank you, you guys help a lot of people learn every day and maybe even more.

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  • I love how the monkey in the introduction changes what he is holding based on the context of each video. In this video, it's toilet paper. Nice little Easter egg.

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  • Excellent video 📹... Beautifully explained. Let's hope that a vaccine can be developed ASAP to kill and eradicate the Corona Virus 🔅 epidemic!

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  • Why coronavirus vaccine is not found yet???

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  • What about seizure on corona cases?? Lots of seizure in public and cause sudden death, captured on camera around the world Some if the seizure not resulted death.

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  • Stop making jokes idiots we are gonna die its smtng like the end of the worldd

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  • Is no one going to talk about the JoJo's reference at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="353">5:53</a> ?

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  • This is exactly what Japan has been doing to deal with this virus.

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  • Man me and my mother Make as many masks as we can sometimes 200 a day but its not enough

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  • The money took the TP <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="28">0:28</a>

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  • Pls New ımmune system

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  • コロナ、怖いですね...私が住んでいる福井にも田舎なのに30人越え...オマケに京都からの観光も来てたらしく、増えていくばかり。私の家の近くでも、感染者が出たという噂が絶えません。とても怖いです。私は今、英語の勉強をしています。難しいです(笑)皆さんがコロナに感染者しないことを、心から願います。皆さん、どうか生きてください...!

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  • So what happens is basically a World War Cells that's happening inside you

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  • Is the spread of the Coronavirus considered a fast or slow one?

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    • I think a moderate one

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  • Coronavirus: Exists Every man on Earth: Let's make a meme out of it.

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  • I might agree nor disagree because its already at one fast pandemic considering it started 3 months ago,right now popular places like the U.S.,Spain,Italy like there are the biggest amount of confirmed cases on there,U.S. reached 200k+ coronavirus reached 1 million cases,brazil here is struggling too because we already have 9k cases and 300+ deaths

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  • Corona virus: *has low severity and lethality but high infectivity rate, started on a rich urban country with consistent climate and a huge population* People who play plague inc.: beep bop boopity boop something wrong what the ploop

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  • The birbs make it 10x better 🥺👉🏼👈🏼

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  • Hey Kruzgesagt ur video is being played here in India in the public

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  • We weren't allowed to order something from a creek restaurant because my mom thinks just because of Corona everyone sneezes on ur food Like dafuq??

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  • Please make a video on 5G that we can share with the world. This '5G is a weapon of the Illuminatii that is causing your DNA to mutate into Corona' shit is getting ludicrous!

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    • Christiaan Scheepers you make me wanna slit my throat with a paper plate

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  • the vaccine for the coronavirus is alcohol.

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  • Ok I’m confused on one thing. Where does the bacteria come from at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="262">4:22</a>? Is it just the natural body’s bacteria that wreaks havoc on their own body because the immune system is so low?

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    • Julia Chernov that or it’s just easy to contract because of a compromised immune system

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  • God help

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  • And now, thanks to the stupid fat slob running the place, we know what future path lies ahead for America. :|

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  • I love these science videos!

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  • How much money you make off this video?

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    • @Dreami Ts he got money somehow

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    • Coley Durham probably zero. All coronavirus related video are demonetized on NOproject.

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  • We know COVID19 is a very dangerous virus. We are now part of the greatest medical history for pandemics and also this thing help the world heal (Just being positive for a moment) maybe there is a reason why it happened.

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  • Definitely USA and the rest of the world is getting that quick pandemic mode not to mention China which has lost about 15 million people

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  • Social vaccinating yes

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  • hgeh

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  • Kurzgesagt team I kindly request you to refer 'THOLLKAPIYAM' a old Tamil text (the first language) and explain to the world. Merci beaucoup.

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