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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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    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!

    • Aaron Day
      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!

    • The Tik-Tok Man
      The Tik-Tok Man

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

    • ABetterWeapon


    • Rodrigo Py
      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!

    • Ching Wei Xion
      Ching Wei Xion

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

  • Jana Walker
    Jana Walker

    baby love it . thanks

  • Jana Walker
    Jana Walker

    Direct 👍

  • Wes Thaw
    Wes Thaw

    Make videos saying 5G is not the cause of covid 19 because people swear 5G is what killing people

  • Rafael Rocha
    Rafael Rocha

    My cells what is your profession? !!!!!! Ahuuuuu! Ahuuuuuu! Ahuuuuuuu! Corona you see? I have more soldiers than you.

  • Chaz Den
    Chaz Den

    is it me or does the humans in this video look like pigeons

  • Vianna Chan
    Vianna Chan

    This explains a lot thx very much!!! :) BTW I subscribed!

  • screamo14

    i don't understand how anyone could dislike this video

  • Tom Van veen
    Tom Van veen


  • Affiliate Marketing Forum
    Affiliate Marketing Forum

    I have some great work at home advice if you're out of work and stuck at home under quarantine because of Covid-19

    • Daronté Kudus
      Daronté Kudus

      I make money online at home with affiliate marketing using Clickbank just like you advise. I don't need to violate and catch Coronavirus doing person to person contact at some brick and mortar business

    • Health Tips
      Health Tips

      I've been shut in for 2 weeks and do work outs and exercise to get body fat off so I can strengthen my immune system so I'm not vulnerable to Coronavirus. Now thanks to you I'm going to check out your at home making money online advice

    • Janet Stradford
      Janet Stradford

      I checked out your work at home vid and I'm ready to get with your program on making money online. Sounds like a winner

    • bilnext

      I checked out your channel on making money online. Sounds like a perfect solution if you're unemployed and have to stay at home because of Coronavirus

  • Cashis McVeigh
    Cashis McVeigh

    corana is such a crazy outbreak its even worse then Ebola

  • Carolina Ortiz Cruz
    Carolina Ortiz Cruz

    First time I see a video abou Covid - 19 and not feel anxious , thank you so much for the knowledge 💖💞

  • oo o
    oo o

    wear mask

  • oo o
    oo o


  • Tommy Pham
    Tommy Pham

    5G is killing more people then the virus! JESUS is light! burn all your cellphone and the people building it! FUCK 5G is the VIRUS that will take over the world! 5G WILL DESTROY THE WORLD! 🤒😷😷😷😷

  • Brooksquid

    Do violent video games.

  • Fab


  • Antonella Sialer
    Antonella Sialer

    This is soooo well explained :')

  • SvenvanBeek

    Could you please make a video about 5G internet service, a lot of people worry about it

  • Melanie Martinez
    Melanie Martinez

    Ever won wash hands

  • Melanie Martinez
    Melanie Martinez

    Do you think well be ok

  • Melanie Martinez
    Melanie Martinez

    I'm scared 😭😭😭😭and sad

  • Python_7274

    I bet you this video got this much views just because it is about everyone's favourite word...

  • Deathranger Rk935
    Deathranger Rk935

    when your teacher has you answer questions from this video for homework

  • sithius99

    Even if maximum healthcare capacity is not reached, thousands will die... that is not 'okay'ish' and it will certainly still be remembered by the history books.

  • Kian Odonovan
    Kian Odonovan

    please make a video about polio

  • The Incognito Man
    The Incognito Man

    No where in the video did it mention panic buying toilet paper.

  • Chantal Mac
    Chantal Mac

    even if you recover from your body will never be the same again and you will have health issues lifelong

  • Alicia Chambers
    Alicia Chambers

    Just feast for the eyes ♨now

  • Chris Tucker
    Chris Tucker

    Has anyone heard that the G12 agreed to release this virus knowing that it would not kill a lot of people. They needed to do this so they could have the majority of people at home at one time. They are going to inform the world at one time that we are in contact with aliens and are going to reveal them to us. The quarantine will be used to control panic and hysteria. Also to ensure everyone knows the facts at once.

  • Jessy Melendez
    Jessy Melendez


  • itsonlyme458

    Get well soon Boris. x 🙏

  • Malena

    Yo chinaa give us the vaccine man stop playin we know u have it

  • Tasnuva Trina
    Tasnuva Trina

    Very useful..thank you for making this fun and easy to watch

  • Munayem siddiky
    Munayem siddiky

    can't control the world 🌎 and all of us helping people with their own lives to make it better live more life please stay at home 🏡

  • Oneil Young
    Oneil Young


  • Faith s
    Faith s

    HEY!Aside from all this you really should credit the digital artist in the video is the main reason why this video is understandable and I think it’s sad that you never credit them

    • Seen The Bean
      Seen The Bean

      They do on their website

  • Cheese pop
    Cheese pop

    delete your channel, you tell me facts that really scare me and make me paranoid and i think im gonna die or the world is gonna end or something, i wish i could block you so i will not see your channel or your stupid videos ever again

    • Cheese pop
      Cheese pop

      ​@Seen The Bean stop trying to defend him, you know you're a bitch

    • Seen The Bean
      Seen The Bean

      Cheese pop you mean the factual, well informed videos? They shouldn’t delete the channel, they’re helping educate people.

  • Ni Nil
    Ni Nil

    Please make a research on "BRAIN ON FIRE" where immune system cause damage to brain......

  • TOP10ners

    Alcoholic: Hey, why are all the pubs closing! Corona: Hold my beer ... Alcoholic: Thanks I was looking for something to wash my hands with!

  • Elliott Pascoe
    Elliott Pascoe

    How do these viruses infect so many different kinds of cells? I thought viruses were extremely specialized in their targets?

  • Christian Cuervo
    Christian Cuervo

    can i find this traduced to spanish?

    • Seen The Bean
      Seen The Bean

      Christian Cuervo there are Spanish subtitles

  • Jay Dillon
    Jay Dillon

    What you should do is look up Ivermectin for a 48 hour cure. See NaturalNews dot com for more information..

    • Seen The Bean
      Seen The Bean

      Jay Dillon that’s false

  • George Burton
    George Burton

    Pls make a colony game

  • Noha Hayek
    Noha Hayek

    Hello there how can I contact u for permission to translate it to arabic

    • Noha Hayek
      Noha Hayek

      I don't want subtitles I want voice over many people are illiterate here

    • Seen The Bean
      Seen The Bean

      Noha Hayek there are Arabic subtitles already

  • Marianella Beltran
    Marianella Beltran

    Pewwenti has ir do vidie mor covid 19 maryet gumer boomer malta puttito poyato

  • MatBed Silva
    MatBed Silva

    i am on quarantine xd

  • resep dapur enak
    resep dapur enak


  • Abulfaz Ibrahimov
    Abulfaz Ibrahimov

    👍.From 🇹🇷.

  • Sandro Nuñez Paz
    Sandro Nuñez Paz



    same <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="487">8:07</a>

  • S Trim
    S Trim

    The great Hoax..

    • Seen The Bean
      Seen The Bean

      S Trim it’s not a hoax

  • FisherPriceWorld

    Its kinda cool how there is a little war in your body when u have corona but it is a scary

  • RadicalShuz

    Good thing i always wash dishes *Checkmate, corona* 'proceeds to drink corona'

  • Spiderodoom

    I can’t understand why this video has 9.6k dislikes. It’s informative, well researched, and well put together. I can understand the general haters of Kurzegast, as is common of any channel, but I don’t get it.

  • TheL0n3lyTramp


  • Jonathan Hughes
    Jonathan Hughes

    "Pittsburgh scientists develop possible coronavirus vaccine, hope FDA can fast-track it."This needs to be sent to all.

  • 余志能

    I don't agree what you said,it is't chinese Coronavirus. We saved you 2 months at less ,but your countris wasted it

  • Levi Hernandez
    Levi Hernandez

    What is our brain maid of

  • BD ICT
    BD ICT

    can't wait for the day to hear 'COVID-19 is finally gone'

  • Perumal Jagathambal
    Perumal Jagathambal

    Rise of east

  • Lilian Beige
    Lilian Beige

    state of the nation jessica s0h0

  • Megan Lewis
    Megan Lewis

    I'm just writing down everything he says for fun: 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 Covid-19 that everyone simply calls Coronavirus. What actually happens when it infects a human, and what should we all do? A virus is really just a hull around genetic material and a few proteins, arguably not even a living thing. It can only make more of itself by entering a living cell. Corona may spread via surfaces, but it's still uncertain how long it can survive on them. Its main way of spreading seems to be droplet infection when people cough, or if you touch someone who's ill and then your face, say rubbing your eyes or nose. Aaaaannnddddd I give up.

  • Mr Low Mazda Johor
    Mr Low Mazda Johor

    Thanks a lot ! such a great video !

  • bhavik tirumala
    bhavik tirumala

    has anyone relised that this became their most viewed vid in 2 weeks as the 2nd most in 4 years?

  • Erik Dokken
    Erik Dokken

    again you guys outdone yourselves

  • FBI

    Birds aren’t real. They are spy drones and the government invented coronavirus so we would quarantine while they change the batteries

  • Muhammad Gibran
    Muhammad Gibran

    Good intro👍

  • Alva P
    Alva P

    The sad thing is that this video is probably demonetized by now and they’re not earning anything from their hard work and research. Hopefully this video *doesn’t* get demonetized.

  • _Beatboxer _
    _Beatboxer _

    Кого бесит этот коронавирус?

    • 一色Loѵe

      Я слышал из новостей, что эпидемия в России ужасна. Это правда? Я хочу узнать, спасибо|・ω・`)

  • Awsomeman 1642
    Awsomeman 1642

    Hey are we ever getting a virus video

  • Burin Chatchaloy
    Burin Chatchaloy

    Noob It Just a Flu

    • Seen The Bean
      Seen The Bean

      Burin Chatchaloy no it’s not. It’s much worse

  • JonJe TV
    JonJe TV

    Hey kurzgesagt can you make a video about 0D to 12D Dimensions sub to kurzgesagt

  • Lost Passenger
    Lost Passenger

    here cuz online class😔✌

  • Happy Heart
    Happy Heart

    Well that was terrifying.

  • Jaimito126

    Me cago en la pita vamos a morir todos

  • Syntisty

    is no one gonna talk about the fact that her hair at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="63">1:03</a> IS A ORGAN ASWELL

  • Ivor

    Now that masks are accepted, finally, can you do a bit about masks and how they reduce the spread. You can do a nice bit showing the radius of infection without masks (including spreading by touch) and then do the same with a mask (including spreading by touch). It's still pretty hard to convince the majority of people that masks are needed.

  • MegaDerp202

    Bois it’s time to search for the sea emperor

  • L I
    L I

    Soon in the future I'll be able to tell my kids I was a hero because I'm a basement dweller and already don't leave my house