The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do 

Kurzgesagt โ€“ In a Nutshell
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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 โ€œSevere acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus 2โ€, 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 โ€“ 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 worldโ€™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 geleden
and drink alchoholl kids do it
Aaron Day
Aaron Day 8 dagen geleden
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 dagen geleden
brilliant work as usual. Love the animations & clear, concise explanations. Well done team!
ABetterWeapon 17 dagen geleden
Rodrigo Py
Rodrigo Py 19 dagen geleden
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!
Thแปงy Lรช
Thแปงy Lรช 10 uur geleden
It is very dangerous,we save healthy .Do not go out
Simboiss 10 uur geleden
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 uur geleden
I bought TWO ITEMS FROM CHINA 0VV0 ฮน ั‚ ั• ัฬถ ฯƒ ั ฯƒ ฮท ฮฑ ั‚ ฮน ะผ ั”
Brian 10 uur geleden
The most durable shit made in China.
Haifeng XIONG
Haifeng XIONG 10 uur geleden
good info
Haifeng XIONG
Haifeng XIONG 10 uur geleden
good info
์ˆฒtvํ•œ 11 uur geleden
์˜ค ์ •๋ง ์œ ์ตํ•˜๋„ค์š”
Nel Axl Tabinas
Nel Axl Tabinas 11 uur geleden
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 uur geleden
And all it cost us was tens of thousands of lives.
HAPPY HAPPY 12 uur geleden
๊ณผ์ œํ•˜๊ธฐ ์กด๋‚˜๊ท€์ฐฎ๋‹ค ์”จ๋ฐ”ใ„น
M420- Nicoya
M420- Nicoya 12 uur geleden
This virus is basically SARS v.2
Dave m
Dave m 12 uur geleden
Ya but they mixed it with aids in a lab
Stephen Chow
Stephen Chow 12 uur geleden
<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 uur geleden
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 uur geleden
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 uur geleden
Isn't it hella harder to animate birds over humans on this videos?
Michael Nablo
Michael Nablo 13 uur geleden
*Salute to fighting cells army inside our body*
Mncdk 14 uur geleden
Too bad this didn't cover why people ignore covid-19, the incubation period. "I'm feeling fine, I can still party np"
XxMysticJJCraftxX 14 uur geleden
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 uur geleden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="409">6:49</a> I loved that๐Ÿ˜‚
Ethan Andrews
Ethan Andrews 15 uur geleden
This is the most viewed Kurzgesagt video, but it was probably demonetized because it talks about the Coronavirus ๐Ÿ™ƒ
Samurai Shredder
Samurai Shredder 15 uur geleden
what if the crona gets in my lungs can i breath the soap in
blue txsla
blue txsla 15 uur geleden
Samurai Shredder big brain time
idrink007 16 uur geleden
Great information! Well done and thanks
Exadrius 16 uur geleden
Como amo tus animaciones
Moha Hamo
Moha Hamo 16 uur geleden
ุงุฏุนู…ูˆุง ู‚ู†ุงุฉ hamo moha
Moha Hamo
Moha Hamo 16 uur geleden
ุงุฏุนู…ูˆุง ู‚ู†ุงุฉ hamo moha
Jรฉrome Silva
Jรฉrome Silva 16 uur geleden
fakes for that video
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Bianca Bojoรผ 17 uur geleden
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Augustina De Mevius 15 uur geleden
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WANNTEDD135 17 uur geleden
"The cell, ignorant of what's happening" LOL
arrow ch/xShadow_Arrow
arrow ch/xShadow_Arrow 17 uur geleden
COVID is like Computer virus for humans (imo)
fn0rd99 17 uur geleden
blue txsla
blue txsla 15 uur geleden
fn0rd99 who
Valley Stina
Valley Stina 17 uur geleden
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 15 uur geleden
Valley Stina no it tells you what corona is and what you should do
FlamZcloud 17 uur geleden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="503">8:23</a> FLEXING WITH TOILET PAPER
new York city new Jersey
Inside of new York city ... IT IS THE WORST PLACE EVER!!!!!!!!
yejin song
yejin song 17 uur geleden
kinda missing the days when corona was just a beer ๐Ÿ˜”
EvA_ 17 uur geleden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="53">0:53</a> why am I scared
toivotin 17 uur geleden
Goddamn c virus :D
Altaf Boghani
Altaf Boghani 17 uur geleden
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 uur geleden
Do a video about the origin of the universe in lots of depth
Toshin Ahnaf
Toshin Ahnaf 18 uur geleden
the monkey was hold a tp roll in the intro lol
Rosario Presti
Rosario Presti 18 uur geleden
How did you know
Fluffy The Cat
Fluffy The Cat 18 uur geleden
Maybe the reason that lady got infected with the virus was because her hair was her body.
Maxerature 19 uur geleden
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 19 uur geleden
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 uur geleden
Robuskenater 19 uur geleden
do russian sleep expiriment\
FruDe Games
FruDe Games 19 uur geleden
When we all look back on this, I hope we will handle it better next time a pandemic happens.
blue txsla
blue txsla 15 uur geleden
FruDe Games I hope so
Grace Rowe
Grace Rowe 19 uur geleden
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 uur geleden
The midicine very simple Stay at home .
Lazer 20 uur geleden
Never ever anyone explained it better than you .
Southwestern Airline
Southwestern Airline 20 uur geleden
This video grew very popular in 2 weeks! Wow!
edison yang
edison yang 21 uur geleden
Kurzgesant if you search up virologist shares update on race for coronavirus treatment the last word MSNBC. They took your animation!
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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 21 uur geleden
They showed a few clips from this video on msnbc
ใƒชใ‚ซ 21 uur geleden
I think it's neutrophils and not neutrophiles
maxwell jarowey
maxwell jarowey 22 uur geleden
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 22 uur geleden
the time for revolution is now, comrades. kill the parasites, all power to the workers
Rania plays roblox
Rania plays roblox 22 uur geleden
im sick but i don't have corona i just have a cold
Gurfbagel 22 uur geleden
Excellent video, thank you!
Servet Soylu
Servet Soylu 22 uur geleden
In our country people think about deadly virus : "We will die anyway"
Hang Truong
Hang Truong 22 uur geleden
Wow๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿค•๐Ÿคง๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜  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 !!! ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜  ok bye : )
Hang Truong
Hang Truong 22 uur geleden
Celeste Gebhardt
Celeste Gebhardt 23 uur geleden
"wash your hands like you touched jalapenos" ADHD in a nut shell
Kids are so delicious...
@Stephen Chow xD, what do you mean legal?
Stephen Chow
Stephen Chow 11 uur geleden
@Kids are so delicious... 27 and extremely legal. Sorry bud
Kids are so delicious...
@Stephen Chow Hi my friend, how old are you?
Stephen Chow
Stephen Chow 12 uur geleden
@Kids are so delicious... Why don't you take a seat, right over there.
Kids are so delicious...
How old are you delicious kid?
Dundi 23 uur geleden
Virus will dissappear if we execute every infected person ๐Ÿค”
Stephen Chow
Stephen Chow 12 uur geleden
Shiftt 23 uur geleden
5G video soon please
The Cuddly Show
The Cuddly Show Dag geleden
Do a sequel to the egg please
Kevein Dereck
Kevein Dereck Dag geleden
Fucking China virus
Thank you for giving me a true understanding of what happens to someone. God Bless you!
Yahya Shaikh
Yahya Shaikh Dag geleden
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 geleden
*coronavirus exists* 7 billion people: time to turn on my xbox
Dumthe Yuen
Dumthe Yuen Dag geleden
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 geleden
Very safe but we should also sanitise our hands.
shauly Perez
shauly Perez Dag geleden
:( my mom's friend has covid-19 and I feel do bad for her! I wish covid-19 was never real!!๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
shauly Perez
shauly Perez Dag geleden
Do is supposed to be so
Floris van Loo
Floris van Loo Dag geleden
History will not remember a slow pandemic. Lockdown: history will remember the crisis, watch me
Floris van Loo
Floris van Loo Dag geleden
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?
Allzy gaming
Allzy gaming Dag geleden
Please do one about lucid dreaming
MultiLimpet Dag geleden
All this because a chinese ate a bat.
Chandra Budiman
Chandra Budiman Dag geleden
This has just become kurzgesagt's most viewed video
Ashley Goh
Ashley Goh Dag geleden
So to fight corona virus: *have a weak immune system*
inox1ck Dag geleden
*dont forget to wash your foreskin* -Mario
BronzeJourney Dag geleden
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 geleden
Pani nam daล‚a na dzienniku :(
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