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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  1. 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!

  2. Hey, hey, HEY. Let’s not forget our immune system! It was meant to go out and get germs! Over 50K people die from the flu each year and e don’t wear masks for it! Your immune system only is overreacted when it’s damaged in some way. When you stop your immune system from doing it’s job, you weaken it. Then the virus can get in. Just something to think about….

  3. Thank you Kurzgesagt for sharing such viable information to all of us. It’s actually put in a very simple manner and anyone who watches it can understand what it is about.

    Also people, stay home, stay safe.

  4. IDK if coronavirus is false alert, but I wont risk my existence (edit) for it and be subject to external decease. You should use bottle of oxygen or n95 electrical respirator along with protection of ears and eyes/gas mask. Its virus not bacteria and surgeon mask won't protect you from it at all but lower the chances of infection instead.

  5. Thank you, this was very helpful. I appreciate your teams efforts in bring such informative talks. Love from Arunachal Pradesh, India.

  6. What’s wrong with the Chinese National flag???????? It’s not made by stars , plz respect the flag

  7. The bats were from Nagaland, India. Researched by Wuhan and USA laboratory. Consider watching Action Movie "Kill Bill". And Eid Mubarak to all.

  8. person : i why is it called covid 19
    cant we call it covid 20?
    humanity : ok lets call it
    Severe Acute Respiratory
    Coronavirus 2
    person : on second thought….

  9. We know Covid-19 better because of Singapore sending COVID prototypes to Every country. Btw, Singapore is my home country

  10. I hope there's a Facebook video for this that I could share. Most of my friends are wrongly informed. :'(

  11. I don't get why all people think that coronavirus will end the world, but staying at home is nothing because we have nothing to do than just sit around and watch tv all day, I'd rather go outside and play but im stuck at home with this virus, I wish this wouldn't happen so that the world will be safe, to my point of view, someone also predicted that ww3 will happen in 90 days but after that nothing happened everything was normal, when the asteroid almost hitted earth but it passed, so I don't know how long we are gonna live for. Btw this is just my opinion.

  12. me watching a video about the coronavirus

    Comments- who’s watching this When the coronavirus is killing people!

  13. Why are people arguing about this in the comments, I don’t fucking care where it came from, you’re not smart by not listening to the government, you’re just an asshole that’s making everyone else’s life a struggle, I just want this virus gone, that’s it, I don’t care if it came from fucking Jupiter, stop arguing about where it came from and start fucking wearing masks, I don’t want links to some rag tag fuckin website, I just want people to not have their head up their fucking asses for once, 5G towers are just radio waves, if it was that easy to spread the virus, WE would literally be radiating the virus from ourselves, I don’t care on what “proof” you have, I don’t, be pissed at the government all you want, its not gonna save the world, it’s just going to give me a headache


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