The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do

  • Published on: 19 March 2020
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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 β€œSevere 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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  • Gurwinder Kaur
    Gurwinder Kaur   33 minuts ago

    very deeply explained very good Exlient!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dayton Phillips
    Dayton Phillips   35 minuts ago

    The people that disliked the video are either the corona virus cells, or psychopaths who wanna watch the world burn.

  • Hoody
    Hoody   51 minuts ago

    Now we wait if the slow pandemic is worth it after the crisis compared to the fast pandemic since it is the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

  • Roy requires WiFi
    Roy requires WiFi   1 hours ago

    China comes up with a new edition of disease every other decade this one is gonna be wild!

  • Aryo Jw
    Aryo Jw   2 hours ago

    Corona virus or virus coronA

  • Luisito Mari
    Luisito Mari   7 hours ago

    A Virus is a protein capable of multiplying!

  • Luisito Mari
    Luisito Mari   7 hours ago

    a virus is a protein capable of multiplying

  • Francine Hector
    Francine Hector   10 hours ago

    Rodents and bats are host to many of the likeliest zoonotic disease hosts: About half of mammal species are rodents, and about a quarter are bats.

  • William Kovanen
    William Kovanen   11 hours ago

    People are looking at this the wrong way. Highly contagious diseases like the Coronavirus are the planet's way of eliminating anti-vaxxers and Karens.

  • Captain Virtu
    Captain Virtu   12 hours ago

    Tell this to the idiots standing outside protesting with their kids in groups of hundreds smh

  • killeryuan
    killeryuan   13 hours ago


  • GrabussPC Official
    GrabussPC Official   13 hours ago

    Covid-19 is FAKE, the government is manipulating you, for example we have to wear masks so as not to get infected? I will tell you that firstly they do not help, and secondly you can get pneumonia and weaker resistance, because we breathe carbon dioxide. It's a shame for those people who believe in such things...

  • Paulo Gaming
    Paulo Gaming   14 hours ago

    When you sneeze in a class full of anti-vax kids:KILL STREAK 25

  • Work From Learning
    Work From Learning   14 hours ago

    Thanks for a nice video .I have also seen one video on homiopathy .Which is also a good to understand . Here in India ,it is discussed two or three homiopathic medicin works well on this virus .Probably more videos about the Medicine effect on virus would help viewers to understand if they are really useful .

  • Bhim Sen Hansda
    Bhim Sen Hansda   16 hours ago

    0:24 they also put a bird with all the hoarded toilet papers and foods LOL

  • Sebi Gordan
    Sebi Gordan   17 hours ago

    Comparing covid with the flu is stupid. Flu is a known disease for which there is a vaccin. When flu was a new disease it killed 5% of the entire world population, hundreds of million of people.

  • Richard 1908
    Richard 1908   17 hours ago


  • Rafael Suprayogi
    Rafael Suprayogi   18 hours ago

    "Your Senpai" is getting butthurt in the comments section over someone existence

  • Βαγγέλης ΀΢.

    Great! Thank you very much! ΦοβΡρά Ξ΅Ξ½Ξ·ΞΌΞ΅ΟΟ‰Ο„ΞΉΞΊΟŒ ΞΊΞ±ΞΉ Ρύληπτο βίντΡο! ΕυχαριστούμΡ πολύ!

  • Raden Prasetyo
    Raden Prasetyo   19 hours ago

    Congratulations as you say this is a social vaccine, many anti-vaxx began to protest the social distancing.

  • Aditya Venkatesh
    Aditya Venkatesh   22 hours ago

    Can genetic engineering stop corona virus.If possible can you make a video on it.

  • AnyOtherName LikeMashugana

    It was late january for the WHO to say that it was infectious virus on december china was covering up the virus get your facts straight

  • Pariah
    Pariah   1 days ago

    nice fear mongering.

  • Pariah
    Pariah   1 days ago

    We should get back to normal. This henny penny response has crushed the economy and people are pissed.

  • Julz throne
    Julz throne   1 days ago

    YOU JUST MADE THIS VIDEO corona macarona ans a small coma to the old and foma

  • Pepins Spot
    Pepins Spot   1 days ago

    You guys should make a video explainning the obsession with toilet paper.

  • Pepins Spot
    Pepins Spot   1 days ago

    Specially liked, in the intro, the chimp holding a toilet paper roll 00:27

  • Dr Q
    Dr Q   1 days ago

    1:37 lost opportunity for a ctrl+c ctrl+v visual joke