The Coronavirus Explained and What You Should Do

This is an older story I posted back on March 21, 2020, at

My absolute favourite Youtube channel for explaining very difficult subjects in layman’s terms is “Kurzgesagt — In a Nutshell”. If you don’t know Kurzgesagt, then I urge you to check out their youtube channel. With the team located in Germany, they currently produce one video per month, all very nicely explained. At the time of writing, they have 11,3 million subscribers with more than 907,988,000 views of their videos.

UPDATE: Since I wrote the story on 21 March, their number of subscribers has increased to 12.4 million with more than 1,043,300,000 views of their videos!

Two days ago they released a video on the subject of #Coronavirus disease (#COVID19), it as already been viewed 9,4 million times.

Update: Their video has now been viewed 25,952,382 times !!

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.

If you haven’t seen it already, I can only encourage you to check it out, as one user was saying:

Kurzgesagt explained everything better in 8 minutes than the mainstream media has in the past month! 🤯

The virus is beautiful but deadly.

The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via REUTERS.

Associate Professor in bioinformatics at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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