Why fighting the coronavirus depends on you

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    If we can slow the virus down, it could save hundreds of thousands of lives.
    Read more about the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic at vox.com/coronavirus
    In March 2020, the World Health Organization officially classified Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as a pandemic. That means the disease no longer constitutes just an outbreak or even an epidemic; the coronavirus has now spread around the world, and will continue to reach into other countries and communities.
    That’s in part because of how contagious the virus is. When you’re infected with the flu, it takes about two days before you start to show symptoms. But coronavirus symptoms take an average of five to six days to appear, so it’s easy to spread well before you notice that you’re feeling sick. Many people are spreading it while going about their daily lives as usual.
    The risk is that once coronavirus starts to spread in a community, about 20% of cases are severe and may require hospitalization. As those cases multiply, hospitals can fill up quickly. And people with severe cases of COVID-19 who can’t receive proper medical attention are at a much higher risk of dying.
    Ideally, we would be able to stop the virus from spreading entirely. We can’t do that right now. What we can do is slow it down, so that the severe cases get spread out over a longer period of time, and hospitals are less likely to be overwhelmed on any given day. And that’s where each one of us comes in. The best way to slow down the spread is for everyone - healthy, sick, young, old - to limit social contact as much as possible, immediately. This is called social distancing, and it only works if enough of us do it. But if we do, it could mean the difference between the life and death of someone you know.
    Read more on Vox:
    How social distancing and “flattening the curve” works: bit.ly/3aOlHM8
    The math behind social distancing: bit.ly/3a78wG8
    The rules of social distancing: bit.ly/2xDoZnb
    How does the coronavirus outbreak end? Your biggest questions answered: bit.ly/39YzlfG
    How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted your life? Share to help Vox’s reporting: bit.ly/2vBunqA
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    Kommentarer

    1. Vox

      How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted your life? Share to help Vox’s reporting: bit.ly/2vBunqA

      1. Asmika Shrestha

        Heavily impacted. I am into Hospitality industry - now I’m jobless due to covid19. No regrets, when I look into world news I know that I’m still not homeless in fact ready to help those in need until I’ll have some.

      2. Penplease

        Ok

      3. VuNu Xbuku

        I'm not going to school for some time and im also more closed in because of it, also the coronavirus doesn't exist

      4. doni654321

        it hasnt, i dont have a lot of friends so i dont go out much. my life seems normal lol but its bad that people are dying

      5. Juxian Iván Luo Zhang

        CoronaVOX

    2. Yanal Qutaish

      WHY WONT THAY MAKE AN HELICOPTER FULL OF SOPE AND IN THE NEWS TELL THEM THAY SHOULD STAY AT HOME CUZ AN HELICOPTER WILL GO ALL AROUND THE WORLD AND DROP SOPE

    3. Travis Demers

      Not even a good start Mother Nature needs to clean house!!

    4. Dewey Pierson

      Estimates of deaths due to Influenza each SEASON in the US are upwards of 60,000, or 1 in 5,500 people; today (4-6-20), the total deaths related to Coronavirus WORLDWIDE are c.70,000, or 1 in 100,000 people. The government and many citizens are very hypocritical by not combating Influenza with even a tittle of the resources they are throwing at this Coronavirus! We have a generally available vaccine for the Flu and there are still so many deaths. Why are c.60,000 US deaths per year not worth the response widely given to the CoronaVirus?

    5. Chipmunk King

      stay at home

    6. unerkannt geisteskrank

      As soon as he uses the word pandemic wrongly you know what you are watching.

    7. Yu Xuan Zheng

      It was no longer something that we could stop, but we can still slow it down...

      1. monika laosi

        If WHO reacted on time - there would much less deaths among the world. It would the best to dismiss them

    8. Trolling Gamer

      Wait so if social distancing is the key why don’t they just make it illegal for People to be out

      1. Splinter- Memes

        because there are some legitimate reasons for people to be outdoors

    9. S D

      It's a repeat of the repeated repeated news, same things Trump team has said ONLY PUT TO FEAR-INDUCING MUSIC. On a positive bote, maybe we sjould send this to thegovernorsm

      1. monika laosi

        Blame China for all that.

    10. aola wili

      "Go away from people and avoid social contact" Me: I've been training this for 18 years

    11. Liam AT

      we are doing our part. we have been home since 3/13. thank you for your videos

      1. aola wili

        Basically Sick Terrorists Everywhere!

    12. geetika kejariwal

      what is the soundtrack being used in the video?

    13. Bogart Dela Rocha

      This is the perfect example of what our Senator Koko Pimentel did! He's asymptomatic, Just hope no one's got infected by his iresponsable behavior.

    14. Todd Donald

      This is the best info I've found on the why and how of stay at home. That's a HUGE problem is that there's not enough push for explaining why its important, therefore people just don't know, so they continue to go to work etc.

    15. bilinas mini

      “This was a warning to other countries” The US: I’m gonna pretend I didn’t see that

    16. Connor Coulson

      I've been housebound for over two years so if it wasn't for the internet, I wouldn't know anything had changed in the world.

      1. Connor Coulson

        @bilinas mini uh, okay?

      2. bilinas mini

        I have a homework packet that my mom went to get from my school and the link in the packet led me here so I'm basically watching this video for homework purposes.

    17. Meep Meep

      Shoutout to vox doing their part to flatten the curve

    18. Brianna Geelhaar

      My Dad was talking about that 1918 virus called the Spanish Virus. Coronavirus is more worse than that virus. Ouch😱

    19. ХХХ AMATЕUR SЕХ VIDЕO - СLIСК НЕRЕ

      🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 fair fight <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="62">1:02</a> 🔥🥊🔥 👇 👇💯

    20. Frankie Wainwright

      flatten the curve

    21. Branuelo Perla

      Looks like COVID-19 is declared as a epidemic during my birth day

    22. yaya wangle

      good BGM

    23. Interceptor Cop

      Blame China for all that.

      1. okow tina

        There needs to be a way of testing people to see if they have the virus. People at my work place have a cough but still come in.

    24. Silvian Basha

      If WHO reacted on time - there would much less deaths among the world. It would the best to dismiss them

    25. Barry Sorento

      I'm not changing anything about my lifestyle, mainly because I don't trust the government,,, or vox for that matter

      1. Ella Quinn

        Barry Sorento have fun endangering everyone you love

    26. Xplained

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="112">1:52</a> A virus does not "live".

    27. The Brain

      Basically Sick Terrorists Everywhere!

      1. okow tina

        Been planning this for years

    28. Russian John

      yeeeah, its a little to late for that now..

      1. okow tina

        Been planning this for years

    29. Archon

      It should also be discussed why our bed limit is so low. Because we are more concerned with spending money on war and less about helping people. And now we have to destroy the economy because we don't have enough beds so we should spread out the infection. Only multinationals survive months closure.

      1. okow tina

        Everyone must wear masks while out in nessasary public areas!!!! But hardly anyone does in the USA.. its disturbing..

    30. Aidan Hamilton

      I don't understand the statistic for the fatalities at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="96">1:36</a>, because it is encompassing fatality for all ages, shouldn't the percents add to 100?

      1. EVERGREENOAP

        These are not ratios by age but rates for fatality by age

    31. Richard LH

      Make Netflix free for everyone during an isolation period, guaranteed social distancing for the most parts of the world.

      1. Richard LH

        People fought over it before it disappeared globally. Panic buying is nuts. Weird how people think in big groups.

      2. alisuo toko

        Scientists, Health Officials, Doctors: The coronavirus is here! Wash your hands and stay home! People: TOILET PAPER

    32. Bakugo Katsuki

      I have a homework packet that my mom went to get from my school and the link in the packet led me here so I'm basically watching this video for homework purposes.

      1. alisuo toko

        “This was a warning to other countries” The US: I’m gonna pretend I didn’t see that

    33. Andreas Panjaitan

      Will Corona Virus gone? Or people will always need to do social distancing until?

    34. Ultima

      Everyone be sure to wear masks and gloves when you go shopping. Shopping carts and public doors will carry the virus. As viruses can live on surfaces like plastic and steel for 3-5 days, airborne 3 hours, on copper 4 hours. Use hand sanitizer and soap afterwards.

      1. okow tina

        Everyone must wear masks while out in nessasary public areas!!!! But hardly anyone does in the USA.. its disturbing..

    35. Omega 1

      This coronavirus have to be stop.

    36. Mr Nervous

      Stay home . And Save the ventilators

    37. Reel Funny Ghost Writer

      I wonder why it went up in St Louis @<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="358">5:58</a> then down? What changed? It had to be more than just the weather because if you look at Philly, their numbers were extremely low during the time it spiked in St Louis. Why? Just a question to all my med nerds and history experts. Thanks for sharing.

    38. FateHasArrived YT

      everybody like this video so the youtube algorithm sees it and pushes it to peoples recommended page

    39. jay woods

      There needs to be a way of testing people to see if they have the virus. People at my work place have a cough but still come in.

    40. Ethan

      Where the PLAGUE INC. scientists at!?

    41. Fun Masti Dhamaaal

      This Virus has caused more psychological problems in humans than actual problem as those who are not infected are living in fear of getting infected. I hope this ends asap.

      1. yroohj gouy

        This is a time where you can be a lazy unproductive person without feeling guilty 😂

    42. IR Zariz

      My death is 0.02 so if i get it i need to stay home only?

      1. yroohj gouy

        So vox is in the pockets as well then.

    43. Dead Lord

      Everyone must wear masks while out in nessasary public areas!!!! But hardly anyone does in the USA.. its disturbing..

    44. Thetinebroken

      Been planning this for years

    45. Peppa Piggy da kool

      I have dry-cough for 3 days.

    46. bilishu aliss

      “This was a warning to other countries” The US: I’m gonna pretend I didn’t see that

    47. o shizl gzngar

      Scientists, Health Officials, Doctors: The coronavirus is here! Wash your hands and stay home! People: *TOILET PAPER*

      1. bilishu aliss

        Now I get to stay home all day and build forts.

    48. Haridas Dukare

      The credibility of WHO is lost

    49. Eusoff Abu Samah

      The wuhan, hubei, china's wet market selling virus filled bat, pangolin and wildlifes should not be allowed to operated in the first place, then it is avoidable... Everything!!!

    50. Michaela Diallo

      It's not hard to figure out the why. My question is when. When do they figure that it has been enough quarantine to move forward to what is normal society

    51. 장하늘

      1. I don't like social distancing because i have to go school… but, I looooove oversleep … so now, I love my social distancing. 2. One week until school starts but why?!!!?!?!!?!?! why i must do homework before school starting..?

    52. KennethSNSDSone SMTOWN

      *I've been doing social distancing in 2 years now 🤧*

    53. rajan thakur

      every time I see that scumbag (WHO General). I wanna rip is head off.

    54. monika laosi

      Government: social distancing Me, who was at home for 2 weeks straight before: ok

    55. Gee Wiz

      If only Trump had the mental capacity to understand this.... 🤦‍♂️

      1. monika laosi

        Thank you all from Vox team, to break this down so everyone of us can understand how covid19 works and what we as an individual can do to slow it down. Kindly share this

    56. alisuo toko

      A very powerful video

    57. Zion Sky

      So vox is in the pockets as well then.

      1. alisuo toko

        🔥🔥🔥 a tough fight 1:45 💟🥊💞 👇 👇 👇 👇 👇🔥

    58. Dopamine

      This is a time where you can be a lazy unproductive person without feeling guilty 😂

    59. Keats Flores

      Even the introverts gettin’ antsy by now 🙃

    60. BOSUN 보선

      I want to stay home but my school will start after 1 week.

    61. NiggassaggiN

      Uh uh don’t blame it on us

    62. Richard Kim

      Fault information on Korea which has totally different reason of many confirmed cases to that of Italy and China. Please check and revise the story which is not true.

      1. alida flus

        greetings from bosnia! Our teachers played this in class to show to us that we can slow it down and that we have no reason to panic. Thanks again for making this video (:

    63. I Tell You What Podcast

      Now I get to stay home all day and build forts.

      1. alida flus

        Green land is still not infected

    64. Dudley Westerland

      Vox still suxs

    65. Richard Ball

      Well done with the graphics. Hope this goes better in the coming weeks...

    66. Diane Davis

      God help us all !!

    67. anthony roberts

      What I find interesting in the south there taking all baby wipes, my girlfriends sister said she couldn’t find any for her 3 month old , employees told me there taking 4 to 7 packs of baby wipes. Sad so sad grown ups taking from baby’s.

    68. mixio hili

      A pandemic where my only job is by practicing social distancing? It's like I was made for this.

    69. Rough collies

      Trump should have to watch this!

      1. mixio hili

        is probably 85% full or more at any normal moment.

    70. Bala krishna

      Anyone need weed for social distance...😂😂😂

    71. Hersel Olmos

      Gas this like comment allat

    72. Takeru Xs

      Thank you all from Vox team, to break this down so everyone of us can understand how covid19 works and what we as an individual can do to slow it down. Kindly share this video with your family and friends. Anyone of us, your friends or family might be part of the 20% who will need to be hospitalized.

    73. ХХХ AMATЕUR SЕХ VIDЕO - СLIСК НЕRЕ

      🔥🔥🔥 a tough fight <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="105">1:45</a> 💟🥊💞 👇 👇 👇 👇 👇🔥

    74. DANIEL KABOUL

      💎

    75. Pulkit Jain

      I just love Vox videos. The way these people animate, research and explain things is unmatchable. Keep up the good work :D

    76. Aryan John

      All governments including China, US and Australia failed to respond to Coronavirus epidemic adequately. We knew four types of Coronaviruses causing common cold in people for many years. We didn’t learn from SARS Coronavirus in 2002 to 2003 epidemic that killed about 800 out of 8000 infected people. Again in 2012, MERS Coronavirus which killed over 900 of about 2500 cases appeared to be more deadly. Finally, the lack of cooperation between governments in 2019 resulted in a much greater disaster where the whole world experienced loss of health and life and a huge loss of jobs and money. So far 26000 death in about 550,000 cases worldwide. When will these governments start working together to fund a war against Coronavirus for the benefit of people instead of spending people’s money for political wars?

    77. Suspicious Duck

      Mmmmm, tasty battu soupe

    78. SG _1130

      Green land is still not infected

    79. Slitker

      greetings from bosnia! Our teachers played this in class to show to us that we can slow it down and that we have no reason to panic. Thanks again for making this video (:

    80. alida flus

      “This was a warning to other countries” The US: I’m gonna pretend I didn’t see that