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
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  • Vox

    Vox

    22 dögum síðan

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

    • Asmika Shrestha

      Asmika Shrestha

      4 dögum síðan

      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.

    • Penplease

      Penplease

      6 dögum síðan

      Ok

    • VuNu Xbuku

      VuNu Xbuku

      9 dögum síðan

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

    • doni654321

      doni654321

      11 dögum síðan

      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

    • Juxian Iván Luo Zhang

      Juxian Iván Luo Zhang

      13 dögum síðan

      CoronaVOX

  • Mauro Adriani

    Mauro Adriani

    Klukkustund síðan

    There are no numbers for pandemia criminals

  • MR. BANK-E

    MR. BANK-E

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    ME ? WHY ONLY ME ? WHY NOT YOU TOO ?

    • monika laosi

      monika laosi

      56 mínútum síðan

      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.

  • Anthony Vitera

    Anthony Vitera

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    You guys should definitely try and do an updated version of a video like this. Obviously after you start getting the newer statistics, but still. Cause most of this seems obsolete already.

  • Deepak Karunakaran

    Deepak Karunakaran

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Coronavirus is just a symptom of the Chinese pandemic in the world. This WHO chief is a servant of China.

  • AmageE

    AmageE

    12 klukkustundum síðan

    短期間で分かりやすい動画を作成して頂きありがとうございます。今の日本にはこの動画が必要だと僕には思いました。

  • Make lasonen

    Make lasonen

    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Se tulee takaisin vahvempana aivan kuin se tuli sata vuotta sitten, kansa luulee, että nyt se on ohi, mutta.....

  • Beloved

    Beloved

    19 klukkustundum síðan

    WHO and CVD publicaly told us not to wear masks. They are supposed to be the leaders of the world. WTH. They also said China did a great job. What the heck is really going on??????

  • Yanal Qutaish

    Yanal Qutaish

    21 klukkustund síðan

    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

  • Travis Demers

    Travis Demers

    21 klukkustund síðan

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

  • Dewey Pierson

    Dewey Pierson

    Degi Síðan síðan

    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?

  • Chipmunk King

    Chipmunk King

    Degi Síðan síðan

    stay at home

  • unerkannt geisteskrank

    unerkannt geisteskrank

    2 dögum síðan

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

  • Yu Xuan Zheng

    Yu Xuan Zheng

    2 dögum síðan

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

    • monika laosi

      monika laosi

      2 dögum síðan

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

  • Trolling Gamer

    Trolling Gamer

    2 dögum síðan

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

    • Splinter- Memes

      Splinter- Memes

      2 dögum síðan

      because there are some legitimate reasons for people to be outdoors

  • S D

    S D

    2 dögum síðan

    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

    • monika laosi

      monika laosi

      2 dögum síðan

      Blame China for all that.

  • aola wili

    aola wili

    2 dögum síðan

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

  • Liam AT

    Liam AT

    2 dögum síðan

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

    • aola wili

      aola wili

      2 dögum síðan

      Basically Sick Terrorists Everywhere!

  • geetika kejariwal

    geetika kejariwal

    2 dögum síðan

    what is the soundtrack being used in the video?

  • Bogart Dela Rocha

    Bogart Dela Rocha

    2 dögum síðan

    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.

  • Todd Donald

    Todd Donald

    2 dögum síðan

    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.

  • bilinas mini

    bilinas mini

    3 dögum síðan

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

  • Connor Coulson

    Connor Coulson

    3 dögum síðan

    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.

    • Connor Coulson

      Connor Coulson

      3 dögum síðan

      @bilinas mini uh, okay?

    • bilinas mini

      bilinas mini

      3 dögum síðan

      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.

  • Meep Meep

    Meep Meep

    3 dögum síðan

    Shoutout to vox doing their part to flatten the curve

  • Brianna Geelhaar

    Brianna Geelhaar

    3 dögum síðan

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

  • ХХХ AMATЕUR SЕХ VIDЕO - СLIСК НЕRЕ

    ХХХ AMATЕUR SЕХ VIDЕO - СLIСК НЕRЕ

    3 dögum síðan

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
    fair fight
    1:02 🔥🥊🔥
    👇 👇💯

  • Frankie Wainwright

    Frankie Wainwright

    3 dögum síðan

    flatten the curve

  • Branuelo Perla

    Branuelo Perla

    4 dögum síðan

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

  • yaya wangle

    yaya wangle

    4 dögum síðan

    good BGM

  • Interceptor Cop

    Interceptor Cop

    5 dögum síðan

    Blame China for all that.

    • okow tina

      okow tina

      3 dögum síðan

      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.

  • Silvian Basha

    Silvian Basha

    5 dögum síðan

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

  • Barry Sorento

    Barry Sorento

    5 dögum síðan

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

    • Ella Quinn

      Ella Quinn

      3 dögum síðan

      Barry Sorento have fun endangering everyone you love

  • Xplained

    Xplained

    5 dögum síðan

    1:52 A virus does not "live".

  • The Brain

    The Brain

    5 dögum síðan

    Basically Sick Terrorists Everywhere!

    • okow tina

      okow tina

      5 dögum síðan

      Been planning this for years

  • Russian John

    Russian John

    6 dögum síðan

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

    • okow tina

      okow tina

      5 dögum síðan

      Been planning this for years

  • Archon

    Archon

    6 dögum síðan

    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.

    • okow tina

      okow tina

      5 dögum síðan

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

  • Aidan Hamilton

    Aidan Hamilton

    6 dögum síðan

    I don't understand the statistic for the fatalities at 1:36, because it is encompassing fatality for all ages, shouldn't the percents add to 100?

    • EVERGREENOAP

      EVERGREENOAP

      6 dögum síðan

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

  • Richard LH

    Richard LH

    6 dögum síðan

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

    • Richard LH

      Richard LH

      5 dögum síðan

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

    • alisuo toko

      alisuo toko

      6 dögum síðan

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

  • Bakugo Katsuki

    Bakugo Katsuki

    6 dögum síðan

    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.

    • alisuo toko

      alisuo toko

      6 dögum síðan

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

  • Andreas Panjaitan

    Andreas Panjaitan

    6 dögum síðan

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

  • Ultima

    Ultima

    6 dögum síðan

    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.

    • okow tina

      okow tina

      5 dögum síðan

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

  • Omega 1

    Omega 1

    7 dögum síðan

    This coronavirus have to be stop.

  • Mr Nervous

    Mr Nervous

    7 dögum síðan

    Stay home . And Save the ventilators

  • Reel Funny Ghost Writer

    Reel Funny Ghost Writer

    7 dögum síðan

    I wonder why it went up in St Louis @5:58 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.

  • FateHasArrived YT

    FateHasArrived YT

    7 dögum síðan

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

  • jay woods

    jay woods

    7 dögum síðan

    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.

  • Ethan

    Ethan

    8 dögum síðan

    Where the PLAGUE INC. scientists at!?

  • Fun Masti Dhamaaal

    Fun Masti Dhamaaal

    8 dögum síðan

    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.

    • yroohj gouy

      yroohj gouy

      8 dögum síðan

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

  • IR Zariz

    IR Zariz

    8 dögum síðan

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

    • yroohj gouy

      yroohj gouy

      8 dögum síðan

      So vox is in the pockets as well then.

  • Dead Lord

    Dead Lord

    8 dögum síðan

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

  • Thetinebroken

    Thetinebroken

    8 dögum síðan

    Been planning this for years

  • Peppa Piggy da kool

    Peppa Piggy da kool

    8 dögum síðan

    I have dry-cough for 3 days.

  • bilishu aliss

    bilishu aliss

    8 dögum síðan

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

  • o shizl gzngar

    o shizl gzngar

    8 dögum síðan

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

    • bilishu aliss

      bilishu aliss

      8 dögum síðan

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

  • Haridas Dukare

    Haridas Dukare

    8 dögum síðan

    The credibility of WHO is lost

  • Eusoff Abu Samah

    Eusoff Abu Samah

    8 dögum síðan

    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!!!

  • Michaela Diallo

    Michaela Diallo

    8 dögum síðan

    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

  • 장하늘

    장하늘

    8 dögum síðan

    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..?

  • KennethSNSDSone SMTOWN

    KennethSNSDSone SMTOWN

    8 dögum síðan

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

  • rajan thakur

    rajan thakur

    9 dögum síðan

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

  • monika laosi

    monika laosi

    9 dögum síðan

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

  • Gee Wiz

    Gee Wiz

    9 dögum síðan

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

    • monika laosi

      monika laosi

      9 dögum síðan

      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

  • alisuo toko

    alisuo toko

    9 dögum síðan

    A very powerful video

  • Zion Sky

    Zion Sky

    9 dögum síðan

    So vox is in the pockets as well then.

    • alisuo toko

      alisuo toko

      9 dögum síðan

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

  • Dopamine

    Dopamine

    9 dögum síðan

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

  • Keats Flores

    Keats Flores

    9 dögum síðan

    Even the introverts gettin’ antsy by now 🙃

  • BOSUN 보선

    BOSUN 보선

    9 dögum síðan

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

  • NiggassaggiN

    NiggassaggiN

    10 dögum síðan

    Uh uh don’t blame it on us

  • Richard Kim

    Richard Kim

    10 dögum síðan

    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.

    • alida flus

      alida flus

      10 dögum síðan

      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 (:

  • I Tell You What Podcast

    I Tell You What Podcast

    10 dögum síðan

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

    • alida flus

      alida flus

      10 dögum síðan

      Green land is still not infected

  • Dudley Westerland

    Dudley Westerland

    10 dögum síðan

    Vox still suxs

  • Richard Ball

    Richard Ball

    10 dögum síðan

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

  • Diane Davis

    Diane Davis

    10 dögum síðan

    God help us all !!

  • anthony roberts

    anthony roberts

    10 dögum síðan

    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.

  • mixio hili

    mixio hili

    10 dögum síðan

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

  • Rough collies

    Rough collies

    10 dögum síðan

    Trump should have to watch this!

    • mixio hili

      mixio hili

      10 dögum síðan

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

  • Bala krishna

    Bala krishna

    10 dögum síðan

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

  • Hersel Olmos

    Hersel Olmos

    10 dögum síðan

    Gas this like comment allat

  • Takeru Xs

    Takeru Xs

    10 dögum síðan

    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.

  • ХХХ AMATЕUR SЕХ VIDЕO - СLIСК НЕRЕ

    ХХХ AMATЕUR SЕХ VIDЕO - СLIСК НЕRЕ

    10 dögum síðan

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