2020 has been a year full of surprises so far, but COVID-19 and the worldwide quarantine it led to might be the biggest surprise yet. Ever since the global pandemic started, different kinds of information about the novel coronavirus started circulating on the internet. Some hold true information, while some mislead the people, causing more panic and worry. This is exactly why it is important to keep yourself aware and informed all throughout the crisis. Understand what is going on with the world with the best educational videos that you can watch at home. Read on, grab your phones and laptops, and learn from these five best educational videos what you need to know!
1. “COVID-19 Animation: What Happens If You Get Coronavirus?” by Nuclear Medical Media
If you’re ever wondering what happens inside your body if you get COVID-19, this one’s for you.
This animated video made by the Nucleus Medical Media in collaboration with the “What If” Channel explains what will happen to your body if you ever contract the coronavirus. It helps viewers understand how the virus is spread from one person to another, how it reproduces inside the body, and what happens to your body after. The 3D animation video also discusses what causes the human body to develop pneumonia and how vaccines will work.
2. “What is Coronavirus?” by Peekaboo Kidz
Dr. Binocs can help you teach your kid a thing or two about coronavirus!
If you happen to have kids at home and you’re looking for educational videos to explain COVID-19 to them, then this animated one by Peekaboo Kidz can help! Hosted by cartoon character Dr. Binocs, “What is Coronavirus” easily explains what the virus is, where it came from, its causes, symptoms, and the safety measures that one must take in order to prevent getting infected. Unlike other highly scientific videos, this video aims to help children understand COVID-19 using colorful images and simple words that appeal to their age.
3. “Novel CoronaVirus” by World Health Organization
Know more about the virus that has now turned into a global pandemic with WHO’s video.
The World Health Organization also has an explainer video that can easily inform its viewers about COVID-19. Other than what the virus is and how it started, the video also gives specific information and details about coronavirus, including the people who are most at risk, the diagnosis, treatments, and preventive measures.
4. “CoronaVirus: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnostics” by Ninja Nerd Science
To all the science junkies out there, this video is for you!
While most of the videos about the pandemic revolve around basics like its classification, origin, causes, and symptoms, this video by Ninja Nerd Science goes deeper. “CoronaVirus: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnostics” gives a more in-depth explanation about the virus. It informs viewers about the scientific side of COVID-19 such as its zoonosis, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and diagnosis. To help you visualize the lecture and understand scientific terms, the lecturer sketches efficient drawings on a white board as he narrates.
5. “The Coronavirus Pandemic's Impact on Pollution and Climate Change” by NBC News
Because in every situation, there is a silver lining.
NBC News’ video about the pandemic takes on a surprisingly different angle. In “The Coronavirus Pandemic's Impact on Pollution and Climate Change”, NBC News Producer Andrew Stern discusses the positive side-effect of COVID-19 with Columbia University Professor Radley Horton. The short video expands thoughts on how the virus affected not just the people and their ways of living, but climate change and the environment as well.
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In times like these, knowledge might just be one of the best weapons that you can have. For now, stay at home, watch your hands, and educate yourself with these videos!
About Antonette Louise Guiao
Antonette is a writer, a night owl, an extrovert, and a BTS ARMY. Her spare time is consumed by drawing digital vector art, sleeping, binge-watching Netflix series, and learning how to cook. An adventurer by heart, she aspires to travel the world with her family, try extreme outdoor activities, and taste all sorts of food in different countries.
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