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Get the facts on coronavirus

Get the facts on coronavirus

Information about the coronavirus outbreak is spreading fast, but what do we actually know about the illness? CBC News medical contributor and family physician Dr. Peter Lin breaks down the facts about what it is, where it came from, how it spreads and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Host: Dr. Peter Lin
Producer: Avneet Dhillon
Production editors: Charles Fogel, Robert Meier
Senior Producer: Roxanna Woloshyn
Videographer: Yanjun Li
Graphic designer: Thomas Hall

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  • Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 04:19 am


  • Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 05:41 am

    If i tell you what might work i will get reported so i cant

  • Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 08:51 am

    Lol Seeing how the people’s reaction over the Chrona Virus no wonder the government won’t talk to us about Aliens 👽😂

  • Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 13:27 pm

    Well worth the 5 minutes

  • Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 14:43 pm

    And if you have COPD ?

  • Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 15:47 pm

    America's Mueller Coverup Investigation was in many aspects worst than the Coronavirus.

  • Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 18:34 pm


  • Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 18:44 pm


  • Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 19:28 pm

    Okay…. good explanation. But what does this do to people who have Asthma????

  • Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 19:39 pm

    Now we are in end game.

  • Posted on Mar 16, 2020 at 02:24 am

    Praying to god find a cure in 2020

  • Posted on Mar 16, 2020 at 02:59 am

    So basically its not fatal……

    And you call it an epidemic??

  • Posted on Mar 16, 2020 at 04:25 am

    I'm watching this 'information' with a quadruple face-palm. Does that mean I need to wash my hands 4 times over?

    Here's one for you:
    1. You have dirty hands.
    2. You go to the tap and pour the water into the sink.
    3. You use soap (spreading the contamination onto the soap and the tap).
    4. Once you finish… you put the contaminated soap back and then switch the tap off… therefore leaving the dirt (and whatever) back on the tap for whoever next uses the sink.

    Here's another one for you:
    People are buying toilet roll like it's going to run out…
    … how can you use toilet roll when you've not prioritized and bought the food in the first place to necessitate the need for bog-roll?

    The only excrement I can see coming out here is mainstream media and government… and thats where you need to wash your hands of them.

  • Posted on Mar 16, 2020 at 06:47 am

    I hope that this virus will end soon, In the name of Allah -Basha

  • Posted on Mar 16, 2020 at 11:48 am

    Never been so afraid to cough or sneeze in public or so afraid of anyone else coughing or sneezing in public in my life lol smh real talk though

  • Posted on Mar 16, 2020 at 19:04 pm

    Pity governments are waited for the latest coronavirus to spread around the world before world travel and restrictions where put in place.
    China and cirtain countries needs to be more thoughtful on their eating habits . Wild animals probably carry deadly viruses and diseases. Also hygiene is just as important. Dogs in cages is cruel and disgusting and should Not be on anyone's menu.
    Perhaps global education needs to be practiced.

    Finally my heart goes out to people who are really ill or people who have lost loved ones.

  • Posted on Mar 16, 2020 at 20:58 pm

    Change your clothes when you come home. Wash your hands after handling your mail.

  • Posted on Mar 16, 2020 at 22:08 pm

    Thanks China

  • Posted on Mar 16, 2020 at 23:13 pm

    They want everyone to panic so they can shut everything down

  • Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 00:17 am

    3:15 sighs in relief

  • Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 00:18 am

    they are trying to scare us , believe me that illuminati are trying to convert the revolutionary that the world is living  energy into a negative energy that contribute to the spread of corona because revolutionary energy want to destroy so they are converting this into destructing each other , just take it liek this i will not explain more , just know we need more positive power than destructive once we are healed we will fight the gouvernements again

    its a spirutual war believe me !!! i know what im saying and maybe i know what you don't know

  • Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 05:05 am

    This explanation is simple, concise, and straight to the point. Thank you!

  • Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 07:13 am

    Thank you Dr Lin
    Very good explanation!!!
    Very precise & informative too.
    The only explanation I have really understood really.

  • Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 07:26 am

    So this guy said it could have came from animals well I guess it's pay back from eating them ..

  • Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Scared story is truth story please we need Madison for this vise crap&get back to normal

  • Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 13:45 pm

    Dear CBC News –

    Can you please allow Dr. Peter Lin to make us another sensible, informative video that has a more current publishing date with any updates? His presentation on the information is so much more absorbable and easier to retain and relate to without the urgent reporter tone or panel of doctors being interviewed.

    Shannon Lynch Jones
    Klamath Falls, Oregon

  • Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 17:20 pm

    You did a great job explaining. Thank you doctor. Very accurate information. The top video I have seen. Even my boys who are 8 and 9 years old now have a good knowledge of what’s going on.

  • Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 18:06 pm

    My teacher sent me this

  • Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 22:02 pm

    I have OCD people and even my own family laughed at me because I always wash my hands and use sanitizer all the time now look what's happening I'm not laughing because it's not funny but I feel sorry for ignorant people who always look down on me and judge me for my mental illness of OCD they judge me back then but yet now they're doing the same thing I have been doing for years something to think about being in the human race we need to stop judging one another because we never know if we're put in that same position someday

  • Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 22:04 pm

    People always thought I was strange because I wash my hands all the time because of my mental illness OCD now they're doing the same thing because of this virus something to think about

  • Posted on Mar 18, 2020 at 00:27 am

    Best explanation I've seen. Thanks!

  • Posted on Mar 18, 2020 at 08:49 am

    I wished there were more video's like this… Unless i miss them?

  • Posted on Mar 18, 2020 at 16:51 pm


  • Posted on Mar 18, 2020 at 16:54 pm

    Tom hanks who is old enough has it and not in intensive care.

  • Posted on Mar 18, 2020 at 22:59 pm

    HOW LONG DOES VIRUS LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE BODY? On surfaces that an infected person touches, in the air etc

  • Posted on Mar 19, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Thanks Dr. Lin, you're an amazing Science communicator.

  • Posted on Mar 19, 2020 at 14:05 pm

    when can this be stopped its making me scream and lose sleep i have mental health

  • Posted on Mar 19, 2020 at 14:05 pm

    if we dont help it the virus will stop

  • Posted on Mar 19, 2020 at 16:12 pm

    Clean your phone and wash your hands when you come home also Take the trouble to wash your money coins with soap dishes

  • Posted on Mar 19, 2020 at 17:06 pm

    Corona virus virus corona

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 06:24 am

    I have the coronavirus lol jk

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 08:55 am

    in Sweden they say, DONT CONTACT the health departments if you THINK you have it because they're overwhelmed. only do it when your breathing is limited. its a real disaster.

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 09:03 am

    वाह रे हरामजादो इस प्रकृति ने हमे हमारी जरूरत पुर्ति की हर चीज दी है पर हम कुत्ते से भी बत्तर हो गए
    मानो यह प्रकृति कोरोना वायरस के माध्यम से हमसे बदला है ले रही हो ।
    शाकाहारी बनो जीव हत्या जैसे महापाप न करो न होने दो

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  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 18:04 pm

    Viva La Revolution! The Cabal will fall!

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 19:26 pm

    Great man. Very trustworthy and sympathetic.

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 21:13 pm

    Save the straws Djdj
    Don't go. In my country germany they cancelled everything where masses are. So all concerts are cancelled until at least april. I wouldn't go to the concert. You must decide this yourself. If you want to minimize the risk that you get it don't go. As simple as that. Otherwise when you catch it you will be at the same time a risk for others and will help to spread it.
    Thus you have two reasons not to go:
    1. You reduce the risk that you yourself get it.
    2. You reduce the risk that others get it from you and thus the virus spreads through you.
    Inform yourself what does the authorities in health matters and your leaders in your country advice you to do? You should obey the authorities. They have the responsibilty to stop the expansion of corona in your country and also worldwide (pandemia). Think about that and choose what's the right thing to do. Protect yourself, protect everyone else, protect the babies and the old that have weak immun responses.

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