Having Trouble Understanding COVID-19? These Infocomics Can Help
STORY: Diane Lam
17 February 2020
With figures, advisories, and news reports increasing by the day, keeping up with everything COVID-19-related can feel a little overwhelming. Not to mention the additional burden of differentiating false reports from real ones.
Thankfully, these talented artists have made it fun (and easy!) to digest all of that information.
Robert The Otter's adorable visuals make it easy to remember MOH-approved safety precautions.
But they also teach us how to deal with our anxiety in a healthy way.
This two-part comic about reacting versus responding to crises uses a simple parenting analogy to show what it means to stay calm.
Read part 2 here
This Singapore-based illustrator, who goes by BiogirlMJ on Instagram, uses her art to explain everything from the origin of viruses, to the different types of masks, to the effectiveness of hand sanitiser. And it is all VERY cute, albeit a little weird - one panel in her comic about COVID-19 myths features a coronavirus singing "Bohemian Rhapsody".
In addition to being informative and charming, these illustrator also cites her sources on her Facebook page, which gives us a sense of security as we click through comic after comic.
In NUS School of Medicine's educational illustrations, Dr Dale Fisher, Professor in Infectious Disease, NUS, and Chair of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, WHO, answers questions like "Flu go where?" and "To mask or not to mask?"
And in this one, Dr Fisher explains why we shouldn't be freak out when nurses wear their uniforms in public: