Examples of useful COVID19 visuals

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This page collects observations, interpretations, and consequences for action about the Visuals for SARS-CoV2 in general. Please observe the structure of the page, when you add your content. Please use references where possible. Remember to find the relevant page. For example, if your observation is about transmission routes, please use that page, instead of posting your content here.

What is already known about this

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has the following advice for the general public:[1]
    • Wash your hands frequently
    • Maintain Social Distancing
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
    • Practice respiratory hygiene
    • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
    • Stay informed and follow advice from your health care provider
  • The WHO has posted advice for companies for dealing with Coronavirus [2]
  • The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has the following information for the general public:
  • The above is very ' formal and official'. There is an initiative that targets younger age groups, called #StayTheFuckAtHome.

Translating advice to credible visuals


  • Many people seem to find it difficult to separate fact from fiction on the internet
  • The same can be observed for companies: Every company is different, and most do not benefit from a medical adviser. They struggle to identify the best response as an employer and entrepreneur.
  • People may find it hard to maintain social distancing after a couple of days.

Analysis and interpretation

  • There may be a case for making a short / effective infographic or 3D animation about the virus itself. To inform the public and get rid of the fake news. To advise the people what they can do. This animation can lead to either the website of the WHO or their social media channels, where they can find all the information they need.
  • The style should be easily recognizable as 'WHO', the public knows it’s from the WHO, so it’s trustworthy. We can make images / short animations to update, inform and advise the public in a fast way.
  • We consider making infographics for different companies, self-employed, branch organizations etc. to inform/advise them what to do and to make the best out of this situation.
  • Maybe an online quiz of some kind about the virus, can provide awareness for the public.

Consequences for action

  • It seems that convincing people to maintain social distancing is the highest priority in this stage of the pandemic.
    • it would be great if we had a 15-20 seconds infographic animation for that
    • perhaps the StayTheFuckAtHome page could serve as an inspiration?