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Understanding COVID-19, an Open Source Comic

A graphic medicine series on self care at home, the community response, & easy-to-read/see information on the virus (mobile + print).

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We created this open source resource because grade school kids and adults learn by seeing (and grade 5-level vocabulary helps). This booklet was just translated into Spanish for use in clinics in Bakersfield, CA and the Home Care was translated into French today. The Home Care comic will be live Tue 31.Mar.

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and the github for the current Home Care project is:

The open source Wash-Your-Hands guide is also on github:

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

We have it printed for people to hang in their bathrooms, printed the booklet for pickup at stores, etc.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Twitter, Facebook, Email, physical printing

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Digital
  • News: Print
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • NGO or Non-profit Organization
  • Partner Groups (MITRE, Mayo, etc)

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

Death demographics, lots of epi data (since its rapidly evolving), national and global data trust access (and data input)

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

K12 students!

What is your current profession?

Creative Sandpaper

In what city are you located?

Arlington, MA

In what country are you located?

United States


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