Coronavirus what is it? What are the symptoms? How can I protect myself and others? We have put together a list of links and informational resources to find the right information with facts and figures about Covid-19.
What are you most concerned about? We have tried to make an up-to-date overview of visual information about the coronavirus.
How is the Coronavirus spread?
- Via person-to-person respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another within about 6 feet.
- People are probably most contagious when they are most symptomatic (sick).
- The time between when a person is exposed to the virus and when symptoms first appear is typically 5 to 6 days, although it may range from 2 to 14 days. For this reason, people who might have been in contact with a confirmed case are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days.
What are the symptoms?
Typically the following symptoms may occur.
- Sore Throat
- Runny nose
Covid-19 prevention tips
- Wash your hand with soap for at least 20 seconds
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Avoid contact with sick people
- Disinfect frequently touched objects
It’s important to talk to your kids about the Coronavirus outbreak, to stay calm, and reassure them that they are safe. If you put yourself in your kid’s shoes is it easy to understand how they could be anxious about coronavirus.
Manuela Molina from Mindheart has created this short and excellent visually strong book for children between ages 2 and 7 with the purpose of anticipating and accompanying the emotional world of children against the COVID-19 virus. The book (PDF) is available in multiple languages here.
“This resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information but rather a tool based on fantasy and the symbolic. I recommend printing it so that the children can draw their emotions and they can have it at home to read it repeatedly. Remember that emotions are processed through repetitive play and stories read multiple times. Below you will find the book to read online and to download in PDF and print. And remember to share this resource with your community.
Manuela Molina – Mindheart”
The folks at informationisbeautiful.net have created an infographic of the best COVID-19 / Coronavirus charts floating around, plus some of their own data charts. John Hopkins Medicine created an interactive infographic ‘Coronavirus at a Glance’ with actual information about confirmed cases worldwide. The BBC has created a visual interactive guide about the virus.
A useful resource about Covid-19 is the World Health Organisation.
We will continue to update this post regularly.