The visuals that tell the Covid-19 story

Even during a pandemic, you still notice the small things that make you stop and smile for a moment. Small things like some of the brilliant visuals we’ve spotted, explaining how our behaviours can make a difference in relation to Covid-19. Yes, they can be simple, but it’s the clever thinking behind them and clarity of message that we love.

Check out our selection of visuals below. Thank you to whoever designed them for playing your part. It’s easy to forget how ideas like social distancing were barely understood a couple of months ago but are now ingrained. You have helped make people think and actually change their behaviour.

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Flatten the curve

There are various versions of this graph, but the message is the same — to show how reducing the peak numbers needing care can help ensure the healthcare system isn’t overwhelmed. Simple but effective.

See more about the visual here.

Your actions GIF

Your actions will save lives. This is why it’s important to stay home: pic.twitter.com/Xw1igJwPi3

- Australian Government Department of Health (@healthgovau) March 25, 2020

Matches

Simulation

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See more about the visual here.

Infection rates

See more about the visual here.

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Trajectories

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See this visualisation explored properly here.

We’d love to hear about other Covid-19 visuals you’ve spotted.

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Originally published at https://www.designthinkersacademy.co.uk on May 6, 2020.

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