Community education on COVID-19

aeffen | Boston, MA | March 18, 2020 | last updated April 9, 2020

In the face of rapidly evolving news, science, and viral misinformation about SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, I joined forces with a group of Harvard Medical School students to illustrate and design a series of social media posts to provide accurate information about COVID-19 in a digestible and shareable format on Instagram and Twitter. In addition to producing social media graphics, we've also lent our skills to medical professionals in the Longwood area, such as the BWH Emergency Department, Ariadne Labs, and the BIDMC/HMS team behind "The Practical Coronavirus Safety Guide." Below is a sample of my work on all of these initiatives.

For use outside of the HMS student-run campaigns, all images on this page are licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0, meaning you can freely share or remix the materials with appropriate credit: please attribute the work to my full name (Audrey Effenberger). Depending on the context in which the work is shared, links should be made to this website or to my profile on that platform. You must also distribute any remixes under the same license (CC-BY-SA 4.0).

Avoiding public surfaces to prevent SARS-CoV-2 transmission: infographic produced for BIDMC/HMS Practical Coronavirus Safety Guide
A guide to coughing, sneezing, and blowing one's nose safely: infographic produced for BIDMC/HMS Practical Coronavirus Safety Guide




Visual examples of actions to avoid when social distancing, such as crowded places, in-person social interactions, or unnecessary travel
Visualization of key data from the CDC's March 19th report on COVID-19 outcomes in the US from February 12 to March 16, 2020
Quote from Dr. Anthony Fauci regarding post-infection immunity to SARS-CoV-2
Report on most common COVID-19 symptoms observed in children with positive SARS-CoV-2 test
Discussion of whether COVID-19 could be reduced significantly by one effective vaccine, but recur seasonally without a vaccine
New mask guidelines announced by the CDC
Comparison of SARS-CoV-2 and flu transmission/contagiousness
Explanation of social distancing
Guidelines on dogs and COVID-19
What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms
Criteria for length of isolation for individuals with COVID-19 symptoms
Social distancing guidelines from health authorities
The effect of weather, heat, or UV on SARS-CoV-2
Illustration of proper social distance on a subway train