How Wearing a Face Mask Can Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Infection

During the ‘unlock phase’, it is important to wear a mask when outdoors. This infographic developed by Center for Communication and Change-India visually explains the importance of wearing a mask and how it can reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection/transmission. These infographics are available in English and other Indian languages.

Source: How Wearing a Face Mask Can Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Infection

  • Angshuman Kashyap
  • akashyap@ccci.org.in
  • Risk English

Fake News Can Be Deadly. Here’s How To Spot It

This blog was designed as a comic strip, and explains how to detect misinformation about COVID-19.

Source: Fake News Can Be Deadly. Here’s How To Spot It

    How the Virus Won

    This interactive graphic moves through the timeline of COVID-19 in the United States and shows via a map how and where the virus spread.

    Source: How the Virus Won

      Wearing a Mask (Facebook post)

      This message, posted on Facebook, reads “When you go out of the house, you must wear a mask to protect yourself and others.”

        #infohygiene in Times of Pandemics

        The world is dealing with a new and challenging crisis with fast-evolving science, combined with a staggering flow of information, the first global “infodemic”.

        And while we are forced to keep a distance from our fellow human beings, the virus has also shown us just how connected we all are. Information is forwarded and then forwarded again, breaking news with new cases, mitigation measurements, unforeseen effects and encouraging breakthroughs, have us jumping between devices and screens. Some suffer from information fatigue, others risk being left out of the loop, but everyone is equally struggling to navigate and find the right information that is relevant to their context.

        Internews has been working on rumours, misinformation and disinformation for many years, including in the Ebola-response in 2014 where we launched our first rumour-tracking project, a methodology we continue to use, adapt and improve in humanitarian responses around the world. It also helps us grapple with fake news and disinformation when it infiltrates the mainstream media.

        The information ecosystem is now truly global, which can be overwhelming. Local media are uniquely positioned to be a bridge between science and daily life. The media can make sense of the science for their audiences, translating facts into truly useful information. The media can also connect the questions from those living within their community, with the services and advice from those who are trying to improve their lives.

        Misinformation and rumours thrive when people feel ignored, when the information they get does not take into account the reality they live in. Disinformation gets traction, when it manages to speak a language people prefer, rather than a language they understand, when it speaks to their concerns, their fears and their hopes.

        We need to get our facts straight, that’s a basic rule of journalism. But more than just providing facts, we need to be sure we understand why a half-truth was believed in the first place.

        There’s no magic formula, no cure, no vaccine against misinformation. But, with the following tips and tricks, journalists can play their part in slowing the spread of misinformation.

        Source: #infohygiene in Times of Pandemics

        • Stijn Aelbers
        • saelbers@internews.org

        Do’s and don’ts of wearing a face mask correctly

        SMS (Soap/sanitizer, Mask, Social distance) is the need of the hour. This infographic designed for the general audience visually explains the do’s and don’ts of wearing a mask correctly. The infographic is available in English and other Indian languages.

        Source: Do’s and don’ts of wearing a face mask correctly

        • Angshuman Kashyap
        • akashyap@ccci.org.in
        • English

        Symptoms of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

        People affected by COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms ranging from mild to severe illness. This infographic provides information on COVID-19 symptoms and is intended for general and low literacy audience and is available for download in English and Hindi.

        Source: Symptoms of Coronavirus diseases (COVID-19)

        Coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention measures

        As we get used to the ‘new normal’, following preventive measures is still our best defence against the invisible COVID-19. This infographic designed for low literacy audience visually reinforces the most critical steps that can help reduce the chances of infection and transmission. These infographics are available for download in English/Hindi.

        Source: Coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention measures

        Stop COVID-19 Infographics

        I am incredibly proud to share that we (SRHIN) have produced the #stopcovid19 Infographics in over 80 local languages (esp from Africa) to ensure that people have the right health information about preventing #covid19. The infographics can be publicly accessed at www.tinyurl.com/stopcovid.

        It is sad that some people especially in the local communities & slums in Africa still believe that COVID-19 or “Coro Coro” like it’s popularly called is a ‘foreign’ or a ‘rich’ persons disease that cannot affect them. There have been reported cases of Chloroquine abuse among young people & even some African parents were reported to give their children hand sanitiser to drink after coughing to ‘prevent’ them from having the novel coronavirus.

        Hence, it is important that evidence-based messages (from World Health Organization & other reliable sources) are tailor-made in their local languages to reach and empower them.

        With our over 80 infographics designs we can empower so many communities in Africa and beyond & give them hope that we will beat the novel coronavirus.

        Source: Stop COVID-19 Infographics

        • Miracle Ayomikun Adesina
        • miracle.adesina@srhin.org
        • HAUSA

        Poster on DOs and DON’Ts Precautions against COVID-19 in Offices

        As many of us are getting back to our offices, we continue to be careful and need to take precautions.

        New Concept and NCCDC have designed a simple poster on DOs and DON’Ts Precautions against COVID-19 in English and Hindi.

        Source: Poster on DOs and DON’Ts Precautions against COVID-19 in Offices