This animated film follows two people who go to a market and shows how they spread the virus to others. Eventually, their whole neighborhood gets infected. The film then explains ways we can protect ourselves and those around us. The story will continue in Part 2, in which a woman gets sick. Her family stays home so they don’t infect others, and shows the rules to follow to care for her safely.
The film makes the invisible coronavirus visible, and helps people grasp transmission in a simple and visual way. Through our experience with our animated films on cholera and Ebola, we learned that the image of the visible germ stays with people, helping them make the necessary behavior changes to protect themselves and others and prevent the disease from spreading.
This film is intended to help meet the need for better education and awareness that is critical in slowing and reversing the spread of this disease worldwide.