Creating comic strips on virus to educate public

Graphic novelist works with NUS don to shed light on virus in an accessible way

Singapore's award-winning graphic novelist Sonny Liew has worked with Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang, the programme leader for infectious diseases at the National University of Singapore's Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, to produce a series of comic strips to educate the public about the coronavirus outbreak.

In one, the characters talk about influenza and Sars. The flu spreads more easily and infects more people, so the total number of deaths is higher but the mortality rate is lower.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 15, 2020, with the headline 'Creating comic strips on virus to educate public'. Subscribe