COVID-19: How Does It Affect You?, 2020, digital infographic, shows how COVID-19 affects the human lungs, leading to pneumonia. It breaks down the path of the virus from the air, into the alveoli of the lungs, explains the ensuing immune reaction and how this could lead to hospitalization. It also shows how everyone can take steps to mitigate the spread of the disease. Avesta created this infographic to combat widespread misinformation about COVID-19 and empower people to take control of their lives.
Avesta Rastan is a biomedical illustrator and animator from Canada. Her work has been published in high-impact journals including Nature, Cell and JAMA, and was also featured on BBC, NBC and the World Economic Forum. She loves science communication as it allows her to continuously learn, help educate and inspire others.