2020 Online Salon
Science vs. Virus
- Entrant Name: Jennifer Fairman
- Membership Type: Professional Submission
- Address: Baltimore, Maryland USA
- Client: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Brian Simpson (Editor), Robert Ollinger (Art Director), Andy Pekosz, PhD (Virologist and Content Expert)
- Copyright: 2020 Johns Hopkins University
- Medium/software used: PDB data in Mol* Viewer, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
- Final presentation format: The “COVID-19 Special Edition” Summer 2020 issue of the Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine (print and online at magazine.jhsph.edu/2020/science-vs-virus)
- Primary Audience: Johns Hopkins Faculty, Students, Alumni and Educated Lay Public
The globe-sweeping reality of SARS-CoV-2 has often delivered an “infodemic” of misinformation as contagious as the virus itself. While the virus wreaks havoc, science offers hope. Using the voice of the virologist, this infographic (top panel) illustrates the novel coronavirus’s structure, lifecycle (or replication cycle), and a survey of strategic therapies currently being researched and discussed in the scientific community in order to target COVID-19.
The organization and depiction are approximated based on scientific literature, scanning electron microscopy or x-ray crystallography data, and discussions in the medical visualization and virology research communities as of early June 2020. Protein structures were stylized using instructional color for a logical and engaging flow of visual information.
The infographic was designed for planned adaptations (lower panel): 1) printed spread, 2) web/mobile format and 3) video presentation.