NPR’s Malaka Gharib explains the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in “a comic just for kids.”
Gharib’s comic is based on a radio story by NPR education reporter Cory Turner wherein he spoke with health experts about what kids would like to know about the outbreak. For example, “If kids do get the virus, it tends to be very mild,” one page of the comic reads.
To make this comic, we’ve used his interviews with Tara Powell at the University of Illinois School of Social Work, Joy Osofsky at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and Krystal Lewis at the National Institute of Mental Health.
They have made it possible to print the comic on an 8½” by 11″ paper from your printer,
with instructions on how to fold it into a mini-comic for the kids.
Malaka Gharib’s report and the comic in large size at NPR.
Azure Hall let’s the Romper readers in on the comic.
Both have instructions to create the mini-comic.
To use this tool to talk with your own child or any curious kiddos you know, you can print and fold a zine version of this comic and follow the simple directions on how to fold it. And remember, wash your hands!