Novel coronavirus (140) Coronavirus course (English & Chinese)

17 March, 2020

Dear Neil & members,

From another forum I learned about a resource that members might be interested in. I do not know anything about the course developers other than what's listed at the end of the course, or the quality of the resource; I note that they may confuse people with reference to 'antibaterial' and have given feedback to that effect.

In quotes is the text from the email on the other forum.

"....Lifeology just published an illustrated mini-course on COVID-19 written by Shauna Bennett, illustrated by Elfy Chiang in Taiwan, and reviewed by Tara C. Smith, Ian Mackay and other virologists and MDs. The course is published in English, Chinese and soon in Spanish.

Links (English) (Chinese)

This course was written to help people with low health and science literacy be more prepared for the COVID-19 epidemic. If you feel so inclined, please share. The course is Creative Commons license with attribution, so feel free to re-use as you see fit...."

Best wishes


HIFA profile: Julie N Reza is a UK-based specialist in communications for biosciences, global health & international development ( She predominantly works with NGOs and not-for-profit organisations. Previously she was the senior science editor at TDR, based at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva; prior to this she worked at the Wellcome Trust, UK, leading educational projects on international health topics including trypanosomiasis and trachoma. She has a PhD in immunology and a specialist degree in science communication. She also has several years research and postgraduate teaching experience. She is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and HIFA Social Media Working Group.

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