Graphics by Ian Mackay and Susan Nasif.
Archive for July, 2016
Renaissance Virology Comics: Get the Facts with Virology Comics!
#VirologyComics (Every Tuesday)
“The exponential increase in health-related online platforms has made the Internet one of the main sources of health information worldwide. However, online communities with greater freedom of speech have, regretfully, become a powerful platform for anti-vaccine voices and the sharing of defective medical information. Health communicators have not yet taken their responsibilities on digital media as seriously as it should be.” (quoted with a few additions)
Therefore, the main objective of Virology Comics, the winner of the Science Hero Award in 2015, is to raise public awareness, inform readers about routes to prevent the transmission of viral diseases, and to provide basic knowledge and teaching tools for health professionals and educators in an easy, enjoyable, inspirational, and informative way.
Virology Comics’ dream is big, its ability is massive and its greatest strength is determination. We realize that dreams do not become realities without sweat and hard work, but we also know that getting the significant interest & support of like-minded and generous individuals makes a huge difference. I hasten to say that I am not only an artist, but also an artist with a medical background (Ph.D. in Virology). This is a rare combination, which only adds to the uniqueness of my work.
If you enjoy this material, I ask that you consider supporting it: cartooning is expensive, unfortunately, and we need all the resources we can get! If interested, you can click on the link to the Patreon site to provide a regular monthly financial contribution of as little as $6: https://www.patreon.com/VirologyComics
I would like you to enjoy, via the Internet Journal of Comprehensive Virology’s site, the outstanding story of Zika Virus Comics straight from The Lancet, published some time ago, and ask you to remain in the loop for more episodes! Learn, Share & Enjoy!
Thank you very much.
Susan Nasif, Ph.D.