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Colour In Coronavirus

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These drawings have all been made in March 2020 when novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has become a pandemic across the world. We have all become aware of this tiny world and interest in the intricacies of this new virus has grown. Understanding this virus brings hope.

These drawings are based on microscope and computer models of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that is having such a huge influence on our lives. Join us in learning about this remarkable new virus. For most of us, our immune system (white blood cells and antibodies) will spot this virus. Add colour to make the virus striking so it will be spotted by the immune system. 

Download a printable PDF document here 

Don't have a printer? The JPG files below open on Paint so you can colour in digitally! Alternativey, try copying the drawings onto paper or tracing from the computer screen.

1. Introduction: Colour In Coronavirus

2. SARS-CoV-2: A new coronavirus emerges

3. SARS-CoV-2: Release and dispersal

4. SARS-CoV-2: A virus that looks like the sun

5. SARS-CoV-2: Anatomy of a virus

6. Appendix: Definitions

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Drawings and writing have been created for the British Society for Immunology by scientist-turned-artist Dr Lizzie Burns