Why Covid-19 Isn’t Like the Flu

Country/area: Spain

Organisation: Lavanguardia.com

Organisation size: Big

Publication date: 14 Apr 2020

Credit: Pablo González Pellicer

Project description:


The project tries to point out the differences that make Covid-19 a different disease and more dangerous than the common flu.

Impact reached:


The project was disseminated both in the breaking news of the newspaper and in the newspaper’s social networks. The response in audience was very good since it dealt with in a simple way complex aspects to visualize and that shed light on the contagion and death figures of covid-19.

Techniques/technologies used:

 For this project we use animated 3D models in Autodesk Maya and later edited in After Effects. Weight-optimized mp4 pieces were rendered to later implement it through worpress in a Google AMP stories format.

What was the hardest part of this project?


The most complex part was to visualize abstract aspects (such as immunity, incubation time, degree of R, … etc.) visually to make the comparison with the common flu in the simple and clear way possible.

What can others learn from this project?

 The editors can transfer abstract concepts in a visual and simple way, and in turn help contextualize and explain the numbers of deaths and infections in a clearer way. 

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