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Siouxsie Wiles & Toby Morris: The symptoms of the UK Covid variant, in seven languages

How to recognise possible symptoms of the new B.1.1.7 variant of Covid-19, in illustrated form, in seven different languages.


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In April 2020, Toby and Siouxsie created a symptoms chart so people could recognise the signs that indicate a possible Covid-19 infection and know when to get tested. Then, our knowledge of the Covid-19 virus was evolving constantly, and almost a year later, it continues to evolve as new variants emerge.

The current community cases in Auckland are infected with the B.1.1.7 variant of Covid-19, which was first detected in the UK. As director general of health Ashley Bloomfield has noted in his press briefings, this form of the virus can present differently to earlier variants, as several recent cases have reported noticing body aches and loss of senses of smell and taste more than the classic respiratory symptoms.

In light of this, The Spinoff’s sister creative studio Daylight has worked with Toby and Siouxsie to create and animate a new chart focused on the symptoms of the UK variant, and translate it into six languages commonly spoken in South Auckland, where the outbreak is centred. We’re releasing the charts, both animated and static versions, in English, Māori, Sāmoan, Mandarin, Hindi, Tongan and Punjabi, and we’ve made them Creative Commons – free to reproduce and share across social media, print, or place in emails and on websites.

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Animated gif versions

English

Māori

Sāmoan

Mandarin

Hindi

 

Tongan

Punjabi

 

Static versions

English

Māori

Samoan

Mandarin

Hindi

Tongan

Punjabi

 

Most of the Siouxsie-Toby animations have also been produced in te reo Māori with the help of author and kaiako Hēmi Kelly. See them all here.

The “Why we should wear a mask” animation is available in …

Cook Islands Māori

Niuean

Sāmoan

Tongan

And check out the Toby and Siouxsie boxset – all their collaborations since the pandemic hit – here.

Finally, follow the instructions below to translate the animations, which have been viewed by hundreds of millions, probably more, around the world, below.

This post has been updated to correct production errors in the Punjabi and Hindi versions




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