COVID-19, aka the coronavirus, has flipped the world on end.
Since the contagion emerged from Wuhan, in central China, in January, thousands have died, thousands more are infected, and nations are scrambling to deal with the fallout.
The financial markets have plummeted in panic, and businesses are taking a pounding as entire populations are told to stay indoors and avoid contact with others.
And there is no end in sight.
Here, we try to answer your questions with graphics.
For starters, stay informed of how many people are infected, and how many have died, in Australia and across the world.
And here’s how infections have increased day-by-day in Australia.
How will I know if I have it?
How does it compare to the common cold and the flu?
How long will it hang around for?
What are my chances of getting it?
If I do get it, what does it feel like?
Will I die?
What should I do if I need to isolate?
There’s a lot of conflicting information around …
So, it’s a pandemic, what now?
How does it compare to past pandemics?
Can I still go overseas for a holiday?
Sounds bad, has it affected flights?
If I can’t fly, won’t that affect the airline industry?
And it’ll be bad for business. What is Australia doing?
I heard we need to flatten the curve, what does that mean?
What’s the rest of the world doing to stop the spread?
Graphics by: Sean Callinan, Katie Grech, Darren Gover, Steven Grice, Andrew Belousoff and Chris Bartlett
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Originally published as Covid-19 pandemic in graphics