When Science Meets Art

Why the now-iconic illustration of the coronavirus is so important

Image: CDC/Alissa Eckert and Dan Higgins

By now, you’ve probably seen enough of the CDC’s image of the coronavirus to last a lifetime. Stone grey, speckled with orange dots and sprouting blood-red blooms, the now-iconic visualization is the focus of a new article in the New York Times.

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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.

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