A book about the corona virus – just for kids!

20 April 2020
A weird little virus from bats has us all staying at home. Adrian Liston wrote a children's book about the Corona virus and how we can defeat it.

What is the coronavirus and how does it make us sick? How can we make sure we don’t get the virus? Why do we have to stay home, and when will everything be normal again? These questions are on all of our minds, including those of children.

Together with illustrator (and scientist) Sonia Agüera-Gonzalez (Tenmei), Adrian Liston created a children's book that explains step by step where the corona virus comes from, how it makes us sick, but also how we can protect ourselves. Liston is a professor at VIB-KU Leuven and the Babraham Institute in the UK. He has been researching the immune system in health and disease for years.

The children's book was translated by Dr. Mathijs Willemsen, one of the researchers in Liston's team who is currently putting his work aside to help carry out COVID-19 tests in the clinic.

You can read the booklet online for free​. All the author’s proceeds will go towards the support of research into the immune system and public engagement on immunology and vaccination.


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