It's official: Coronavirus has made it to every single continent besides Antarctica. The first South American case of the disease was just reported in Brazil. Anxiety regarding the pandemic has been skyrocketing as the worldwide total of cases has surpassed 81,000. While 31,281 of those cases are people who have recovered, medical professionals are urging every country to take this spread seriously. Judging by the public's fearful response to the virus, citizens are taking this seriously. But how much anxiety is too much?
A Singaporean artist who makes comics as Robert the Otter is one person who's been feeling the tension palpably. But instead of spreading fear, he's created a comic that tackles the right way to deal with the growing anxiety. The cute comic reminds people that there's a big distinction between reaction and response, and even offers some preventative measures that seem obvious, but could really make a difference where staying healthy is concerned. We're sharing the comic, but if you head to Robert the Otter's Facebook page, there are versions of the educational comic in languages such as Spanish and Mandarin. Stay safe, people.