Exhibit shows Covid damage

A new interactive exhibit at the Otago Museum shows the long-term damage Covid-19 can inflict on the human body, and aims to encourage people to take the anti-Covid vaccine.

Otago Museum science communicator Catriona Gower with an interactive exhibit showing, in red...
Otago Museum science communicator Catriona Gower with an interactive exhibit showing, in red areas, the damaging effect of Covid-19 infection on the lungs of a 73-year-old Brazilian man. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY

"I’m hoping that people who see it will understand that vaccination is super important to protect themselves and others around them," museum visitor experience and science engagement director Dr Craig Grant said yesterday.

"It shows the lungs of someone pre-, during and post Covid."

Part of the display shows the rapid spread and long-term effects of the disease, using the CT scans of a 73-year-old Brazilian man who survived Covid-19 last year.

The science communication exhibit was created by Interspectral, a Swedish 3-D visualisation software company.

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