Don't worry, this plushie won't make you sick! With a pandemic declared by the World Health Organisation, Covid-19 has become a global topic. Cities are in lockdown, schools are closed, millions are quarantined and economies are quivering from this quickly spread virus first identified in China in 2019.
Did you know the name Corona is for the disease’s crown-like spikes? Covid-19 spreads from person-to-person through respiratory droplets carried in coughs or sneezes. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they jump from animals to humans. SARS was transmitted by civets, MERS by camels, and Covid-19 perhaps by pangolins sold in wildlife food markets. With contagious microbes, you are often at the mercy of nature and the interconnectedness of our world.
Giant Microbes are excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands on approach. No dissection required here!
Covid-19 Giant Microbe is 120 x 120 x 120mm (not including the yellow crowns), made of maroon polyester plush with polyester filling and plastic eyes.
Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.