Flight of the Flu – An Artistic Depiction of the Lifecycle of the Virus
On Wednesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 15, SEBS braved the winds outside at College Walk, informing the Columbia community about the flu virus and raising awareness about the free flu vaccines that Health Services were giving out in Lerner.
In an effort led by executive board members Kelsey Roberts and Stephanie Sarbanes, SEBS made the “Flight of the Flu” exhibit a success. The six eye-catching portraits, which depicted each step of the virus’ infiltration into our bodies, attracted many people to our table. In return for pledging to receive the flu shot, they got a Easter candy filled with candy (representative of how vaccines are cultivated in eggs), and were also entered in a drawing for an adorable flu microbe plushy. The winners will be notified soon by email, so be on the lookout for that.
For more information about the flu, click here to read our pamphlet detailing our exhibit. You can also visit this website, written by Columbia University’s very own virology professor, Vincent Racaniello.