Flu symptom design watch – look for cliché surgical mask illustrations

The last time a virus story hit the news radar was six years ago (almost to the day). One of the symptoms of the SARS virus was its effect on magazine cover designers and the editors with whom they work. I can’t track it down, but that week’s cover of U.S. News & World Report also had a version of the same cliché. Each of these covers appeared on the issue dated May 5, 2003: