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COVID-19 Vocabulary Worksheet

COVID-19 is a mild to severe respiratory illness that is caused by a coronavirus (Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 of the genus Betacoronavirus), is transmitted chiefly by contact with infectious material (such as respiratory droplets), and is characterized especially by fever, cough, and shortness of breath and may progress to pneumonia and respiratory failure.COVID-19 was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019.
In the following exercises, you will have the opportunity to expand the vocabulary by reading about COVID-19. Below are 10 Vocabulary Words that will be used in these exercises.
1-awareness 2- infection 3- intensive care units 4- lockdown 5- outbreak  6- pandemic  7- self-isolation  8- social distancing  9- treatment  10- vaccine 


EXERCISE 1
Directions. Follow these instructions for this word and the nine words on the next page.
       Figure out the word's meaning by looking at its context, its structure, and its sound. Fill in at least one of the three CSS boxes. Alternate which boxes you complete.
       Then, look up the word in a dictionary, read all of its meanings, and write the meaning of the word as it is used in the sentence.
       Follow this same process for each of the Vocabulary Words on the next page. You will need to draw your own map for each word. Use a separate sheet of paper.

1-awareness


Today, the website offers a wide range of materials to help users discover the many options healthy eating habits can encompass, as well as providing constant updates and ongoing support as users work their way toward better food awareness.

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2-infection


Yes, the infection can be passed amongst individuals who are asymptomatic and many symptoms of illness may not develop until up to two weeks after it’s been contracted.

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3-intensive care units


After the operation she was kept for a few hours in the intensive care unit.
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4-lockdown


But with most of the world in lockdown, there are no tactics to determine, no battles to prepare for.
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5-outbreak


One solution comes from Stanford Medicine's hospitals and clinics, located in an early epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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6-pandemic


The 1918 flu was pandemic and claimed millions of lives.
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7-self-isolation


 Feelings of shame and a tendency to self-isolate in order to hide the behaviors can result in loss of social support.
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8-social distancing

San Francisco issued recommendations for social distancing on Friday, advising residents to stay home as much as possible and avoid congregating in large groups.

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9-treatment


One of its first experimental treatments was for Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
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10-vaccine 

Yancopoulos, emphasized that the endgame against the virus would be to create a vaccine.
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EXECISE 2
Directions. Scan the definitions in Column A. Then, think about how the boldface words are used in the sentences in Column B. To complete the exercise, match each definition in Column A with the correct Vocabulary Word from Column B. Write the letter of your choice on the line provided; then write the Vocabulary Word on the line preceding the definition.
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_________11. n. : the act or process of infecting
: a disease caused by germs that enter the body
A. There has been an increasing awareness that many people are affected by the disease. 
_________12. adj. : occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population
n. : an outbreak of a disease that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects an exceptionally high proportion of the population : a pandemic outbreak of a disease
B. Poor hygiene can increase the danger of infection.
_________13. :n. the quality or state of being aware : knowledge and understanding that something is happening or exists
C. In the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic, the death toll reached a staggering 20 to 40 million worldwide.
_________14. n. : a sudden start or increase of fighting or disease
D. But even in a first-class hospital, with injuries like these, he would be listed as critical and be in an intensive care unit.
_________15. n. something that deals with a disease, injury, etc., in order to make someone feel better or become healthy again : medical care
E. Everyone should the country's policy of self-isolation.



_________16. n. a substance that is usually injected into a person or animal to protect against a particular disease



F. Under a new "social distancing" strategy, handshaking could be discouraged, with other, less tactile forms of greeting taking its place.
_________17. n. : an emergency measure or condition in which people are temporarily prevented from entering or leaving a restricted area or building (such as a school) during a threat of danger
G. One solution comes from Stanford Medicine's hospitals and clinics, located in an early epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak.
_________18. n. : the act of isolating or separating oneself or itself from others
H. Additionally, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated $125 million to help develop a COVID-19 vaccine.
_________19. n. : the practice of maintaining a greater than usual physical distance from other people or of avoiding direct contact with people or objects in public places during the outbreak of a contagious disease in order to minimize exposure and reduce the transmission of infection
I. The patient required immediate medical treatment.
_________20. n. : a section of a hospital where special medical equipment and services are provided for patients who are seriously injured or ill
J. But the coronavirus pandemic and the challenging times facing those in lockdown have brought to mind among some green thumbs the victory gardens of World War II.

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