- eradicate /ih-RAD-i-keyt /
- urge /urj/
- instruct /in-STRUHKT/
- irritation /ir-i-TEY-shuh n/
- infectious /in-FEK-shuhs/
[verb] to get rid of or destroy something completely
Doctors eradicated the spread of Spanish flu through a vaccine in 1918.
[verb] to strongly advise or try to persuade someone to do a particular thing
The CEO urged the employees to go out for their own security.
[verb] to order or tell someone to do something, especially in a formal way
The education department has instructed the teachers to follow certain measures in providing quality education.
[noun] a painful or sore feeling in a part of the body
The medicine that he has applied to his skin caused irritation.
[adjective] (of a disease) able to be passed from one person, animal, or plant to another
The doctor stated that he has an infectious disease.
However, the World Health Organization has instructed that UV lamps should not be applied to disinfect hands or other parts of the body, as UV emission can bring about irritation of the skin. Qin Jin, the deputy general at Yanggao, said the rooms are shut and switched on by the employees outside. Health professionals said that UV lamps are not usually used to clean public spaces, but it could be effective when it is done properly. Paul Tambyah, president of the Asia Pacific Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection, said UV disinfection is effective but needs to be used with care as the light can cause skin cancer. “UV disinfection is widely used in hospitals worldwide after patients have left the room,” he said. “This is used for antibiotic-resistant bacteria, tuberculosis and other infectious agents.” While it is rarely used on public transport, “there is no good reason why it would not work”. Yanggao is not the only institution investing in UV disinfection.
True or False:
- Countries all over the world thought to use UV light to eradicate the spread of coronavirus.
- Coronavirus is infectious.
- UV emission can cause skin irritation.
- UV disinfection is used in hospitals.
- Different institutions are also investing in UV disinfection.
- Why do Chinese firms think of using ultraviolet disinfection through public vehicles and elevators?
- Who urges to use a smart UV purification system?
- What specific public places should be installed with the UV disinfection system?
- What are the other ways to disinfect public places?
- As an individual, how would you help in this time of crisis?
Express Your Opinion:
- “Our brains are like computers; it’s our responsibility to programme them well, daily, and remove the viruses.” -Sam Owen
- “We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same and worth saving.” – J.K. Rowling
- “Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” – Sally Koch