- detect /dih-TEKT/
- undergo /uhn-der-GOH/
- consultation /kon-suhl-TEY-shuhn/
- cluster /KLUHS-ter/
- infected /in-FEKT-ed/
[verb] – to notice something that is partly hidden or not clear, or to discover something, especially using a special method
The police prevent and detect crimes.
[verb] – to experience something that involves a change
The city has undergone many changes during the last ten years.
[noun] – the process of discussing something with someone in order to get their advice or opinion about it
The prime minister will hold a consultation with all the relevant groups.
[noun] – a group of similar things growing or held together, or a group of people or things that are close together
The city has several clusters of fast-food restaurants.
[adjective] – containing bacteria or other things that can cause disease
An infected person can pass the virus to others.
The antigen will be distributed to the sectors of local public health centers who handle the consultation calls from those who wanted to take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for a coronavirus. A swab to the throat or in the nose will be collected for this antigen test that will be used as an alternative to the PCR test, Kato said. If an individual tested positive in the antigen test, it would be considered a confirmed coronavirus infection. However, if an individual tested negative in the antigen test, they will be required to take the PCR test to confirm if they are infected. To prevent cluster infections, the antigen test will also be used on health care professionals and other staff at medical facilities. Confirmed infected patients and residents from the care facilities for the elderly will also be tested with the antigen.
True or False:
- The antibody was discovered by Japan’s health minister Katsunobu Kato.
- The effectiveness of the approval for the test started at midnight on May 12.
- Throat or nose swabbing is collected as a sample for the test.
- The antigen will be used as an alternative for the PRC test.
- The antigen test will also be used on health care professionals.
- How well does the government in Japan handle the pandemic?
- Do people in Japan abide by the government’s directives in dealing with this pandemic? Kindly share.
- In your opinion, can the antigen aid in producing a vaccine or medicine for the coronavirus? Why or why not?
- Do you think Japan is prepared enough for reopening its economy gradually by lifting the community lockdown? Please explain your answer.
- What can you say about how people deal with the current situation in Japan?
Express Your Opinion:
- “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H.D. Wells
- “Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.” – Rey T. Benette
- “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison