- nasal /NEY-zuhl/
- administer /ad-MIN-uh-ster/
- saline /SEY-leen/
- transmission /trans-MISH-uhn/
- surge /surj/
[adjective] – related to the nose
Could you drop by the pharmacy and buy me a nasal spray when you go out later?
[verb] – to give something to someone
We have to make sure to administer anyone with the vaccine regardless of age.
[adjective] – containing or consisting of salt
A saline gargle is proven to be more effective in killing bacteria.
[noun] – a process by which an illness is spread from one person or thing to another
Lockdown is necessary to delay the transmission of the virus in the country.
[noun] – a sudden and great increase
There has been a surge of sales ever since we launched the online advertising campaign.
The testing came into fruition when a news report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S. last September 11 stated that children with mild to no symptoms can potentially spread the virus. “COVID-19 is less severe in children than it is in adults, but children can still play a role in transmission,” Dr. Cuc Tran of CDC wrote in the report. Public health officials say that there has been a surge of Canadian patients aged 39 and below, and this resulted in a 123% increase in cases since August. Canada’s positivity rate remains at 1.4%, however, as the new testing method is being used.
True or False:
- The new gargle test is launched in Montreal.
- The gargle test is as accurate as the nasal swab test according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.
- B.C.’s priority for the gargle test are adults.
- CDC states in a report last September 11 that children with mild to no symptoms can spread the coronavirus.
- There has been an increase in cases aged 39 and below in Canada since August.
- It is mentioned in the article that the new saline gargle test is as accurate as the nasal swab test. Do you agree with this? Please explain your answer.
- The report said that COVID-19 is less severe in children compared to adults. Why do you think so?
- Does Japan have its own COVID-19 test? If yes, please tell me more. If none, do you think Japan should have one, and why?
- In your opinion, when should a person have him or herself get tested for the coronavirus?
- Do you think it is mandatory for everyone to get tested for COVID-19? Please share your thoughts.
Express Your Opinion:
- “Testing is critical to understand the pattern of virus spread in order to develop strategies to mitigate spread.” — Dr. Louis Mansky
- There should be different ways of testing adults and children for any virus.
- Testing may not always be accurate.