- vaccine /vak-SEEN/
- distribution /dis-truh-BYOO-shuhn/
- infectious /in-FEK-shuhs/
- transmission /trans-MISH-uhn/
- undertake /uhn-der-TEYK/
[noun] – a substance containing a virus or bacterium in a form that is not harmful, given to a person or animal to prevent them from getting the disease that the virus or bacterium causes
This vaccine protects against such bacterial forms.
[noun] – the process of giving things out to several people, or spreading or supplying something
The goal was to create a more equal distribution of wealth/resources.
[adjective] – (of a disease) able to be passed from one person, animal, or plant to another
It is considered as an infectious disease.
[noun] – the process of passing something from one person or place to another
To prevent the transmission of the virus from mother to child, this drug is used.
[verb] – to do or begin to do something, especially something that will take a long time or be difficult
Students are required to undertake simple experiments.
Jason Kindrachuk, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Manitoba in Canada, says: “I think a lot of people had this vested belief that once the vaccine started to roll out, that would spell the end of Covid and what we would see is that transmission rates would start to plummet, things would get more controlled and we would have some ability to go back to a more normal lifestyle,” “The fact is that even with good vaccine rollouts in a number of regions of the world, we’re having trouble getting a hold on transmission.” IOC President Thomas Bach also said organizers will “undertake a great effort” to ensure that “Olympic participants and visitors will arrive (in Tokyo) vaccinated,” while also denying suggestions that vaccines will be mandatory for athletes. A point of controversy is likely to be where Olympic participants rank on the priority list for a vaccine. The general opinion amongst athletes is that they are prepared to wait.
True or False:
- Thomas Bach is the president of the International Olympic Committee.
- President Thomas Bach hopes for a successful vaccine that would allow the Games to continue safely.
- IOC President Thomas Bach also said organizers will undertake a great effort to ensure that Olympic participants and visitors will arrive (in Tokyo) vaccinated.
- The general opinion amongst athletes is that they are not prepared to wait.
- Jason Kindrachuk is an infectious disease specialist at the University of Manitoba in Canada.
Situation: You are a student and you are tasked to report in class about the Tokyo Olympics.
Question: In your opinion, what strict measures would be implemented in the Tokyo Olympics?
Express Your Opinion:
- “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.” – Pierre de Coubertin
- “Everything about the Olympics was first class, and women were treated as athletes and equals.”- Elizabeth Robinson Schwartz
- “There is something in the Olympics, indefinable, springing from the soul, that must be preserved.”- Chris Brasher