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- restriction /ri-STRIK-shuhn/
- insufficient /in-suh-FISH-uhnt/
- efficacy /EF-i-kuh-see/
- stance /stans/
- pharmaceutical /fahr-muh-SOO-ti-kuhl/
[noun] – an official limit on something
The president lifted the trade restrictions.
[adjective] – not enough
The insufficient money cannot fund the project.
[noun] – the ability, especially of a medicine or a method of achieving something, to produce the intended result
To test the efficacy of the vaccine, a series of tests will be conducted.
[noun] – a way of thinking about something, especially expressed in a publicly stated opinion
His stance regarding the issue did not change.
[adjective] – relating to the production of medicines
Sandra works in the pharmaceutical industry.
Over 1.5 million people in France have received the Covid-19 vaccine as of writing. It was made by AstraZeneca, a UK-Swedish pharmaceutical firm. Research has shown that the vaccine is safe and has an average of 70% efficacy. So far, the people who received this vaccine have never experienced any serious illnesses nor been hospitalized due to the novel coronavirus.
True or False:
- The Covid-19 vaccine by AstraZeneca can be administered to people of all ages.
- Insufficient data on its efficacy to older people prompted the French health authorities of such restrictions.
- European Commission president maintained her firm stance on EU’s decision.
- More than 2 million people already received the vaccine in France.
- The vaccine’s efficacy rate is over 70%.
Situation: You are asked to make a short speech about the Covid-19 pandemic.
Question: What should the world learn from the COVID-19 pandemic?
- The pandemic has taught us…
Express Your Opinion:
- “Ultimately, the greatest lesson that COVID-19 can teach humanity is that we are all in this together.”
- “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”
- “In the face of adversity, we have a choice. We can be bitter, or we can be better. Those words are my North Star.”