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- allocate /AL-uh-keyt/
- antiviral /an-tahy-VAHY-ruhl/
- accelerate /ak-SEl-uh-reyt/
- unveil /uhn-VEYL/
- authorize /AW-thuh-rahyz/
[verb] – to give a particular amount of time, money, etc. to someone or something, so that it can be used in a particular way
The government is allocating $10 million for education.
[adjective] – an antiviral drug or treatment is used to cure an infection or disease caused by a virus
Antiviral vaccines have been rolled out to combat the virus.
[verb] – to happen or make something happen sooner or faster
The farmers use specialized fertilizers to accelerate the growth of the crops.
[verb] – if you unveil something new, you show it or make it known for the first time
The research company recently unveiled a new vaccine to fight the epidemic.
[verb] – to give official permission for something to happen, or to give someone official permission to do something
The government has authorized ages 18 years old and below to go inside commercial establishmnents, with strict health protocols.
Many other pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Roche, and AstraZeneca are also undergoing a trial on antiviral medicines. The currently available medicines have mostly been unveiled to help on the prevention from hospitalization and shortening of recovery time by several days. The US has also recently authorized remdesivir, an antiviral drug specifically for COVID-19, which has to be given only at hospitals or medical clinics.
- What is the importance of research and development in every country?
- What is the current status of the COVID-19 vaccination in your country?
- If you were to devote a huge fund in a certain sector, what would it be?
- Do you agree with the US’ huge funding for the research and development of antiviral medicines?
- What do you think makes the United States always advanced in terms of research and development?
- pharmaceutical companies