- outbreak /OUT-breyk/
- virulent /VIR-yuh-luhnt/
- pandemic /pan-DEM-ik/
- complacency /kuhm-PLEY-suhn-see/
- restriction /ri-STRIK-shuhn/
[noun] – a time when something suddenly begins, especially a disease or something else dangerous or unpleasant
The flu outbreak has reached epidemic proportions.
[adjective] – a virulent disease or poison is dangerous and spreads or affects people very quickly
A virulent form of the disease appeared in Belgium.
[noun] – (of a disease) existing in almost all of an area or in almost all of a group of people, animals, or plants
What action can a country take against a pandemic?
[noun] – a feeling of calm satisfaction with your own abilities or situation that prevents you from trying harder
What annoys me about these girls is their complacency – they seem to have no desire to expand their capabilities.
[noun] – an official limit on something
The park is open to the public without restriction.
Australia was praised for its prompt response to the pandemic and for getting its economy back on track quickly. However, with that security has come complacency, especially among the federal government, which failed to secure enough vaccine doses to prevent the “circuit breaker” lockdowns that are sets of restrictions designed to reverse the tide of the epidemic and bring the number of cases down. After officials discovered a third case linked to the Sydney outbreak, residents of Perth and the nearby Peel region are being advised to stay at home unless absolutely necessary. People will be obliged to stay at home in Brisbane, the country’s third-largest city, except for needed work, health care, grocery shopping, or exercise.
- Do you know anyone who lives in Australia?
- When was the last time you experienced a lockdown?
- How would you describe Australia’s response to the pandemic?
- Do you agree with the idea of undergoing lockdown to fight the Delta variant?
- In your opinion, did the federal government become complacent? Please explain your answer.
- national emergency