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75. What is a Covid-19 Variant? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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75. What is a Covid-19 Variant? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

10 Mei 2021

In this episode of Thinking in English, I want to talk about Covid variants. What is a variant? Why are there so many variants right now? Are these more dangerous? Do the treatments still work? Let's discuss these questions in this episode! Transcript!! - CONTACT US!! INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast ( Twitter - @thinkenglishpod Blog - Gmail - Vocabulary List To contract (v) - to catch or become ill with a disease He contracted malaria while he was travelling To acquire (v) - to get or buy something He acquired that company in 2008 Variant (n) - something that is slightly different from other similar things There are four variants of malaria, all transmitted to humans by mosquitoes To mutate (v) - to develop new physical characteristics because of a permanent change in genes. These changes can happen naturally or can be produced by the use of chemicals or radiation These bacteria have mutated into forms that are resistant to drugs Mutation (n) - A permanent change in a living thing (like in an animal, plant, or bacteria) These plants carry the mutation for red flowers Immunity (n) - a situation in which you are protected against disease The vaccination gives you immunity against the disease for up to six months Transmissible (adj) - (of diseases) able to passed from one person or animal to another To start a pandemic, the virus will have to be highly transmissible between humans Booster (n) - a drug or vaccine given to increase the effect of a previous vaccine and it helps to continue to protect a person from illness He has his polio booster last week


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