Coronavirus: Intensive Care and Other Key Terms Explained

There are many new terms and phrases that have been introduced by the coronavirus pandemic to everyday life, ranging from social distancing to herd immunity.

Coronavirus: Intensive Care and Other Key Terms Explained

There are many new terms and phrases that have been introduced by the coronavirus pandemic to everyday life, ranging from social distancing to herd immunity. What do they all mean?

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Coronavirus was first discovered in Wuhan, China in late 2019. It is mainly a disease of the lungs.

To show the number of coronavirus cases, health experts draw a line on a chart. The line may look like a mountain if there are many people who get the virus within a short time. However, reducing infections can spread the cases over a longer time period. This makes the curve flatter. This makes it easier to manage for the health system.

There are restrictions on movement and daily life. Public buildings are shut down, and people are told to stay home. As part of drastic measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, lockdowns were imposed in many countries.

A rapid spread of severe disease in many countries at once is a major concern.

To prevent the spread of disease, you should stay inside and avoid all contact with others.

Avoiding contact with other people to slow down the spread of disease. The government recommends that you avoid seeing family members or friends, and that you work from home whenever possible.

A tiny virus that replicates itself within living cells. These viruses can cause the cells to die, interrupt normal chemical processes and cause disease.

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