The Hindu Editorial (A million and counting) – Apr 04, 2020
On April 2, the number of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infections in 181 countries/regions crossed one million, and deaths passed 50,000. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (A million and counting) – Apr 04, 2020.
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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (A million and counting) – Apr 04, 2020:
- coronavirus (CoV)(noun) – a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. (Courtesy: WHO)
- mitigation (noun) – alleviation, reduction; lessening.
- novel coronavirus (nCoV) (SARS-CoV-2) (noun) – a new strain (type/variety) coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. (Courtesy: WHO)
- account for (phrasal verb) – constitute, make up, comprise, form, represent.
- mortality (noun) – (in a particular time/for a cause) the rate/number of death.
- exponential (adjective) – rapid, quick, fast.
- striking (adjective) – noticeable, obvious/evident, distinctive, notable.
- so far (phrase) – until now, up to the present, up to this point.
- loosen (verb) – relax, slacken, loose, lessen, reduce.
- bottleneck (noun) – a condition which appears as not solvable and so delays the process; snag, difficulty/problem.
- miss out (phrasal verb) – omit, fail to include; neglect.
- exhibit (verb) – show, display (as a symptom).
- under-reporting (noun) – reporting less than actual (data).
- manifold (adjective) – many, numerous, multiple.
- accumulating evidence (adjective) – (in decision making) the process by which noisy sensory information is sequentially sampled until sufficient evidence has accrued/accumulated/collected to favor one decision over another or others.
- substantial (adjective) – considerable, significant, large.
- fraction (noun) – a (small) proportion/part/amount of something.
- substantial fraction (noun) – a significant part of something within a larger one.
- asymptomatic (adjective) – relating to a condition with no symptoms.
- unreported (adjective) – undisclosed, suppressed, unmentioned.
- contaminated (adjective) – infected; polluted, adulterated.
- lockdown (noun) – an emergency protocol implemented by the authorities that prevents people from leaving from a place; An extended state of confinement/encirclement/isolation of a person by the authority.
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