The Hindu Editorial (Faster, sooner) – Mar 26, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Faster, sooner) – Mar 26, 2021

Just three weeks after it rolled out the second phase of the mass vaccination programme for people above 60 years and those above 45 years with comorbidities, India has now undertaken course… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Faster, sooner) – Mar 26, 2021.

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  1. accelerate (verb) – increase, hasten, expedite, speed up, step up.
  2. vaccination (noun) – treatment with a vaccine to protect against a particular disease; immunization.
  3. wherewithal (noun) – resources, means.
  4. roll out (phrasal verb) – launch, introduce, organize, inaugurate (something officially).
  5. comorbidity (noun) – the presence of one or more additional conditions (diseases/problems) co-occurring/co-existing with a primary condition (disease/problem).
  6. undertake (verb) – begin, start, launch into; engage in, become involved in, take part in.
  7. course correction (noun) – modifying, improving, rectifying (the plan of action).
  8. vaccinate (verb) – inoculate, administer, introduce (with a vaccine to provide immunity against a disease).
  9. immaterial (adjective) – irrelevant, unimportant, inconsequential, insignificant, not germane.
  10. band (noun) – group.
  11. rather than (phrase) – instead of.
  12. vaccine (noun) – a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.
  13. indeed (adverb) – in fact, actually, undeniably.
  14. restrictive (adjective) – restricting, constraining, confining, prohibitive.
  15. ignorant (adjective) – unknowledgeable, unaware, clueless about, unfamiliar with.
  16. underlying (adjective) – latent, hidden, concealed, undisclosed/unidentified, undiagnosed; intrinsic.
  17. underlying disease (noun) – chronic disease; a medical condition or disease that interferes with daily life or activities and requires continuous medical attention or care that lasts for longer than one year. Examples of a chronic disease include obesity, heart disease, cancer, hypertension or high blood pressure, lung disease, and diabetes.
  18. belated (adjective) – late, behind time, not on time/delayed.
  19. redundant (adjective) – unnecessary, not required, inessential, unwanted.
  20. commendable (adjective) – admirable, praiseworthy, laudable.
  21. health equity (noun) – “Health equity” or “equity in health” implies that ideally everyone should have a fair opportunity to attain their full health potential (and that no one should be disadvantaged from achieving this potential) regardless of demographic, social, economic or geographic strata (level/class/rank/echelon). (Courtesy: WHO)
  22. artificial (adjective) – false, unnatural.
  23. more so (phrase) – it means that to a greater degree.
  24. witness (verb) – see, observe, view, notice.
  25. surge (noun) – sudden increase or rise of something.
  26. hesitancy (noun) – reluctance, unwillingness, disinclination.
  27. vaccine hesitancy (noun) – a reluctance or refusal to be vaccinated or to have one’s children vaccinated; reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines.
  28. uptake (noun) – the action of taking up something (available/given).
  29. willingness (noun) – readiness, preparedness, inclination, desire.
  30. dose (noun) – an amount/quantity of something.
  31. administer (verb) – dispense, provide, give, apply (a drug/vaccine).
  32. thereafter (adverb) – after that, afterwards, subsequently.
  33. Oxford vaccine/Covishield (noun) – (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) or (AZD1222) is a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, UK Ltd. (named Covishield in India). Serum Institute of India (SII), a biotechnology company has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and Oxford University for this vaccine candidate ‘Covidshield’.
  34. Covaxin (noun) – India’s first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate (COVAXIN) developed by a Hyderabad-based company (Bharat Biotech) in collaboration with the ICMR (The Indian Council of Medical Research).
  35. address (verb) – tackle, deal with.
  36. shortage (noun) – shortfall, deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency.
  37. rolling (adjective) – occurring in a steady & continuous way.
  38. lukewarm (adjective) – unenthusiastic, unresponsive, half-hearted, indifferent, dispassionate.
  39. facility (noun) – centre.
  40. besides (preposition/linking adverb) – in addition to, as well, apart from.
  41. fix (verb) – rectify, put right, set right.
  42. Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) (noun) – Immunization Programme in India was introduced in 1978 as ‘Expanded Programme of Immunization’ (EPI) by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. In 1985, the programme was modified as ‘Universal Immunization Programme’ (UIP) to be implemented in phased manner to cover all districts in the country by 1989-90 with the one of largest health programme in the world.  In India’s national Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP), policy is defined, vaccines procured and supplied by the Union government and vaccination implemented by State governments.
  43. political will (noun) – political desire/intention.
  44. reflect (verb) – indicate, show, demonstrate, exhibit.
  45. absent (adjective) – missing, lacking, unavailable, non-existent.
  46. permissibility (noun) – allowability.
  47. walk-in (noun) – a person who is coming/going without an appointment for a service (vaccination- in this context).
  48. immunisation (noun) – the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine. Vaccines stimulate the body’s own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease.
  49. overreliance (noun) – excessive dependency.
  50. CoWIN (noun) – a digital platform (app) developed by Union Health Ministry, India to help monitor the entire COVID-19 vaccination process in India.
  51. passive (adjective) – inactive, lethargic, inert, sluggish, uninvolved, unresponsive.
  52. lack of (noun) – absence, deficiency, scarcity.
  53. microplanning (noun) – multi-level and decentralised planning.
  54. outreach (noun) – the level of reaching out/activity/effort; involvement.
  55. reach out (phrasal verb) – contact someone to obtain/offer help/assistance/cooperation.


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