The Hindu Editorial (Managing the rollout) – Jan 21, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Managing the rollout) – Jan 21, 2021

Nearly a fortnight after it won approval for Covaxin under ‘restricted emergency use’ conditions,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Managing the rollout) – Jan 21, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Managing the rollout) – Jan 21, 2021:

  1. rollout (noun) – official launch/introduction.
  2. address (verb) – tackle, deal with, attend to, try to sort out.
  3. hesitancy (noun) – reluctance, unwillingness, disinclination.
  4. 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.
  5. publicise (verb) – make public, disclose, reveal.
  6. fortnight (noun) – a period of two weeks/fourteen days continuously.
  7. restricted emergency use (phrase) – “Restricted emergency use” status is given to the drugs which are still unapproved in the country but allowed due to an emergency situation, whereas giving “marketing authorisation” to any drug qualifies it as an approved drug by the regulator, which means its indications, effects and side-effects are mostly known.
  8. 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).
  9. vaccine (noun) – a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.
  10. disorder (noun) – disease, illness, ailment, complaint/problem.
  11. on medication (phrase) – taking medical drugs now (as prescribed by a doctor).
  12. blood thinner (noun) – blood thinner medications/medicines are prescribed to treat a variety of health conditions that can cause blood clots.
  13. immunity (noun) – protection from, resistance to (disease).
  14. compromise (verb) – reduce, weaken, lessen, decrease.
  15. lactating (adjective) – breastfeeding.
  16. prospective (adjective) – intended, planned, expected, anticipated; potential, possible, probable.
  17. recipient (noun) – beneficiary, receiver.
  18. Covishield  or Oxford vaccine (noun) – (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) or (AZD1222) is a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, UK Ltd. (named Covishield in India and manufactured at the Serum Institute of India).
  19. fact sheet (noun) – it contains information to help you understand the risks and benefits of the vaccine.
  20. insert (noun) – a note that accompanies every vial of a vaccine.
  21. accompany (verb) – be present, add to.
  22. vial (noun) – a small glass container.
  23. context (noun) – circumstances, conditions, situation.
  24. administer (verb) – dispense, provide, give, apply (a drug/vaccine).
  25. imbue (verb) – instil, inspire, inform (a feeling/quality).
  26. magnified (adjective) – increased, augmented, enhanced, heightened, intensified.
  27. roll out (phrasal verb) – launch, introduce, organize, inaugurate (something officially).
  28. efficacy (noun) – In medicine, the ability of an intervention (for example, a drug or surgery) to produce the desired beneficial effect; effectiveness, efficiency, power.
  29. so far (phrase) – until now, up to the present, up to this point.
  30. sanitation (noun) – it generally refers to the provision of facilities and services for the safe disposal of human urine and faeces (Courtesy: WHO).
  31. frontline staff/worker/responder/personnel (noun) – a person who is among the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency. First/front line workers/responders typically include paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, firefighters, sanitary workers & etc.
  32. inoculate (verb) – to inject/introduce a vaccine into the body of someone to produce immunity to a particular disease; immunize, vaccinate.
  33. jab (noun) – vaccination, injection/shot, inoculation, immunization.
  34. presumably (adverb) – probably, in all likelihood, undoubtedly, seemingly.
  35. acceleration (noun) – increase, rise (in rate).
  36. awaited (adjective) – waited for, expected, anticipated, looked/hoped for.
  37. enthusiastic (adjective) – eager/keen, ready, committed, willing.
  38. in spite of (phrase) – despite, notwithstanding, regardless of.
  39. underline (verb) – underscore, emphasize, highlight.
  40. adverse (adjective) – unfavourable, disadvantageous, bad.
  41. vaccination (noun) – treatment with a vaccine to protect against a particular disease; immunization.
  42. negligibly (adverb) – nominally, slightly, little.
  43. accentuate (verb) – highlight, underline, focus attention on.
  44. campaign (noun) – an organized effort which seeks to influence the decision making progress within a specific group.
  45. exhort (verb) – urge, encourage, advise, try to persuade, pressurize.
  46. amount to (verb) – be regarded as, be equivalent to, be tantamount to, be equal to.
  47. dereliction (of duty) (noun) – deliberate failure to do what you should do, particularly when it is part of your job; negligence, carelessness, irresponsibility, non-performance.
  48. adoption (noun) – the action of choosing to accept something.
  49. unsurprising (adjective) – predictable, anticipated.
  50. literate (adjective) – knowledgeable, well informed, educated.
  51. efficacious (adjective) – effective, successful, powerful.
  52. moreover (adverb) – besides, furthermore, in addition.
  53. array (noun) – list, line-up.
  54. pervade (verb) – fill, spread through; be present throughout.
  55. the way forward (phrase) – something (a plan/action) that leads to success in the future.
  56. forthright (adjective) – frank, direct, straightforward, honest, candid, open.


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