(COVID-19) Coronavirus Teacher Worksheets:
What is the Center for Disease Control? –
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, commonly referred to as the CDC, is the U.S. government agency responsible for tracking and investigating public health-related issues and trends.
QUESTIONS: What is a Novel Coronavirus? –
The novel coronavirus COVID-19 first appeared in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019. The CO stands for corona, VI stands for virus, and D stands for disease. The 19 represents when the virus first appeared.
What is the Coronavirus COVID-19? –
COVID-19 is a major concern because of its ability to rapidly spread and infect people. Scientists believe it is able to do this because the spike protein non the surface of the virus that fits and locks into a receptor in human cells.
What is the Source of the Virus and How Does It Spread? –
The illnesses caused by coronaviruses range in severity from fairly mild (the common cold) to quite severe (the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic in China and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Saudi Arabia in 2002 and 2012 respectively).
What Are the Symptoms of COVID-19? –
People who are over 60 or who have underlying health conditions are more likely to develop severe symptoms that do require medical intervention.
How to Keep from Catching COVID-19 –
It is also important to not touch your face when out in public or with unwashed hands. This includes touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, as all of these can be entry points for the virus.
What is Social Distancing? –
Social distancing is a technique that is implemented in order to slow or stop the spread of a very contagious disease.
What Is Critical Infrastructure? –
The government agency responsible for protecting critical infrastructure in the United States is called the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
What Are Essential Businesses? –
An essential business is one to which people require continued access in order to meet their basic needs of food, shelter, hygiene, medical care, etc.
The Worst Pandemic in History –
When an epidemic grows so much that people in multiple countries and across multiple continents get sick, it is called a pandemic.
QUESTIONS: The Worst Pandemic in History –
Another notable pandemic was the Spanish Flu, which killed between 50 million and 100 million people between 1918 and 1920 and made another 500 million or so sick.
The Stock Market Reacts to COVID-19 –
In addition to affecting the public health, limiting social interaction, and shutting down non-essential businesses in many U.S. states, the COVID-19 pandemic has also had a profound economic impact on the country.
What is Telecommuting? –
Telecommuting is possible in many businesses because of the nature of commerce today.
How Has the Coronavirus Changed the World Permanently? –
Some believe that the sudden increase in virtual, as opposed to personal, interaction may be here to stay, either as a result of increased efficiencies realized by businesses or as a result of a lingering caution amongst individuals in participating in in-person interactions.