This is a special episode to reach out to you to let you know that we’re both ok and that we hope you and your families are, too.
What’s the current situation in Spain, Latin America, or where you live?
How has the outbreak affected you and how do you feel about the whole thing?
Are there any positive takeaways to this crisis?
– Opportunities to learn different skills
– Make a career move or change direction (pivot)
– Reach out online to friends and family that you haven’t been in touch with for a while
– Or even actually physically spend more time with people close to you (especially if you don’t often have the chance. You may have no choice anyway!)
– Study more English!
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What’s the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic?
to infect – infection – Infectious
contagious = infectious = transmissible
to pass on/transmit the virus = to infect someone with the virus
to catch/get/come down with the virus
to/a cough – e.g. a dry/wheezing/whooping/tickling/wet cough
to have/run a temperature/fever
Vaccine (medicine/substance) – vaccination (act of administering vaccine) – to vaccinate
to isolate – isolation – isolation unit/ward
People may experience:
Difficulty breathing (severe cases)
How to stay safe
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice.
You can also use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol – if you can find any!
Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. This is one of the most common ways that the virus is caught.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick and all people in general, especially in public places.
Stay home if you’re sick, except to get medical care. You’re more likely to spread the disease to others if you go outside.
Use a tissue to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and throw used tissues away as soon as you use them. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve, not your hands.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, door handles, light switches, desks, computers, phones, keyboards, sinks, toilets and worksurfaces. Basically, anything that you touch.
Remember to wear a facemask if you’re sick. You should wear one when you are in the company of other people.
Maintain social distancing
Scams: Bogus health care inspectors and priests
Persistence of Coronaviruses on Surfaces (Source: J. Hopkins dept. of infectious diseases)
plastic: 5 days
aluminum: 2-8 hours
paper: 4-5 days
glass: 4 days
wood: 4 days
steel: 48 hours
surgical gloves: 8 hours
What does the current situation mean for us and other English teachers?
What does the current situation mean for you and other students of English?
Thank you for your voice messages and emails. We will be answering every one over the coming weeks and we will be continuing with the podcast.
How are you coping with the situation? What’s it like where you are?
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On next week’s episode: Costa Rica
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