2. Can Diseases Be Prevented?

covid-19 pandemic

  1. The pandemic: Medical effects

  2. The pandemic: Psychological effects

  3. The pandemic: Economic effects

  4. The Pandemic: Lockdowns & Social Distancing

COVID-19 Vocabulary List
  1. the pandemic: medical effects

COVID19-symptoms-poster-24x36-en.pdf

Symptoms of coronavirus


10Things.pdf

10 things you can do to manage covid-19 at home


3. the pandemic: economic effects

Coronavirus: A visual guide to the economic impact - BBC News.pdf

4. THe Pandemic: Lockdowns and Social distancing


  1. How many people die each year because of an unhealthy environment?

  2. List the environmental problems that can cause disease:

  3. Explain how we can work together to improve our world:

how can we prevent diseases?

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Can aging be cured?

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  1. What is the first discovery? Why is it important?

  2. What is the second discovery? Why is it important?

  3. What is the third discovery? Why is it important?

  4. Do you think we will be able to "cure" aging? Why or why not?


  1. Explain how humans are creating a "superbacterium:"

  2. Describe how bacteria can spread immunity:

  3. Explain what we can do to solve this problem:

what is the "antibiotic apocalypse" and can it be stopped?

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Why are we failing to prevent diseases?

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  1. Explain: What is the "prevention paradox?"

  2. What can we do about the prevention paradox? List the suggestions the speaker makes here:

  3. Which of those suggestions do you think is best? Why?

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Research on the prevention of disease