The medicine of coronavirus – 6 Minute English

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The medicine of coronavirus – 6 Minute English

In this programme, we’ll be looking at the origins of Covid-19 and hearing new evidence about the scale of the threat we face from the disease. And of course we’ll be learning some new vocabulary as well.

Visit our website to download transcript and audio: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-200730

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Vocabulary
strain
slight variation of an original virus caused by mutation

precursor
event or situation which existed before something and led to the development or existence of that thing

red flag
symbol of danger and that some action needs to be taken

hypothesis
idea which is suggested as a possible explanation of a particular situation but which has not yet been proved to be correct

central nervous system
the body’s main system of nerve control consisting of the brain and spinal cord

seizure
sudden, violent attack of an illness, especially one affecting the heart or brain

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