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2020-04-07Before the pandemic, most people didn't know many of the terms associated with epidemic diseases and SARS-type viruses. In order to understand what was happening, people had to quickly acquire a whole new vocabulary. This article from Yale Medicine helps define some of the most critical and widely used terms.
2021-04-12This is a comprehensive (but not exhaustive) list of the most common Corona themed vocabulary used by in the U.S. While a definition of each term is not provided, linked websites provide context and explanations of many of the words. Culled from a variety of real world sources, what is most important about these terms is what their use says about the culture they created/were used in. From the use of everyday pandemic language, researchers can gain a window into the COVID experience in a way that is inaccessible even in photographs. These terms also show the United States was undergoing dramatic social and cultural change and some terms highlight the political conflict that was often meshed with Corona in the U.S. The vocabulary also shows a degree of conformity in U.S. culture as all of these terms became part of most Americans' vocabulary. The case of the work "healthcare worker" and "virtual" are two examples of this. Before medical staff, nurse doctor, EMT, online, distance learning, etc. were used to refer to these things, but now Americans have dropped them for the COVID versions. This shows how powerful Corona vocabulary has become.
2020-04-19A lot of us were exposed to new vocabulary at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. This video was helpful to me when everything first started. From ASL Meredith: Full COVID-19 PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... This video teaches the American Sign Language (ASL) signs for related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Signs and timestamps below... 0:39 CORONAVIRUS 1:28 VIRUS intro (short), again slower at 3:47 after the parts that make it up: 1:43 SICK 2:25 DISEASE 2:49 SPREAD 3:47 VIRUS 4:31 PANDEMIC 5:15 WORLD 5:35 SLOW 6:01 "Flatten the curve" 6:27 STAY 6:49 HOME Learn how to sign SOCIAL DISTANCING or PHYSICAL DISTANCING: https://youtu.be/z974LyRWeEQ LEARN SIGN LANGUAGE REMOTELY: Here's the page with my tips and resources for learning ASL from home: https://aslmeredith.com/learn-from-home Here's my free email newsletter with learning tips and practice exercises: https://aslmeredith.com/newsletter Here's my online, self-paced ASL vocab + grammar beginner course: https://courses.aslmeredith.com/