Words in the time of COVID-19: Do you know them all?

We are hearing a lot of new words these days. Some of these words might be new to you. Here are just a few and what they mean.

Asymptomatic – not showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 but you can still pass the virus to others.

Epidemiology: the study of the spread or pattern of sickness in a group of people.

Respiratory etiquette: this includes coughing into a flexed (bent elbow)

Triage: the difficult¬†process of determining the priority of patients’ treatments based on the severity of their condition.

Tell us more words you are hearing and we will try and define them for you (email: coriordan@nala.ie). Meanwhile,  keep your social distance (3 arm-lengths away) and wash your hands!





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