30 Words became popular in corona times


Coronavirus, a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) became the most popular crisis in the world in 2020 with 1.29M cases out of 817K recovered and 30,601 registered deaths. In this crisis there are some words which are being popularly used in daily routine. These words called as a wealth of disease linguistic creativity but that these will not have a chance to get entered into the dictionary. The very often medical terms can sometimes confusing and often misused many times.  So, here we listed down a few words which are being popularly used due to coronavirus outbreak. 

  1. Pandemic 

Adjective: Prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world; epidemic over a large area.

Noun: outbreak of a disease that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects an exceptionally high proportion of the population.

  1. Endemic

Adjective: Natural to or characteristic of a specific people or place

Noun: An organism that is restricted or peculiar to a locality or region

  1. Infectious

Adjective: Producing or capable of producing infection. 

Noun: Spreading or capable of spreading

  1. Contagious

Adjective: Transmissible by direct or indirect contact with an infected person

  1. Quarantine

Adjective: A period of 40 days. 

Noun: Place where something or a person is kept without in contact with others. 

  1. Malady

Adjective: A disease or disorder of the animal body.

Noun: An unwholesome or disordered condition.

  1. Outbreak

Adjective: A sudden rise in the incidence of a disease.

Noun: A sudden increase in numbers of a harmful organism or Insurrection or revolt. 

  1. Pathosis

Adjective: A diseased state or an abnormal condition.

  1. Apex

Adjective: To refer to the highest number of cases in a state or country,

Noun: climax, peak.

  1. Asymptomatic

Adjective: Doesn’t infected or aren’t infected

Noun: Showing no evidence of disease or no symptoms.

  1. Community spread

Adjective: Exposure to an infected.

Noun: Spread of a disease where the infection source is unknown

  1.  Contact tracing

Adjective: Finding contacts of an infected ones. 

Noun: Contact with a person infected with a disease.

  1.  Social distancing

Adjective: Measures that reduce contact between large groups of people.

  1.  Super-spreader

Adjective: Person infected with a virus, bacterium, or other microorganism and spreads it to an unusually large number of individuals. 

  1. Screening 

Adjective: Examining a person to see if they have a disease involves taking their temperature, asking about symptoms, and asking about potential exposures to infected people.

  1.  Isolation

Adjective:  Isolation is the complete separation from others of a person suffering from contagious or infectious disease. 

  1.  Immuno-compromised

Adjective: An impaired or compromised immune response

  1. Furlough

Adjective:  A furlough is a usually temporary layoff from work. 

  1.  Covidiot 

Adjective:  Someone is ignoring public health advice.

  1. Covexit

Adjective:  The strategy for exiting lockdown.

  1. Blursday

Adjective: An unspecified day because of lockdown’s disorientating effect on time.

22. Quaranteams 

Adjective: Online teams created during lockdown

23. Containment 

Noun: An official track the spread of the virus or disease within a community and then uses isolation or quarantines to keep those infected individuals from spreading the disease to other people.

24. Fatality rate 

Adjective: Also called fatality risk, this is the percentage of people who die from a disease compared with the total number of people who were diagnosed with the disease in a certain time frame.

25. Self-quarantine 

Adjective: If a person has returned from travel to a high-risk area or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the CDC recommend that they self-quarantine for 14 days.

26. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) 

Adjective:  SARS start feeling ill with a fever chills, and body aches, and then develop pneumonia. 

27. State of emergency

 Adjective:  A “public health” emergency that was issued by the Health and Human Services (HHS) that state was declares a State of Emergency. 

28. Novel coronavirus

Adjective: A coronavirus strain that has not been previously identified. COVID-19, for example, is novel because it is a new respiratory virus that was first identified. 

29. Flattening the curve

Adjective: A graph of a sudden surge in people getting sick with COVID-19 over a very short period look like a tall, narrow curve, similar to a spike. This type of surge happened with the coronavirus in Italy, and the number of people who were sick and needed hospitalization overwhelmed the healthcare facilities, safety equipment, and healthcare providers.

30. Proper Sanitation – Sanitizer, Masks, Cleaning

Sanitation means using Sanitizer, cleaning our hands, face and ourselves completely after coming from outside. Using masks while going outside, avoiding groups etc.