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Moving from Pandemic to Endemic

COVID-19 may soon become endemic, thanks to the omicron variant. Endemicity means the virus will exist in the population, coming and going in predictable patterns and becoming less disruptive to everyday life. Diseases that have become endemic, such as the common cold, are often mild, but health experts caution that the COVID-19 virus remains dangerous, and people should continue to take steps to avoid infection. Listen to hear medical experts explain why COVID-19 may be here to stay and what it might look like as it continues to evolve.


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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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