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Lions Tested Positive for COVID-19

Many researchers studying the origins of COVID-19 have reached the conclusion that it started in Wuhan, China with a jump from animals to humans. While this has not been conclusively determined, support for this claim can be found in the fact that humans have been shown to be infecting animals as well. In South Africa, they realized that lion keepers at a private zoo had infected lions. Listen to learn about this twist in COVID-19 pandemic transmission and what it teaches us about the ways in which viruses can mutate and spread.


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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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