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Positive Pandemic Predictions

While the COVID-19 omicron variant caused infections to surge in the first weeks of 2022, one medical expert felt confident that cases would greatly decrease within six to eight weeks. His predictions turned out to be true. In this interview, the expert discusses why he believed that the spike in omicron infections would not last long, and he shares data from his hospital that supports his prediction. Listen to hear a medical expert discuss the recent good news about COVID and his thoughts about the future of the pandemic.


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Story Length: 5:13

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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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