Coronavirus vocabulary

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has brought many new words and phrases into everyday use. Some existed before but are used more now. Others have entered our vocabulary over the past couple of months

  • COVID-19
  • corona
  • coronavirus
  • PPE
  • furlough
  • covidiot
  • coronacoaster
  • stockpiling/hoarding
  • risk groups
  • lockdown
  • partial lockdown
  • staycation
  • lockdown levels
  • quarantine
  • self-distancing
  • self-isolation
  • herd immunity
  • lag (in statistics)
  • backlog (in statistics)
  • temporary redundancy
  • disease carrier’s allowance
  • quaranteen
  • quaranten (the weight you put on while staying at home)
  • contact tracing
  • pandemic
  • the front-line
  • ventilators
  • respirators
  • Skype (as a verb)
  • Zoom
  • Teams
  • Kudo

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