How do we contain a pandemic?
In this session you will:
- Develop your knowledge and understanding about how and why it is important to test and trace people to control the spread of a pandemic.
- Build on your knowledge of how infections spread and how people have tried to control pandemics in the past.
By completing the activities below, you will:
- Develop your digital literacy skills by carrying out searches on the internet
- Use critical thinking strategies to prioritise, organise, compare, and make informed judgements about ways of controlling the spread of Covid-19
- Further develop your skills of citizenship by forming balanced opinions about the possible ways of preventing the spread of a disease
- Develop empathy for people dealing with pandemics and outbreaks at different times and in different places.
Immunity – biological immunity is the body’s defence against disease-causing organisms or toxins. It may be general, or specific to a particular infection; acquired by having the illness in the past, or having been vaccinated against it.
‘R’ number – scientists measure the spread of infectious disease by its reproduction number, known as the ‘R’ number.