练习 | 美国12岁青少年开始接种疫苗

练习 | 美国12岁青少年开始接种疫苗

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U.S. authorized vaccines for use in children as young as 12

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美国12岁青少年开始接种疫苗

U.S. authorized vaccines for use in children as young as 12

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TRANSCRIPT

 

This is VOA News. Reporting by remote, I'm Joe Ramsey. British health officials said Friday the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Britain has prevented daily 12,000 deaths and more than 30,000 hospitalizations in older people. Britain has given two-thirds of its adult population at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine, helping Prime Minister Boris Johnson in his efforts to reopen the economy by the summer. The analysis by government agency Public Health England says the estimate accounts only for the direct effects of vaccines and evidence that vaccines help reduce transmission means the numbers of deaths and hospitalizations is likely higher. There have been 127,000 deaths in Britain from COVID-19 - the sixth highest death toll globally, according to a Reuters analysis.

 

More teenagers in the United States began receiving COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday. U.S. regulators authorized Pfizer's vaccines for use in children as young as 12 earlier in the week, the first coronavirus shot to be approved in the United States for ages 12 to 15. Thursday was the first day the shots went into the arms of the age group in some U.S. states. Vaccinating younger ages is considered an important step for getting children back into school safely.

 

Pfizer repeatedly offered to sell its COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil's Health Ministry between August and November last year but got no answer from the government, Pfizer's chief executive for Latin America told lawmakers on Thursday. A Senate commission is investigating whether President Jair Bolsonaro's government mishandled the pandemic by failing to secure vaccines in time to curb a surge that has killed more than 430,000 Brazilians - the worst COVID-19 death toll outside the United States. The letter went unanswered for two months, the parliamentary commission has established. The Brazilian government eventually negotiated with Pfizer for 100 million doses in a contract signed in March, with the first one million doses arriving in late April. I'm Joe Ramsey, VOA News.

 

VOCABULARY

 

1. rollout n. 首次展示

2. hospitalization n.住院治疗

3. curb v. to control or limit sth., especially sth. bad 控制,抑制

 

QUESTIONS

 

Read the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.

 

This is VOA News. Reporting by remote, I'm Joe Ramsey. British health officials said Friday the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Britain has prevented daily 12,000 deaths and more than 30,000 (Q1) ________________________ in older people. Britain has given two-thirds of its adult population at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine, helping Prime Minister Boris Johnson in his efforts to (Q2) _________________________ by the summer. The analysis by government agency Public Health England says the estimate accounts only for the direct effects of vaccines and evidence that vaccines help (Q3) _________________________________ means the numbers of deaths and hospitalizations is likely higher. There have been 127,000 deaths in Britain from COVID-19 - the sixth highest death toll globally, according to a Reuters analysis.

 

More teenagers in the United States began receiving COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday. U.S. regulators authorized Pfizer's vaccines for use in (Q4) ___________________ as young as 12 earlier in the week, the first coronavirus shot to be approved in the United States for ages 12 to 15. Thursday was the first day the shots went into the arms of the age group in some U.S. states. (Q5) __________ younger ages is considered an important step for getting children back into school safely.

 

Pfizer repeatedly offered to (Q6) _______________ its COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil's Health Ministry between August and November last year but got no answer from the government, Pfizer's chief (Q7) __________________ for Latin America told (Q8) ________________ on Thursday. A Senate commission is investigating whether President Jair Bolsonaro's government mishandled the pandemic by failing to (Q9) _______________ vaccines in time to curb a surge that has killed more than 430,000 Brazilians - the worst COVID-19 death toll outside the United States. The letter went unanswered for two months, the parliamentary commission has established. The Brazilian government eventually negotiated with Pfizer for 100 million doses in a (Q10) _____________ signed in March, with the first one million doses arriving in late April. I'm Joe Ramsey, VOA News.

 

KEY

 

Read the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.

 

This is VOA News. Reporting by remote, I'm Joe Ramsey. British health officials said Friday the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Britain has prevented daily 12,000 deaths and more than 30,000 (Q1) hospitalizations in older people. Britain has given two-thirds of its adult population at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine, helping Prime Minister Boris Johnson in his efforts to (Q2) reopen the economy by the summer. The analysis by government agency Public Health England says the estimate accounts only for the direct effects of vaccines and evidence that vaccines help (Q3) reduce transmission means the numbers of deaths and hospitalizations is likely higher. There have been 127,000 deaths in Britain from COVID-19 - the sixth highest death toll globally, according to a Reuters analysis.

 

More teenagers in the United States began receiving COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday. U.S. regulators authorized Pfizer's vaccines for use in (Q4) children as young as 12 earlier in the week, the first coronavirus shot to be approved in the United States for ages 12 to 15. Thursday was the first day the shots went into the arms of the age group in some U.S. states. (Q5) Vaccinating younger ages is considered an important step for getting children back into school safely.

 

Pfizer repeatedly offered to (Q6) sell its COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil's Health Ministry between August and November last year but got no answer from the government, Pfizer's chief (Q7) executive for Latin America told (Q8) lawmakers on Thursday. A Senate commission is investigating whether President Jair Bolsonaro's government mishandled the pandemic by failing to (Q9) secure vaccines in time to curb a surge that has killed more than 430,000 Brazilians - the worst COVID-19 death toll outside the United States. The letter went unanswered for two months, the parliamentary commission has established. The Brazilian government eventually negotiated with Pfizer for 100 million doses in a (Q10) contract signed in March, with the first one million doses arriving in late April. I'm Joe Ramsey, VOA News.


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  • 来源:刘立军 2021-07-22