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Coronavirus Pandemic: The Second Wave (Grade 9)

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Coronavirus Pandemic: The Second Wave

By late June 2020, the coronavirus pandemic continued its spread across the world, with more than ten million confirmed cases in 188 countries. More than                 have lost their lives to COVID-19.
  1. 100,000
  2. 250,000
  3. 500,000
  4. 1,000,000
Referring to the pandemic, who recently said: "We all want this to be over. We all want to get on with our lives. But the hard reality is that this is not even close to being over."
  1. US Vice President Mike Pence
  2. World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
  3. NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci
  4. Pop singer Taylor Swift
May and June 2020 was a particularly difficult month for what major South American nation which reported one million cases of COVID-19?
  1. Brazil
  2. Peru
  3. Chile
  4. Argentina
A second wave of coronavirus infections and deaths has health officials worried in                and                                         , two nations which have been at odds over nuclear weapons development.
Some public health officials say a new surge of COVID-19 cases in certain U.S. states may be the result of some members of the public refusing to wear                                             or practice                                            
  1. gloves; social distancing.
  2. masks; social distancing.
  3. protective face shields; social distancing.
  4. masks; good dental hygiene.
The European Union reopened its borders July 1 to visitors from more than 15 countries, including Canada, New Zealand, South Korea, and Australia, but not for travelers from Brazil, Russia, and what other major country which is still struggling to combat a wave of new COVID-19 cases?

With more than 4 million infections as of late July, which nation led the world in sheer numbers of COVID-19 cases?
  1. Italy
  2. United Kingdom
  3. United States
  4. United Arab Emirates
Oddly, the country with the greatest deaths per 100,000 people is tiny
  1. San Marino.
  2. Andorra.
  3. Lichtenstein.
  4. Vatican City.
After a small surge in cases, a strict lockdown was reinstated near China's capital city                 in late June.
  1. Shanghai
  2. Tokyo
  3. Hong Kong
  4. Beijing
With about half of the world's population living in some form of lockdown since March, international leaders warn side effects of those restrictions could be the worst economic recession since the 1930s                  Depression and a doubling in the number of people suffering acute                   .
What top infectious disease expert in mid-July tied the summer's rise in U.S. coronavirus cases to the country’s failure to completely shut down, then its rush to reopen too soon?
  1. Dr. Deborah Birx
  2. Dr. Jerome M. Adams, U.S. Surgeon General
  3. Dr. Anthony Fauci
  4. Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable
After repeatedly trivializing the coronavirus pandemic and scorning social distancing, Jair Bolsonaro, the president of what South American nation, tested positive for COVID-19 the first week of July 2020?

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