10 Terms About the Coronavirus You Should Know

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It derives from the Latin term morbus , meaning “disease,” and in scientific and medical contexts, morbidity refers to the rate at which a population contracts a disease. The recommended distancing is six feet, to prevent accidental exposure through coughing or sneezing, although aerosols (airborne solutions of, in this case, particles such as saliva) can be projected at greater distances and this spacing is likely to prevent contamination only through mere breathing.

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Open Loops 7/5/13: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

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From Lifehacker’s “Why Some of the World’s Most Productive People Have Empty Schedules” This is a great run-down on the different types of pain medication. Fortunately I was able to duck as they went airborne and I was only struck on my arm. Fridays are open loop days at SimpleProductivity blog. A great article about Warren Buffett and how he is stingy with time…and what it gets him.

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40 Words Beginning with “Para-“

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paragliding (“against descending smoothly,” on the model of parachute): an airborne activity involving a person harnessed to a maneuverable parachute-like wing. paramedic (“beside doctor”): medical personnel who treat injured or sick people before and while they are taken to a hospital, or who assist doctors. parasailing (“against sail,” on the model of parachute): an airborne activity involving a person harnessed to a parachute-like device being pulled by a vehicle.

A Quiz on Treatment of 75 Compound Words

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Airborne. Blood pressure (in the dictionary, so never hyphenate, except when combined with another adjective, as in “high-blood-pressure medication”). Open, hyphenated, or closed? Usage guides, dictionaries, and style manuals may differ in their treatment of the following words, so there’s not necessarily one right answer — except for the purposes of this exercise: Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. All terms in this list are treated as open compounds.

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