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Tara2
Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020 2:03:14 PM

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We use 'pandemic' for 'Covid 19' is 'pandemic' like 'overall'?
FounDit
Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020 2:08:22 PM

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Tara2 wrote:
We use 'pandemic' for 'Covid 19' is 'pandemic' like 'overall'?


Yes. "Pan" means all, or across all (Pan America means across all of America). "demic" is from the root word in Greek "demos" meaning "people". So pandemic means across, or affecting, all people.
Tara2
Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020 2:13:19 PM

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FounDit wrote:
Tara2 wrote:
We use 'pandemic' for 'Covid 19' is 'pandemic' like 'overall'?


Yes. "Pan" means all, or across all (Pan America means across all of America). "demic" is from the root word in Greek "demos" meaning "people". So pandemic means across, or affecting, all people.


I saw this word much on the Internet, but unitl now didn't know its meaning. Many thanks. Angel
Sorry FounDit, what is the difference between this word and 'contagious', please?
thar
Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020 2:52:46 PM

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Contagious means you can catch it from other people.


There are three words that are used to describe infectious diseases.

Epidemic - a sudden and severe outbreak.
Quote:
In early 2015, a widespread epidemic of Zika fever, caused by the Zika virus in Brazil, spread to other parts of South and North America. It also affected several islands in the Pacific, and Southeast Asia.

Epi - on
Demic - the people/ population (the same as in democracy, government by the people)

Pandemic
Rarely, a disease spreads suddenly everywhere. If it meets certain criteria, it is labelled a pandemic. As at the moment
pan + demic = all people

Endemic
in the people
This is not as commonly used in simple speech. It means a disease is always present in a place.
Eg dengue fever is endemic in many places, and if you are travelling there you need to get vaccinated.
Quote:
Several cases are reported in Florida each year in people traveling to areas where the disease is present. These imported cases are usually from dengue endemic regions such as the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Asia.


If a disease has an outbreak above its normal level, or in a new place, an endemic disease can cause an epidemic.

In the cases of diseases new to humans, who have no immunity to it , an outbreak can rapidly become an epidemic. That can turn into a pandemic if it is highly infectious and people move it around the world.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020 3:04:35 PM

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"A pandemic" is a noun - a disease which affects all the people on the planet.
"An epidemic" is a disease which affects a large area all at once. A country or localised group of countries.

"Contageous" is an adjective meaning "transmissible by direct or indirect contact".

Influenza is a contageous disease. - it is transmitted by people touching each other or by indirect contact (through sneezes, coughs, and so on).
There was an influenza epidemic in Britiain in 1948.
There was a SARS pandemic in 1918.
(All over the world)

Answered while thar was answering it.
Tara2
Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020 3:49:07 PM

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Thanks a million to you both for the fablous explanations!!!!
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