2021 ISSUE 01: Survival
Through this listening comprehension exercise, let’s learn more about the history of vaccinations and the roll out of the latest Covid-19 vaccinations.
As we have experienced first-hand, a city’s high density of people and connectedness to other parts of the world also increase its vulnerability to contagious diseases. Hence, a city’s survival is dependent on its ability to immunise its people against these diseases.
You will hear a historian talking about smallpox and how the vaccinations against smallpox were first developed.
1. The first treatment against smallpox involved
a) exposing the sick person’s skin to small amounts of smallpox matter.
b) exposing a healthy person’s skin to small amounts of smallpox matter.
c) injecting a patient with controlled amounts of smallpox matter.
d) exposing the patient to cowpox, a milder disease.
2. Edward Jenner’s method of treating smallpox is less risky because
a) he exposes people to a milder disease.
b) he treated patients that previously had cowpox, a milder disease.
c) he had invented the proper method of vaccination.
d) he was a country doctor.