News Exercise #220

1. How is this year’s flu season described by the CDC, according to the reporter?
2. What adjective did the reporter use several times to mean “child”?
3. What are doctors worried about?
4. What is it not too late for?
5. What expression did the reporter use to explain that many US states are at high risk?

Answers:
How is this year’s flu season described by the CDC, according to the reporter?
They said it was the worst flu season in eight years.

What adjective did the reporter use several times to mean “child”?
Pediatric/paediatric

What are doctors worried about?
They said that the flu epidemic has not reached its peak yet; it can continue until April.

What is it not too late for?
It is not too late to get “shots”, meaning vaccination.

What expression did the reporter use to explain that many US states are at high risk?
She said that 49 states were “caught in the crosshairs of the dangerous strain”.

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