1. Last week, the _______________ approved the use of the antiviral drug remdesivir, making it the first drug to be used to treat COVID-19.
2. Remdesivir had been authorized for use on an emergency basis since spring, and _______________ received it when he was diagnosed with Covid earlier this month.
a) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
b) Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo
c) Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
d) President Donald Trump
3. Remdesivir, which is an antiviral medicine given through an IV to patients _______________, was approved following a large study led by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). The drug works by inhibiting a substance the coronavirus uses to make copies of itself. The drug lowers the amount of the virus in the body.
a) who are hospitalized
b) are at home in bed
c) who are asymptomatic
d) who have recovered from the coronavirus
4. Remdesivir is either approved or has temporary authorization in approximately 50 countries. The U.S. study determined that remdesivir cuts the time of patients’ recovery by _______________ days.
5. A woman in Wales was given the same experimental antibody treatment for the coronavirus that President Trump received when he contracted covid. Melanie James said she was “never in any doubt” about taking part in the trial after her condition “deteriorated very quickly.” She said she “started to feel better _______________ the transfusion.”
a) the day after
b) the week after
c) the month after
d) immediately after
6. Ms. James, who lives in Wales, received a transfusion of _______________ antibodies at the University Hospital Llandough as part of a clinical trial, the BBC reported. _______________ antibodies refer to antibodies that are all one type. Scientists in a lab identify the most effective antibody from a recovered patient, manufacture more in the lab, and then give them to people who are sick with Covid-19 to boost their immune response.
7. In August 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), under the Trump administration’s _______________, announced a clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of potential new therapeutics for COVID-19, including monoclonal antibodies to treat the disease.
a) “Operation Crush COVID”
b) “Operation Warp Speed”
c) “Operation Demolish the Disease”
d) “Operation Conquer the China-virus”
8. Progressive journalist Glenn Greenwald announced on Thursday that he’s leaving The Intercept due to the editors’ censorship of an article he wrote regarding corruption allegations surrounding _______________.
a) Hillary Clinton
b) Joe Biden
c) Nancy Pelosi
d) Donald Trump
9. Glenn Greenwald was especially disturbed by the editors’ censorship due to the fact that:
a) he has worked at the publication since 2014
b) the editors are his best friends
c) he co-founded the online magazine
d) he doesn’t even like Donald Trump
10. Greenwald said in an interview that the reason Joe Biden isn’t answering basic questions about the corruption allegations is that the media has signaled:
a) that he doesn’t have to
b) that they believe he is innocent of the corruption allegations
c) that it wasn’t his son Hunter Biden’s laptop, but a plant by the Russian government
d) that their desire to have him win outweighs their responsibility to discover the truth about the presidential candidate
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