What Students Should Know About the Coronavirus

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What Students Should Know About the Coronavirus



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The World Health Organization has now declared the coronavirus outbreak in China to be a global health emergency. Officials in China confirmed more than 7,800 cases today (updated from the video which states 6,000), with 212 deaths. The WHO said the virus is spreading worldwide, despite China’s efforts. “It’s not actually because China is not doing what it can. It’s actually doing more than China is required to do,” according to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.1.7) Analyze the potential susceptibility to and severity of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: possible consequences of driving under the influence, distracted driving, not taking required medications

a. Explain the progression of HIV and AIDS.

b. Explain the progression of Type II diabetes.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.3.1) Evaluate the accessibility and validity of health information, products, and services.

Example: determining the credibility of resources both online and offline

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.7.1) Analyze the role of individual responsibility for enhancing health.

a. Describe healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self and others.

Examples: effective communication skills and safety techniques, reading and understanding medicine labels, immunizations, wellness checkups and compliance

b. Identify negative behaviors that increase health risks to self and others.

Examples: distracted driving, drinking and driving, illegal drug use, vaping, smoking, unprotected sex, behaviors resulting in intentional or unintentional injuries, poor eating habits, physical inactivity

c. Compare and contrast the responsibilities of both parents in teen parenting.

Examples: shared responsibilities; social, financial and educational challenges

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