Contact tracing 接觸者追蹤

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新冠肺炎疫情席捲全球,醫護人員一直在努力減緩病毒的傳播速度。「Contact tracing」 是遏制病毒傳播的關鍵步驟之一。聽菲菲和 Roy 的對話,學習 「contact tracing」 的意思和用法。

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Feifei
大家好,歡迎收聽 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。我是馮菲菲。

Roy
And I’m Roy! Feifei, do not touch my phone!

Feifei
你這是說什麼呢?我壓根兒就沒想要動你的手機。

Roy
Well, I know you want to know who I’ve been calling – but you can’t have my contact list.

Feifei
啊,你肯定是剛才聽我說了 「contact tracing」,沒理解意思吧?

Roy
Well, I don’t want a hug either! I’m not a fan of unnecessary physical contact – I don’t know why people feel the need to touch me to get my attention when I have a name.

Feifei
Again, not that kind of contact. 「Contact tracing」 是全球各國應對新冠肺炎疫情的一個舉措。「Contact tracing」 用漢語說就是 「接觸者追蹤」,它指 「追蹤與感染病毒的人有密切接觸的人,從而幫助接觸者獲得護理和治療,同時防止進一步傳播」。

Roy
So, you don’t want my contact list, then?

Feifei
No, I don’t want your contact list. Let’s listen to these examples.

Examples
The doctors found four other people who had the virus through contact tracing.

I downloaded an app to help me with contact tracing.

Contact tracing is an important part of slowing the progression of the virus.

Feifei
你正在收聽的是 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」。這期節目中,我們給大家介紹的新表達是 「contact tracing」。「Contact tracing」 的意思是 「接觸者追蹤」,這個表達在新冠肺炎期間被頻繁使用,它是遏制病毒傳播的一個關鍵步驟。

Roy
Yes, a lot of people are downloading apps to help them track and trace their potential contact with people who have the virus.

Feifei
That’s right. The quicker you know you might have the virus, the sooner you can self-isolate and avoid infecting other people.

Roy
This could help to slow the progress of the virus, therefore flattening the curve and lowering the strain on the hospital system.

Feifei
「Flattening the curve(拉平曲線)」,這個表達我們在早前的節目中已經講過了。That was the day you destroyed my car!

Roy
It was, but focus on the fact that we taught an important expression. We teach a lot of great vocabulary every week!

Feifei
We do, Roy. Thanks for listening and join us again.

Roy
Bye!

Feifei
Bye!