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Lockdown During a Pandemic


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Nearly every country in the world has been affected by the coronavirus in 2020, and many of those countries have enforced a lockdown forbidding people from leaving their homes except for very specific reasons.

While the vast majority understand and support a lockdown during a pandemic, some are starting to question whether the negative effects of the lockdown are greater than the positive effects.


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  • lockdown (noun)
  • handle (verb)
  • spread (verb)
  • affect (verb)
  • restriction (noun)
  • enforce (verb)

The Question

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What are the positive and negative effects of a lockdown during a pandemic?

Additional Questions

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  • What reasons do you think people should be allowed out of their homes during a pandemic?
  • What do you think the negative effects of a lockdown are or will be in the coming years?

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