每日英語跟讀 Ep.K252: 疫情期間降低的出生率與延續到2022

2021-11-23·3 分鐘

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每日英語跟讀 Ep.K252: About COVID - 疫情期間降低的出生率或許已經好轉

 

While there has been a decline in births in the U.S. during the pandemic, a new report released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau suggests the drop may have turned a corner last March as births started rebounding.

儘管美國的出生率在疫情大流行期間一度降低,但美國人口調查與統計局週二發表的一份新報告顯示,出生率的降低問題或許已經好轉,因為3月出生率開始反彈。

"This trend suggests that some people who postponed having babies last year had them this year," said Anne Morse, a Census Bureau demographer in the report.

「這股趨勢意味著,一些去年延後生小孩的人,今年有了寶寶」,美國人口調查與統計局人口學家安妮.摩斯在報告中說。

"The winter decrease in births may have been prompted by couples who consciously chose to delay having children amid the uncertainty of the pandemic. It may also have been influenced by stress or limited physical interaction with a sexual partner."

「冬季出生率降低,或許是由於夫妻在疫情的不確定中,自覺地選擇延後生孩子所造成,或許也受到壓力,或者與性伴侶身體上親密互動受限的影響」。

 

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Topic: Covid to continue till 2022: WHO世衛:Covid疫情將持續至2022年

 

The Covid pandemic will "go on for a year longer than it needs to" because poorer countries are not getting the vaccines they need, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

世界衛生組織(WHO)稱,由於貧窮國家無法獲得所需的疫苗,冠狀病毒病(Covid )大流行將「不可避免地延長1年」。

Dr Bruce Aylward, senior leader at the WHO, said it meant the Covid crisis could "easily drag on deep into 2022".

世衛組織高層領導人布魯斯‧艾爾沃德博士表示,這意味著Covid危機可能「很容易拖延到2022年」。

Less than 5% of Africa’s population have been vaccinated, compared to 40% on most other continents.

非洲只有不到5%人口接種疫苗,其他大多數大陸的比例為40%。

Dr Aylward appealed to wealthy countries to give up their places in the queue for vaccines in order that pharmaceutical companies can prioritise the lowest-income countries instead.

艾爾沃德博士博士呼籲富裕國家放棄他們在疫苗隊列中的位置,讓製藥公司可以優先向最貧窮國家供應疫苗。

The People’s Vaccine - an alliance of charities - has released new figures suggesting just one in seven of the doses promised by pharmaceutical companies and wealthy countries are actually reaching their destinations in poorer countries.

慈善機構聯盟「人民的疫苗」發佈的新數據顯示,製藥公司和富裕國家承諾捐贈的疫苗,只有7分之1真正送達貧困國家的目的地。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1479693 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1482013