Lesson Plan: Infections Rising

Lesson Plan: Infections Rising

Lead-in: Look at the title of the video. What do you think it will be about?

Watch the video. Were you right?

What is the answer to these questions?

  • What is so bad about this second wave?
  • Who are the patients in the intensive care units?
  • How many people have received the vaccine?
  • How does herd immunity come into effect?
  • Why are the medical staff so tired?
  • What does Dr. Ugarte think about the government strategy?
People over 70 over 80% of Chileans must be vaccinated.
Chile’s second wavedoctors and nurses concede that they are exhausted
In order for herd immunity to be effectivehave almost disappeared from our emergency rooms
Back at the hospitalbut to contain it.
Chileans suffering from pandemic burnoutis turning out to be far more aggressive than the first
The strategy was not to suppress the pandemichave clearly let down their guard.

Discussion: What do you think about the government’s strategy?

Reading: Look at the three graphs in the article. What do they show about COVID in Chile at the moment?

Read the article: Were you right about the graphs?


Are the following true or false?

  • Chile is the best country in the world in terms of vaccines
  • In a lockdown, Chileans need a permit to do exercise
  • There is more than one type of virus in Chile
  • 6 million people have received the Sinovac vaccine
  • The message from the government was clear
  • People coming back from overseas have to stay for 10 days in a hotel.


Combine the word and its definition:

traila situation where people are confined to their homes
lockdownto push into a small space
pleadcomes behind
cramvaccine dosis
jabask desperately

Discussion: What do you think can be done about the situation in Chile?

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