The COVID-19 Pandemic Quiz

Can you name these facts about the 2020-2021 COVID-19 Pandemic?
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Last updated: January 29, 2021
First submittedDecember 18, 2020
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Country in which COVID-19 was first detected
China
City in that country which had the first major COVID-19 outbreak
Wuhan
Whistleblowing doctor in the above city who attempted to alert authorities to COVID-19 before succumbing to it himself
Li Wenliang
Animals widely considered to have been the original vector for COVID-19
Bats
Name one other disease known to be caused by coronaviruses
SARS | MERS | Common Cold
"Corona" means ____ in Spanish, referencing the spike proteins found outside the membrane of the virus
Crown
European country which had the first major COVID-19 outbreak
Italy
Asian country praised for its successful mitigation efforts in response to a major outbreak in late February 2020
South Korea
Country which currently has the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths
United States of America
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease in the above country, who has received widespread name recognition due to his response to the pandemic
Dr. Anthony Fauci
Prime Minister who became the first major world leader to become infected with COVID-19 on March 27th, 2020
Boris Johnson
Name one of three major companies that developed COVID-19 vaccines currently being distributed across Europe and North America
Pfizer | Moderna | AstraZeneca-Oxford
Proteins created by the immune system that are frequently used in COVID-19 testing
Antibodies
Articles of clothing that are known to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and have become widely politicized
Masks
Online video conferencing platform that has become widely used by non-essential businesses and educational institutions
Zoom
Streaming service that rose in popularity due to lockdowns, gaining 10 million subscribers between April and June 2020
Netflix
Distance recommended by experts to prevent person-to-person spread of the virus
6 feet (1.8 meters)
UN organization led by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus that has coordinated the global response to the pandemic
World Health Organization
Countries that have not reported any confirmed COVID-19 cases yet
North Korea | Turkmenistan | Kiribati | Tonga | Palau | Nauru | Tuvalu
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Level 66
Dec 19, 2020
Obviously, the pandemic is still happening, so there will probably be answers in this quiz that need to be changed occasionally. If anyone notices anything that's out of date, please let me know!
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Level 75
Dec 25, 2020
Sad that Pfizer only seems to receive recognition for the vaccine in international media, because Bionteach was its initial developer.
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Level 66
Dec 26, 2020
Forgot about them completely! BioNTech will now work as a type-in for that question.
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Level 75
Dec 26, 2020
Cool :)
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Level 63
Dec 28, 2020
How about AstraZeneca?
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Level 66
Dec 28, 2020
AstraZeneca's vaccines has not yet been approved, much less been widely distributed. I'll consider adding in the future, maybe in a few weeks.

In response to your other recommendation though, I've decided to include a measurement in meters as well.

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Level 63
Dec 28, 2020
Consider doing the distance question as two options (ie. Distance in _ feet or _ metres) , since most countries use metric?