Glossary

  • Pandemic– (of a disease) existing in almost all of an area or in almost all of a group of people, animals or plants.
  • Recovery– a process in which a situation improves after a difficult period, or in which prices increase after falling in value.
  • Recession- a period when the economy of a country is not successful and conditions for business are bad.
  • Subsidy- money given as  part of the cost of something, to help or encourage it to happen/ money given by the givernment or an organization to reduc the cost of producing food, a product, etc… and to help to keep prices low.
  • Economic activity- the activity of producing, buying or selling products or services. 
  • Streaming service- a service that sends video, music, etc…, over the internet so that people can watch or listen to it immediatly rather than having to download it, or rather than having to watch or listen at a particular time when something is broadcast.
  • Post traumatic stress disorder– a mental condition in which a person suffers severe anxiety and depression after a very frightening or shocking experience, such as an accident or a war.
  • Social aid (security)– a system of payments made by the government to people who are ill, poor, or who have no job.
  • UDC*- The Swiss People’s Party, also known as the Democratic Union of the Centre, is a national-conservative, right-wing populist political party in Switzerland.
  • CTS project*- cargo sous terrain is a complete logistics system for the flexible transport of small-component goods. Tunnels connect production and logistics sites with urban centres.
  • Resilience– the ability to be happy, successful, etc. again after something difficult or bad has happened.
  • Bankruptcy– a situation in which a business or a person becomes unable to pay their debts, and is officially bankrupt
  • Physical (social) distancing- Social distancing, also called physical distancing, is a set of non-pharmaceutical interventions or measures taken to prevent the spread of a contagious disease by maintaining a physical distance between people and reducing the number of times people come into close contact with each other.

All definitions come from: https://dictionary.cambridge.org

Exceptions* (in chronological order of appearance):

What is CST?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_People%27s_Party

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_distancing

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