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The adjective ill is more mild than evil or wicked, and it appears mainly in certain fixed expressions: ill will; ill-natured. Evil applies to that which violates or leads to the violation of moral law: evil practices. Wicked implies willful and determined doing of what is very wrong: a wicked plan. Bad is the broadest and simplest term: a bad man; bad habits. 

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A study in the Netherlands found that most patients who have been ill for 10 days are already making their own antibodies against the virus.
COVID-19 PLASMA TREATMENTS MAY BE SAFE, BUT WE DON’T KNOW IF THEY WORKTINA HESMAN SAEYAUGUST 25, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
None have been proven yet, and much of the federal and private funding for clinical trials has gone for treating the severely ill.
NEW TREATMENTS AIM TO TREAT COVID-19 EARLY, BEFORE IT GETS SERIOUSTINA HESMAN SAEYAUGUST 24, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
In places where most people wore masks, those who did get infected seemed dramatically less likely to get severely ill compared to places with less mask-wearing.
CLOTH MASKS DO PROTECT THE WEARER – BREATHING IN LESS CORONAVIRUS MEANS YOU GET LESS SICKLGBTQ-EDITORAUGUST 20, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
The following day he felt ill and tested positive for the coronavirus.
TRACING HOMOPHOBIA IN SOUTH KOREA’S CORONAVIRUS SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMLGBTQ-EDITORJUNE 18, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
Volunteers who were either ill, recovered or healthy all coughed at about the same velocity.
SIX FOOT SOCIAL-DISTANCING WILL NOT ALWAYS BE ENOUGH FOR COVID-19TINA HESMAN SAEYAPRIL 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
A third trial aims to study whether the therapy helps the illest of patients.
ANTIBODIES FROM FORMER COVID-19 PATIENTS COULD BECOME A MEDICINEAIMEE CUNNINGHAMAPRIL 15, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
According to Kwame, his mom became ill with just mild symptoms two weeks ago, but she still showed up for her nursing shift at Jacobi, where she used to oversee the nursing staff in the psych ward.
FORMER NURSE FROM THE BRONX DIES OF COVID-19 AFTER CONCERNED ABOUT LACK OF TESTINGD. N.APRIL 13, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
Published online March 16, it followed the health of 2,143 children — babies to teens — who fell ill with the virus.
COVID-19: WHEN WILL IT BE SAFE TO GO OUT AGAIN?JONATHAN LAMBERTMARCH 27, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Missing out on trips and activities, and fear of grandparents falling ill.
HOW TO COPE AS COVID-19 IMPOSES SOCIAL DISTANCINGSHEILA MULROONEY ELDREDMARCH 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
At the same time, I think we also have to avoid the error of saying there’s no increased risk at all among the mentally ill.
5 PSYCHOLOGY TERMS YOU’RE PROBABLY MISUSING (EP. 334 REBROADCAST)STEPHEN J. DUBNERJANUARY 9, 2020FREAKONOMICS

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