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synonyms for infectious

  • contagious
  • toxic
  • virulent
  • communicable
  • contaminating
  • corrupting
  • defiling
  • diseased
  • epidemic
  • infective
  • mephitic
  • miasmic
  • noxious
  • pestilent
  • pestilential
  • poisoning
  • polluting
  • transferable
  • transmittable

antonyms for infectious

MOST RELEVANT
  • harmless
  • nonpoisonous
  • antiseptic
  • uncommunicable
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If you’re sleeping in a bed with them, sharing your home with them, and so on, you already have a decent risk of swapping the virus, or really any other infectious disease.
HOW TO CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY IN A PANDEMICSARA KILEY WATSONFEBRUARY 10, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease doctor and a professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco, said the focus on transmission in the context of Covid-19 vaccines can be misleading when comparing them to other vaccines.
COVID-19 VACCINES ARE GREAT — BUT YOU STILL NEED TO WEAR A MASK FOR NOWUMAIR IRFANFEBRUARY 9, 2021VOX
That could pose a problem even for vaccinated adults, says Mobeen Rathore, an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
WHY AREN’T KIDS GETTING VACCINATED?NIALL FIRTHFEBRUARY 8, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
As we learn how to address current and future pandemics, it is worth understanding what we learned from the great infectious disease fights of the past.
SMALLPOX USED TO KILL MILLIONS OF PEOPLE EVERY YEAR. HERE’S HOW HUMANS BEAT IT.KELSEY PIPERFEBRUARY 5, 2021VOX
That’s especially true now as new, more infectious coronavirus variants await — putting us at risk of an even bigger surge than the one we saw during the holiday season if we ease up.
THE CASE FOR OPTIMISM ON COVID-19, IN 2 CHARTSGERMAN LOPEZFEBRUARY 5, 2021VOX
Governments will pay $100,000 for a cancer drug that adds a month to a person’s life but only want to pay $5 for a vaccine that can protect against an infectious disease for good.
THE NEXT ACT FOR MESSENGER RNA COULD BE BIGGER THAN COVID VACCINESDAVID ROTMANFEBRUARY 5, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Part of the concern has to do with the fact that the AstraZeneca study underwent a number of changes after the Phase 3 trial was begun, a fact that, some infectious disease experts say, makes it difficult to interpret the results.
CAN ASTRAZENECA'S VACCINE PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 VIRUS?ALICE PARKFEBRUARY 4, 2021TIME
It’s the living people around the person who’s died that probably are far, far more infectious.
HOW TO BE BETTER AT DEATH (EP. 450)MARIA KONNIKOVAFEBRUARY 4, 2021FREAKONOMICS
Anne Liu, an infectious disease physician at Stanford Health Care, describes the situation in many parts of the country as a “stew of virus.”
THE NEW RISKS OF DINING OUTELAZAR SONTAGFEBRUARY 3, 2021EATER
This effect is particularly important for people who are infected but don’t yet have symptoms—they feel fine and so may be unaware that they are infectious.
WE CAN'T AFFORD TO WAIT FOR COVID-19 VACCINES TO BE ROLLED OUT. HERE’S WHAT WE CAN DO TO CURB THE VIRUS NOWGAVIN YAMEYJANUARY 13, 2021TIME
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WORDS RELATED TO INFECTIOUS

  • communicable
  • dangerous
  • endemic
  • epidemic
  • epizootic
  • infectious
  • infective
  • miasmatic
  • pandemic
  • pestiferous
  • pestilential
  • taking
  • transferable
  • transmittable
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.