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Zhong Nanshan: model of doctors
Born in October, 1936, Zhong Nanshan is one of the greatest doctors in China.
For years as a leading Chinese expert in respiratory (呼吸的) diseases, Zhong was well known among his co-workers, but the outbreak of SARS has turned him into a household name across the country. In 2002, SARS broke out in Guangdong Province. Later, it spread across China and other parts of the world. Patients coughed a lot and got fevers. Hundreds of them died of the disease. Even many doctors and nurses got SARS when they treated the patients. So everyone was afraid of it. But Zhong was brave enough to fight the disease. He spent days and nights looking for the cause of the disease. And with his way of treating the disease, more and more patients got better.
In the late 2019, the novel coronavirus hit Wuhan. It spread quickly. Then tens of thousands of Chinese people were infected. Zhong, again, became the public face of China’s effort to control the virus and was named as the head to lead the investigation (调查) into the virus. He led his team to Wuhan by himself. He said the government should deal with the virus with honesty and openness. He advised people to wear masks, often wash hands, stay at home and not to go to crowded places.
Zhong likes sports very much. When he was 67, he could still play basketball. Now at the age of 84, Zhong still works in the front line. “I am just a doctor,” he said. But we think he is a hero and a fighter.
a household name/word
eg. The product was so successful that its name became a household word.
virus /'vaɪrəs/ n. 病毒
eg. There are many different kinds of flu viruses.
name /neɪm/ v. 任命；指定；命名
eg. He has been named as the new CEO of the company.
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