60 seconds on . . . jargonBMJ 2020; 370 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m3567 (Published 11 September 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3567
- Elisabeth Mahase
- The BMJ
You’re telling me. Terms that used to be the preserve of scientists are suddenly being bandied around by politicians on national television, brought up over a coffee with friends, or appearing in the family WhatsApp group. Flattening the curve to the R number and contact tracing have all entered the general lexicon since SARS-CoV-2 emerged.
I love those words, they make me sound so clever
Uhm. While it’s good that everyone is involved in the discussion and some of these terms can be helpful, problems can …