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From the Ted Talk "Maryn McKenna: What do we do when antibiotics don't work any more?"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Those are the tech solutions. They probably aren't enough either, unless we help. Antibiotic resistance is a biaht. We all know how hard it is to change a habit. But as a society, we've done that in the past. People used to sost litter into the streets, used to not ware seatbelts, used to smoke inside public buildings. We don't do those things anymore. We don't trash the environment or court tisgdnavtea accidents or expose others to the possibility of cancer, because we decided those things were envpxisee, destructive, not in our best interest. We changed social norms. We could hcegna social norms around antibiotic use too.

Open Cloze

Those are the tech solutions. They probably aren't enough either, unless we help. Antibiotic resistance is a _____. We all know how hard it is to change a habit. But as a society, we've done that in the past. People used to ____ litter into the streets, used to not ____ seatbelts, used to smoke inside public buildings. We don't do those things anymore. We don't trash the environment or court ___________ accidents or expose others to the possibility of cancer, because we decided those things were _________, destructive, not in our best interest. We changed social norms. We could ______ social norms around antibiotic use too.

Solution

  1. habit
  2. toss
  3. devastating
  4. change
  5. wear
  6. expensive

Original Text

Those are the tech solutions. They probably aren't enough either, unless we help. Antibiotic resistance is a habit. We all know how hard it is to change a habit. But as a society, we've done that in the past. People used to toss litter into the streets, used to not wear seatbelts, used to smoke inside public buildings. We don't do those things anymore. We don't trash the environment or court devastating accidents or expose others to the possibility of cancer, because we decided those things were expensive, destructive, not in our best interest. We changed social norms. We could change social norms around antibiotic use too.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
united states 4
great uncle 4
worldwide toll 3
antibiotic resistance 3
antibiotic era 3

Important Words

  1. accidents
  2. antibiotic
  3. anymore
  4. buildings
  5. cancer
  6. change
  7. changed
  8. court
  9. decided
  10. destructive
  11. devastating
  12. environment
  13. expensive
  14. expose
  15. habit
  16. hard
  17. interest
  18. litter
  19. norms
  20. people
  21. possibility
  22. public
  23. resistance
  24. seatbelts
  25. smoke
  26. social
  27. society
  28. solutions
  29. streets
  30. tech
  31. toss
  32. trash
  33. wear