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From the Ted Talk by Jennifer B. Nuzzo: 3 ways to prepare society for the next pandemic

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Over the last year, I've ______ with the Johns Hopkins ___________ Resource Center, _________ key COVID data and gathering information from governments around the world. And for much of the pandemic, we have had an inconsistent picture of how much of a crisis COVID has been here in the US and who has been most ________ because states collect and ______ _____ data in inconsistent ways. Still today states report testing data, vaccine data, COVID demographic data differently. Having nonstandard data, unstandardized data, in the midst of a pandemic is like not being able to hook up your hoses to the hydrants when your country is _______ down.

Solution

  1. report
  2. coronavirus
  3. affected
  4. worked
  5. analyzing
  6. covid
  7. burning

Original Text

Over the last year, I've worked with the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, analyzing key COVID data and gathering information from governments around the world. And for much of the pandemic, we have had an inconsistent picture of how much of a crisis COVID has been here in the US and who has been most affected because states collect and report COVID data in inconsistent ways. Still today states report testing data, vaccine data, COVID demographic data differently. Having nonstandard data, unstandardized data, in the midst of a pandemic is like not being able to hook up your hoses to the hydrants when your country is burning down.

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