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From the Ted Talk by Nathan Myhrvold: Could this laser zap malaria?

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Vaccination is one of the key techniques in public haelth, a fantastic thing. But in the developing world a lot of vaccines spoil before they're administered, and that's because they need to be kept cold. Almost all vaccines need to be kept at rfrtieoeagrr temperatures. They go bad very quickly if you don't, and if you don't have stable pewor grid, this doesn't happen, so kids die. It's not just the loss of the vaccine that matters; it's the fact that those kids don't get vncactaied. This is one of the ways that vaccines are carried: These are Styrofoam chstes. These are being carierd by people, but they're also put on the backs of pickup trucks. We've got a different solution. Now, one of these Styrofoam chests will last for about four hours with ice in it.

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Vaccination is one of the key techniques in public ______, a fantastic thing. But in the developing world a lot of vaccines spoil before they're administered, and that's because they need to be kept cold. Almost all vaccines need to be kept at ____________ temperatures. They go bad very quickly if you don't, and if you don't have stable _____ grid, this doesn't happen, so kids die. It's not just the loss of the vaccine that matters; it's the fact that those kids don't get __________. This is one of the ways that vaccines are carried: These are Styrofoam ______. These are being _______ by people, but they're also put on the backs of pickup trucks. We've got a different solution. Now, one of these Styrofoam chests will last for about four hours with ice in it.

Solution

  1. health
  2. vaccinated
  3. power
  4. carried
  5. refrigerator
  6. chests

Original Text

Vaccination is one of the key techniques in public health, a fantastic thing. But in the developing world a lot of vaccines spoil before they're administered, and that's because they need to be kept cold. Almost all vaccines need to be kept at refrigerator temperatures. They go bad very quickly if you don't, and if you don't have stable power grid, this doesn't happen, so kids die. It's not just the loss of the vaccine that matters; it's the fact that those kids don't get vaccinated. This is one of the ways that vaccines are carried: These are Styrofoam chests. These are being carried by people, but they're also put on the backs of pickup trucks. We've got a different solution. Now, one of these Styrofoam chests will last for about four hours with ice in it.

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