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"From the Ted Talk by Seth Berkley: HIV and flu -- the vaccine strategy"

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Now think of where this leads us. New infectious diseases appear or reappear every few years. Some day, perhaps soon, we'll have a viurs that is going to threaten all of us. Will we be quick enough to react before millions die? Luckily, this year's flu was relatively mild. I say, "luckily" in part because virtually no one in the developing world was vncaacteid. So if we have the political and fcainnail fosrgeiht to sustain our investments, we will master these and new tools of vonacioclgy, and with these tools we can produce enough vaccine for everyone at low cost and ensure healthy productive lives. No longer must flu have to kill half a million poeple a year. No longer does AIDS need to kill two million a year. No longer do the poor and vulnerable need to be threatened by ioucntfeis diseases, or indeed, anybody. Instead of having Vaclav Smil's "massively faatl discontinuity" of life, we can ensure the contnuitiy of life. What the world needs now are these new vaccines, and we can make it happen.

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Now think of where this leads us. New infectious diseases appear or reappear every few years. Some day, perhaps soon, we'll have a _____ that is going to threaten all of us. Will we be quick enough to react before millions die? Luckily, this year's flu was relatively mild. I say, "luckily" in part because virtually no one in the developing world was __________. So if we have the political and _________ _________ to sustain our investments, we will master these and new tools of ___________, and with these tools we can produce enough vaccine for everyone at low cost and ensure healthy productive lives. No longer must flu have to kill half a million ______ a year. No longer does AIDS need to kill two million a year. No longer do the poor and vulnerable need to be threatened by __________ diseases, or indeed, anybody. Instead of having Vaclav Smil's "massively _____ discontinuity" of life, we can ensure the __________ of life. What the world needs now are these new vaccines, and we can make it happen.

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  3. infectious
  4. people
  5. fatal
  6. foresight
  7. financial
  8. vaccinology
  9. virus

Original Text

Now think of where this leads us. New infectious diseases appear or reappear every few years. Some day, perhaps soon, we'll have a virus that is going to threaten all of us. Will we be quick enough to react before millions die? Luckily, this year's flu was relatively mild. I say, "luckily" in part because virtually no one in the developing world was vaccinated. So if we have the political and financial foresight to sustain our investments, we will master these and new tools of vaccinology, and with these tools we can produce enough vaccine for everyone at low cost and ensure healthy productive lives. No longer must flu have to kill half a million people a year. No longer does AIDS need to kill two million a year. No longer do the poor and vulnerable need to be threatened by infectious diseases, or indeed, anybody. Instead of having Vaclav Smil's "massively fatal discontinuity" of life, we can ensure the continuity of life. What the world needs now are these new vaccines, and we can make it happen.

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