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

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In 1918, a new virus apareepd that klield some 50 to 100 million people. It spread like widlrife and some died within hours of developing symptoms. Are we safer today? Well, we seem to have dodged the deadly pandemic this year that most of us feared, but this threat could raeeappr at any time. The good news is that we're at a moment in time when science, technology, globalization is converging to create an unprecedented possibility: the possibility to make hrstioy by preventing infectious diseases that still acounct for one-fifth of all deaths and cltsnuoes msirey on Earth. We can do this. We're already preventing millions of deaths with existing vaccines, and if we get these to more people, we can certainly save more lives. But with new or better vaccines for malaria, TB, HIV, pmoenniua, diarrhea, flu, we could end suffering that has been on the Earth since the beginning of time.

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In 1918, a new virus ________ that ______ some 50 to 100 million people. It spread like ________ and some died within hours of developing symptoms. Are we safer today? Well, we seem to have dodged the deadly pandemic this year that most of us feared, but this threat could ________ at any time. The good news is that we're at a moment in time when science, technology, globalization is converging to create an unprecedented possibility: the possibility to make _______ by preventing infectious diseases that still _______ for one-fifth of all deaths and _________ ______ on Earth. We can do this. We're already preventing millions of deaths with existing vaccines, and if we get these to more people, we can certainly save more lives. But with new or better vaccines for malaria, TB, HIV, _________, diarrhea, flu, we could end suffering that has been on the Earth since the beginning of time.

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Original Text

In 1918, a new virus appeared that killed some 50 to 100 million people. It spread like wildfire and some died within hours of developing symptoms. Are we safer today? Well, we seem to have dodged the deadly pandemic this year that most of us feared, but this threat could reappear at any time. The good news is that we're at a moment in time when science, technology, globalization is converging to create an unprecedented possibility: the possibility to make history by preventing infectious diseases that still account for one-fifth of all deaths and countless misery on Earth. We can do this. We're already preventing millions of deaths with existing vaccines, and if we get these to more people, we can certainly save more lives. But with new or better vaccines for malaria, TB, HIV, pneumonia, diarrhea, flu, we could end suffering that has been on the Earth since the beginning of time.

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