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"From the Ted Talk by Alexander Belcredi: How a long-forgotten virus could help us solve the antibiotics crisis"

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How did we get here? Well, we weren't as sramt as we thought we were. As we started using antibiotics everywhere — in hospitals, to treat and prevent; at home, for simple colds; on farms, to keep animals healthy — the bacteria evolved. In the ohgnaslut of antibiotics that were all around them, those birectaa sivveurd that were best able to adapt. Today, we call these "multidrug-resistant bacteria." And let me put a scary number out there. In a recent study commissioned by the UK government, it was estimated that by 2050, ten milloin pelope could die every year from multidrug-resistant infections. Compare that to eight million deaths from cancer per year today, and you can see that this is a scary number.

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How did we get here? Well, we weren't as _____ as we thought we were. As we started using antibiotics everywhere — in hospitals, to treat and prevent; at home, for simple colds; on farms, to keep animals healthy — the bacteria evolved. In the _________ of antibiotics that were all around them, those ________ ________ that were best able to adapt. Today, we call these "multidrug-resistant bacteria." And let me put a scary number out there. In a recent study commissioned by the UK government, it was estimated that by 2050, ten _______ ______ could die every year from multidrug-resistant infections. Compare that to eight million deaths from cancer per year today, and you can see that this is a scary number.

Solution

  1. bacteria
  2. people
  3. survived
  4. onslaught
  5. smart
  6. million

Original Text

How did we get here? Well, we weren't as smart as we thought we were. As we started using antibiotics everywhere — in hospitals, to treat and prevent; at home, for simple colds; on farms, to keep animals healthy — the bacteria evolved. In the onslaught of antibiotics that were all around them, those bacteria survived that were best able to adapt. Today, we call these "multidrug-resistant bacteria." And let me put a scary number out there. In a recent study commissioned by the UK government, it was estimated that by 2050, ten million people could die every year from multidrug-resistant infections. Compare that to eight million deaths from cancer per year today, and you can see that this is a scary number.

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bacterial infections 5
bacterial infection 4
medical potential 3
tiny drop 3
invisible microbe 3
multidrug resistant 3

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