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From the Ted Talk by Joia Mukherjee: How to quickly scale up contact tracing across the US

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JM: Well, first I want to say that you want to, always, in any type of illness, you want to do prevention, and diagnosis and treatment and care. That is what comprehensive approaches look like, and that "care" piece, to us, is about the provision of social soruppt and material support to allow people to get the care they need. So that might be transportation, it might be food. So when you look at that comprehensive approach, for an infectious disease, part of prevention is knowing where the disease is seidparng and how it's spreading and in whom it's spreading, so that resources can be disproportionately put to the highest-risk areas. So contact trnicag is a staple of public health and what it means is that every time a new person is diagnosed with COVID or any infectious disease, then you investigate and innumerate the pepole they've been in contacts with, and call those contacts and say, "You've been exposed," or talk to them, "You've been exposed, these are the things you need to know. First of all, how are you? Do you need care yourself?" And facilitating that. "Second of all, these are the information you need to know to keep yourself safe. About quarantine, about prevention." And again, this would be with any infectious disease, from eloba, to clhorea, to a selxlauy trntsimetad desaise like HIV. And then we say, "OK, knowing what you know, do you have the means to protect yourself?" Because often the most vllnbauere do not have the means to protect themselves. So that is also where this resource component comes in and where euitqy is so critical to making this disease stop and also getting the information and the resources to people who need them the most.

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JM: Well, first I want to say that you want to, always, in any type of illness, you want to do prevention, and diagnosis and treatment and care. That is what comprehensive approaches look like, and that "care" piece, to us, is about the provision of social _______ and material support to allow people to get the care they need. So that might be transportation, it might be food. So when you look at that comprehensive approach, for an infectious disease, part of prevention is knowing where the disease is _________ and how it's spreading and in whom it's spreading, so that resources can be disproportionately put to the highest-risk areas. So contact _______ is a staple of public health and what it means is that every time a new person is diagnosed with COVID or any infectious disease, then you investigate and innumerate the ______ they've been in contacts with, and call those contacts and say, "You've been exposed," or talk to them, "You've been exposed, these are the things you need to know. First of all, how are you? Do you need care yourself?" And facilitating that. "Second of all, these are the information you need to know to keep yourself safe. About quarantine, about prevention." And again, this would be with any infectious disease, from _____, to _______, to a ________ ___________ _______ like HIV. And then we say, "OK, knowing what you know, do you have the means to protect yourself?" Because often the most __________ do not have the means to protect themselves. So that is also where this resource component comes in and where ______ is so critical to making this disease stop and also getting the information and the resources to people who need them the most.

Solution

  1. spreading
  2. equity
  3. transmitted
  4. cholera
  5. people
  6. disease
  7. vulnerable
  8. support
  9. tracing
  10. sexually
  11. ebola

Original Text

JM: Well, first I want to say that you want to, always, in any type of illness, you want to do prevention, and diagnosis and treatment and care. That is what comprehensive approaches look like, and that "care" piece, to us, is about the provision of social support and material support to allow people to get the care they need. So that might be transportation, it might be food. So when you look at that comprehensive approach, for an infectious disease, part of prevention is knowing where the disease is spreading and how it's spreading and in whom it's spreading, so that resources can be disproportionately put to the highest-risk areas. So contact tracing is a staple of public health and what it means is that every time a new person is diagnosed with COVID or any infectious disease, then you investigate and innumerate the people they've been in contacts with, and call those contacts and say, "You've been exposed," or talk to them, "You've been exposed, these are the things you need to know. First of all, how are you? Do you need care yourself?" And facilitating that. "Second of all, these are the information you need to know to keep yourself safe. About quarantine, about prevention." And again, this would be with any infectious disease, from Ebola, to cholera, to a sexually transmitted disease like HIV. And then we say, "OK, knowing what you know, do you have the means to protect yourself?" Because often the most vulnerable do not have the means to protect themselves. So that is also where this resource component comes in and where equity is so critical to making this disease stop and also getting the information and the resources to people who need them the most.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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contact tracing 15
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united states 3
nursing assistant 2
nursing home 2
social distancing 2

Important Words

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