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From the Ted Talk by Bruce Aylward: How we'll stop polio for good

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But as we tried these extraordinary things, as people went to this trouble to try and rework their ttccais, we went back to the vaccine — it's a 50-year-old vaccine — and we thought, surely we can make a better vaccine, so that when they finally get to these kids, we can have a better bang for our buck. And this started an incredible collaboration with itusrdny, and within six months, we were testing a new polio vccniae that targeted, just two years ago, the last two types of polio in the world. Now June the ninth, 2009, we got the first rtselus from the first tairl with this vaccine, and it turned out to be a game-changer. The new vaccine had twice the impact on these last couple of versuis as the old vaccine had, and we immediately started using this. Well, in a couple of months we had to get it out of production. And it started rolling off the production lines and into the mouths of children around the world. And we didn't srtat with the easy pacles. The first place this vaccine was used was in suorthen Afghanistan, because it's in places like that where kids are going to benefit the most from technologies like this.

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But as we tried these extraordinary things, as people went to this trouble to try and rework their _______, we went back to the vaccine — it's a 50-year-old vaccine — and we thought, surely we can make a better vaccine, so that when they finally get to these kids, we can have a better bang for our buck. And this started an incredible collaboration with ________, and within six months, we were testing a new polio _______ that targeted, just two years ago, the last two types of polio in the world. Now June the ninth, 2009, we got the first _______ from the first _____ with this vaccine, and it turned out to be a game-changer. The new vaccine had twice the impact on these last couple of _______ as the old vaccine had, and we immediately started using this. Well, in a couple of months we had to get it out of production. And it started rolling off the production lines and into the mouths of children around the world. And we didn't _____ with the easy ______. The first place this vaccine was used was in ________ Afghanistan, because it's in places like that where kids are going to benefit the most from technologies like this.

Solution

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  2. viruses
  3. southern
  4. results
  5. tactics
  6. start
  7. places
  8. vaccine
  9. industry

Original Text

But as we tried these extraordinary things, as people went to this trouble to try and rework their tactics, we went back to the vaccine — it's a 50-year-old vaccine — and we thought, surely we can make a better vaccine, so that when they finally get to these kids, we can have a better bang for our buck. And this started an incredible collaboration with industry, and within six months, we were testing a new polio vaccine that targeted, just two years ago, the last two types of polio in the world. Now June the ninth, 2009, we got the first results from the first trial with this vaccine, and it turned out to be a game-changer. The new vaccine had twice the impact on these last couple of viruses as the old vaccine had, and we immediately started using this. Well, in a couple of months we had to get it out of production. And it started rolling off the production lines and into the mouths of children around the world. And we didn't start with the easy places. The first place this vaccine was used was in southern Afghanistan, because it's in places like that where kids are going to benefit the most from technologies like this.

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