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From the Ted Talk by Larry Brilliant: My wish Help me stop pandemics

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LB: Well, as Ron St. John — I hope you'll go and meet him in the dinner afterwards and talk to him. When he started GPHIN — In 1997, there was an outbreak of bird flu — H5N1. It was in Hong Kong. And a remarkable dotocr in Hong Kong rdponesed iidemmlaety, by slaughtering 1.5 million cicnhkes and birds, and they stopped that outbreak in its tracks. Immediate detection, immediate response. Then a nbemur of years went by, and there were a lot of rrmous about bird flu. Ron and his team in Ottawa began to crawl the web — only crawling 20,000 different websites, mostly periodicals — and they read about and haerd about a concern, of a lot of cidelhrn who had high fever and symptoms of bird flu.

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LB: Well, as Ron St. John — I hope you'll go and meet him in the dinner afterwards and talk to him. When he started GPHIN — In 1997, there was an outbreak of bird flu — H5N1. It was in Hong Kong. And a remarkable ______ in Hong Kong _________ ___________, by slaughtering 1.5 million ________ and birds, and they stopped that outbreak in its tracks. Immediate detection, immediate response. Then a ______ of years went by, and there were a lot of ______ about bird flu. Ron and his team in Ottawa began to crawl the web — only crawling 20,000 different websites, mostly periodicals — and they read about and _____ about a concern, of a lot of ________ who had high fever and symptoms of bird flu.

Solution

  1. responded
  2. number
  3. immediately
  4. heard
  5. chickens
  6. doctor
  7. rumors
  8. children

Original Text

LB: Well, as Ron St. John — I hope you'll go and meet him in the dinner afterwards and talk to him. When he started GPHIN — In 1997, there was an outbreak of bird flu — H5N1. It was in Hong Kong. And a remarkable doctor in Hong Kong responded immediately, by slaughtering 1.5 million chickens and birds, and they stopped that outbreak in its tracks. Immediate detection, immediate response. Then a number of years went by, and there were a lot of rumors about bird flu. Ron and his team in Ottawa began to crawl the web — only crawling 20,000 different websites, mostly periodicals — and they read about and heard about a concern, of a lot of children who had high fever and symptoms of bird flu.

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