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"From the Ted Talk by Raj Panjabi: No one should die because they live too far from a doctor"

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In December 2013, something happened in the rainforests across the border from us in gnuiea. A tdoedlr named Emile fell sick with vomiting, feevr and diarrhea. He lievd in an area where the roads were ssrpae and there had been massive sgrotahes of health workers. Emile died, and a few weeks later his steisr died, and a few weeks later his mother died. And this disease would spread from one community to another. And it wasn't until three months later that the world recognized this as Ebola. When every minute counted, we had already lost months, and by then the virus had spread like wildfire all across West Africa, and eventually to other parts of the world. Businesses shut down, airlines started canceling rouets.

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In December 2013, something happened in the rainforests across the border from us in ______. A _______ named Emile fell sick with vomiting, _____ and diarrhea. He _____ in an area where the roads were ______ and there had been massive _________ of health workers. Emile died, and a few weeks later his ______ died, and a few weeks later his mother died. And this disease would spread from one community to another. And it wasn't until three months later that the world recognized this as Ebola. When every minute counted, we had already lost months, and by then the virus had spread like wildfire all across West Africa, and eventually to other parts of the world. Businesses shut down, airlines started canceling ______.

Solution

  1. sister
  2. guinea
  3. fever
  4. lived
  5. sparse
  6. routes
  7. toddler
  8. shortages

Original Text

In December 2013, something happened in the rainforests across the border from us in Guinea. A toddler named Emile fell sick with vomiting, fever and diarrhea. He lived in an area where the roads were sparse and there had been massive shortages of health workers. Emile died, and a few weeks later his sister died, and a few weeks later his mother died. And this disease would spread from one community to another. And it wasn't until three months later that the world recognized this as Ebola. When every minute counted, we had already lost months, and by then the virus had spread like wildfire all across West Africa, and eventually to other parts of the world. Businesses shut down, airlines started canceling routes.

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