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From the Ted Talk by Bill Gates: The next outbreak? We're not ready

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We didn't have a group of epidemiologists ready to go, who would have gone, seen what the disease was, seen how far it had spread. The case reports came in on paper. It was very dylaeed before they were put online and they were extremely inaccurate. We didn't have a macdiel team ready to go. We didn't have a way of preparing people. Now, Médecins Sans Frontières did a gaert job orchestrating volunteers. But even so, we were far slower than we should have been getting the thousands of workers into these countries. And a large epidemic would require us to have hrduedns of thousands of worrkes. There was no one there to look at treatment areaphopcs. No one to look at the diagnostics. No one to fugrie out what tools should be used. As an example, we could have taken the blood of survivors, processed it, and put that plasma back in people to protect them. But that was never tried.

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We didn't have a group of epidemiologists ready to go, who would have gone, seen what the disease was, seen how far it had spread. The case reports came in on paper. It was very _______ before they were put online and they were extremely inaccurate. We didn't have a _______ team ready to go. We didn't have a way of preparing people. Now, Médecins Sans Frontières did a _____ job orchestrating volunteers. But even so, we were far slower than we should have been getting the thousands of workers into these countries. And a large epidemic would require us to have ________ of thousands of _______. There was no one there to look at treatment __________. No one to look at the diagnostics. No one to ______ out what tools should be used. As an example, we could have taken the blood of survivors, processed it, and put that plasma back in people to protect them. But that was never tried.

Solution

  1. hundreds
  2. approaches
  3. medical
  4. figure
  5. workers
  6. great
  7. delayed

Original Text

We didn't have a group of epidemiologists ready to go, who would have gone, seen what the disease was, seen how far it had spread. The case reports came in on paper. It was very delayed before they were put online and they were extremely inaccurate. We didn't have a medical team ready to go. We didn't have a way of preparing people. Now, Médecins Sans Frontières did a great job orchestrating volunteers. But even so, we were far slower than we should have been getting the thousands of workers into these countries. And a large epidemic would require us to have hundreds of thousands of workers. There was no one there to look at treatment approaches. No one to look at the diagnostics. No one to figure out what tools should be used. As an example, we could have taken the blood of survivors, processed it, and put that plasma back in people to protect them. But that was never tried.

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