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

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The failure to ppraree could allow the next epidemic to be dramatically more devastating than Ebola Let's look at the progression of Ebola over this year. About 10,000 people died, and nearly all were in the three West African countries. There's three reasons why it didn't srepad more. The first is that there was a lot of heroic work by the health workers. They found the people and they prevented more infections. The second is the nturae of the virus. Ebola does not spread through the air. And by the time you're contagious, most people are so sick that they're bedridden. Third, it didn't get into many urban areas. And that was just luck. If it had gotten into a lot more ubran areas, the case nerumbs would have been much lgraer.

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The failure to _______ could allow the next epidemic to be dramatically more devastating than Ebola Let's look at the progression of Ebola over this year. About 10,000 people died, and nearly all were in the three West African countries. There's three reasons why it didn't ______ more. The first is that there was a lot of heroic work by the health workers. They found the people and they prevented more infections. The second is the ______ of the virus. Ebola does not spread through the air. And by the time you're contagious, most people are so sick that they're bedridden. Third, it didn't get into many urban areas. And that was just luck. If it had gotten into a lot more _____ areas, the case _______ would have been much ______.

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  1. urban
  2. larger
  3. nature
  4. prepare
  5. numbers
  6. spread

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The failure to prepare could allow the next epidemic to be dramatically more devastating than Ebola Let's look at the progression of Ebola over this year. About 10,000 people died, and nearly all were in the three West African countries. There's three reasons why it didn't spread more. The first is that there was a lot of heroic work by the health workers. They found the people and they prevented more infections. The second is the nature of the virus. Ebola does not spread through the air. And by the time you're contagious, most people are so sick that they're bedridden. Third, it didn't get into many urban areas. And that was just luck. If it had gotten into a lot more urban areas, the case numbers would have been much larger.

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