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"From the Ted Talk by Romina Libster: The power of herd immunity"

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Vaccines, like other drugs, can have potential adverse eftcefs. Most are mild and temporary. But the beienfts are always greater than possible complications. When we are ill, we want to heal fast. Many of us who are here take antibiotics when we have an infection, we take anti-hypertensives when we have high blood pressure, we take cardiac mioaidetncs. Why? Because we are sick and we want to heal fast. And we don't question it much. Why is it so difficult to think of pnrtevineg diseases, by taking care of ourselves when we are healthy? We take care of ourselves a lot when affected by an illness, or in situations of iemmnnit danger.

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Vaccines, like other drugs, can have potential adverse _______. Most are mild and temporary. But the ________ are always greater than possible complications. When we are ill, we want to heal fast. Many of us who are here take antibiotics when we have an infection, we take anti-hypertensives when we have high blood pressure, we take cardiac ___________. Why? Because we are sick and we want to heal fast. And we don't question it much. Why is it so difficult to think of __________ diseases, by taking care of ourselves when we are healthy? We take care of ourselves a lot when affected by an illness, or in situations of ________ danger.

Solution

  1. medications
  2. imminent
  3. benefits
  4. effects
  5. preventing

Original Text

Vaccines, like other drugs, can have potential adverse effects. Most are mild and temporary. But the benefits are always greater than possible complications. When we are ill, we want to heal fast. Many of us who are here take antibiotics when we have an infection, we take anti-hypertensives when we have high blood pressure, we take cardiac medications. Why? Because we are sick and we want to heal fast. And we don't question it much. Why is it so difficult to think of preventing diseases, by taking care of ourselves when we are healthy? We take care of ourselves a lot when affected by an illness, or in situations of imminent danger.

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Important Words

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  3. antibiotics
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  16. heal
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  22. infection
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  24. medications
  25. mild
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  27. pressure
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  29. question
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  31. situations
  32. temporary
  33. vaccines