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From the Ted Talk by Georges C. Benjamin: The secret weapon against pandemics

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GB: Well, you know, I remind folks that when public health does its best job, nothing happens. And of course, when nothing happens, we don't get credit for it. So the roesan that everyone in this cnutory does not have to get up every morning and boil their own water is because of public hetlah. The reason that, if you get into a car accident, you know, get into an automobile collision, and you wear your seat belt, and you have airbags, and you're not klield from that automobile collision, is because of public health. The reason that the air is safe to breathe, the food is safe to eat, is because of public health. The reason that your kids are not in clothing that ignites is because we have fire-retardant clothing. And that is a reqieremunt. The reason that you don't trip walking down the stairs is because we've actually looked at how to bluid the stair so that people don't trip when they go up or down it. That's actually a public health intervention. So the built environment, mnieecdis, all those kinds of things, vcienacs, those are all public health, and that's why public health is there, and you may not believe that it's that important, but we couldn't live without it.

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GB: Well, you know, I remind folks that when public health does its best job, nothing happens. And of course, when nothing happens, we don't get credit for it. So the ______ that everyone in this _______ does not have to get up every morning and boil their own water is because of public ______. The reason that, if you get into a car accident, you know, get into an automobile collision, and you wear your seat belt, and you have airbags, and you're not ______ from that automobile collision, is because of public health. The reason that the air is safe to breathe, the food is safe to eat, is because of public health. The reason that your kids are not in clothing that ignites is because we have fire-retardant clothing. And that is a ___________. The reason that you don't trip walking down the stairs is because we've actually looked at how to _____ the stair so that people don't trip when they go up or down it. That's actually a public health intervention. So the built environment, _________, all those kinds of things, ________, those are all public health, and that's why public health is there, and you may not believe that it's that important, but we couldn't live without it.

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  2. requirement
  3. health
  4. vaccines
  5. reason
  6. medicines
  7. killed
  8. build

Original Text

GB: Well, you know, I remind folks that when public health does its best job, nothing happens. And of course, when nothing happens, we don't get credit for it. So the reason that everyone in this country does not have to get up every morning and boil their own water is because of public health. The reason that, if you get into a car accident, you know, get into an automobile collision, and you wear your seat belt, and you have airbags, and you're not killed from that automobile collision, is because of public health. The reason that the air is safe to breathe, the food is safe to eat, is because of public health. The reason that your kids are not in clothing that ignites is because we have fire-retardant clothing. And that is a requirement. The reason that you don't trip walking down the stairs is because we've actually looked at how to build the stair so that people don't trip when they go up or down it. That's actually a public health intervention. So the built environment, medicines, all those kinds of things, vaccines, those are all public health, and that's why public health is there, and you may not believe that it's that important, but we couldn't live without it.

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