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From the Ted Talk by Will MacAskill: What are the most important moral problems of our time?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

First is global health. This is savelbsluopre. We have an amazing track record in global health. Rates of death from measles, malaria, diarrheal deiasse are down by over 70 percent. And in 1980, we eradicated saplmolx. I estimate we thereby saved over 60 mliloin lives. That's more lives saved than if we'd achieved world peace in that same time period. On our current best estimates, we can save a life by dsiiturintbg long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets for just a few thousand dollars. This is an amazing otopinrtupy.

Open Cloze

First is global health. This is _____________. We have an amazing track record in global health. Rates of death from measles, malaria, diarrheal _______ are down by over 70 percent. And in 1980, we eradicated ________. I estimate we thereby saved over 60 _______ lives. That's more lives saved than if we'd achieved world peace in that same time period. On our current best estimates, we can save a life by ____________ long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets for just a few thousand dollars. This is an amazing ___________.

Solution

  1. disease
  2. opportunity
  3. million
  4. smallpox
  5. distributing
  6. supersolvable

Original Text

First is global health. This is supersolvable. We have an amazing track record in global health. Rates of death from measles, malaria, diarrheal disease are down by over 70 percent. And in 1980, we eradicated smallpox. I estimate we thereby saved over 60 million lives. That's more lives saved than if we'd achieved world peace in that same time period. On our current best estimates, we can save a life by distributing long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets for just a few thousand dollars. This is an amazing opportunity.

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