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"From the Ted Talk by Maryn McKenna: What do we do when antibiotics don't work any more?"

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I know that the scale of antibiotic rscesnitae seems overwhelming, but if you've ever boghut a fluorescent lightbulb because you were concerned about climate change, or read the label on a box of crackers because you think about the deforestation from palm oil, you already know what it feels like to take a tiny step to address an overwhelming problem. We could take those kinds of septs for antibiotic use too. We could forgo giving an antibiotic if we're not sure it's the right one. We could stop insisting on a prescription for our kid's ear infection before we're sure what caused it. We could ask every restaurant, every supermarket, where their meat comes from. We could psirmoe each other never again to buy chicken or shrmip or fruit raised with rutonie antibiotic use, and if we did those things, we could slow down the ariavrl of the post-antibiotic world.

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I know that the scale of antibiotic __________ seems overwhelming, but if you've ever ______ a fluorescent lightbulb because you were concerned about climate change, or read the label on a box of crackers because you think about the deforestation from palm oil, you already know what it feels like to take a tiny step to address an overwhelming problem. We could take those kinds of _____ for antibiotic use too. We could forgo giving an antibiotic if we're not sure it's the right one. We could stop insisting on a prescription for our kid's ear infection before we're sure what caused it. We could ask every restaurant, every supermarket, where their meat comes from. We could _______ each other never again to buy chicken or ______ or fruit raised with _______ antibiotic use, and if we did those things, we could slow down the _______ of the post-antibiotic world.

Solution

  1. arrival
  2. resistance
  3. shrimp
  4. steps
  5. routine
  6. promise
  7. bought

Original Text

I know that the scale of antibiotic resistance seems overwhelming, but if you've ever bought a fluorescent lightbulb because you were concerned about climate change, or read the label on a box of crackers because you think about the deforestation from palm oil, you already know what it feels like to take a tiny step to address an overwhelming problem. We could take those kinds of steps for antibiotic use too. We could forgo giving an antibiotic if we're not sure it's the right one. We could stop insisting on a prescription for our kid's ear infection before we're sure what caused it. We could ask every restaurant, every supermarket, where their meat comes from. We could promise each other never again to buy chicken or shrimp or fruit raised with routine antibiotic use, and if we did those things, we could slow down the arrival of the post-antibiotic world.

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Important Words

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