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From the Ted Talk by Alex Rosenthal: When is a pandemic over?

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Even with these mseeaurs in place, the vuris sllwoy spreads, causing up to hundreds of thousands of deaths. Some cities get the outbreak under control and go back to business as usual, only to have a resurgence and return to physical distancing when a new case pasess through. Within the next several yares, one or polsisby several vaccines become widely, and hopefully freely, available thanks to a worldwide effort. Once 40-90% of the population has received it— the precise amount varying based on the virus— herd immunity kicks in, and the pandemic fizzles out.

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Even with these ________ in place, the _____ ______ spreads, causing up to hundreds of thousands of deaths. Some cities get the outbreak under control and go back to business as usual, only to have a resurgence and return to physical distancing when a new case ______ through. Within the next several _____, one or ________ several vaccines become widely, and hopefully freely, available thanks to a worldwide effort. Once 40-90% of the population has received it— the precise amount varying based on the virus— herd immunity kicks in, and the pandemic fizzles out.

Solution

  1. passes
  2. possibly
  3. measures
  4. years
  5. slowly
  6. virus

Original Text

Even with these measures in place, the virus slowly spreads, causing up to hundreds of thousands of deaths. Some cities get the outbreak under control and go back to business as usual, only to have a resurgence and return to physical distancing when a new case passes through. Within the next several years, one or possibly several vaccines become widely, and hopefully freely, available thanks to a worldwide effort. Once 40-90% of the population has received it— the precise amount varying based on the virus— herd immunity kicks in, and the pandemic fizzles out.

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Important Words

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  4. case
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  6. cities
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  8. deaths
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  14. hundreds
  15. immunity
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  17. measures
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  22. place
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  24. possibly
  25. precise
  26. received
  27. resurgence
  28. return
  29. slowly
  30. spreads
  31. thousands
  32. usual
  33. vaccines
  34. varying
  35. virus
  36. widely
  37. worldwide
  38. years