Netherlands to Allow Doctors to Help End Lives of Terminally Ill Children

Hugo de Jonge, the Dutch health minister, said that “incurably ill” children ages 1 to 12 should be able to die with the help of a doctor.

#children-and-childhood, #de-jonge-hugo, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide, #netherlands, #politics-and-government

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Election Less Than a Month Away, Trump Leans on Barr and Pompeo for a Lift

The secretary of state said he would make Hillary Clinton’s emails public, handing the president a weapon to attack his political foes as the attorney general resisted his overtures to prosecute them.

#barr-william-p, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #durham-john-h, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #judicial-watch, #justice-department, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Covid Treatments Were Tested in Cells Derived From Fetal Tissue

The “cell lines” used to develop monoclonal antibodies, as well as remdesivir and vaccines, began with fetal tissue decades ago.

#abortion, #antibodies, #astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #eli-lilly-and-company, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #fetal-tissue, #health-and-human-services-department, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Elliott Broidy, a Top Trump Fund-Raiser, Charged in Foreign Influence Case

Federal authorities accused him of violating lobbying laws in his unsuccessful efforts to resolve an investigation into the embezzlement of the Malaysian investment fund 1MDB.

#1malaysia-development-berhad-1mdb, #broidy-elliott, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #justice-department, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #low-jho-1981, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Fund-Raiser Elliott Broidy Charged in Lobbying Case

Federal authorities accused him of violating lobbying laws in his unsuccessful efforts to resolve an investigation into the embezzlement of the Malaysian investment fund 1MDB.

#1malaysia-development-berhad-1mdb, #broidy-elliott, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #justice-department, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #low-jho-1981, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In a First, New England Journal of Medicine Joins Never-Trumpers

Editors at the world’s leading medical journal said the Trump administration “took a crisis and turned it into a tragedy.”

#academic-and-scientific-journals, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #endorsements, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #massachusetts, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #politics-and-government, #rumors-and-misinformation, #scientific-american, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #your-feed-science

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Andy King Removed From New York City Council After Ethics Inquiries

Andy King, a Bronx Democrat, was voted out after facing three ethics inquiries.

#city-council-nyc, #city-councils, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #king-andy-jr, #new-york-city, #sexual-harassment

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Andy King, N.Y. City Council Member, Faces Expulsion for Misconduct

Andy King, a Bronx Democrat, might lose his job after facing a third ethics investigation.

#city-council-nyc, #city-councils, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #king-andy-jr, #new-york-city, #sexual-harassment

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Trump’s Debt, His Future and Ours

The president — our chief law enforcement and national security official — could be facing huge liabilities. That’s chilling.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #federal-taxes-us, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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DeVos to Be Investigated for Potential Violation of Ethics Law

A watchdog filed a complaint over the Education Department distributing a Fox News clip of Secretary Betsy DeVos criticizing Joe Biden, potentially in violation of the Hatch Act.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #education-department-us, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hatch-act-1939, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-office-of-special-counsel, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Was That Ride on the Trump Train Worth It?

The president has proved as hazardous to his allies as to his enemies.

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Law Firms Pay Supreme Court Clerks $400,000 Bonuses. What Are They Buying?

Inside information and influence with the clerks’ former bosses may figure in the transactions, a new study suggests.

#bonuses, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #legal-profession, #supreme-court-us, #wages-and-salaries

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A Global Health Star Under Fire

Former and current employees accuse Dr. Lucica Ditiu, leader of Stop TB, of harassment and bullying. The complaints threaten to slow prevention efforts worldwide.

#africa, #black-people, #bullies, #discrimination, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hiring-and-promotion, #mexico, #race-and-ethnicity, #stop-tb-partnership, #tuberculosis, #united-nations, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

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Investigation of Medicare Chief Exposes Underside of Washington

A yearlong investigation into Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, showed the cozy relations that fuel the nation’s capital at taxpayer expense.

#centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #consultants, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #health-and-human-services-department, #news-and-news-media, #porter-novelli-international, #public-relations-and-publicity, #republican-party, #stevens-pam, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #verma-seema, #washington-dc

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Whistle-Blower: D.H.S. Downplayed Threats From Russia and White Supremacists

The former head of the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence division has accused three senior leaders of warping the agency around President Trump’s rhetoric.

#cuccinelli-kenneth-t-ii, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #homeland-security-department, #house-committee-on-intelligence, #murphy-brian-j, #russia, #trump-donald-j, #whistle-blowers, #wolf-chad-f

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The Trump Docket: The Fights Fueling Trump’s Big Legal Bills

Donor money is helping pay for a dizzying array of litigation filed by the president or against him.

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Ex-F.B.I. Agent in Russia Inquiry Says Trump Is a National Security Threat

Peter Strzok, who was fired for sending anti-Trump texts, played a central role in both the Hillary Clinton email and Trump-Russia investigations.

#books-and-literature, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #presidential-election-of-2016, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #strzok-peter, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Congress Must Be Clear: No Doctored Videos

A congressman posted a manipulated video. That ought to be taken seriously.

#barkan-ady, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-committee-on-ethics, #scalise-steve, #united-states-politics-and-government, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Postal Service Has Paid Louis DeJoy’s Former Company $286 Million Since 2013

Documents obtained through a public records request showed the degree to which XPO Logistics, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s former employer, is intertwined with the agency he now oversees.

#conflicts-of-interest, #dejoy-louis, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xpo-logistics-inc

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These Scientists Are Giving Themselves D.I.Y. Coronavirus Vaccines

Impatient for a coronavirus vaccine, dozens of scientists around the world are giving themselves — and sometimes, friends and family — their own unproven versions.

#antibodies, #biotechnology-and-bioengineering, #church-george-m, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #do-it-yourself, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #harvard-university, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #research, #science-and-technology, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-state, #your-feed-healthcare

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Brother of Impeachment Witness Says His Firing Was a Whistle-Blower Reprisal

Yevgeny Vindman, Alexander S. Vindman’s brother, says he was fired in retaliation for his role in the impeachment inquiry and for raising ethics and legal concerns about the national security adviser.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #national-security-council, #obrien-robert-c-1952, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vindman-alexander-s, #vindman-yevgeny, #whistle-blowers

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Canada’s Conservatives Pick a Leader to Rival Scandal-Scarred Trudeau

The party, which has struggled to respond to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s liberal platform and personal popularity, hopes the new leader, Erin O’Toole, can change that.

#canada, #conservative-party-canada, #corruption-institutional, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #freeland-chrystia, #trudeau-justin

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Kansas Candidate Who Admitted to Revenge Porn Is Back in the Race

Aaron Coleman, 19, had said he was dropping out of the race after winning the Democratic primary election for a Kansas House seat by 14 votes. Now he wants back in.

#coleman-aaron, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #kansas, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #stalking-crime, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

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McDonald’s Investigating Whether Former C.E.O. Covered Up Others’ Misconduct

The fast-food chain, which is seeking to claw back compensation from the fired chief executive, said it was also examining its human resources department.

#easterbrook-stephen-j-1967, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #mcdonalds-corporation

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For Refusing a Drink, a Chinese Worker Was Slapped in the Face

A Chinese bank apologized for the “drunken misconduct” of two directors at a work dinner. The episode led to scrutiny of the country’s professional drinking culture.

#alcoholic-beverages, #assaults, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #china, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #workplace-environment

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DeJoy Earned Millions From Company With Financial Ties to Postal Service

The postmaster general, under fire for his business ties and his cost-cutting measures, will testify before the House next week.

#absentee-voting, #conflicts-of-interest, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dejoy-louis, #democratic-party, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #house-of-representatives, #office-of-government-ethics, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xpo-logistics-inc

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After Trump, America Needs Accountability for His Corruption

Restoring the rule of law is not the same as “lock her up.”

#bush-george-w, #democratic-party, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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McDonald’s Sues Former C.E.O. Steve Easterbrook

The fast-food chain said Steve Easterbrook, who was fired last fall, concealed evidence during an investigation into his conduct.

#metoo-movement, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #easterbrook-stephen-j-1967, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #executive-compensation, #fast-food-industry, #mcdonalds-corporation, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Star Technologist Who Crossed Google Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

Anthony Levandowski, a onetime star Silicon Valley engineer of self-driving cars, had pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets.

#automobiles, #computers-and-the-internet, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #google-inc, #industrial-espionage, #intellectual-property, #levandowski-anthony, #uber-technologies-inc, #waymo

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Woody Johnson Was a Loyal Trump Supporter in 2016. As an Ambassador, He May Be Too Loyal.

In the view of some American diplomats, Mr. Johnson’s willingness to carry out President Trump’s request to seek the British government’s help in moving the British Open to his golf resort in Scotland was only the latest example of the envoy’s poor judgment.

#british-open-golf, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #great-britain, #johnson-robert-wood-iv, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #turnberry-scotland-golf-resort, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Hearst Magazines Names Interim Head to Replace Troy Young

Debi Chirichella, the division’s chief financial officer, will step in after the departure of Mr. Young, who was accused of making lewd remarks in the workplace.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #chirichella-debi, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hearst-corp, #magazines, #young-troy

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Trump Denies Talking to Ambassador About Moving British Open to His Resort

Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson IV did not deny the episode, but in a Twitter post he wrote that he did not violate any regulations.

#british-open-golf, #conflicts-of-interest, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #johnson-robert-wood-iv, #lukens-lewis-a, #trump-donald-j, #turnberry-scotland-golf-resort, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Tapestry C.E.O. ‘Compelled to Resign’ After Misconduct Allegation

Tapestry, which owns Coach and Kate Spade, had hired a law firm to look into the claim against Jide Zeitlin, one of only four Black chief executives in the Fortune 500.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #kate-spadeco, #tapestry-inc

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Patient, Can You Spare a Dime?

Hospitals are increasingly soliciting donations from patients, and the patients don’t much like it, a new survey finds.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #doctors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #finances, #high-net-worth-individuals, #hospitals, #jagsi-reshma, #johns-hopkins-university, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #philanthropy, #united-states, #university-of-michigan

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Top State Dept. Officials Enabled Misconduct by Pompeo, Whistle-Blower Said

A newly public copy of the whistle-blower’s complaint says that top officials who were protecting the secretary of state blocked the whistle-blower from addressing the issue internally.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #inspectors-general, #linick-steve-a, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whistle-blowers

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Where Is the Outrage?

Americans are getting sick and dying while Trump plays a political game.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #fauci-anthony-s, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s White House Grows Bolder in Flouting Ethical Norms

The outcry over a photograph of Ivanka Trump with a can of Goya beans reveals how the president and his aides continue to disregard traditional boundaries between the official and the political.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #government-employees, #goya-foods-inc, #hatch-act-1939, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #trump-ivanka, #united-states-office-of-special-counsel, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Inside the White House, a Gun Industry Lobbyist Delivers for His Former Patrons

The Trump administration lifted a ban on sales of silencers to private overseas buyers that was intended to protect U.S. troops from ambushes. The change was championed by a lawyer for the president who had worked for a firearms trade group.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #firearms, #gun-control, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #united-states-politics-and-government, #williams-michael-b

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Judge in Michael Flynn Case Asks for Full Appeals Court Review

After a divided appeals court panel ordered him to drop the charge against the former national security adviser, a judge asked the full court to review the ruling.

#appeals-courts-us, #barr-william-p, #decisions-and-verdicts, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #flynn-michael-t, #justice-department, #powell-sidney-attorney, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #sullivan-emmet-g, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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François Fillon, Ex-Presidential Hopeful in France, Is Convicted of Embezzlement

Mr. Fillon, a conservative, was also prime minister from 2007 to 2012. His 2017 presidential bid fell apart after allegations that he paid his wife thousands of euros in public funds for a fake job.

#embezzlement, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #fillon-francois, #fillon-penelope, #france, #politics-and-government

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How Michael Flynn’s Defense Team Found Powerful Allies

A lawyer for the former national security adviser turned to the attorney general for help, and he delivered, months before a pair of appellate judges handed Mr. Flynn another legal victory.

#attorneys-general, #barr-william-p, #decisions-and-verdicts, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #flynn-michael-t, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #powell-sidney-attorney, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #sullivan-emmet-g, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Disgraced Lobbyist Jack Abramoff Headed Back to Jail

Mr. Abramoff became the first person charged with violating a law that was amended in response to his previous criminal offenses.

#abramoff-jack, #bitcoin-currency, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #law-and-legislation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #marijuana, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Poses ‘Danger for the Republic’ if Re-elected, John Bolton Charges

The president’s former national security adviser, in a TV interview, called the November election the “last guardrail” against a second term in which “there’s no telling what will happen.”

#bolton-john-r, #democratic-party, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #nadler-jerrold, #republican-party, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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To Gain Public’s Trust, Should Members of Congress Stop Trading Stock?

Federal investigations and public outcry over senators’ stock trades amid the coronavirus crisis have renewed interest in limiting what lawmakers can do with their savings.

#burr-richard-m, #conflicts-of-interest, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-house-of-representatives, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-of-representatives, #insider-trading, #law-and-legislation, #loeffler-kelly-l, #political-advertising, #senate, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-politics-and-government

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NOAA Chief Violated Ethics Code in Furor Over Trump Tweet, Agency Says

Neil Jacobs violated the agency’s scientific integrity policy with a statement last year backing the president’s inaccurate claim that a hurricane was headed for Alabama, a panel found.

#alabama, #environment, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricane-dorian-2019, #jacobs-neil, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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U.S. to Sanction I.C.C. Investigators in War Crimes Inquiry

The International Criminal Court has collected evidence of torture, rape and other crimes by American forces during the war in Afghanistan.

#afghanistan, #barr-william-p, #bensouda-fatou, #central-intelligence-agency, #defense-department, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #esper-mark-t, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #international-criminal-court, #obrien-robert-c-1952, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Could Trump Turn a Vaccine Into a Campaign Stunt?

In a desperate search for a boost, he could release a coronavirus vaccine that has not been shown to be safe and effective as an October surprise.

#biomedical-advanced-research-and-development-authority, #bright-rick-a, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Make Sure Coronavirus Vaccine ‘Challenge Trials’ Are Worth the Risk

Big questions about ‘challenge trials’ to test vaccines might be addressed while ethical and scientific preparation starts.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization

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