Samantha Power Still Believes America Can Help Save the World

Can the new head of U.S. foreign aid make America good again?

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How Biden Can Help Vaccinate the World

Here’s a way for Biden to assert United States leadership to benefit the world and safeguard the American economy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #international-monetary-fund, #stockpiling, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Countries Are Scrambling for Vaccines. Mongolia Has Plenty.

By playing off its big neighbors, Russia and China, Mongolia has emerged as a positive outlier among developing nations on the hunt for shots.

#china, #china-national-pharmaceutical-group-corp-sinopharm, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gamaleya-research-institute-of-epidemiology-and-microbiology, #li-keqiang, #mongolia, #mongols-ethnic-group, #politics-and-government, #russia, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #ulan-bator-mongolia, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Why Vaccinating the World Against Covid-19 Will Be Hard

When President Biden joined a push to set aside patents for Covid shots, he entered a roiling debate over how to ensure poor countries get enough vaccine.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #intellectual-property, #international-trade-and-world-market, #inventions-and-patents, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #world-trade-organization

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What Would It Take to Vaccinate the World Against Covid?

When President Biden joined a push to set aside patents for Covid shots, he entered a roiling debate over how to ensure poor countries get enough vaccine.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #intellectual-property, #international-trade-and-world-market, #inventions-and-patents, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #world-trade-organization

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Seychelles Sees Rise in Coronavirus Cases Despite Vaccinations

Seychelles has seen a surge in coronavirus cases despite much of its population being inoculated with China’s Sinopharm vaccine.

#china, #china-national-pharmaceutical-group-corp-sinopharm, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #politics-and-government, #seychelles-islands, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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India’s Serum Institute Struggled to Meet Its Covid-19 Vows

The Serum Institute vowed to protect the country from Covid-19 and inoculate the world’s poor, but India’s crisis has pushed it past its limits.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #india, #modi-narendra, #politics-and-government, #poonawalla-adar-1981, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #serum-institute-of-india, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Why Are There Oxygen Shortages for Covid Patients Around the World?

The global need for oxygen has spiked far beyond the available supply at hospitals, especially in India — another example of how unprepared the world was to face the Covid-19 pandemic.

#brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #india, #mexico, #oxygen, #shortages, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #unitaid, #world-health-organization

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Global Vaccine Crisis Sends Ominous Signal for Fighting Climate Change

The gap between rich and poor countries on vaccinations highlights the failure of richer nations to see it in their self-interest to urgently help poorer ones fight a shared crisis.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #inventions-and-patents, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Pfizer Reaps Hundreds of Millions in Profits From Covid Vaccine

The company said its vaccine generated $3.5 billion in revenue in the first three months of this year.

#biontech-se, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #international-trade-and-world-market, #inventions-and-patents, #pfizer-inc, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Biden Can Help Make Covid-Vaccine Tech Available to Poor Countries

The West has hoarded vaccines and blocked developing nations from making their own. President Biden can put a stop to that.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #inventions-and-patents, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-trade-organization

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The World Needs Many More Coronavirus Vaccines

Wealthy nations have to step up.

#africa, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #latin-america, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Biden, the World Needs Your Help to End the Pandemic

The president should keep his promise on vaccine patents.

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W.H.O. Leader Dr. Tedros: Countries Must Keep Their Vaccine Promises

As head of the W.H.O., I believe this is the best chance we have to end the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #medicine-and-health, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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John Williamson, 83, Dies; Economist Defined the ‘Washington Consensus’

A careful pragmatist, he regretted the way his term, aimed at developing countries, was misinterpreted by free-market ideologues and anti-globalization activists.

#deaths-obituaries, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #peterson-peter-g-institute-for-international-economics, #politics-and-government, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states-economy, #williamson-john-1937-2021

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Tucker Carlson and White Replacement

This racist theory is rooted in white supremacist panic.

#black-people, #conservatism-us-politics, #immigration-and-emigration, #race-and-ethnicity, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #whites

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My Family’s Global Vaccine Journey

We were spread across three continents, at the mercy of vaccine geopolitics. Which of us would be inoculated last?

#astrazeneca-plc, #biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #families-and-family-life, #hong-kong, #hospitals, #malawi, #pfizer-inc, #politics-and-government, #rumors-and-misinformation, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #shortages, #sinovac-biotech-ltd, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Out of Trump’s Shadow, World Bank President Embraces Climate Fight

David Malpass, who was met with skepticism when he got the job in 2019, has become increasingly vocal about the risk of climate change.

#content-type-personal-profile, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #malpass-david, #mnuchin-steven-t, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #treasury-department, #world-bank

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How Debt and Climate Change Pose a ‘Systemic Risk to the Global Economy’

With dozens of countries struggling to manage both staggering debt and mounting climate disasters, some financial leaders are debating green debt relief.

#belize, #coast-erosion, #credit-and-debt, #credit-ratings-and-credit-rating-agencies, #disasters-and-emergencies, #drought, #fiji, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #group-of-twenty, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #international-monetary-fund, #mozambique, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #world-bank

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A K-Shaped Recovery, This Time on a Global Scale

Emerging markets are at risk of falling far behind their advanced counterparts. That’s the whole world’s problem, officials warned.

#income-inequality, #international-trade-and-world-market, #national-debt-us, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Some Nations Could Wait Years for Covid Shots. That’s Bad for Everyone.

While richer places, such as the U.S., hope to vaccinate most of their citizens within months, poorer countries, like Kenya, expect to reach just small fractions of their populations in that time.

#africa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #kenya, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Can the World Learn From South Africa’s Vaccine Trials?

Vaccine trials are often done in wealthier countries. Scientists say the South Africa experience proves the value of trials in the global south.

#astrazeneca-plc, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #novavax-inc, #oxford-university, #south-africa, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Underage Marriage Set to Rise as Covid-19 Crushes Dreams

The pandemic has worsened economic distress and other factors that lead to such unions. Studies show a clear link between marrying early and dying young.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #child-marriages, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nepal, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenage-pregnancy, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #women-and-girls, #youth

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Can Bill Gates Vaccinate the World?

How the Microsoft founder is changing the way the world is vaccinated and, potentially, the course of the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gates-bill, #kulish-nicholas, #medicine-and-health, #microsoft-corp, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #twohey-megan, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Facing Roadblocks, Vast Global Vaccination Effort Gets Underway

An operation to supply billions of coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer countries has started. But as rich countries buy most of the available supply, stark inequalities remain.

#accra-ghana, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #tedros-adhanom-ghebreyesus, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations, #united-nations-childrens-fund, #world-health-organization

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Piecing Together the Next Pandemic

From a small lab in Cambodia, Dr. Jessica Manning is on the lookout for emerging diseases.

#cambodia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #genetics-and-heredity, #malaria, #mosquitoes, #pasteur-institute, #tests-medical, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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India and China Use Covid Vaccines as Diplomacy Tools

India, China, the U.A.E. and others dole out donations in countries where they seek sway. In some cases, they are sending doses despite pressing needs at home.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #india, #serum-institute-of-india, #stockpiling, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-arab-emirates, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How New Vaccine News Gives Hope for Spring, if Enough People Get the Shots

New data from several vaccine trials offer positive signs, but many public health experts say emerging variants mean the next few months will be a race against the virus.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #johnsonjohnson, #medicine-and-health, #moderna-inc, #novavax-inc, #nursing-homes, #pfizer-inc, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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As Virus Variants Spread, ‘No One Is Safe Until Everyone Is Safe’

Rich countries are cornering the market on coronavirus vaccines, leaving poorer regions as potential breeding grounds for variants, like one found in South Africa, that could make vaccines less effective.

#africa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #south-africa, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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China Wanted to Show Off Its Vaccines. It’s Backfiring.

Delays, inconsistent data, spotty disclosures and the country’s attacks on Western rivals have marred its ambitious effort to portray itself as a leader in global health.

#china, #china-national-pharmaceutical-group-corp-sinopharm, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sinovac-biotech-ltd, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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If Poor Countries Go Unvaccinated, a Study Says, Rich Ones Will Pay

A failure to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine in poor nations will worsen economic damage, with half the costs borne by wealthy countries, new research shows.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-chamber-of-commerce, #international-trade-and-world-market, #poverty, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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In Crises, Vaccines Can Be Stretched, but Not Easily

Shortages of shots for yellow fever, polio and other diseases have led to innovative solutions even in very poor countries.

#africa, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ebola-virus, #epidemics, #great-britain, #immune-system, #india, #israel, #offit-paul-a, #poliomyelitis, #rotary-clubs-international, #shortages, #slaoui-moncef-m, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations-childrens-fund, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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A Mix of Pride and Doubts as Modi Launches India’s Covid-19 Vaccine Drive

One of the world’s largest inoculation programs is set to begin on Saturday, but experts have questioned the data behind one of the country’s two vaccines — and patients don’t get to pick their shot.

#bharat-biotech-ltd, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #india, #pune-india, #serum-institute-of-india, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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One Vaccine Side Effect: Global Economic Inequality

As Covid inoculations begin, the economic downturn stands to be reversed, but developing countries are at risk of being left behind.

#european-union, #income-inequality, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states-economy, #world-health-organization, #world-trade-organization

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Who Should Get the Covid-19 Vaccine Next? A Debate

With limited doses available, and a pandemic claiming more lives every day, a complex moral calculus has begun. Five thinkers weigh the choices ahead.

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With First Dibs on Vaccines, Rich Countries Have ‘Cleared the Shelves’

The U.S., Britain, Canada and others are hedging their bets, reserving doses that far outnumber their populations, as many poorer nations struggle to secure enough.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #income-inequality, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Berry-Flavored H.I.V. Medication Is Ready for Babies

For the 80,000 children who die of H.I.V. each year, drugs are often bitter or hard to swallow. Dolutegravir will soon come in a tasty dissolving tablet.

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For the World Economy, a Grim Slog Tempered by New Hopes

The emergence of vaccines has taken the edge off the worst fears, but a meaningful economic recovery probably remains distant.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #great-britain, #international-monetary-fund, #international-trade-and-world-market, #italy, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #recession-and-depression, #shutdowns-institutional, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-bank

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James D. Wolfensohn, Who Led the World Bank for 10 Years, Dies at 86

He was a force on Wall Street before taking the reins of the bank in 1995, then proceeded to shake it up. He did the same at both Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #carnegie-hall, #deaths-obituaries, #kennedy-john-f-center-for-the-performing-arts, #new-york-times-company, #salomon-brothers, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #wolfensohn-james-d, #world-bank

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Bill Gates, the Virus and the Quest to Vaccinate the World

The billionaire is working with the W.H.O., drugmakers and nonprofits to defeat the coronavirus everywhere, including in the world’s poorest nations. Can they do it?

#coalition-for-epidemic-preparedness-innovations, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #epidemics, #gates-bill, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #gavi-the-vaccine-alliance, #philanthropy, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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How the Wealthy World Has Failed Poor Countries During the Pandemic

Despite pledges for debt relief and expanded programs, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund have delivered meager aid, say economists.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #georgieva-kristalina-ivanova, #group-of-twenty, #international-monetary-fund, #malpass-david, #mnuchin-steven-t, #poverty, #stimulus-economic, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-bank

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Book Review: ‘Bland Fanatics,’ by Pankaj Mishra

Mishra’s “Bland Fanatics” argues that many of liberalism’s exalted ideas have collapsed.

#bland-fanatics-essays-book, #books-and-literature, #capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #liberalism-us-politics, #mishra-pankaj, #third-world-and-developing-countries

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Huge Study of Coronavirus Cases in India Offers Some Surprises to Scientists

The rate of death went down in patients over 65. Researchers also found that children of all ages became infected and spread the virus to others.

#andhra-pradesh-india, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #india, #lewnard-joseph, #research, #science-journal, #tamil-nadu-india, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #university-of-california-berkeley, #your-feed-science

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A Cataclysm of Hunger, Disease and Illiteracy

A pandemic of suffering follows on the heels of Covid-19 in poor countries, and children suffer most.

#brac-bangladesh, #camfed, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #food-insecurity, #illiteracy, #malnutrition, #poverty, #shutdowns-institutional, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #unemployment, #women-and-girls

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Bill Gates on Coronavirus, Vaccines and Global Health

The Covid-19 pandemic has set back public health efforts by years. But in an interview, the tech philanthropist expressed hope about new avenues for foreign aid

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‘We’re No. 28! And Dropping!’

A measure of social progress finds that the quality of life has dropped in America over the last decade, even as it has risen almost everywhere else.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #education, #mental-health-and-disorders, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Struggling Under Lockdown, Schools Worldwide Relearn the Value of TV

Poor regions where internet access is scarce are turning to an older technology to reach students. That strategy could also help in wealthy countries that have focused on online classes.

#brazil, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #indonesia, #new-jersey, #njtv, #peru, #tanzania, #teachers-and-school-employees, #television, #third-world-and-developing-countries

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Indian Billionaires Bet Big on Head Start in Coronavirus Vaccine Race

The world’s largest vaccine producer, the Serum Institute, announced a plan to make hundreds of millions of doses of an unproven inoculation. It’s a gamble with a huge upside. And huge risks.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #family-business, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #horses, #india, #pune-india, #serum-institute-of-india, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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One in Three Children Have Unacceptably High Lead Levels, Study Says

“Children around the world are being poisoned by lead on a massive and previously unrecognized scale,” according to the study, a collaboration of UNICEF and Pure Earth, an advocacy group.

#batteries, #children-and-childhood, #institute-for-health-metrics-and-evaluation, #lead, #occupational-knowledge-international, #poisoning-and-poisons, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations-childrens-fund

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They Crossed Oceans to Lift Their Families Out of Poverty. Now, They Need Help.

As the pandemic destroys paychecks, migrant workers are sending less money home, threatening an increase in poverty from South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa to Eastern Europe and Latin America.

#bangladesh, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreign-workers, #guatemala, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #poverty, #remittances, #romania, #third-world-and-developing-countries

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