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US says not testing travelers from Mexico for flu
Reuters ^ | 4/26/09 | Reuters

Posted on 04/26/2009 1:22:28 PM PDT by Cyberrat

WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - The United States is not testing airplane travelers from Mexico for the swine flu virus that has heightened fears of a possible pandemic, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Sunday...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhodhs; bhomexico; flu; influenza; janetnapolitano; mexicanflu; mexico; mexiflu; napolitano; pandemic; swine; swineflu; travelers
This is madness!
1 posted on 04/26/2009 1:22:28 PM PDT by Cyberrat
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To: Cyberrat

that would not be politically correct for Msssss Napolitano


2 posted on 04/26/2009 1:23:34 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Cyberrat

One might almost think this was planned. Almost.


3 posted on 04/26/2009 1:23:54 PM PDT by conservative cat (America, you have been PWNED!)
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To: Cyberrat

Its only a declared Public Health Emergency, what makes you think they’d do something right?


4 posted on 04/26/2009 1:24:42 PM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com LIBERTY FICTION at libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: Cyberrat

Of course not. That would be “racist”. Not appear racist is far more important than the health, safety, and security of US citizens. And while we’re on that subject, citizen is a quasi-racist term too.

Ms. Napolitano will, however, order the detainment and testing of all veterans and right wing extremists. She thinks that they are obviously the main source of swine flu in this country.


5 posted on 04/26/2009 1:24:57 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Cyberrat

It would be profiling. Instead, all people who voted for McCain will be strip searched at airports.


6 posted on 04/26/2009 1:26:21 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Cyberrat

Madness? THIS IS OBAMA!!!


7 posted on 04/26/2009 1:29:35 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: Cyberrat

I’m not sure how they could implement a test. Aren’t there millions of travelers flying every day?

There are lots of other logistical questions to consider among which: How quickly do the tests produce results? Where would they do the testing anyway? Are there enough tests to go around? When, how, where are the tests ordered and delivered? What sort of administrative infrastructure is set up to deal with it?

The good news is that we’re moving into the warmer months which will reduce the medium for the virus to thrive.


8 posted on 04/26/2009 1:29:39 PM PDT by freeagle
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To: Cyberrat

Upcoming headline: “baraq’s homeland dike fails; nation swamped by disease Katrina”


9 posted on 04/26/2009 1:31:02 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Cyberrat
Yet Latin American nations are....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2238099/posts

10 posted on 04/26/2009 1:31:49 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Cyberrat
According to other reports yesterday it takes about a week to get rest results for this particular pig-bird-man virus.

That leaves a couple of alternatives to testing ~ one is to close the borders (by shutting down flights from US to Mexico), or giving all the passengers seditives and stacking them up in the waiting areas pending results.


11 posted on 04/26/2009 1:33:24 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Cyberrat
War on drugs, yet scant border security

Illegal aliens, read above

Dramatic increase in diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, yellow fever, leprosy, same enforcement as above.

We have a Mexican restaurant on every street corner down in Houston. Many times the help barely speaks English (you know, that language that should be our official language...press #1).

Dishwashers, Food prep, Janitorial staff.....eeewwwwww!

Thinkin I'll stay in the office to eat lunch for a couple of weeks.

12 posted on 04/26/2009 1:35:01 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Cyberrat

I wonder if all those guys on the golf course know Obama has been exposed?


13 posted on 04/26/2009 1:37:52 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Cyberrat

Why not at least use the fever scanners that airports used during the SARS outbreak?


14 posted on 04/26/2009 1:39:26 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Cyberrat

Probably afraid of being branded as “racists” by La Raza.


15 posted on 04/26/2009 1:40:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud charter member of Napolitano's rightwing, nutcase American, watch list.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
"Why not at least use the fever scanners that airports used during the SARS outbreak?"

Because Rahm needs all the emergencies he can get!

16 posted on 04/26/2009 1:41:08 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: Cyberrat

The proper handling of future democrat voters is a hell of a lot more important than the health/security of the American public. Everybody knows that!


17 posted on 04/26/2009 1:41:58 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: freeagle

They could CLOSE THE BORDER! Maybe when hell freezes over.


18 posted on 04/26/2009 1:42:01 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

That is what Japan is doing.


19 posted on 04/26/2009 1:43:11 PM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: Cyberrat
Swine flu is currently a Phase 3 Global Outbreak

Phase 1-3: Predominantly Animal Infections.

In these phases, the influenza virus is contained, for the most part, to the animal population, in so-called "Animal to Animal" infections. Animal to Human infections can follow, with limited Human to Human infections. The majority of human

Infections in this phase occur because of contact with the infected animals, or because of contact with someone who has had contact with the infected animals.

Phase 4: Sustained Human To Human

This phase marks what is known as "community-level outbreaks," meaning the Human to Human infections become more widespread without the virus diminishing in strength or dying out. This phase is decidedly more dangerous than Phases 1-3, as the threat of pandemic is much higher if the infection has already spread throughout a locale.

Phase 5-6: Pandemic

Phase 5 marks the spread of the virus to 2 countries within 1 WHO-designated region, and is the strongest signal that a global pandemic is imminent. Phase 6 is the global pandemic itself, meaning that community-level outbreaks are seen in at least 1 other country in a different WHO region, in addition to the ones used to those defined in Phase 5. At this point, the organization of strategy to battle the virus will have been underway, and the treatment should be in full swing.

20 posted on 04/26/2009 1:43:58 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Cyberrat

It’s OK! Mexico is checking passengers.


21 posted on 04/26/2009 1:45:00 PM PDT by wolfcreek ("unnamed "right-wing extremist")
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To: Cyberrat

This could be the begining of the end for the LUNATIC/MAD OBAMA/NAPOLITANO and Co

THE SWINE FLU GATE...


22 posted on 04/26/2009 1:45:44 PM PDT by Ulysse
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To: Yaelle

They’ll probably test Christians and Veterans for the flu instead.


23 posted on 04/26/2009 1:46:37 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: MamaDearest

We’re apparently in stage 7...NOTHING WE CAN DO WILL STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!


24 posted on 04/26/2009 1:47:59 PM PDT by wolfcreek ("unnamed "right-wing extremist")
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To: rbg81

Why would the people traveling from Mexico to the US be of any particular race?
Most people on flights from Mexico to the US, are from the US, not Mexico.

They are probably screening those who appear noticeably sick, but not the others. They are not even sure of the incubation period, so many who travel would by asymptomatic. There are much more effective uses of time.


25 posted on 04/26/2009 1:51:56 PM PDT by ga medic
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To: Cyberrat

This must be their “Zero Population” plan. Perhaps they can make Paul Erlich ‘right’ once in his life before he dies.


26 posted on 04/26/2009 1:58:18 PM PDT by Kent C
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To: rbg81

The ones who brought the flu into NY, were American travelers who went to Cancun on vacation.


27 posted on 04/26/2009 2:01:26 PM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins (I don't have a license to kill; I have a learner's permit.)
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To: Cyberrat

Read this from the BBChttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/8018428.stm


28 posted on 04/26/2009 2:02:01 PM PDT by cmsgop ( " C'mon, Stand Up Chuck")
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To: freeagle
"I’m not sure how they could implement a test. Aren’t there millions of travelers flying every day?"

Probably, but it is time to stop futzing around. How do we implement this?

1) ALL travel to Mexico is suspended. No exceptions.

2 ALL U.S. Citizens must return within seven days or they will not be allowed to return for six months.

2) ONLY U.S Citizens are allowed to re-enter from Mexico...period.

3) Those U.S Citizens who return are required to submit to testing and/or vaccination within seven days. If they are insured, then they are given priority status to visit their physicians. Those who are not insured are given priority status at all public hospitals throughout the country.

4) Those who do not comply are subject to fine or imprisonment.

Does this sound harsh? Yes. That's the idea. Are there flaws in this plan? Absolutely. I'm just a guy with a laptop, but at least I'm offering some ideas. If I were in charge, I would ask real experts to point out the flaws and refine the plan.

My point is this: We need to stop messing around and formulate policy. This is not a game.

29 posted on 04/26/2009 2:09:18 PM PDT by Cyberrat (Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither.)
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To: Cyberrat

Better to shut down most travel from Mexico now than shut down whole cities later. But these guys are MORONS. And Obama always votes “present.”


30 posted on 04/26/2009 2:15:55 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cyberrat

Nahhh you wouldn’t want to upset the Mexicans now would ya?
Let em all in, even those with disease.


31 posted on 04/26/2009 2:17:39 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (yEP,i)
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To: Cyberrat
"Right now we don't think the facts warrant more active testing or screening of passengers coming in from Mexico"

Well, that's real bright.

It almost sounds like they WANT everyone to get infected. Sorry to get all tinfoil-hattish, but it's such a peculiar flu (swine/avian/human) that it sounds almost manufactured.

And such an abrupt onset. Could they have manufactured it, then dispersed it? They've done it before. They did something like this in San Francisco, in the 40's or 50's. They released something into the atmosphere. (Sorry to be so vague. It was before my time. I don't even know what keywords I would use to look it up. I just remember reading about it.)

The point is, they will use this flu epidemic to impose more regulations on us, and to force us to have inoculations, as they did in 1976 (which I don't remember). From the article: "Mass vaccinations started in October, but within weeks reports started coming in of people developing Guillain-Barré syndrome, a paralyzing nerve disease, right after taking the shot. Within two months, 500 people were affected, and more than 30 died."

32 posted on 04/26/2009 2:21:17 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (We're living in the Dark Ages.)
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To: conservative cat
Hmmm. A potential pandemic. Ilsa the Nazi she-dyke declares it a public health emergency but doesn't think it's worth tightening the border of origin over. Meanwhile, The Messiah strolls around a heavily-guarded air force base and diddles his (golf) balls, as though all is right with the world.

You know, I, too, might almost think this is following a sick, twisted script of some sort. Almost.


33 posted on 04/26/2009 2:23:20 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Thomas Paine on one shoulder, and St. Anger on the other.)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

It is often better for people to get infected from early generations of a new disease than later mutations.


34 posted on 04/26/2009 2:25:58 PM PDT by TaxRelief (Walmart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: editor-surveyor

You’d better believe that at this very moment Rahm is scared to death that his Lord (Satan) may have already called him home (by exposing him to the deadly strain of man-bird-pig virus).


35 posted on 04/26/2009 2:32:15 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: MamaDearest
So, we've gone from Phase 1 a month ago to Phase 2 just three weeks back, phase 3 last week, phase 4 yesterday, and phase 5 today.

Pretty quick stuff eh?!

36 posted on 04/26/2009 2:33:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: conservative cat


In a striking moment of candor, Joe Biden tells us would-be president Obama will face “an international crisis within his first six months in power and he will need supporters to stand by him as he makes tough, and possibly unpopular, decisions,”


37 posted on 04/26/2009 2:36:25 PM PDT by Rastus (Jedi mind tricks would work on Obama.)
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To: Cyberrat

Madness indeed! All borders should be closed via national guard ON the border. No air travel between USA and Mexico for whatever time it takes to contain it. I doubt this will happen until some die in the USA and will then be too late. God help us.


38 posted on 04/26/2009 3:37:11 PM PDT by Faithfull
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To: Cyberrat

They don’t check much else either.


39 posted on 04/26/2009 3:47:31 PM PDT by enduserindy (I hope he proves us wrong. Really, I do.)
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To: Cyberrat
There are no time and resources available to locate plague infested Mexicans.
We must concentrate on tracking down and eliminating Republican voters and military veterans rightwing extremists.


40 posted on 04/26/2009 3:52:54 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/world/asia/27kong.html


41 posted on 04/26/2009 4:22:02 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Cyberrat
Right now we don't think the facts warrant more active testing or screening of passengers coming in from Mexico," she said at a White House briefing.

TRANSLATION: "We can't tick off the Hispanic voters."

Janet and her trained goons have more important people to screen.

By the way, the fact that TSA goons carry badges should outrage every legitimate police officer in the nation.


42 posted on 04/26/2009 5:10:43 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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News this afternoon was that the golden thread is that all cases have a Mexican connection. Yes, it is true!!

A patient in a mental hospital has his last test to determine if he is ready to return home. He is taken into a room with the faucet running and the sink overflowing. He is handed a mop and told to clean up the mess. If he fails to turn off the faucet before mopping, he stays in the mental hospital.

The faucet is the Mexican border in this case. Do we turn it off, or stay in the insane asylum??


43 posted on 04/26/2009 6:22:22 PM PDT by elpadre (Afganista)
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To: TaxRelief
It is often better for people to get infected from early generations of a new disease than later mutations.

Why??

44 posted on 04/26/2009 8:04:41 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (We're living in the Dark Ages.)
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To: SolidWood
Madness? THIS IS OBAMA!!!

That was good.

Subtle, and good.


45 posted on 04/27/2009 3:28:14 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Cyberrat

"There's no reason to close the border. Just relax."

46 posted on 04/27/2009 3:36:22 AM PDT by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

Later generations, in this case, appear to be mutating into something more deadly.


47 posted on 04/27/2009 4:10:06 AM PDT by TaxRelief (Walmart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: Iron Munro
I know we should not judge a book by it's cover, but pictures of that dragon lady just freak me out!
48 posted on 04/27/2009 4:12:48 AM PDT by TaxRelief (Walmart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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I have to break this post into two parts due to the excessive number of threads dealing with swine flue...

Fear, anger and fatalism over swine flu in Mexico

Congressman calls for Mexican border to be closed

Grandpa: 'Good to be home' from Mexican jail (pneumonia?)

QNS SCHOOL FEAR; CANCUN TRIP EYED IN SWINE OUTBREAK (who protects Americans from Mexican disease?)

Michelle Malkin: Hey, maybe we’ll finally get serious about borders now

OBAMA GREETED IN MEXICO BY MAN WHO DIED DAYS LATER OF FLU SYMPTOMS...

We Need an Immigration Stimulus A recession is exactly when we want innovative outsiders.

Mexican cartels unloading drugs to Italian mafia

Illegal immigrant charged with child rape had been released a year earlier after assault arrest

Mexico flu: Your experiences

McCain challenger Simcox has challenges all his own [McCainiacs attack Simcox as disloyal to GOP]

Advocate: Neb. immigration measures slow progress

Refer to the flu outbreak as "Mexican Flu" or "Mexican Swine Flu"

Thousands Expected At NJ Illegal Immigration Event

Deportation Protest in Elizabeth NJ......It's not Cheaper to Keep her

“The harassment is welcome” (Mexican bishops reject special protection against drug traffickers)

Stunning Twist: Murder Suspect Assisted Victim's Mother (in glorifying illegal immigration)

[Texas Governor] Perry Requests Antiviral Medications From CDC (for possible Swine Flu "Pandemic")

America Is Stupidly Shutting Out Immigrants. Isn’t It? [1.6 Million Immigrants Yearly!]

Illegal aliens delivering drugs to Wal-Mart

Mexico flu: Your experiences

Missionary's arrest sparks discussion, fear

Mexican drug cartels have infiltrated colleges and high schools across America

Hispanic Christian Groups Split on Illegal Immigrants, U.S. Census

Hunter Introduces Border Security Legislation (Duncan D.)

Port runners sentenced to lengthy prison terms

St. Paul wins court ruling against Sureño 13 gang

'Certified' Disaster - 106 Blank Birth Certificates Stolen From City Health Department

Children of illegals may make up 1 in 7 AZ schoolchildren [McCain legacy] [your taxes] [AZ 2010]

Most Mexico fatal flu victims aged between 25-45 (Spanish Flu did the same)

Mexico shuts schools, museums to stop flu outbreak

Giffords backs changes in employer sanctions law

Mexico flu outbreak kills dozens

WHO worries Mexico flu deaths could mark pandemic

Homeland Security’s Unsecure Secretary

Travel advisory warns of severe respiratory illness in Mexico

Simcox vs. McCain in 2010: Who would you vote for? [Freep the poll!]

Judge Denies Bond in Large Georgia Immigration Fraud Case

Rep. Michele Bachmann: Has janet Napolitano Gone Mad?

McCain faces serious primary challenge

H1B,J1 Immigrants More Productive...

Students Fall Ill in New York, and Swine Flu Is Likely Cause

Bloomberg: CDC Confirms Swine Flu In Queens School (St. Francis Prep)

LIVE Influenza Thread 04-26-09

Duluth man convicted in immigration crime case Eds: APNewsNow.

EXTRA: Influenza death toll rises to 81 in Mexico

I love my country.....andd I won't give it up (Vanity)

Political Notebook: Will Palin side with McCain or Simcox?

Mexico City cancels all public events to fight flu

FEARS OF DEADLY NEW MEX FLU COME TO QNS.

Heightened Concern over New Flu-Like Virus

ATF: Texas No. 1 in smuggled guns

Border Incursions Rocket 359%

Judge rules Silicon Valley water fee illegal; customers could get refunds

China Bans Pork Imports From Mexico, Parts of US

Is swine flu 'the big one' or a flu that fizzles?

JAPAN WON'T LET PASSENGERS OFF PLANES FROM MEXICO (UNTIL DRS/NURSES CHECK EACH PERSON UPON LANDING)

"Very Aggressive" Dengue Fever Outbreak in Mexico

Ohio Boy's Swine Flu Matches Deadly Mexican Strain

Calling card calls not going through to Mexico

Mexico City Locks Itself In Amid Swine Flu Fears [103 Dead, 1600 Infected]

Global Race Is On To Contain Swine Flu Outbreak [20 Confirmed Cases in 5 States!]

INFLUENZA A (H1N1) VIRUS, SWINE, HUMAN - NORTH AMERICA

Influenza as Bioweapon: Difficult to Counter

49 posted on 04/27/2009 5:50:03 AM PDT by bcsco (I'm a Constitution defender!)
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