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Mon May 4, 2020, 09:58 AM

Breaking news on MSNBC: South Korean researchers have determined

that it is impossible for people who have been infected with Covid 19 to be reinfected!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now, give me my antibody test!

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Reply Breaking news on MSNBC: South Korean researchers have determined (Original post)
Goodheart May 2020 OP
Botany May 2020 #1
madville May 2020 #10
forgotmylogin May 2020 #37
madville May 2020 #2
stopdiggin May 2020 #41
Disaffected May 2020 #3
Goodheart May 2020 #11
Disaffected May 2020 #12
Celerity May 2020 #21
Disaffected May 2020 #23
Celerity May 2020 #24
stopdiggin May 2020 #45
Celerity May 2020 #49
33taw May 2020 #4
BComplex May 2020 #8
33taw May 2020 #13
Quixote1818 May 2020 #29
33taw May 2020 #31
totodeinhere May 2020 #36
Quixote1818 May 2020 #27
EarnestPutz May 2020 #5
Aristus May 2020 #7
EarnestPutz May 2020 #14
forgotmylogin May 2020 #38
stopdiggin May 2020 #50
forgotmylogin May 2020 #62
safeinOhio May 2020 #40
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2020 #6
Wounded Bear May 2020 #9
King of the sheep May 2020 #15
Takket May 2020 #20
Phoenix61 May 2020 #22
ohtransplant May 2020 #16
Goodheart May 2020 #17
King of the sheep May 2020 #19
Phoenix61 May 2020 #25
Takket May 2020 #18
yonder May 2020 #26
Shermann May 2020 #28
Greybnk48 May 2020 #30
stopdiggin May 2020 #52
Igel May 2020 #53
CaptYossarian May 2020 #32
yaesu May 2020 #33
Shermann May 2020 #39
totodeinhere May 2020 #34
EllieBC May 2020 #35
llmart May 2020 #42
EllieBC May 2020 #43
Ace Rothstein May 2020 #44
llmart May 2020 #51
USALiberal May 2020 #46
Igel May 2020 #54
Quixote1818 May 2020 #58
Ford_Prefect May 2020 #47
Igel May 2020 #56
Quixote1818 May 2020 #59
Ford_Prefect May 2020 #60
Quixote1818 May 2020 #57
Bernardo de La Paz May 2020 #48
Celerity May 2020 #55
Meowmee May 2020 #61

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:02 AM

1. But can those people still be infectious to other people?

n/t

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:10 AM

10. If they just have antibodies and no active virus

the answer is most likely no. This will be great if we can get widespread antibody testing and those that have already had exposure can't spread or get the virus, people that don't have the antibody will still need to distance and isolate. Higher risk folks will be stuck until a vaccine can be approved though, they'll still need to isolate and distance as well.

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Response to madville (Reply #10)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:39 PM

37. Can they use the antibodies from an immune person to develop a vaccine?

Or am I completely misinformed how vaccines work?

I guess that's why they were doing plasma therapy?

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:03 AM

2. Great news, I think we are going to be surprised at

how many people have been exposed that never displayed any symptoms, especially healthy kids and young adults. Some of the recent studies with antibody tests are saying it could be around 30-40% of the population in the US has already had exposure and most reported no noticeable symptoms.

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Response to madville (Reply #2)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:48 PM

41. the tests in CA had a lot of doubters and skepticism among the medical community

other estimates have not ventured anything nearly in that range (even n hard hit pops, NY, etc.)

That said .. if this holds up, it is undeniably very good news. Let's see how long it takes for WHO/CDC to back this claim.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:04 AM

3. "Impossible"??

Sounds like hype.

Link?

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Response to Disaffected (Reply #3)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:11 AM

11. That's South Korea's word, not mine.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #11)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:16 AM

12. OK but,

do you have a link? Just perused the MSNBC website and found nothing.

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Response to Disaffected (Reply #12)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:46 AM

21. This is 5 days old news

Coronavirus patients can’t relapse, South Korean scientists believe

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coronavirus-patients-cant-relapse-south-korean-scientists-believe-rkm8zm7d9

Thursday April 30 2020, 12.00pm BST, The Times



but here is a new story, with the Roche CEO saying the same thing



Roche CEO says it is ‘very likely’ people develop immunity after recovering from coronavirus

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/04/roche-ceo-very-likely-coronavirus-patients-develop-immunity.html

People who have recovered from Covid-19 are “very likely” to be immune to the virus, according to the CEO of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche.

CEO Severin Schwan told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” on Monday he believes those who had already had the coronavirus would now be immune to the illness — but he pointed out that more research was required.

“We know from other coronaviruses that it’s very likely as soon as you have gone through an infection you will also acquire immunity,” he said. “But this still, nevertheless, has to be proven over time. We need studies to really see whether those people who have been infected once are subject to reinfection. But there’s a high likelihood that this will be the case.”

Schwan’s take on immunity to Covid-19 came after South Korean scientists concluded it was impossible for the virus to reinfect humans.

There had been concern that people were appearing to fall ill with the coronavirus a second time in Japan, China and South Korea — but researchers from the South Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week that this phenomenon had resulted from testing failures.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #21)

Mon May 4, 2020, 11:21 AM

23. Excellent, thanks.

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Response to Disaffected (Reply #23)

Mon May 4, 2020, 11:22 AM

24. even better news

The latest coronavirus antibody test is a lot more accurate (100% accurate at detecting antibodies) 99.8% accurate at ruling out the presence of those antibodies

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213389337

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Response to Celerity (Reply #24)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:58 PM

45. YES!! And that is really a breakthrough

Now how fast can we get our hands on (literally) millions of these tests?
--- -- -- ---

Testing people didn't really mean much when we had such crap tests in many places. And .. can we hope that this (a good test) might drive a stake through the heart of some of the hucksters that are flooding the markets?

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #45)

Mon May 4, 2020, 01:01 PM

49. scammers need to be imprisoned for decades nt

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:06 AM

4. Does this apply to mutated versions of the virus?

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Response to 33taw (Reply #4)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:09 AM

8. So far, all 33 mutated versions of the virus?

I'm sorry, but I don't think this is true, either.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #8)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:18 AM

13. I don't believe this story.

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Response to 33taw (Reply #13)

Mon May 4, 2020, 11:33 AM

29. Why? Do you have some research to suggest otherwise?

Coronaviruses are very stable. They have a coronavirus from 30 years ago (cold virus version) and has changed very little over 30 years. It's not like the flu virus which is extremely unstable.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #29)

Mon May 4, 2020, 11:38 AM

31. No. Just a lot of conflicting stories. Just doesn't ring true to me.

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Response to 33taw (Reply #13)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:39 PM

36. I am skeptical as well. We have seen several other stories that indicate the opposite of

what this particular study concludes.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #8)

Mon May 4, 2020, 11:31 AM

27. It's mutating very slowly. Because of this a vaccine will probably cover all the versions

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:07 AM

5. Really good news if it means that a vaccine will give you permanent immunity......

....The best case scenario is that this ends up like measles, where a vaccination done in the 1950's still affords protection.

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Response to EarnestPutz (Reply #5)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:09 AM

7. Now if only we had something to give us permanent immunity from anti-vaxxers.

n/t

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Response to Aristus (Reply #7)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:22 AM

14. I'm afraid to think about all the noise that the anti-vaxxers will make....

....when we finally have a vaccine available and (wait for it) you have to get your kids vaccinated before they can go to school. Boom! Heads will explode. Some people will just put down their "Open the Restaurants - No more government tyranny" signs and pick up their " No mandatory vaccinations - No government tyranny" signs. Same idiot mindset, same idiots.

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Response to EarnestPutz (Reply #14)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:43 PM

38. I think flu-shots (vaccines) have always been optional.

People aren't required to have a flu-shot. In fact, I remember when there was a shortage and they asked healthy, non at-risk people to hold off on getting them.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #38)

Mon May 4, 2020, 01:02 PM

50. not the same thing as the childhood vaccination issue (nt)


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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #50)

Mon May 4, 2020, 06:54 PM

62. Oh, definitely. You're right.

I don't have kids, and forgot that shots are a requirement to register.

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Response to EarnestPutz (Reply #14)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:47 PM

40. Yesterday a RW girl told me

they are now installing 5G lines in all of the sewers in Michigan to help infect us.

I think she even thought it true.

This is the DU member formerly known as safeinOhio.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:08 AM

6. But for how long? Some immunities are permanent but others aren't.

I remember having to get a second smallpox inoculation years ago before going on a trip out of the country because your immunity wears off, though it takes years. Smallpox, by the way, was a real doozy, with a fatality rate of 30%. Now it's been eradicated, no thanks to anti-vax idiots.
This is the DU member formerly known as The Velveteen Ocelot.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:10 AM

9. Nice headline. Will hold out for more info before I dump my protections...

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:23 AM

15. The antibody test gives many false positives.

Even if this is true, and it doesn't sound like language a scientist would use, it requires the antibody test to be 100% reliable. It is not.

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Response to King of the sheep (Reply #15)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:43 AM

20. Last I heard was there are 14 tests out there

And only three were reasonably accurate. But some european firm had a test over 99% effective coming out. So we are close on that I hope!

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Response to Takket (Reply #20)

Mon May 4, 2020, 11:18 AM

22. It's Roche. nt

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Response to ohtransplant (Reply #16)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:36 AM

17. Excellent. Thanks.

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Response to ohtransplant (Reply #16)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:43 AM

19. So, there are two problems still:

1) The test may falsely tell us we have had the virus, so we are still vulnerable.
2) The virus will mutate, and then be able to reinfect those who had the previous form.

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Response to King of the sheep (Reply #19)

Mon May 4, 2020, 11:23 AM

25. Roche has a test that is 99.8% accurate

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:37 AM

18. Figured that was the case

Reinfection storied were anecdotal and never took into account that far more logical reasons being that the person probably had Covid and the flu/common cold close together, and/or that the tests were giving bad data.

Hopefully this is being tested elsewhere and will be corroborated soon. Then we can put this to bed.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 11:25 AM

26. If accurate this is great news of course.

IMO, we will need time on the order of years before we can reliably use words like "impossible".

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 11:33 AM

28. Very encouraging, but I'll wait for peer review/confirmation by the WHO nt

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 11:37 AM

30. John Oliver reported that up to 50% of the anti-body tests are bogus

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right now! A huge number of companies are cranking them out and ZERO have FDA approval. ZERO! Four tests out of many have a lower ranking than approval by the FDA. The rest have nothing.

Bottom line: DON'T TRUST THE TESTS YET! THEY GIVE FALSE POSITIVE'S AT LEAST 50% OF THE TIME!!!

Watch Last Week Tonight's show from 5/3/2020 and he does a segment on it with a scientist explaining what I just wrote above.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/john-oliver-breaks-down-lack-coronavirus-testing-us-1293045

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #30)

Mon May 4, 2020, 01:29 PM

52. yes. and let's point out again that BOTH false positive and negative

results have serious health repercussions in this scenario! The "false positive" goes cheerfully back to work .. "passport" in hand .. to the aged care facility. And the "false negative" is convinced that it's OK to resume weekend visits with her grandchildren. And both become deadly vectors within days of a bad test!

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #30)

Mon May 4, 2020, 01:57 PM

53. This is breathless.

The truth is anodyne.

He exaggerates more than is possible. Categorize this as clickbait with enough truth to say that it's not entirely wrong.

Some tests are reliable. Some aren't.

None have FDA approval. 11, last I heard, had FDA emergency approval. Notice the word "emergency."

Those with emergency approval are reasonably accurate--not always great. Some are great.

A Roche press release compared its new test with two already on the market with emergency approval, and the Roche test was so much superior according to Roche's press release. Now stop and think: What's the chances that it's going to compare it with the best two already on the market, unless it still would come out ahead and could use this as a selling point? (I think it would be a strong selling point. It's not one that they advanced, however, so I put the two comparison tests in the "not the best on the market" category).

Please note, however, that the Roche test is also not FDA approved. It has received FDA emergency approval.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:18 PM

32. Now, instead of the flu, the covidiots will compare it to chicken pox.

People with a 70 IQ have their own interpretation of anything.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:35 PM

33. Well, this isn't a full blown study, no one has any idea how long immunization will last nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #33)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:46 PM

39. I'm not so sure about that

We have a huge population of people who have been recovered starting in January or so. I'm not a medical researcher, but it seems like you could measure the relative strength of the antibodies over time and have some idea.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:37 PM

34. I hope that this information is accurate, but I would approach it with caution.

We may need several peer reviewed studies over a period of time to get a definitive answer on this topic.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:38 PM

35. I hope they are correct. I feel like some poeple want them to be wrong though.

Too many people relishing and enjoying the idea of permanent struggle like it's supposed to be noble or something. Too many seem to almost hope this doesn't end sooner than later.

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Response to EllieBC (Reply #35)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:49 PM

42. +1

We've got plenty of them here on DU.

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Response to llmart (Reply #42)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:57 PM

43. Yup.

And I don't get it. Unless they think it'll usher in their dream world, which...it won't.

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Response to llmart (Reply #42)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:57 PM

44. I wonder how many of them previously said they believe in science.

Then don't believe the science when it tells them something they don't want to hear.

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Response to Ace Rothstein (Reply #44)

Mon May 4, 2020, 01:03 PM

51. True.

They also say they won't believe anything coming out of this government re: the virus but then something comes out of S. Korea and they get all suspicious.

I actually have had the pleasure of knowing a few S. Korean researchers (I worked at a university) and their resumes are extremely impressive of what they have done and worked on by the time they're in their 30's.

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Response to EllieBC (Reply #35)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:58 PM

46. I have not seen any of that. nt

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Response to EllieBC (Reply #35)

Mon May 4, 2020, 01:59 PM

54. I'm less charitable.

It's not that they want some huge noble struggle.

It's that they want a huge gnarly calamity they can attribute the blame for over the course of many months. The bigger the screw up, the more horrible the screwer of ups. Cut off nose to spite face.

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Response to EllieBC (Reply #35)

Mon May 4, 2020, 02:11 PM

58. +1 nt

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:58 PM

47. What has WHO got to say about it?

I'll feel more confident about this if an authority outside of Korea has confirmed similar results. With more than 31 mutations confirmed it only seems logical that you may be immune to the local varmint and not its East or West coast cousin.

My second question is what degree of resistance is conferred and for how long?

My other thought is that you first must survive the Virus. Some of us are more at risk of succumbing or getting through the illness with major damage and complications to heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, brain, and limbs.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #47)

Mon May 4, 2020, 02:08 PM

56. I take the S. Koreans at their word.

They have every reason to want the truth, and none to lie.

They had a large number of cases of people who tested positive for COVID, recovered, and tested positive again. Some had symptoms or some reason to get retested. You see the problem.

Same for some cases in China, elsewhere. What's a pain to do is to test for live virus. But the S. Koreans did this, for their "re-infected" patients. And they found that there wasn't any detectable live virus. That left the PCR test, and they quantified some things and found that the PCR test was very, very sensitive and picking up small trace amounts of RNA. It's a systemic problem with the testing. (It's the same checking for heavy metals. We can get down to fraction of a part per trillion, and that some proposed limits would rule out most of even the purest ground or surface water.)

(The report came out last week, Monday or Tuesday. I posted it here as part of an old thread, but since it didn't fit the DU Zeitgeist.)


The remaining issue is, "What about the symptoms?" Sniffles, dry cough, low fever aren't exactly symptoms unique to COVID.

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Response to Igel (Reply #56)

Mon May 4, 2020, 02:11 PM

59. Agree. nt

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Response to Igel (Reply #56)

Mon May 4, 2020, 02:45 PM

60. I have not doubted the efficacy or integrity of the Korean testing. I asked that more testing

confirms their results, as anyone would. Given the diversity of symptoms and effects, not to mention the apparent confusion over how the virus acts on humans I feel it reasonable to have more than one set of subjects, tests and results. Peer review and all that, too.

I also asked if there is information about degree and longevity of immunity.

As one who would not likely survive COVID-19 or might be severely compromised by it I have some concerns.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #47)

Mon May 4, 2020, 02:09 PM

57. The WHO's message was pretty muddled. Go to the 7 minute level of this video

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:58 PM

48. The antibody tests are currently very unreliable. . . . nt

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 03:55 PM

61. I hope it pans out this way, that would be great!

Even if we end up needing a yearly or some type of regular covid vaccine, it would be good.

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