95 episodes about covid-19

Ep 918: Covid-19 - Virus Out of Control in Putin's Russia

Bryan MacDonald, journalist with RT, talks to Eamon about Covid-19, Trump v Biden and Putin v Merkel.

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Ep 917: Covid – A Dissident Voice

Dr. Martin Feeley, who resigned as clinical director of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group last month, talks to Eamon about the need to challenge the coronavirus consensus.

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Ep 907: Covid-19 - Victory Over The Virus No Longer Assured For Sweden

Sweden-based journalist Philip O'Connor talks to Eamon.

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Ep 906: Six Week Lockdown Welcome But We Must Use Time Wisely

Dr. Tomás Ryan talks to Eamon. Tomás is Assistant Professor at the School of Biochemistry & Immunology, Trinity College Dublin, and an associate of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience.

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Ep 905: Covid-19 - Lockdown Alone Will Not Solve The Covid-19 Crisis

Prof. Anthony Staines, Professor of Health Systems at DCU, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 903: Brexit - Boris Puts It Up To Europe

Economist Chris Johns talk to Eamon.

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Ep 900: All-Island Approach A Must To Beat Covid-19

Professor Patrick Mallon, Professor of Microbial Diseases in the UCD School of Medicine and a Consultant in Infectious Diseases in St Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 899: Can A No Deal Brexit Be Avoided Now?

Naomi O'Leary, Europe Correspondent for The Irish Times and host of The Irish Passport podcast, talks to Eamon about Brexit and Covid-19 developments across Europe.

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Ep 891: Covid-19 - In Trouble and Heading for Worse

Tomás Ryan, Assistant Professor at the School of Biochemistry & Immunology, Trinity College Dublin, and an Associate of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 885: Covid-19 - How Australia is Beating the Virus

Dr. Niall Conroy, Consultant in Public Medicine in Queensland, talks to Eamon about how the combination of strong leadership and listening to the doctors suppressed Covid-19 across Australia.

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Ep 882: Covid-19 - Unless We Abandon Our Defeatist Strategy We're Looking at 35,000 Deaths

Prof. Gerry Killeen, Chair of Applied Pathogen Ecology in UCC, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 881: Post-Covid - Will The Old Politics Survive?

Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 879: White Collar Job Security A Thing of the Past

Chris Johns talks to Eamon about the economic consequences of the pandemic on Ireland and the UK, and the pivotal decisions faced by Rishi Sunak and Paschal Donohoe.

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Ep 876: Covid-19 – In Sweden, the Jury is Still Out

Philip O'Connor reports from Stockholm on the early signs of a Swedish spike, and Johan Giesecke's contribution to the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 Response.

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Ep 875: Health v Wealth - Political Leadership Required to Get the Balance Right

Associate Professor Tomás Ryan and Mark Paul, Business Correspondent with the Irish Times, debate the choices we face.

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Ep 864: Personal Behaviour the Key to Winning the War With Covid

Ahead of new pandemic protocols set to be announced by the Irish government tomorrow, Tomás Ryan, Associate Professor in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology and Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 858: Covid-19 - Ireland and Europe Trending Towards Trouble

Prof Gerry Killeen, Chair of Applied Pathogen Ecology in UCC, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 855: Get Real or Get Ready for a Terrible Winter

Tomás Ryan, Associate Professor in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology and Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 847: Covid-19 – Another Lockdown Would Be Ruinous

Economist Jim Power talks to Eamon about the prospect of another lockdown and the social effects of economic decisions.

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Ep 844: Covid-19 – No Governing Consensus

Anthony Staines, Professor of Health Systems at DCU, talks to Eamon about the 'Zero Covid' approach.

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Ep 839: Covid-19 – Sweden Serenely Plays The Long Game

Philip O'Connor reports from Stockholm.

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Ep 836: Covid-19 – Official Ireland Breaches Its Own Rules

Fionnán Sheahan, Ireland Editor at the Irish Independent, talks to Eamon about the fallout from the Oireachtas Golf Society event and the resignation of Minister for Agriculture Dara Calleary.

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Ep 835: Covid-19 – No Leadership, No Convincing Policy

Tomás Ryan, Associate Professor in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology and Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 834: Covid-19 – The Terrifying Prospect of Businesses Collapsing and Mass Unemployment

Economist Dan O'Brien talks to Eamon about finding ways to live with the virus so that the economy can survive.

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Ep 832: Meat Processing Plants - Fertile Ground for Covid-19 Virus

Mick Clifford, Special Correspondent The Irish Examiner and host of The Mick Clifford Podcast, reports on the recent Covid=19 outbreaks at Irish meat processing plants.

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Ep 831: Re-opening Schools - A Gamble That Could Go Wrong

Tomás Ryan, Associate Professor in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology and Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 827: Spain Tortured By Coronavirus

Richard Fitzpatrick reports from Barcelona on the surging numbers of Covid-19 cases across Spain, and discusses a chaotic summer so far for Real Madrid and Barcelona.

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Ep 823: Covid-19 – Austerity Not the Answer to Economic Disaster

Economist Jim Power talks to Eamon about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on businesses around the country.

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Ep 819: Covid-19 – The Next Ten Days Are Critical

Mitigation, Suppression, Elimination – it's time to decide. Tomás Ryan, Associate Professor in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology and the Trinity Institute of Neuroscience at Trinity College, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 802: Covid-19 - Absence of Clear Thinking May Prove Costly

Tomás Ryan, Associate Professor in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology and the Trinity Institute of Neuroscience at Trinity College, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 798: Europe Divided On Pandemic Bailout – Angela Merkel's Greatest Challenge

Naomi O'Leary, Europe correspondent with the Irish Times and host of the Irish Passport podcast, talks to Eamon about the EU's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ep 796: Lack of Covid Leadership is Dangerous

Dr. Tomás Ryan, Assistant Professor at the School of Biochemistry & Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, tells Eamon that the new government should have a Minister for Covid-19.

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Ep 785: Covid-19 - Low Numbers Can Lie, The Virus Is Around and Dangerous

Tomás Ryan, Assistant Professor at the School of Biochemistry & Immunology, TCD, and an associate of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 780: Covid-19 - Not Listening to the Science Comes with Risks Attached

Professor Anthony Staines, DCU, talks to Eamon about how wearing a mask and avoiding crowded spaces can help us manage the tensions between locking down and opening up.

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Ep 777: China On the Back Foot as Covid-19 Spikes in Beijing

Peter Goff, Asia Correspondent for the Irish Times, reports from China on the coronavirus outbreak in Beijing.

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Ep 776: Johnson’s Britain Blunders On

Economist Chris Johns talks to Eamon.

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Ep 773: Dithering Boris Being Exposed

Brendan O'Neill, editor of Spiked, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 771: Covid-19 – Mitigate, Suppress, Eliminate – It's Time to Decide

Dr. Tomás Ryan, Associate Professor in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 767: Covid-19 - Sweden Fears Tegnell May Be Wrong

Stockholm based journalist Philip O'Connor talks to Eamon.

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Ep 766: When We Get Back to Business, Support Your Local High Street

Economist Jim Power talks to Eamon about the impact of the coronavirus on small and medium businesses around the country, and their importance to the national economy.

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Ep 763: Covid-19 – Ireland Heading for Second Surge

Dr. Tomás Ryan, Associate Professor in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College, talks to Eamon about the risks of Ireland's approach to easing the coronavirus lockdown.

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Ep 760: While Trump Retreats to Isolation Putin Seeks Allies in Europe

Bryan MacDonald, an Irish Journalist working with RT (Russia's English language broadcasting service) talks to Eamon.

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Ep 759: Who Murdered Olof Palme?

And is Sweden's Covid gamble about to fail? Philip O'Connor talks to Eamon.

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Ep 756: Millennials – The Jinxed Generation

Karl Deeter, housing expert and financial advisor with Yes.ie, talks to Eamon about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our cities and their housing markets.

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Ep 755: Dr. Superstar Leads Sweden's Battle With The Virus

Philip O'Connor reports from Stockholm on the latest Covid-19 developments in Sweden, and the role of the country's high-profile state epidemiologist, Anders Tegnell.

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Ep 745: Real Jobs, Real Fear, Real Pain

Economist Jim Power talks to Eamon.

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Ep 743: Uncharted Waters - The Greatest Economic Crisis in Modern History

Economists Chris Johns and Dan O'Brien discuss with Eamon.

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Ep 742: Covid-19 - Ireland Needs Leadership We Can Trust

Tomás Ryan, Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor at the School of Biochemistry & Immunology, Trinity College Dublin, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 739: As Trump Stumbles On, No Show From Biden

Niall Stanage reports from Washington.

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Ep 736: Britain’s Covid Tragedy - Is the Media Really to Blame?

Brendan O’Neill, Editor of Spiked Online, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 735: Covid-19 - As Things Stand Ireland is in Trouble

Dr. Tomás Ryan, Associate Professor, Biochemistry at Trinity Institute of Neurosciences talks to Eamon.

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Ep 732: Covid-19 – Strong Political Leadership Needed

Professor Luke O'Neill, chair of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin, calls for a Minister for Covid-19, and says that the lack of leadership during the crisis will cost lives.

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Ep 725: Covid-19 – No Surrender from Under Pressure China as Party Fights Back

Peter Goff, Asia correspondent for the Irish Times, reports on the latest coronavirus developments in China and its neighbours.

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Ep 722: Covid-19 – As UK Numbers Soar, Tide Beginning to Turn on Boris

Chris Johns talks to Eamon about the deepening crisis in the UK, and the return of Boris Johnson from illness.

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Ep 721: Covid-19 - Solutions Can't Be Left to the Doctors

Economist Dan O'Brien talks to Eamon about the lockdown influence on the economy and Europe's inability to find a credible response to the impact of the virus.

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Ep 720: Covid-19 - The Numbers And What They Mean

Economist and Analyst David Higgins of Carraighill talks to Eamon.

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Ep 719: No Answer to Covid-19, No Answer to Viktor Orbán. What's the EU for?

Naomi O'Leary, Europe Correspondent with the Irish Times and host of the Irish Passport podcast, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 718: A View from Russia - On Putin, Covid-19 and Other Things

Bryan MacDonald, Journalist with RT in Russia, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 717: Covid-19 - Steadfast Sweden Not for Turning

Philip O'Connor reports from Stockholm.

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Ep 716: Trump's Theatre of the Absurd

Niall Stanage reports from Washington.

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Ep 714: Post Covid-19 - Capitalism But Not As We've Known It

Cormac Lucey, Economics Commentator, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 709: Covid-19 - Capitalism's Greatest Challenge

Economist Jim Power talks to Eamon.

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Ep 705: Covid-19 - The Long and Testing Road Ahead

Prof. Paddy Mallon, specialist in infectious disease at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Professor of Microbial Diseases in the UCD School of Medicine, talks to Eamon about the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Ep 704: Covid-19 – Facing a Mountain of National Debt, Can We Walk Away?

Chris Johns talks to Eamon about the response of the British government to the coronavirus crisis, and the possibility of debt forgiveness.

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Ep 700: Corrupt and Inept – Leaders Shame the Glory Game

Miguel Delaney, chief football writer with The Independent, joins Eamon to discuss the Premier League's handling of the Coronavirus crisis, and a potential buyer for Newcastle United.

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Ep 698: Covid-19 – No Happy Ending

Dan O'Brien joins Eamon to discuss the latest economic consequences of the coronavirus crisis.

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Ep 697: Didi Hamann – Liverpool Wrong To Furlough Staff, Bundesliga Back In May?

Didi Hamann joins Eamon to discuss how clubs in Germany and England are handling the coronavirus crisis.

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Ep 696: Spain - Covid-19 Takes a Heavy Toll

Journalist Richard Fitzpatrick talks to Eamon.

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Ep 692: Britain Pays The Price For Government By Slogan

Brendan O'Neill, editor of Spiked, talks to Eamon about the UK's response to the coronavirus crisis.

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Ep 691: Trump Exposed – America Tested Like Never Before

Niall Stanage reports from Washington.

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Ep 690: Covid-19 – Sweden Rolls The Dice

Journalist Philip O'Connor reports from Stockholm.

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Ep 689: Plunging into the unknown, no one knows where this will end

Economists Dan O'Brien and Chris Johns talk to Eamon.

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Ep 684: Niall Stanage reports from Washington

Niall Stanage talks to Eamon about how the pandemic is being managed in the United States.

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Ep 683: Sweden - An Oasis Of Calm In A Troubled World

Journalist Philip O'Connor reports from Sweden.

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Ep 682: Covid-19 Special – Death, Despair, and No Easy Answer as Pandemic Sweeps the World

In a special episode, Eamon is joined by contributors from around the world – Peter Goff in China, Lara Marlowe in France, Richard Fitzpatrick in Barcelona, and Paddy Agnew in Italy – to discuss the political and social effects of the coronavirus on their respective countries.

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Ep 680: Every Chance This Could End Badly

Dan O'Brien and Chris Johns join Eamon to discuss the long-term economic impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Ep 678: Italy's Tragedy - Liam Brady and Paddy Agnew on the Country They Love

Liam and Paddy join Eamon to talk about Italian family and society, soccer and the devastation being caused by Covid-19.

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Ep 677: Recession Looms - Trump Could be in Trouble

Niall Stanage, Associate Editor of the Hill and White House Correspondent, reports from Washington.

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Ep 676: Facing an Economic Wasteland if Governments Fail to Deal with Crisis

Economist Jim Power talks to Eamon about how Governments and banks must respond to the current crisis.

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Ep 675: EU May Not Survive Covid-19 Economic Woes

Paul Sommerville, CEO of Sommerville Advisory Markets, talks to Eamon about the impact of the Coronavirus on the economy.

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Ep 674: Prof. Paddy Mallon - What You Need to Know about Covid-19

Prof. Paddy Mallon, Professor of Microbial Diseases in the UCD School of Medicine, talks to Eamon about the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Ep 673: Britain discovering there is such a thing as society

Brendan O’Neill on how Covid-19 will change politics forever.

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Ep 671: Biden on the Brink of Victory in Florida, But Covid-19 Chaos Overshadows All

Niall Stanage reports from Washington on the first head-to-head debate in the Democratic Primary Race, and the President's handling of the coronavirus crisis.

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Ep 670: Prof John Crown – Cheltenham was madness, an ounce of prevention is a pound of cure

Professor John Crown, consultant medical oncologist at St. Vincent's Private Hospital in Dublin, talks to Eamon about the global response to the coronavirus crisis.

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Ep 669: Draconian Measures Work – The Lesson from Asia

Peter Goff, China correspondent with the Irish Times, reports on successful attempts to contain the coronavirus pandemic in the far east.

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Ep 668: Amid Coronavirus Fears, Trump and Merkel Hold Keys to the World Economy

Chris Johns talks to Eamon about Covid-19, collapsing stock markets, and what governments can do to avoid long-term economic consequences.

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Ep 662: Covid-19 Could Lead to Economic Devastation

Economist Jim Power talks to Eamon.

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Ep 659: Coronavirus - Economically Dangerous But Hard to Predict

Economist Dan O’Brien talks to Eamon about the economic threat of COVID-19.

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