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Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:49 PM

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis bans coronavirus "vaccine passports"

Source: Axios

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday prohibiting businesses from requiring customers to show proof they have received COVID vaccines and preventing the state government from issuing so-called "vaccine passports."

Why it matters: Immunization credentials for the coronavirus have become a controversial subject, especially with Republican governors, though proof of vaccination could speed international travel and economic reopening plans.

What they're saying: DeSantis' order says requiring immunization credentials "would create two classes of citizens based on vaccination."

"Businesses in Florida are prohibited from requiring patrons or customers to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-transmission recovery to gain access to, entry upon, or service from the business," the order states.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/florida-desantis-vaccine-passport-order-fe7fab1a-fe8f-421a-ac4d-f9b480f03f66.html



Is Ron DeSantis *TRYING* to be the worst governor in the country? Or is he in direct competition with Brian Kemp? Either way, expect Florida to have their own home grown COVID variant soon.

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Reply Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis bans coronavirus "vaccine passports" (Original post)
Initech Apr 2 OP
catrose Apr 2 #1
liberalgunwilltravel Apr 2 #11
Roy Rolling Apr 2 #29
Warpy Apr 3 #46
TexasBushwhacker Apr 2 #2
northlake9 Apr 2 #7
NullTuples Apr 2 #34
rickyhall Apr 2 #3
FarPoint Apr 2 #4
PerceptionManagement Apr 2 #5
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Apr 2 #6
sinkingfeeling Apr 2 #8
forthemiddle Apr 3 #51
ad121rome Apr 2 #9
bluestarone Apr 2 #10
Initech Apr 2 #18
CaptainTruth Apr 2 #12
rzemanfl Apr 2 #13
Garion_55 Apr 2 #14
Initech Apr 2 #16
spooky3 Apr 2 #27
mezame Apr 2 #15
NullTuples Apr 2 #36
mezame Apr 3 #48
NullTuples Apr 3 #57
edhopper Apr 2 #17
stillcool Apr 2 #19
Fullduplexxx Apr 2 #20
louis-t Apr 2 #21
dchill Apr 2 #22
Paladin Apr 2 #23
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2 #24
Jon King Apr 2 #25
Marcuse Apr 2 #26
Snellius Apr 2 #28
Ms. Toad Apr 2 #30
Goodheart Apr 2 #31
AllaN01Bear Apr 2 #32
Ford_Prefect Apr 2 #33
hay rick Apr 2 #35
Ford_Prefect Apr 2 #38
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 2 #37
GB_RN Apr 2 #39
WVreaper Apr 2 #40
BobTheSubgenius Apr 2 #41
Talitha Apr 2 #42
BumRushDaShow Apr 3 #49
WVreaper Apr 2 #43
Grammy23 Apr 2 #44
jmowreader Apr 3 #45
tirebiter Apr 3 #47
bucolic_frolic Apr 3 #50
lark Apr 3 #52
Pobeka Apr 3 #53
kimbutgar Apr 3 #54
Pas-de-Calais Apr 3 #55
DTRV Apr 3 #56
roamer65 Apr 3 #58
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myohmy2 Apr 4 #60
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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:50 PM

1. I used to love to visit Florida. Never, ever again.

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Response to catrose (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:04 PM

11. Wondering

Hey Ron. How many underage girls did Matt Gaetz arrange for you?

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Response to catrose (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 09:27 PM

29. Same here

Destin was an annual vacation, it ended a few years ago. The stupid Trump boat parade in the Destin inlet was the last straw. It makes sense Gaetz is the representative and DeSantis is governor.

Florida cannot survive on MAGA commerce.

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Response to catrose (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 12:15 AM

46. I miss my parents terribly, but I'm glad I don't have to go back there to visit

People I know who live there say there was a huge influx of wingnuts starting about 15 years ago. Now they feel trapped, either by their work or by the financial inability to leave.

My dad loved it, thought it was where good people go when they die. My mother said she loved to see all the high rise time shares and condos being built because they'd make it sink faster.

I never liked it but it was better before Jebbie gave all the pristine beaches away to developer buddies. Now I can't think of anything to recommend it unless you like mildew.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:52 PM

2. Nevertheless, Office Depot and Staples will laminate your card

for free.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:57 PM

7. DO NOT Lamante

The card should not be laminated. It may be used for additional shots for a booster or variants. Put is a plastic bag or protective sleeve.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 10:10 PM

34. Some are finding that laminating ruins the card

There have been reports of the heat making the ink where the injector wrote the date & type invisible.

Also, if a booster is needed in the future, it's not possible to write on the laminate.

Make a copy, laminate that & keep it on you. Keep the original safe somewhere.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:53 PM

3. Not if everybody gets vaccinated, Governor Moron.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:53 PM

4. Well...other states and countries are going to require....

Proof of vaccination.... So, he is not really in control...Folks will end up stuck in Florida...they can come in but going out to other destinations may become problematic.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:55 PM

5. i don't think he's allowed to make arbitrary 'rules' on the free market

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:56 PM

6. I'm suprised DeSantis has not declared that Covid is not a disease and no treatment will be allowed

for people who show up with symptoms. Also, he'll issue an EO prohibiting the distribution of any of the three vaccines.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:58 PM

8. Who gave him control of private businesses? It won't stand up in court.

How's that going to work if an international airline like British Air demands it?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:41 AM

51. Governors mandated face masks to private business

How is this different?

For the past year we have cheered Governor mandates against Covid, but now we want to reign in that power? This could be that slippery slope many feared.

I am all for vaccinations, and I will proudly show off my passport when I get my second shot on Monday, and I feel DeSantis is an ass for this, but I donít love the idea of Government telling me what to do with my health either.

There is also a true hesitation in the African American community when it comes to the vaccine.
If we allow the vaccine passports to limit what activities we can do, do we risk a new form of segregation? Milwaukee communityís are finding it tough to get the confidence of these communityís to become fully vaccinated.

https://www.tmj4.com/news/coronavirus/vaccine-hesitancy-poses-challenge-in-wisconsins-fight-against-covid-19


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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:59 PM

9. Silly

Thatís petty and silly. Coming from a get your government outta my face guy thatís pretty rich.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:00 PM

10. This asshole is another

PUTIN QRUMP want to be! He thinks HE'S the only one that has POWER!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:39 PM

18. Putin is mad because he lost one of his playthings.

Still plenty more where that came from!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:13 PM

12. REPUBLICAN POLICIES KILL AMERICANS

This should be obvious, but I find myself saying it over & over...

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:29 PM

13. Fuck DeSatan and his whole crew. n/t

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:29 PM

14. Does not sound legal

If a business requires to see your ID before you can enter like a bar, They should also have the right to see your proof of vaccination.

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Response to Garion_55 (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:37 PM

16. No it doesn't, it's a big middle finger to liberalism.

And I for one am getting really sick of this shit. Limbaugh is dead, it's time for Limbaughism to die with him.

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Response to Garion_55 (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 09:16 PM

27. I'm not a lawyer, but agree - it's one thing for the state to impose restrictions to PROTECT public

health, but something very different to interfere with a business owner's attempt to protect it.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:33 PM

15. Isn't there an App for this yet?

jeebsus...how 'bout wristbands instead. If the idiots wanna go see their pro sports teams in person, they're gonna have to prove it somehow. Will the major leagues really put up with this nonsense?

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Response to mezame (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 10:11 PM

36. Would you trust a non-HIPAA app with your medical info?

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Response to NullTuples (Reply #36)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 04:51 AM

48. Why not?

everyone's glued to their phones; fitbits and apple watches and whatnot - everyone's lives and existence all contained in the palm of their hands - why would it be so hard to have the doctor/nurse let you scan a code after your vaccination? it's done all the time for concert tickets and so forth, right? Got the code, flash your phone, off you go.

I still like the wristband idea better.

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Response to mezame (Reply #48)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 09:34 PM

57. If it's limited to me scanning a code, with no other cross data exchange

That I could be okay with. Several apps I've seen already though effectively grant the 3rd party company to access some of the user's health care info from their health care provider.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:37 PM

17. The GOP is a Death Cult

Say goodbye to the Cruise business in Florida Ron.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:42 PM

19. He thinks he's showing he's got a big one...

not going to say what he should do with it.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:54 PM

20. He's doing trump bidding

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 07:09 PM

21. Horrible, horrible people.

Why do Republicans hate America?

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 07:20 PM

22. It's deadly when your governor is an insane criminal numbnuts.

So many states have them now. Evangelical conservatism in its purest form is fatal.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 07:30 PM

23. Fucking snowflake. (nt)

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 07:59 PM

24. The GOP really is the "Stupid Party"

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 08:45 PM

25. Climate change? Infrastructure? Health care? Educating kids in future technology?

Can we see any Republicans propose any solid details on any issue that matters to the future of the country? Of simply rally around immature crap that does not matter until the end of time?

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 09:09 PM

26. Yet DeSantis has no problem creating two classes of citizens based on race.

Florida House Bill 7041 is similar to the Georgia voter suppression law in that it limits voting by mail, voting hours and drop boxes. It also declares water to be a controlled substance. The Florida Senate will pass it and DeSantis will sign it.

[link:https://www.tampabay.com/news/florida-politics/2021/03/10/florida-senators-advance-bill-eliminating-drop-boxes-and-limiting-vote-by-mail/

DeSantis' order says requiring immunization credentials "would create two classes of citizens based on vaccination."

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 09:25 PM

28. DeSantis like Linsdey and Ted

Always eager to jump on the latest outrage bandwagon du jour.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 09:32 PM

30. We already have two classes of citizens based on vaccination -

Those who can attend school (from preschool through - in some instances - college), and those who can't.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 09:42 PM

31. That is not constitutional.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 09:49 PM

32. make copy of original and then laminate .

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 09:56 PM

33. Gov. Ron gonna find his ass in court!

He's trying to assert that his opinion outweighs established medical facts and basic science. I suppose he's like the other denialists in thinking that laws of Gravity and Momentum only apply to other people he doesn't like.

OR he is setting the stage for further genocide.

My personal view is he's a Republican terrorist who has declared Jihad on the people of Florida and the surrounding vicinity. It's difficult to tell if he's deliberately exposing everyone in the hope that more Democratic voters will die or suffer.
OR: He's batshit crazy for power and thinks he and the-people-who-matter won't be affected by the disease or the damage to everyone else, or the wide-spread economic breakdown, or medical services collapse, and public services disruption (Fire and Police) so long as they have the money to buy their comfort and his government, And that they can order anyone to do whatever they want done.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #33)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 10:11 PM

35. That's what he wants.

He's playing to all the anti-vax, anti-woke, and own-the-lib "victims." He wants to be Trump's successor and he doesn't care how many dead bodies he has to climb over to get there.

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Response to hay rick (Reply #35)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 10:19 PM

38. Stupid, dangerous and power-obsessed. Sounds like the definition of the GOP these days.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 10:13 PM

37. Oh, so he supports government regulating businesses...

... as long as it might harm the general welfare.

Got it!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 10:29 PM

39. And Gov. DeSatan Shows

That the only thing that the Florida government has in abundance is stupid: Weapons-grade stupid, more dense than depleted uranium. 🙄🤦‍♂️

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 10:40 PM

40. Fuck Florida!

Asinine Governor. pedohile member of Congress. and hurricanes!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 10:54 PM

41. I think you have to give at least a nod for effort to Abbott.

But when it comes right down to it, you just can't ignore a governor who is trying to take a sledgehammer to the foundation of democracy. Kemp, by 5 lengths, at least.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:18 PM

42. What's next, arresting people for wearing a mask? What a little dipshit!

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Response to Talitha (Reply #42)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 06:16 AM

49. I wouldn't put it past him

He would probably twist mask-wearing in a way that hearkens back to the "old (TV) days" when "wild wild west bandits" wore some kind of bandana/mask to supposedly "hide" their identities when they "robbed the bank" or "robbed a train".

It'll be considered the "new American hijab".

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:30 PM

43. Therefore and thusly,

I have been banned from doing business in Florida that does not require masks.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:43 PM

44. So domestic travel doesn't require proof of vaccination but not a bad idea to have it with you.


International travel (when it resumes) will likely require proof of vaccination for certain countries and when you return to the US. So how does DeSantis plan to dictate to the airlines what they will require and will not be allowed to require??

He is an idiot. I canít wait to see what he says when conventions are cancelled and people choose to go elsewhere for their vacation. Did I say he is an idiot? Canít say it too many times.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 12:15 AM

45. Not very Republican-like if you ask me

The GOP used to be of a mind to let the private sector do anything it wanted. Dump toxic waste in the waterways? Hire undocumented immigrants? Sell guns to a guy who stands there saying, ďhurry up, hurry up, I need to get back home before that (insert derisive term for a woman here) gets backĒ? Not a problem. Business knows better than government what to do.

Now we donít even have vaccine passports yet and the Republicans are dictating how private businesses can handle them.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 12:52 AM

47. How is this a state issue?

Interstate travel is what makes it important.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 07:52 AM

50. Vaccine passports were too restrictive for all the party girls at the gaetz

Need those overnighters

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 10:19 AM

52. I hope someone gets sick and sues Death Sentence personally for this, if possible.

Hell, I'd hope the arena operators would sue him for something like restraint of trade because he's making them let possibly sick people in and get exposed and risk their servers and customers health as well pushing vaccinated people away from a could be safe gathering due to total idiots..

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 10:56 AM

53. For reference -- David Frum's article explaining GOP possition on property rights.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 12:32 PM

54. A lot of cruise ship companies leave and arrive in Miami

They want to bring people back to cruising. It might make the international cruise companies rethink and move those cruise ships out of Florida and find ports that are ok with vaccination passports. And donít get me started on Orlando. I hope Disney and Universal push back.

Heís so dumb he doesnít realize he is hurting his state with these insane pronouncements.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 04:44 PM

55. Vaccine records are provided by the CDC

Enclosed in a see thru plastic sleeve like wallets have for driverís licenses

Not any state

Both wife and I have them

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 07:21 PM

56. MASKLESS CLOWNS ARE SIMILIAR TO Transgender people and othe minorities! REALLY!

Is this guy seriously trying to say that people who choose to be maskless in public are like protected class groups!!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 11:26 PM

58. So people can start to go into stores in FL with no shirt or shoes?

This will be taken to court and DeSatan will lose.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 08:39 AM

60. wow...

...talk about governmental over-reach restricting my right to freely assemble with like-minded people...

...these Republican governors are going to be against anything that saves the lives of Americans...in the name of greed they'll unsafely force us into contact with their mutant virus incubating friends until our vaccine's effectiveness is destroyed...

...'two classes of citizens'?

...we already have many visible 'classes of citizens'...the haves and the have nots, the young and the old, the beautiful and the not so beautiful, the tall and the short, etc...

...why not the pandemically-smart and the pandemically-stupid?

..this way when I'm standing in line at McDonald's I won't have to guess...

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Response to myohmy2 (Reply #60)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 11:39 AM

61. You already know-the stupid ones don't wear a mask. Freedumb.

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