Safe and Effective: Fact or Fiction?

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Who Should Bear the Burden of Proof?

Vaccine proponents repeatedly say “the benefits outweigh the risks” But on what basis can this claim be substantiated if: a) there are no long term controlled studies comparing vaccinated versus non-vaccinated children b) vaccine trials are short-term and do not use an inert saline placebo c) vaccine trials are not designed to detect carcinogenic, mutagenic, neurological or autoimmune potential and d) diseases/reactions are redefined to rule out a vaccination link thereby further skewing the statistics.

Harold Buttram

"The burden of proof for vaccine reactions should not rest on parents, as it does now in our medical-legal system. The burden of proof for the safety of vaccines, that is, that the vaccines are NOT causing adverse genetic changes, should rest on the manufacturers, federal and state Government health agencies, and the schools who are now mandating the vaccines. Until this matter is settled, does anyone at any level truly have the right to force vaccines in ever growing numbers on a generation of children?"

Harold Buttram, MD, 'Vaccines and Genetic Mutation'
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The Big Picture

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"Only about 15% of medical interventions are supported by solid scientific evidence...This is partly because only 1% of articles in medical journals are scientifically sound and partly because many treatments have never been assessed at all."

Richard Smith MD, Editor, British Medical Journal, 1/1/91
Russell Blaylock

"The medical establishment has created a set of terms which they use constantly to boost their egos and firm up their authority as the unique holders of medical wisdom – the mantra is “evidence-based medicine”, as if everything outside their anointing touch is bogus and suspect. A careful examination of many of the accepted treatments reveals that most have little or no scientific “evidence-based” data to support them. One often reported study found that almost 80% of medical practices had no scientific backing."

Richard Blaylock MD, Neurosurgeon, 'Vaccines, Neurodevelopment and Autism Spectrum Disorders'
Gary S. Goldman

"The propaganda dispensed by Public health care and vaccine apologists is, at best, a weak attempt to rationalize the healthcare establishments positions using all the tools of doublespeak or, as George Orwell's called it in his book '1984', “newspeak”, to: mislead (b) distort reality (c) pretend to communicate (d) make the bad seem good (e) avoid and/or shift responsibility (f) make the negative appear positive (g) create a false verbal map of the world and (h) create dissonance between reality and what the narrative said or did not say. Such propaganda often relies on half-truths and/or superficially logical but foundationally flawed and based on pseudo- science or non reviewable statistical studies of medical records, where, contrary to ethical science the study design, data selection/rejection criteria, exact approach used to evaluate the data, and/or the original data itself are kept confidential, making independent evaluation/verification of the published findings impossible."


Gary S. Goldman PhD, 'Key Realities about Autism, Vaccines...'

"I find it interesting that there exists an incredible double standard when it comes to 'our' evidence versus 'theirs'. The proponents of vaccination safety can just say they are safe, without any supporting evidence what-so-ever, and it will be accepted without question. They can announce that mercury is not only safe, but that it seems to actually increase the IQ and we are to accept it."


Russell Blaylock MD, Neurosurgeon, 'Vaccines, Neurodevelopmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders'
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The Vaccinated versus the Non-Vaccinated... Why No Official Studies?

Richard Moscowitz

"The public is surely entitled to convincing proof, beyond any reasonable doubt, that artificial immunization is in fact a safe and effective procedure, in no way injurious to health, and that the threat of the corresponding natural diseases remain sufficiently clear and urgent to warrant mass inoculation of everyone, even against their will if necessary. Unfortunately, such proof has never been given."

Richard Moscowitz MD, 'The Case against Immunization'
Philip Incao

"Incredible as it sounds a controlled study comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated children has never been done in America for any vaccination... The only explanation for this is bias and political pressure... This means that vaccination is essentially a large scale experiment in our nation's children."

Dr. Philip Incao MD Hepatitis B Vaccine Testimony, 1999
Robert S. Mendelsohn

"There has never been a single vaccine in this country that has ever been submitted to a controlled scientific study. They never took a group of 100 people who were candidates for a vaccine, gave 50 of them a vaccine and left the other 50 alone, and measured the outcome. And since that's never been done, that means if you want to be kind, you will call vaccines an unproven remedy. If you want to be accurate you will call people who give vaccines quacks."


Robert S. Mendelsohn MD, Pediatrician, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Illinios, College of Medicine
Michel Odent

"There is a wider problem because of the failure to carry out long-term, randomized, controlled studies properly conducted scientific investigations which would monitor the effects of multiple, early vaccination versus non-vaccination into adulthood."

Michel Odent MD, London
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Long-term Effects- Is Anyone Looking?

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"The CDC immunization policy is a scientific disgrace because vaccines only get short-term tests, NOT controlled tests for long-term side effects."

Dr. Roger Schlafy, PhD 'Official Vaccine Policy Flawed'
Kris Gaublome

"Evaluation of side-effects in most studies was restricted to 48-72 hours. Needless to say, many serious side effects show up long after that time span. Nevertheless, most of these studies pretend to prove the safety of the vaccine."

Dr. Kris Gaublome, MD Belgium
Harold Buttram

"Safety studies on vaccinations are limited to short periods. For this reason, there are valid grounds for suspecting that many delayed type vaccine reactions may be taking place unrecognized."

Dr. Harold Buttram MD, FAACP (wrote 'Vaccines and Genetic Mutations')
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Faking Placebos

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"One of the flaws in studies of vaccines is that there are no true placebo groups. The vaccine is tested in one group of immunized children and is compared to another group of immunized children."

Peter Baratosy MD, PhD, Australia
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"By comparing groups of children with apparently different vaccination status, this study suggests that measles vaccination reduces mortality by 30%. However, their comparisons in this study would lead one to have serious misgivings about their conclusions. This group used as a “non-vaccinated” group were in fact vaccinated between certain dates. They were found to have undetectable levels of antibody and therefore it was assumed that the vaccine did not work, hence this was used as a 'control' non-vaccinated group. Most of a second group of 123 individuals, vaccinated at another time were found to have responded and were therefore used as the vaccinated group. However fifteen of this vaccinated group did not seroconvert and they were excluded from the results! Three of these children died."

Trevor Gunn LCH, RSHon critiquing measles vaccine study by P. Aaby et al, Pediat. Infec. DisJ 8:197-200, 1989
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"In clinical trials designed to test the safety and efficacy of the HPV vaccine the FDA allowed the manufacturer to compare women who received "placebo" injections containing aluminum. These aluminum containing injections are not true placebos, which should be harmless substances. This tactic improves safety data by making the vaccine appear less reactive than it is."

'Vaccine Safety Manual', Neil Miller
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Adverse Events... Don't Look, Don't Ask

Harold Buttram

"A small but growing minority of physicians and scientists are becoming aware that safety testing for the various vaccines have been woefully inadequate. As one of many examples, in 1994, a special committee of the National Academy of Sciences published a comprehensive review of the vaccine safety of the hepatitis B vaccine. When the committee investigated five possible and plausible adverse effects, they were unable to come to any conclusion for 4 of them, because to their dismay, they found that relevant safety research has been done."

Harold Buttram MD, Author of 'Our Toxic World-Who is Looking After Our Children'
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"Prevnar has not been evaluated for its carcinogenic or mutagenic potential or impaired infertility...Immune response elicited by Prevnar among infants born prematurely have not been studied."

Two Statements from Product Monograph for Prevnar Vaccine
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"Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Fluzone vaccine. It is also not known whether Fluzone vaccine can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity ... Fluzone vaccine has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential or for impairment of fertility."

Vaccine Package Insert for Sanofi Pasteur's Fluzone
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"Carcinogenicity – We have done no testing for the carcinogenicity of MF-59or any of our vaccines. We haven't done it and we don't plan to."

Dr. Novicki, Scientist, Novartis Pharmacheuticals, F.D.A.-N.I.H. Meeting 12/2008
Rebecca Carley

"Not a single vaccine has ever been tested for (links to) cancer."

Rebecca Carley MD, Surgeon, Court Qualified VIDS Expert
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"Vaccine trials are flawed because they are not designed to detect associations between vaccinations and autoimmune diseases."

Dr. J. Bart Classen MD, former researcher, National Institute of Health
Stephen C. Marini

"There is no credible scientific data to demonstrate that the injection of multiple antigens into a body is safe and effective. There is no credible scientific to negate the hypothesis that vaccines cause immune or delayed damage to the immune system as well as neurological disorders."


Stephen C. Marini PhD, DC, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
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"How can you have a product on the market where you do not provide proper liver toxicity data?"

Vijendra Singh, Ph D Research Associate Professor, Neuroimmunology, Dept. of Biology, Utah State University
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Vaccine Schedules

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"Today's immunization schedules calls for children to get fifty-five vaccines by age six."

CBS, 'How Independent Are Vaccine Defenders?' 7/25/08
Michel Odent

"Today children are given different vaccines at a stage when their immune systems are developing. This blanket immunization raises different issues the most important of which are how these different vaccines interact with each other and the long-term effects on health."


Michel Odent MD, Obstetrician, London
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"Americans naively assume that CDC's vaccine policies are backed by numerous medical studies proving that vaccines always work and are safe. Nothing could be further from the truth. Vaccine recommendations for rubella are a prime example. CDC experts admit there really is no evidence supporting the current requirement that seventh grades receive a second dose of rubella. In February 1996 the director of CDC's National Immunization Program, Dr. Walter Orenstein even commented, “We don't have the data to support a second dose of rubella...To bolster its view that rubella vaccine is harmless, the CDC cites studies funded by rubella vaccine manufacturer Merck & Co."

Kristine M. Severyn RPh, PhD, Director of Vaccine Policy Institue
Bonnie Dunbar

"Newborns are not likely to engage in intravenous drug use of promiscuous sex. Nor are they likely to suffer an accidental needle stick... In view of this lack of scientific and medical information of neonatal immunology, it is remarkable to me that newborn infants, especially those not at risk for Hep B disease itself (born to an infected mother) are being administered multiple injections of the vaccine and there have been fe if any, clinical trials to adequately evaluate potential long-term effects of neonatal immunity."


Bonnie Dunbar PhD, Professor of Immunobiology, Baylor College of Medicine
Bonnie Dunbar

"I would challenge any colleague, clinician, or research scientist to claim we have a basic understanding of the human newborn immune system. It is well established in studies in animal models that the newborn immune system is very distinct from the adolescent or adult. In fact, the immune system in humans can be easily perturbed to ensure it cannot respond properly later in life."

Bonnie Dunbar PhD, Professor of Immunobiology, Baylor College of Medicine
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What's in a Definition?

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Q: "How are vaccine statistics falsely presented?"
A: "There are many ways. For example, suppose 25 people who receive the Hepatitis B vaccine come down with hepatitis. Well Hepatitis is a liver disease. But you can call liver disease many things. You can change the diagnosis. Then you've concealed the root of the problem."

Dr. Mark Randall, (pseudonym) former NIH Researcher and Vaccine Developer in interview with investigative reporter, John Rappoport
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"My first lesson in vaccine propaganda is when I learned, back in the forties, that the "epidemics" of meningitis amongst military recruits were not epidemics but clusters, and the second thing I learned was that only the freshly vaccinated recruits "caught" meningitis. The mess sergeant didn't, the drill sergeant didn't, only the recruits did. Not even the girls who worked at the base exchanges and service clubs, with whom recruits played kissy face "caught" meningitis – only the fresh vaccinated recruits "caught" it..."

Dr. Daniel H. Duffy Sr. Geneva, Ohio
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"Prior to 1954 any physician who reported paralytic poliomyelitis was doing his patient a service by way of subsidizing the cost of hospitalization... two examinations at least twenty-four hours apart was all that was required... In 1955 the criteria were changed ...residual paralysis was determined ten to twenty days after onset of illness and again fifty to seventy days after onset...This change In definition meant that in 1955, we started reporting a new disease... Furthermore, diagnostic procedures have continued to be redefined. Cocksackie virus infections and aseptic meningitis have been distinguished from poliomyelitis...Thus simply in the change of diagnosis criteria, the number of paralytic cases was pre-determined to decrease."

Dr. Bernard Greenberg, Chairman of the Committee on Evaluation & Standards of The American Policy Health Association during 1950s testifying before Congressional Hearings, 1962
Maurice Meadow Bayly

"After vaccination was introduced, cases of aseptic meningitis were reported as a separate disease from polio, but such were counted as polio before the vaccine was introduced. The Ministry of Health admitted that the vaccine status of the individual is a guiding factor in diagnosis...If a person who is vaccinated contracts the disease, the disease is simply recorded under a different name...Those who contracted polio after the first inoculation were placed on the non-inoculated list...It's obvious that this practice of screening statistics, apparently in order to suppress facts unfavourable to immunization, invalidates most of the evidence brought forward by the supporters of immunization."


Maurice Meadow Bayly MRCS, LRCP, 'The Case Against Vaccination'
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Vaccine Efficacy and 'Herd Immunity'

Russell Blaylock

"The big secret amongst 'vaccinologists' is that anywhere from 20 to 50% of children are not resistant to the diseases for which they have been immunized."

Dr. Russell Blaylock MD, 'The Truth Behind the Vaccine Cover-up'
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"Whooping Cough infections are common in an immunized population."

Journal of the American Medical Association, 1998
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"In 1979 Sweden abandoned the whooping cough vaccine. Out of 5,140 cases in 1978, it was found that 84% had been vaccinated three times."

British Medical Journal 283:696-697, 1981
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"For an individual child the risk is greater from the whooping cough vaccine than the disease."

Dr. Joanne Hatem, Medical Director, Vaccine National Information Center, Virginia
Viera Scheibner

"In the USA in 1978, they mandated vaccination it resulted in a three fold increase in the reported incidence of whooping cough."

Viera Scheibner PhD showing graphs from Tokai Journal of Experimental Biology and Medicine, 1988
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In The New England Journal of Medicine July 1994 issue a study found that over 80% of children under five years of age who had contracted whooping cough had been fully vaccinated.


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"Dutch scientists are struggling to identify the exact cause of an epidemic of whooping cough that has swept throughout the country despite vaccination rates as high as 96% ("despite" or because of?) Similar problems are being reported in Norway and Denmark."

British Medical Journal, 1998
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"Measles transmission has been clearly documented amongst vaccinated persons. In large outbreaks over 95% of cases have a history of vaccination."

Admission by Dr. William Atkinson, Senior Epidemiologist, CDC
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"Among school age children, measles outbreaks have occurred in schools with vaccine levels greater than 98%. These outbreaks have occurred in all parts of the country, including areas that have not reported measles for years."

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2/19/89
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"In 1990, the Journal of the American Medical Association had an article stating, “Although more than 95% of school-aged children in the U.S. are vaccinated against measles, large measles outbreaks continue to occur in schools and most cases in this setting occur among previously vaccinated children."

JAMA, 11/21/90
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"The apparent paradox is that as measles immunization rates rise to high levels in a population, measles becomes a disease of immunized persons."

Review article: 50 REFS. Dept. of Internal Medicine, Mayo Vaccine Research Group, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN./ Archives of Internal Medicine. 154 (16):1815-20, 8/22/94
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"By the government's own admission, there has been a 41% failure rate in persons who were previously vaccinated against the measles virus."

Dr. Anthony Morris, 'Occurance of Measles in Previously Vaccinated Individuals.' 1979
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In the 1970s a tuberculosis vaccine trial in India involving 260,000 people revealed that more cases of TB occurred in the vaccinated than the unvaccinated.

The Lancet, 1/12/80 p. 73
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In Oman between 1988 and 1989, a polio outbreak occurred amongst thousands of fully vaccinated children. The region with the highest attack rate had the highest vaccine coverage. The region with the lowest attack rate had the lowest vaccine coverage.

The Lancet, 9/21/91
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"When WHO officials discovered a polio outbreak in Nigeria was sparked by the polio vaccine itself they assumed it would be easier to stop than the natural "wild" virus. They were wrong...The virus in the vaccine can mutate into a deadlier version that ignites new outbreaks."

'Polio Surge in Nigeria after Vaccine Virus Mutates' Associated Press, 8/14/09 (also see: Vaccines: Helping or Harming The Third World)
Walter Hadwen

"Since the passing of the Compulsory Vaccination Act in (Britain) 1853 we have had no less than three distinct epidemics. In 1857-9. We had more than 14,000 deaths from small pox. In the 1863-5 epidemic the deaths increased to 20,000 and in the 1871-2 they totaled up to 44,800."

Walter Hadwen MD, MRCS LRCP, LSA
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"In the Cologne epidemic of 1870, 173 vaccinated persons were attacked before the first unvaccinated one. In Liegnite in 1871, the first unvaccinated to suffer was 225th on the list."

William T. Collins MD, MRCS 1883
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"How is it that smallpox is five times as likely to be fatal in the vaccinated as in the unvaccinated? How is it that in some of our most highly vaccinated towns, smallpox is rife whilst in some of our most poorly vaccinated towns such as Leicester, it is almost unknown? How is it that something like 80% of the cases admitted into the Metropolitan Board Smallpox Hospital have been vaccinated, whilst only 20% have not been vaccinated."

Dr. L. Parry, British Medical Journal, 1/21/28
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The Flu: Disease Prevalence and Vaccine Efficacy?

Tom Jefferson

Q: "Year after year 10,000 – 30,000 people in Germany alone die of influenza. In the western world, influenza is the most deadly infectious disease."
A: "Hold on! These figures are nothing more than estimates. You have to distinguish between an influenza-like illness and a genuine flu, the real influenza. Both of them have the same symptoms... but real flues, real influenzas are only caused by influenza viruses while there are more than 200 viruses that cause influenza-like illnesses. When it comes to figures related to so-called flu deaths, you always get other causes of death caused by other viruses mixed in. Approximately 7% of influenza-like illness cases are caused by influenza viruses. What I know is that influenza is systematically over-estimated."

Dr. Tom Jefferson, Epidemiologist in interview with Der Spiegal Magazine (Germany) 7/21/09
Sherry Tenpenny

"The CDC claims that influenza causes 36,000 deaths a year. But how does the CDC determine the number...Where's the tangible, annual report in the CDC database with an actual number of deaths among adults?...Upon investigation I discovered a startling truth...the off-repeated "36,000" is nothing more than a computer generated ominous sounding guesstimate."

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny D.O., Emergency Medicine, 'What CDC Documents and Science Reveals'
Russell Blaylock

"They use lies and scare tactics into frightening the elderly into getting shots, such as the bold lie that 36,000 die of the flu every year."

Russell Blaylock MD, Neurosurgeon 'Vaccines, Depression and Neurodegeneration after 50...'
Lorraine Jeanette Day

"The CDC states every year in the United States, on average, 36,000 people die from the flu? But this is a deliberate deception by the CDC...The actual number of flu associated deaths from the CDC Vital Statistics Reports are 753 deaths in 2002. How does the CDC get from 753 flu deaths to its statement that 36,000 flu deaths occur annually? By combining flu deaths with pneumonia deaths with the statement that influenza leads to pneumonia. But the facts do not support this frequent broad misstatement by health professionals. The American Lung Association describes pneumonia as having over thirty different causes. We know that influenza is not the major cause...Keep in mind that the influenza vaccine provides no protection from bacterial infections. So it stretches credibility to assert the flu causes pneumonia when, in fact, the data shows it only causes a small minority of cases."


Lorraine Jeanette Day MD, 12/17/07
Tom Jefferson

"From Aug. 28, 2005 to April 22, 2006 Health Canada received 68,439 laboratory confirmed lab tests from across the country... 10.4% confirmed the presence of the influenza virus. The rest, 89.6% involved pathogens against which the vaccine is useless"

'Flu Vaccines "Not Worth the Bother" says Researcher Dr. Tom Jefferson' www.vran.org
Mae Wan Ho

"Numerous studies have documented that flu shots give little or no protection against infection and illness... A review of fifty-one separate studies in 2006 concluded that flu vaccines worked no better than a placebo in 260,000 children ragning in age from six months to twenty-three months. A report published in 2008 found flu vaccines in young children made no difference in the number of flu-related doctor and hospital visits. On the other hand, a study of 800 children with asthma found that those receiving a flu vaccine had a significantly increased risk of asthma-related doctor and emergency room visits; the odds ratios were 3, 4 and 1.9 respectively. This was confirmed in a report published in 2009 which showed children with asthma who received FluMist had a 3-fold increased risk of hospitalization. Flu vaccines are equally useless for adults, including the elderly, giving little or no protection against infection or illnesses including pneumonia."

Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, Geneticist, Institute of Science in Society, London, England and Dr. Joe Cummins, Professor Emeritus of Genetics, 'Fast-tracked Swine Flu Vaccine Under Fire' (Google article for footnotes also Google; Cochrane Database of Systematic Review – 'Vaccines for Preventing Influenza')
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