Saturday, 13 February 2021

Coronavirus Log - Part 7 - from 13 February 2021


This post is a continuation of the Coronavirus Log.  See Coronavirus Log Part 1 - (December 2019 to 28 April 2020) - Part 2 (29 April 2020 to 24 May 2020) - Part 3 (25 May to 21 June 2020) - Part 4 (22 June to 26 July 2020) - Part 5 (27 July to 1 November - Part 6 (2 November 2020 to 13 February 2021)

Position at 13 February 2021:

The national "lockdown" imposed on 6 January 2021 continues.

As at 13 February

there have been 116,827 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. On 12 February a further 15,144 new positive tests were reported. 

Vaccination (using Pfizer-Biontech or Oxford-AstraZeneca) has continued with 14,012,224 people having received a first dose up to and including 11 February. 

13 February - The Guardian - White House has concerns over China role in WHO Covid-19 report  

13 February - The Guardian - UK failed to heed the virus alerts, says vaccine creator

14 February - Government data reported that up to 13 February there had been 116,908 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 13,308 new positive tests reported on 13 February. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 14,556,827 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 534,869 a second dose) up to and including 12 February 2021

(Monday) 15 February - BBC News - Covid: New phase begins after first vaccine target hit in England

15 February - The Guardian - Ministers flatly reject Tory demands to end Covid controls by May

15 February - Government data reported that up to 14 February there had been 117,166 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 10,972 new positive tests reported on 14 February. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 15,062,189 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 537,715 a second dose) up to and including 13 February 2021

16 February - Government data reported that up to 15 February there had been 117,936 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 9765 new positive tests reported on 15 February. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 15,300,151 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 539,630 a second dose) up to and including 14 February 2021

17 February - Government data reported that up to 16 February there had been 118,195 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 10,625 new positive tests reported on 16 February. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 15,576,107 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 546,165 a second dose) up to and including 15 February 2021

18 February - Government data reported that up to 17 February there had been 118,933 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 12,718 new positive tests reported on 17 February. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 15,940,972 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 558,577 a second dose) up to and including 16 February 2021 

19 February - Government data reported that up to 18 February there had been 119,387 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 12,057 new positive tests reported on 18 February. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 16,423,082 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 573,724 a second dose) up to and including 17 February 2021

19 February - BBC News - Covid vaccines: Johnson pledges surplus to poorer countries at G7

19 February - The Guardian - Government's hasty Covid law-making cannot become a template for the future 

19 February - The Guardian - Shining a light on rotten Covid contract process

20 February - BBC News - Whitty at odds with Johnson over 'big bang' reopening of schools in England

20 February - Government data reported that up to 19 February there had been 119,920 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 12,027 new positive tests reported on 19 February. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 16,875,536 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 589,591 a second dose) up to and including 18 February 2021

21 February - Government data reported that up to 20 February there had been 120,365 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 10,406 new positive tests reported on 20 February. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 17,247,442 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 604,885 a second dose) up to and including 19 February 2021 

22 February - Government data reported that up to 21 February there had been 120,580 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 9,834 new positive tests reported on 21 February. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 17,582,121 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 615,148 a second dose) up to and including 20 February 2021 

23 February - Government data reported that up to 22 February there had been 120,757 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 10,641 new positive tests reported on 22 February. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 17,723,840 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 624,325 a second dose) up to and including 21 February 2021

23 February - The Guardian - Number of UK Covid vaccinations falls by a third as vaccine supply dips

On 22 February the Prime Minister announced a "roadmap" to easing restrictions - see Statement to House of Commons and Government Roadmap.  The Guardian 22 February - Science behind plans to ease England's lockdown and The Guardian 22 February - Teaching unions warn against big bang return to school. Wales decided to take a more cautious approach to the return to schools - BBC News 23 February.

24 February - Government data reported that up to 23 February there had been 121,305 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 8,489 new positive tests reported on 23 February. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 17,916,181 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 642,788 a second dose) up to and including 22 February 2021

24 February - Sky News - When every lockdown rule is set to lift in England

24 February - The Guardian - NHS Covid app could be used to prove status and access venues in England

25 February - Government data reported that up to 24 February there had been 121,747 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 9,938 new positive tests reported on 24 February. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 18,243,873 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 669,105 a second dose) up to and including 23 February 2021

26 February - Government data reported that up to 25 February there had been 122,070  deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 9,985 new positive tests reported on 25 February. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 18,591,835 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 700,718 a second dose) up to and including 24 February 2021

27 February - Government data reported that up to 26 February there had been 122,415 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 8523 new positive tests reported on 26 February. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 19,177,555 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 736,037 a second dose) up to and including 25 February 2021 

28 February - Government data reported that up to 27 February there had been 122,705 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 7434 new positive tests reported on 27 February. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 19,682,048 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 738,810 a second dose) up to and including 26 February 2021 

(Monday) 1 March 2021

1 March  - Government data reported that up to 28 February there had been 122,849 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 6035 new positive tests reported on 28 February. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 20,089,551 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 796,132 a second dose) up to and including 27 February 2021 

2 March  - Government data reported that up to 1 March there had been 122,953 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 5455 new positive tests reported on 1 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 20,275,451 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 815,816 a second dose) up to and including 28 February 2021 

3 March  - Government data reported that up to 2 March there had been 123,296 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 6391 new positive tests reported on 2 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 20,478,619 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 844,098 a second dose) up to and including 1 March 2021  

4 March  - Government data reported that up to 3 March there had been 123,783 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 6385 new positive tests reported on 3 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 20,703,615 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 895,412 a second dose) up to and including 2 March 2021

5 March  - Government data reported that up to 4 March there had been 124,025 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 6573 new positive tests reported on 4 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 20,982,571 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 963,862 a second dose) up to and including 3 March 2021

6 March - TIME - Europe is considering COVID-19 passports. Should the rest of the world catch up?

6 March  - Government data reported that up to 5 March there had been 124,261 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 5947 new positive tests reported on 5 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 21,358,815 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 1,034,068 a second dose) up to and including 4 March 2021

6 March - Law and Lawyers - Coronavirus Restrictions England - Changes from 8 March 2021

7 March - BBC News - Nurses condemn 'fundamentally flawed' PPE rules

7 March - BBC News - PM urges caution as England schools to reopen

7 March  - Government data reported that up to 6 March there had been 124,419 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 6040 new positive tests reported on 6 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 21,796,278 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 1,090,840 a second dose) up to and including 5 March 2021  

(Monday) 8 March  - Government data reported that up to 7 March there had been 124,501 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 5177 new positive tests reported on 6 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 22,213,112 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 1,122,402 a second dose) up to and including 6 March 2021  

9 March - BBC News - Nightingale hospitals to close from April

9 March  - Government data reported that up to 8 March there had been 124,566 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 4712 new positive tests reported on 8 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 22,377,255 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 1,142,643 a second dose) up to and including 7 March 2021  

10 March  - Government data reported that up to 9 March there had been 124,797 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 5766 new positive tests reported on 9 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 22,592,528 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 1,181,431 a second dose) up to and including 8 March 2021   

11 March  - Government data reported that up to 10 March there had been 124,987 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 5926 new positive tests reported on 10 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 22,809,829 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 1,254,353 a second dose) up to and including 9 March 2021    

12 March - Nature - Where did Covid come from? Five mysteries that remain.

12 March - The Guardian - Covid and civil liberties: keeping a close watch on government

12 March  - Government data reported that up to 11 March there had been 125,168 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 6753 new positive tests reported on 11 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 23,053,716 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 1,351,515 a second dose) up to and including 10 March 2021   

13 March - Government data reported that up to 12 March there had been 125,343 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 6609 new positive tests reported on 12 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 23,314,525 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 1,445,078 a second dose) up to and including 11 March 2021   

13 March - BBC News - EU struggles with vaccine delays and new Covid surge

14 March - Government data reported that up to 13 March there had been 125,464 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 5534 new positive tests reported on 13 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 23,684,103 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 1,532,754 a second dose) up to and including 12 March 2021   

(Monday) 15 March - Government data reported that up to 14 March there had been 125,516 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 4618 new positive tests reported on 14 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 24,196,211 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 1,584,909 a second dose) up to and including 13 March 2021   

16 March - BBC News - The inside story of the government's battle against the virus

16 March - BBC News - UK defends Oford jab .... - (a look at the media headlines).

16 March - Government data reported that up to 15 March there had been 125,580 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 5089 new positive tests reported on 15 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 24,453,221 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 1,610,280 a second dose) up to and including 14 March 2021   

16 March - The Guardian - Public support for Covid inquiry more than twice as high as opposition - poll

17 March - Government data reported that up to 16 March there had been 125,690 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 5294 new positive tests reported on 16 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 24,839,906 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 1,663,646 a second dose) up to and including 15 March 2021  

18 March - BBC News - Covid vaccine: Government facing questions over supply to UK

18 March - BBC News - Covid-19: EU warns UK over vaccine exports

18 March - The Guardian - EU threatens to halt Covid vaccine exports to UK unless it gets 'fair share'

18 March - The Guardian - Labour calls for full Covid public inquiry starting in June

18 March - The Conversation - How well does the Astrazeneca vaccine work? 

18 March - Government data reported that up to 17 March there had been 125,831 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 5758 new positive tests reported on 17 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 25,273,226 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 1,759,445 a second dose) up to and including 16 March 2021  

19 March - Government data reported that up to 18 March there had been 125,926 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 6303 new positive tests reported on 18 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 25,735,472 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 1,879,054 a second dose) up to and including 17 March 2021

20 March - Government data reported that up to 19 March there had been 126,026 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 4802 new positive tests reported on 19 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 26,263,732 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 2,011,070 a second dose) up to and including 18 March 2021 

21 March - Government data reported that up to 20 March there had been 126,122 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 5587 new positive tests reported on 20 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 26,853,407 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 2,132,551 a second dose) up to and including 19 March 2021 

(Monday) 22 March - The Guardian - Dozens of arrests as thousands march in London against Covid lockdown

22 March - Government data reported that up to 21 March there had been 126,155 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 5312 new positive tests reported on 21 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 27,630,970 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 2,228,772 a second dose) up to and including 20 March 2021 

23 March - Government data reported that up to 22 March there had been 126,172 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 5342 new positive tests reported on 22 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 27,997,976 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 2,281,384 a second dose) up to and including 21 March 2021 

23 March - BBC News -  UK marks one year since the first lockdown - (the 1 year is from the Prime Minister's announcement on 23 March 2020).

23 March - BBC News - Boris Johnson's address to the nation in full - (what the PM said on 23 March 2020).

23 March - The Guardian - Dozens of arrests as thousands march in London against Covid lockdown

23 March - The Guardian - Boris Johnson: vaccine cooperation vital to help combat third Covid wave

24 March - Government data reported that up to 23 March there had been 126,284 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 5379 new positive tests reported on 23 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 28,327,873 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 2,363,684 a second dose) up to and including 22 March 2021 

24 March - The Guardian - Boris Johnson admits regrets over handling of first Covid wave

24 March - Joint Statement from HMG and the European Commission on cooperation in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic

25 March - BBC News - EU leaders to discuss boosting vaccine supplies

25 March - Government data reported that up to 24 March there had been 126,382 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 5605 new positive tests reported on 24 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 28,653,523 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 2,532,839 a second dose) up to and including 23 March 2021 

25 March - One year since the Coronavirus Act 2020 received Royal Assent. Parliament to debate the Act and vote on its renewal. See House of Lords Library - Debate on the Coronavirus Act 2020 and health protection regulations.

26 March - The Guardian - Coronavirus Act 2020 extended another six months

26 March - Government data reported that up to 25 March there had been 126,445 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 6397 new positive tests reported on 25 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 28,991,188 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 2,775,481 a second dose) up to and including 24 March 2021 

26 March - EU Commission - Safe COVID-19 vaccines for Europeans

26 March - EU Council Statement of 25 March 2021

27 March - Government data reported that up to 26 March there had been 126,515 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 6187 new positive tests reported on 26 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 29,316,130 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 3,009,863 a second dose) up to and including 25 March 2021

28 March - Government data reported that up to 27 March there had been 126,573 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 4715 new positive tests reported on 27 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 29,727,435 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 3,293,517 a second dose) up to and including 26 March 2021

28 March - BBC News - Rapid home test kits to be available for workers

(Monday) 29 March - Government data reported that up to 28 March there had been 126,592 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 3862 new positive tests reported on 28 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 30,151,287 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 3,527,481 a second dose) up to and including 27 March 2021

29 March - Coronavirus Restrictions - the law changes from 29 March 2021.

30 March - BBC News - World leaders call for international pandemic treaty

30 March - Government data reported that up to 29 March there had been 126,615 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 4654 new positive tests reported on 29 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 30,444,829 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 3,674,266 a second dose) up to and including 28 March 2021

31 March -  Government data reported that up to 30 March there had been 126,670 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 4040 new positive tests reported on 30 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 30,680,948 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 3,838,010 a second dose) up to and including 29 March 2021

31 March - BBC News - AstraZenca vaccine: was it worth it?

1 April -  Government data reported that up to 31 March there had been 126,713 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 4052 new positive tests reported on 31 March. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 30,905,538 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 4,108,536 a second dose) up to and including 30 March 2021 

2 April - BBC News - Dozens of MPs criticise 'divisive' Covid passports

2 April -  Government data reported that up to 1 April there had been 126,764 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 4479 new positive tests reported on 1 April. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 31,147,444 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 4,513,458 a second dose) up to and including 31 March 2021

3 April - BBC News - Seven UK blood clot deaths after AstraZeneca vaccine

3 April -  Government data reported that up to 2 April there had been 126,816 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 3402 new positive tests reported on 2 April. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 31,301,267 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 4,948,635 a second dose) up to and including 1 April 2021 

4 April - Bloomberg - Vaccinated Britain is about to face its biggest Covid test yet - (very definitely a "bucket of cold water" article).

4 April -  Government data reported that up to 3 April there had been 126,826 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 3423 new positive tests reported on 3 April. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 31,425,682 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 5,205,505 a second dose) up to and including 2 April 2021 

(Monday) 5 April -  Government data reported that up to 4 April there had been 126,836 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 2297 new positive tests reported on 4 April. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 31,523,010 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 5,381,745 a second dose) up to and including 3 April 2021 

5 April - National Geographic - Here's what the WHO report found on the origins of COVID-19

5 April - BBC News - Tests to be offered twice-weekly to all in England 

6 April -  Government data reported that up to 5 April there had been 126,862 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 2762 new positive tests reported on 5 April. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 31,581,623 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 5,432,126 a second dose) up to and including 4 April 2021 

6 April - BBC News - Covid passports: Plans criticised by MPs amid fears of 'two-tier Britain'

6 April - The Guardian - Labour says reports of up to 8,000 tourists arriving a day are 'staggering'

6 April - Gov.uk Press release - Further easing of Covid restrictions confirmed for 12 April

7 April -  Government data reported that up to 6 April there had been 126,882 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 2379 new positive tests reported on 6 April. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 31,622,367 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 5,496,716 a second dose) up to and including 5 April 2021 

7 April - BBC News - Moderna vaccine UK rollout to begin in Wales

7 April - The Guardian - Oxford.AstraZeneca jab could have causal link to rare blood clots, say UK experts

8 April -  Government data reported that up to 7 April there had been 126,927 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 2763 new positive tests reported on 7 April. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 31,707,594 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 5,683,509 a second dose) up to and including 6 April 2021 

8 April - BBC News - UK vaccine rollout 'breaking link' between infections and death

9 April - BBC News - Cost of tests 'is  too much for people to travel on holiday'

9 April - The Guardian - UK ministers silent on AstraZeneca shipment to Australia

9 April -  Government data reported that up to 8 April there had been 126,980 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 3030 new positive tests reported on 8 April. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 31,807,124 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 6,091,905 a second dose) up to and including 7 April 2021 

10 April -  Government data reported that up to 9 April there had been 127,040 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 3150 new positive tests reported on 9 April. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 31,903,366 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 6,541,174 a second dose) up to and including 8 April 2021 

11 April - The Guardian - Virus hotspots could lead to third Covid wave in UK, scientists warn.

11 April - Government data reported that up to 10 April there had been 127,080 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 2589 new positive tests reported on 10 April. See also Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK .  The data also reported that 32,010,244 people had received a first dose of vaccine (and 6,991,310 a second dose) up to and including 9 April 2021

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