Infectious Diseases Society of America

In this episode recorded on December 13th, IDSA President-Elect Carlos del Rio, MD, FIDSA and IDSA Public Health Committee Chair Julie Vaishampayan, MD, FIDSA share what the medical community knows thus far about the Omicron variant, including its impact on current COVID-19 treatments and why testing plays a key role.

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Misinformation about COVID-19, including vaccines, treatments and the government’s role, has been fueling vaccine hesitancy. In this episode, IDSA President Dr. Daniel McQuillen, FIDSA, IDSA President-Elect Dr. Carlos del Rio, FIDSA and John Bridgeland, co-founder and CEO of the COVID Collaborative, discuss what is being done to combat misinformation, how to address myths with vaccine hesitant patients, the impact misinformation has on the future of medicine and the latest information on omicron.

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COVID-19 Treatment Guideline co-authors Rajesh Gandhi, MD, FIDSA of Harvard University and Adarsh Bhimraj, MD, FIDSA of the Cleveland Clinic give an update on COVID-19 therapeutics and discuss two recently published papers in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Lessons learned from COVID-19 therapies: Critical perspectives from the IDSA COVID-19 treatment guideline panel: https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciab882/6398589

Therapeutic Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) During Pandemics: Double-Edged Swords: https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciab880/6398590

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Moderator Neil Skolnik, MD and IDSA COVID-19 Guidelines co-author John Lynch, MD, FIDSA discuss the new IDSA guidance on infection prevention for healthcare personnel caring for patients with suspected or known COVID-19.

The Infectious Diseases Society of America's Guideline Podcast provides concise summaries of the most important IDSA guidelines.

For the full version of the guidelines presented, please go to https://www.idsociety.org/practice-guideline/covid-19-guideline-infection-prevention/ (published 11/4/2021)


Presented by:

Neil Skolnik, M.D., Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Jefferson Health

John B. Lynch, M.D. is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Direct download: Covid-19_Infection_Prevention.mp3
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Moderator Neil Skolnik, MD and IDSA COVID-19 Guidelines co-author John Lynch, MD, FIDSA discuss the new IDSA guidance on infection prevention for healthcare personnel caring for patients with suspected or known COVID-19.

The Infectious Diseases Society of America's Guideline Podcast provides concise summaries of the most important IDSA guidelines.

For the full version of the guidelines presented, please go to https://www.idsociety.org/practice-guideline/covid-19-guideline-infection-prevention/ (published 11/4/2021)


Presented by:

Neil Skolnik, M.D., Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Jefferson Health

John B. Lynch, M.D. is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Direct download: Covid-19_Infection_Prevention.mp3
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In honor of Native American Heritage Month, COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network Associate Editor Mati Hlatshwayo Davis, MD, MPH, leads a panel discussion with Luke John Day, MD of UCSF, Sophie Neuner, MD, MPH of Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, and Jessica Snowden, MD, FIDSA of UAMS. The group discusses the importance of visibility of native people, historic and modern reasons for mistrust of the health care system, strategies for providing culturally inclusive care and the impact COVID-19 has had on native communities.

Direct download: NAHM.mp3
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IDSA President Daniel McQuillen, MD, FIDSA is joined by Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA) and IDSA Advocacy Liaison Kinna Thakarar, DO to discuss the Bolstering Infectious Outbreaks (BIO) Preparedness Workforce Act, new bipartisan legislation that would provide loan repayment for medical professionals who work in bio-preparedness or provide infectious diseases care in underserved areas or clinics and facilities that receive federal funding.

Direct download: Lets_Talk_ID_Nov_2021_mixdown.mp3
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Are current vaccination rates in the U.S. enough to bring an end to the pandemic? Keipp Talbot, MD, FIDSA of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Amber Clayton of the Society for Human Resource Management join us to provide an update on COVID-19 vaccination and employer vaccine mandates.

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How is the Delta variant impacting COVID-19 vaccine performance? Why are only certain populations being considered for boosters? Steven Pergam, MD, FIDSA of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Walter Orenstein, MD, FIDSA of Emory University answer these questions and more.

*This episode was recorded on Oct. 5, 2021.

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IDSA President-Elect Carlos del Rio, MD, FIDSA moderates a discussion with Lilian Abbo, MD, FIDSA, Angelica Cifuentes Kottkamp, MD, and Robert Rodriguez, MD on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Latinx community, cultural nuances and practices for engaging in an effective and culturally competent patient-provider relationship and the progress made in developing pathways for the next generation of Hispanic physicians.

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With children across the U.S. back in school, have mitigation strategies been effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19? Dr. Jason Newland of Washington University and Noelle Ng of the School Superintendents Association give an update on infection rates among children and share their thoughts on the Delta variant, mask mandates, and testing programs in schools.

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In this episode, Dr. Ricardo Franco, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Dr. Josh Barocas, Associate Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases Physician at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, examine the COVID-19 Delta variant surge, heated debates surrounding school masking guidelines, and how our nation and the world will achieve herd immunity.

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In this episode moderator, Dr. David Weber, asks Dr. Marci Drees, Dr. Trini Mathew, and Dr. Sharon Wright questions surrounding the July 13th multi-society statement about COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Questions focus on how the societies developed this statement, why it was important to create this statement now, legal & human resources considerations, and more.
(Rebroadcast of SHEA Podcast)

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With schools set to re-open, the number of children COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise, and vaccinations not yet authorized for children under age 12, what is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and others? Dr. Preeti Malani, of the University of Michigan, and Dr. Tina Tan, of Northwestern University, weigh in on back-to-school and vaccination policies.

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COVID-19: the race between the variants and the vaccinations. Do desperate times call for desperate measures? HIVMA Chair Rajesh Gandhi, MD, with Harvard University, and 2020 IDSA Society Citation Awardee Adarsh Bhimraj, MD, with the Cleveland Clinic, discuss COVID-19 treatments: the knowns, unknowns, and important factors in stemming the future of the pandemic.

Direct download: July_31_-_Covid_Treatment_mixdown.mp3
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Vaccination rates are inconsistent around the U.S. and globally. Is it safe to travel for summer vacations? Trish Perl, MD, FIDSA, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Preeti Malani, MD, FIDSA, of the University of Michigan, join us to discuss summer vacationing, travel, and how to be safe.

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Is the “Fauci effect” enough to attract the number of doctors needed into the field of ID? In this episode, IDSA President Barbara Alexander, MD, FIDSA is joined by Wendy Armstrong, MD, FIDSA, of Emory University School of Medicine, and Michael Melia, MD, FIDSA, of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, to discuss the current state of the ID Match and IDSA’s efforts to address recruitment into the field as well as its mentorship and professional development efforts.

Direct download: Lets_Talk_ID_July_2021_mixdown.mp3
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In this episode, produced in partnership with the Mycoses Study Group Education and Research Consortium (MSGERC), we discuss Mucormycosis: the deadly fungal infection affecting COVID-19 patients in India with IDSA and MSGERC members, Ilan Schwartz, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alberta, and Andrej Spec, MD, MS, Associate Director of the Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit, Director of the Invasive Mycoses Clinic, and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Direct download: June_30_-_Mucormycosis.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 11:38am PDT

The Infectious Diseases Society of America's Guideline Podcast provides concise summaries of the most important IDSA guidelines.

For the full version of the guidelines presented, please go to www.idsociety.org.

Presented by:

Neil Skolnik, M.D., Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Jefferson Health

Stuart Johnson, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center; Clinician Researcher, Departments of Research and Medicine, Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital

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IDSA Board members Dr. Angela Caliendo, MD, PhD, FIDSA, Professor and Executive Vice Chair of Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Dr. Kimberly Hanson, MD, Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine discuss Antigen Testing: What it is, what role testing will play from a screening perspective, and testing effectiveness.

Direct download: June_19_-_Antigen_Guidelines_-_Spotify.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss the CDC’s new masking guidance, the recommendations, surrounding challenges, and a return to the abnormal with IDSA Board Member and Fellow Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Dr. Joshua Barocas, member of IDSA’s Public Health Committee and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and Infectious Diseases physician at Boston Medical Center.
Direct download: June_12_-_Masking_Guidance_mixdown.mp3
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IDSA members Krutika Kuppali, MD, of the Medical University of South Carolina, and Dawd Siraj, MD, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, discuss the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in India and whether the African continent will face a similar wave soon.

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IDSA members Susan Kline, MD, of the University of Minnesota, Monica Gandhi, MD, of UC-San Francisco, and Jason Newland, MD, of Washington University, share thoughts about gatherings, mask protocol, and the trajectory of COVID-19 over the summer.

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IDSA members Amesh Adalja, MD, of Johns Hopkins University, and Ali Mokdad, MD, of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, discuss the Covid-19 forecast for the months ahead and what we can do to prevent future surges in cases.

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IDSA members Adarsh Bhimraj, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, and Rajesh Gandhi, MD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital, discuss what we've learned about COVID-19 treatments as the pandemic has progressed.

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IDSA members Anna Person, MD of Vanderbilt University and Kristin Englund, MD of the Cleveland Clinic discuss COVID-19 recovery and the special rehabilitation considerations and resources needed to treat patients.

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IDSA President Barbara Alexander, MD, FIDSA sits down with IDSA/HIVMA member and CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, FIDSA to talk about what it has been like to take over the helm of the nation’s top public health agency in the midst of a global pandemic and how her career in infectious diseases helped prepare her for this moment. The two also discuss Dr. Walensky’s priorities beyond the pandemic, her thoughts on the ID workforce and how IDSA, HIVMA and CDC might work together on common goals.

Direct download: Lets_Talk_ID_with_Dr_Walensky.mp3
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In this episode, produced in partnership with the American Geriatrics Society, we discuss issues surrounding vaccinating vulnerable populations with IDSA member Dr. Joshua Barocas and American Geriatrics Society members, Drs. Timothy Farrell and Melissa Dattalo.

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On April 13, 2021, the FDA and CDC recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine after cases of a rare form of blood clotting were reported. In this episode, produced in partnership with the American Society of Hematology, we explore the topic of vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia with hematologists Dr. Jean Connors of Harvard Medical School and Dr. Lisa Baumann Kreuziger of the Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin.

Direct download: 4-24-21_VTT.mp3
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What have we learned from COVID-19 and how we can be better prepared for future pandemics? IDSA Treasurer Dr. Helen Boucher of Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Angelica Kottkamp of New York University and Dr. Dial Hewlett of the Westchester Department of Health discuss key takeaways. 

Direct download: April_10_Lessons_Learned_-_ad_with_music.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

What are the most important considerations for full-time in-person learning? When can we expect to see widespread vaccination initiatives for children under the age of 16? Preeti Malani, MD, FIDSA and Tina Tan, MD, FIDSA discuss updates and challenges with in-person learning.

Direct download: April_3_Reopening_Schools_mixdown.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

With the accelerated distribution of vaccines, does COVID-19 testing still matter? How reliable are the new, home test kits? IDSA members Mary Hayden, MD, FIDSA of Rush Medical College and Romney Humphries, MD of Vanderbilt University Medical Center share updated considerations for COVID-19 diagnostic testing.

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What drug therapies are producing the best outcomes in patients hospitalized with COVID-19? What are the differences in treating patients suffering from severe COVID in the ICU setting versus those receiving non-critical treatment? Dr. Adarsh Bhimraj of the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Laura Evans, Director of Critical Care at the University of Washington Medical Center, join us to discuss treating hospitalized patients with COVID-19, including the challenges clinicians are facing.

This episode is produced in partnership with the Society of Critical Care Medicine. 

Direct download: March_20_Hospitalizing_mixdown.mp3
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What strategies have been the most successful in boosting vaccine distribution and administration, and what key hurdles remain? When can low-risk populations expect to receive the vaccine? Dr. Saad Omer of Yale University and Dr. Matthew Zahn of Orange County Health Care Agency discuss the latest challenges, milestones and issues surrounding COVID-19 vaccine distribution. 

Direct download: Vaccine_Distribution_March_13_mixdown.mp3
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How can ID physicians advocate for improved physician value and compensation? In this episode, IDSA President Barbara Alexander, MD, FIDSA is joined by IDSA President-Elect Daniel McQuillen, MD, FIDSA of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Steven Schmitt, MD, FIDSA of the Cleveland Clinic to discuss increasing awareness, public support and compensation for ID professionals.

Direct download: Lets_Talk_ID_Mar_2021.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 6:17am PDT

Should expectant mothers get the COVID-19 vaccine? What do we know about the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine in people with HIV? In this episode, we discuss the COVID-19 vaccine and its possible effect on special populations, such as people living with HIV, pregnant people, and the transplant community with Dr. Rachel Bender Ignacio of the University of Washington, Dr. Denise Jamieson of Emory University and Dr. Aruna Subramanian of Stanford University.

This episode is produced in partnership with the American Society of Transplantation and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 

Direct download: March_6_Vaccines_and_Special_Populations_mixdown.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Guideline Update: 2020 Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Babesiosis

The Infectious Diseases Society of America's Guideline Podcast provides concise summaries of the most important IDSA guidelines.

For the full version of the guidelines presented, please go to idsociety.org or see the full article in Clinical Infectious Diseases Volume 72, Issue 2, 15 January 2021, Pages e49–e64, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1216

Presented by:
Neil Skolnik, M.D., Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Jefferson Health

Peter Krause, M.D., Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine, in New Haven, CT

Direct download: Babesiosis.mp3
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Can masks be removed in crowds or at gatherings if everyone has received the vaccine? What's currently known about effectiveness of the vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 variants and how will it influence recommendations on mask wearing and social distancing? Dr. Joshua Barocas of Boston University School of Medicine and Dr. Ricardo Franco of the University of Alabama at Birmingham answer these questions and more. 

Direct download: Masking_After_Vaccine.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

The Infectious Diseases Society of America's Guideline Podcast provides concise summaries of the most important IDSA guidelines.

For the full version of the guidelines presented, please go to www.idsociety.org or see the full article in Clinical Infectious Diseases, ciaa1215, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1215 Published: 30 November 2020    

Presented by:

Neil Skolnik, M.D., Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Jefferson Health

Paul Auwaerter, M.D. is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and serves as the clinical director of the Division of Infectious Diseases.

Direct download: Lyme.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 11:28am PDT

Should individuals who have already had COVID-19 be vaccinated? In this episode, Rajesh Gandhi, MD, FIDSA of Massachusetts General Hospital and Hana El Sahly, MD, FIDSA of Baylor College of Medicine discuss considerations when administering the COVID-19 vaccine to those with prior COVID-19 infection. 

Direct download: Feb_20_-_Prior_Covid.mp3
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IDSA President Barbara Alexander, M.D., FIDSA is joined by Luciana Borio, MD, a member of the COVID-19 Advisory Board that convened during the Biden-Harris transition, to discuss the Administration’s COVID-19 strategy, vaccine production and distribution, EUA guidance for COVID-19 therapies and the importance of masking policies.

Direct download: Lets_Talk_ID_Feb_2021_mixdown.mp3
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Preliminary reports indicate some COVID-19 patients may develop a so-called “post-acute COVID-19 syndrome,” in which they experience persistent symptoms after recovering from their initial illness. The syndrome appears to affect those with mild as well as moderate-to-severe disease.

In this episode, we're joined by American Thoracic Society member, Dr. Vinay Gupta and Society of Critical Care Medicine member, Dr. Meghan Lane-Fall to discuss what's currently known about the syndrome, also known as Long COVID, and the challenges it presents to both patients and clinicians.

For more information on Long COVID, visit the COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network

This episode is in partnership with the American Thoracic Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Direct download: Long_Covid_mixdown.mp3
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We discuss the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants in the U.S. and the impact they'll have on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments with Kathryn Edwards, MD, FIDSA of Vanderbilt University and Mirella Salvatore, MD, FIDSA with Weill Cornell Medicine. 

Direct download: Feb_6_-_Variants_mixdown.mp3
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In this episode, we explore the Theater of War production and learn how it’s being used as a tool to help frontline healthcare workers cope with the dire realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and focus on better mental health. To discuss are Theater of War Productions Artistic Director, Bryan Doerries and American College of Emergency Physician members, Dr. Diane Birnbaumer of UCLA and Dr. Jay Kaplan of Louisiana State University.

This episode is in partnership with the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Direct download: Theatre_of_War_mixdown.mp3
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IDSA President Barbara Alexander, M.D., FIDSA speaks with IDSA Senior Vice President Amanda Jezek about how ID physicians can help shape policy on issues such as AMR and physician compensation. Dr. Alexander explains that, even in the midst of COVID, it’s important to continue promoting the value of ID.

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IDSA member Dr. Javeed Siddiqui of TeleMed2U and Dr. Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts with the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Quality and Practice join us discuss the rise of telehealth and how it can utilized to treat and care for those battling COVID-19.

This episode is in partnership with the American Academy of Family Physicians. 

Direct download: Jan_23_-_Telehealth.mp3
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COVID-19 Testing Guideline Panel members Angela Caliendo, M.D., FIDSA of Brown University and Cesar Arias, M.D., FIDSA of the University of Texas discuss recent changes made to IDSA's COVID-19 Diagnostic Guidelines. 

Direct download: Jan_16_Diagnostic_Guidelines.mp3
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IDSA Board member John Lynch, M.D., FIDSA, & SHEA/IDSA member Erica Shenoy, M.D., FIDSA discuss how to create safe environments across medical facility departments while treating COVID-19 patients. This episode was produced in partnership with the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Direct download: Jan_9_-_Creating_Safer_Environments.mp3
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