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Standing 3 steps apart on escalator lowers COVID risk: research

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Staying at home lowers the risk to zero

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assuming that

meanwhile, in real life.....

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Staying at home lowers the risk to zero

You need food to be delivered...

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3 years after the start of the pandemic they are still reporting the blatantly obvious.

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Vaccines and masks are effective counter measures, too according to the medical community.

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Every major train station is about to become totally chaotic.

Thanks.

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While the study assumed that those riding the escalator did not wear masks, the dispersion of droplets would be reduced significantly if they were worn properly, he said.

Masks just become more and more useless day by day.

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If the Japanese government was serious about eliminating the virus, it would issue Hazmat suits to everyone in that country with an order to wear them whenever they were out in public.

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It's truly becoming pathetic at this point.

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Despite it's complete lack of any kind of thing that isn't obvious unless one of the men sneezed openly and loudly, and a 2nd was coughing non-stop this test bared no resemblance to reality anyway.

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Oh. That’s interesting.

Those who are motivated by a political agenda might get triggered and throw their rattles out of their prams.

They do that.

Every major train station is about to become totally chaotic

Why?

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So many useless advices regarding this virus. What should happen on the escalator, especially in spacious environment, while almost everybody has received his 4-5th shot and is anyway wearing mask all the time?

Eventually start using your brain and live your life.

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as an aside..... early in the Covid story, I was traversing Tōkyō station several metres from a youngish salaryman-looking bloke, who suddenly snatched down his mask, sneezed massively, then replaced the mask.... while I understand not wishing to wear a soggy mask.....

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Btw. how can you run such a trial in Japan?

Its virtually impossible here to find ten persons in a row who don’t wear a mask. Or did the writer of this article forgot to mention these were only men from foreign countries? :-)

The team lined up 10 maskless men, each 175 centimeters tall, on an escalator

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New study shows that obsessing over a mild respiratory virus for which you are already vaccinated and boosted for 3+ years is bad for your mental health.

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The title of the article should instead be: "Frivolous research the main reason Japanese universities low in international rankings"

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3 years after the start of the pandemic they are still reporting the blatantly obvious.

Indeed. My first reaction was the same. Then I remembered that a very small minority are less susceptible to the obvious.

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Doesn’t it just boil down to luck whether or not one gets the virus?

Fingers crossed my and my family’s luck holds out.

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Standing 3 steps apart on escalator lowers COVID risk: research

Some more fun "facts" for those in constant pursuit of "science", in which pursuit often finds them running in circles chasing their tales.

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My daughter’s spouse had it and quarantined for 10 days. She couldn’t go to work and had to stay home with him. They live in a small place and didn’t isolate from each other. She was prepared and just thought, okay get it recover and be done with it.

He felt terrible for three days and recovered. She never got it.

He was boosted and she has never done vaccine.

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This data was collected from Kyoto escalators where they stand on the left. Of course, if you stand on the right in cities such as London or Osaka infection rates are zero.

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What if you just walk up and down on the escalator?

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Not testing for COVID lowers the number of cases: reality.

Stop with COVID now, it's just like the fly or any other winter cold. Enough. Stop with the masks and let everybody especially kids live their lives and see other people's faces.

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Standing 3 steps apart on escalator lowers COVID risk

if you aren't wearing a mask

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Some more fun "facts" for those in constant pursuit of "science", in which pursuit often finds them running in circles chasing their tales.

The results are clear, do not contradict anything already known and it is useful for those people that want to lower their risk, what part about it is "running in circles chasing their tales." If anything it is of limited usefulness and delayed timing.

Stop with COVID now, it's just like the fly or any other winter cold. 

No, it is not, it is much more easily transmitted and likely to complicate, which is why it has caused an important excess of deaths even when countries have severe measures to reduce transmission or the risk after infection. No other respiratory infection produces the same amount of deaths under these measures.

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This is nonsense!!!

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What nonsense is next? Speaking in certain languages spreads less COVID because of how one’s mouth forms the words and expels sounds?

So is four steps away even better? Six? What’s the maximum benefit in number of steps?

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Nice! This proves that distance reduces the chances of getting infected.

So remember, people. Three steps apart on the escalator but before and after, breathing onto each other, face to face on the train.

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The results are clear, do not contradict anything already known and it is useful for those people that want to lower their risk, what part about it is "running in circles chasing their tales." If anything it is of limited usefulness and delayed timing.

Anyone who buys into the results of an experiment performed by 10 participants has a long way to go in understanding scientific research.

No, it is not, it is much more easily transmitted and likely to complicate, which is why it has caused an important excess of deaths even when countries have severe measures to reduce transmission or the risk after infection. No other respiratory infection produces the same amount of deaths under these measures.

This is just plain personal bias nonsense.

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The team lined up 10 maskless men, each 175 centimeters tall, on an escalator and computed the dispersion of droplets assuming that the man at the front coughed.

Stunning.

Absolutely stunning.

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Wow, is it January 2020 already?

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Oh. That’s interesting.

Not really, Jimizoo.

A recent episode of Louder with Crowder debunked many or all of these silly measures such as the arbitrary 6 foot social distancing rule.

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Anyone who buys into the results of an experiment performed by 10 participants has a long way to go in understanding scientific research.

The data is well supported by the evidence and the analysis is correct, the number of participants is not a scientific argument to refute the conclusions, what statistical analysis do you have to refute this is significant? obviously the authors have a much more valid appeal to authority than a nameless person on the internet.

This is just plain personal bias nonsense.

No, it is not, the number of cases and deaths produced by each is completely different, is your argument that the data is also false just because you don't want to accept it? because that is not a logical argument, that would be a much more clear example of personal bias.

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The virus also fears useless plastic garuds at restaurants, The virus just go over or around it. A cough or sneeze when you do not cover the mouth can spread all around renders that peice of usless plactice and absolute annoyance that has no real use except to annoy you and your family.

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I Hope this silly study was not funded by public money. But this institute being public it probably was.

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I read about a high school class doing a similar study. They had about 20 people take part in it,

And there was a different outcome.

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Stand three steps behind someone and force the person behind you to back off (risking an altercation). And then wedge yourself into a train for 20 minutes so tightly that you can only exhale at stations.

Do scientists inhabit a completely different world from the rest of us? Do they abide by their own research when out and about?

If you are that worried, move to the countryside. And keep at least three steps away from the bears.

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Covid may be waning as a mass killer, but funding lives on! … and on … and on …

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Time to move on. This is ridiculous.

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The other day I asked about 15 elementary students who are over 10 years old if they wanted to live mask free and only one said yes.

Shocking.

I'm all for masks in a crisis but the long term damage is huge

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Was this just a computer model?

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When is the study showing that commuting on the Yamanote line at rush hour on a weekday increases the risk of catching Covid by 500%?

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Wow, I didn’t know that, ( -_- ),

these so called scientists are doing a great job; keep up the good work;

smh(!)(!)(!)(!)(!) ..

”escalators”… seriously(?); how about trains, schools, offices, hospitals, restaurants, etcetera, these are the places where you can (still) get infected, but, no, the j-gov wants you to keep working/paying for their incompetence so let’s worry about the escalators and… … business as usual.

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After 3 years of COVID, people still can't rely on common sense, and have to conduct "scientific" experiments like this? BEFORE COVID, people still had common sense. Sneezing and coughing on people was considered bad manners. Violating peoples personal distance was considered rude. Spreading your sickness to other people was disrespectful. Not anymore. What happened? COVID is HERE TO STAY, and if we are going to live with it, common sense is going to be more important now than ever!

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In three years of this nonsense, fewer than 800 people under the age of 50 in Japan have died with COVID and they all likely had some kind of comorbidity. People in their 80's and 90's die; always have, always will. It is not worth taking 3 years off of the life of a 20 year old. Long past time for everyone else to go back living life. The youth of Japan need to occupy Shinjuku Station until the government and the country snaps out of it and moves on.

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@Proxy

You get it.

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