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Posted in: Sony Bank: Making Banking Service More Customer-Friendly for International Residents in Japan See in context

SONY Bank sounded good when I first saw it some time back, especially the "free of complicated paperwork" part.

But after downloading the app and registering, SONY Bank sent me a bunch of complicated paperwork to fill out.

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Posted in: What 'uyoku dantai' and Japanese alt-right groups want See in context

Had a comment removed for being "off topic," but maybe maybe I was so vague and subtle that it was misunderstood.

The term "alt-right" refers to a phenomenon in the U.S. According to Merriam-Webster:

"a right-wing, primarily online political movement or grouping based in the U.S. whose members reject mainstream conservative politics and espouse extremist beliefs and policies typically centered on ideas of white nationalism"

I don't think uyoku can be called "alt-right."

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Posted in: No benefit, higher death rate for malaria drug in coronavirus study See in context

Here is some very detailed on HCQ and the VA report from an unbiased source.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLSYRqcg0wo&t=251s

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Posted in: No benefit, higher death rate for malaria drug in coronavirus study See in context

The study may not be fake, because it was in fact carried out. However, the news being milked from certainly is fake.

Randomized trials are currently underway. It will be the results of these trials that will render the final verdict on this treatment.

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Posted in: No benefit, higher death rate for malaria drug in coronavirus study See in context

Fake news with a definite political slant ("that counts President Donald Trump and right wing news channel Fox News among its biggest backers").

As has been pointed out by others here, the actual "study" does not show or prove anything.

This was an after-the-fact analysis of the medical charts of VA patients.

How did they select the patients to be included?

How did they select patients to be excluded?

According to the "Methods" section of the study:

"[H]ydroxychloroquine, with our without azithromycin, was more likely to be prescribed to patients with more severe disease. Thus, as expected, increased mortality was observed in patients treated with hydroxychloroquine, both with and without azithromycin. (Emphasis mine)

Relative to 2, above, anti-viral drugs like hydroxychloroquine are most effective when used early, and not after a patient is in a more severe state.

In the "study":

There is no indication how much patients were dosed with HCQ.

There is no indication how often patients were dosed with HCQ.

There is no idea when (3 days after symptom onset? 2 days after going on a ventilator?) patients were dosed with HCQ.

As admitted in the article above, the "study"under discussion has not been peer reviewed.

Randomized trials are currently underway. It will be the results of these trials that will render the final verdict on this treatment.

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Posted in: Osaka says she hasn't had fun playing since Australian Open See in context

Not fun?

That's why people pay you to do it. That's why a job is called "work."

People pay to do things that are fun.

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