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Posted in: 1,032 shots of COVID-19 vaccine wasted due to freezer malfunction See in context

How about rewriting the caption to: “0.07% shots of covid-19 vaccines wasted...”? Anyways, I am happy to see these types of news. It means there are low chances of cover-ups in misconduct. In many countries such faults will be simply not reported and wasted vaccines will be administered as good ones.

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Posted in: Rights groups target sponsors for Beijing Winter Games See in context

I think the very concept of Olympic Games is kind of outdated. But it will probably be here for a while. Also China and other dictatorships happily use these types of events as the platform for propaganda and money laundering.

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Posted in: About 1,000 Olympics volunteers have quit this month: organizers See in context

I wish this article to be published as a simple little table of distribution of quitters vs joiners over the past few months with some extra stats like gender, age, reason of quitting etc. Then we could make our own conclusions with greater confidence.

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Posted in: Facebook to restore Australia news pages after deal on media law See in context

I don’t understand what was this blunder from Facebook about. Usually companies think well in advance and don’t mess with any government. Is it just to make their shares price jump back and force for someone from the management to buy a pair of new trousers?

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Posted in: French film giant Gerard Depardieu charged with rape See in context

get a signed agreement before even touch a girl.

Why do you think he touched her? This guy is total mess, but because of that is also an easy target for that type of crap.

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Posted in: Japan requests airlines stop using Boeing 777s with P&W4000 engines See in context

I trust the most to moderately old aircrafts. Tested in all possible situations, familiar to pilots, and, as we witnessed recently, can fly with burning engines.

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Posted in: Japanese citizen injured in Paris acid attack See in context

Of course it were some local idiots targeting Chinese tourists. For them all Asian-looking people are Chinese. Good to learn that police in France don’t investigate if there is no complaint though. Does it mean they don’t investigate murders since it’s hard to file a complaint after being killed?

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Posted in: Japan to receive 2nd shipment of Pfizer vaccine on Sunday See in context

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Posted in: Japan to receive 2nd shipment of Pfizer vaccine on Sunday See in context

Actually it's possible. You could get that number if youre 1 special syringe short

Ho-ho! If they take into account available syringes, then yes. In that case any number 19 is possible and also 0, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18 :)

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Posted in: Japan to receive 2nd shipment of Pfizer vaccine on Sunday See in context

Up to? What does that mean? Maybe 452,789? They don't know?

No, it must be divisible by 6. So 452790 is possible, but 452789 is not.

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Posted in: WHO team visits Wuhan research lab at center of speculation See in context

But if it developed naturally, that still does not mean the Wuhan Institute of Virology

exactly! These guys were deliberately going all around China and sampling all possible coronaviruses from every hole they could find. If someone could get this virus is most likely some scientist from that lab. Late reports that it actually started outside Wuhan were obviously manufactured by CCP, so can’t be taken seriously.

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Posted in: Marilyn Manson dropped by record label after abuse allegations See in context

That record label sucks. Kicking out people before proven guilty... Shall be banned by artists. What is its name btw?

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Posted in: China triumphant one year after Wuhan lockdown See in context

Unfortunately, it seems they will be doing even better after more countries will join Paris Agreement and therefore provide China with even better position on the markets.

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Posted in: Selena Gomez: Big Tech 'cashing in from evil’ See in context

Spoke with my friend on the phone yesterday... So pleasant to speak freely whatever comes to your mind, discuss any sensitive topic and joke around. Had so much fun. However, if I share any part of this conversation on social media, I will lose my job and be banned forever. Checked my Facebook later: just boring soup of self-censored stories.

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Posted in: WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins See in context

My conclusion here is that even though there is some chance of inter-species virus transfer in nature, it is negligible comparing to a chance of getting and spreading it by group of researchers living in overpopulated city who deliberately searching for dangerous viruses in every cave in the country and performing numerous experiments in order to prove that these viruses can be dangerous for humans.

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Posted in: WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins See in context

Virusrex, thanks again for your opinion. It seems like it could be correct, but then I read about the history of SARS in wiki (after you mentioned it) and three points brought my attention: 1. SARS emerged from the wild just once, while there were at least three documented laboratory accidents resulting in SARS infections. That means laboratory infections are quite common and much more likely than you picture. 2. During the SARS outbreak the investigation started much earlier (in May). And in overall, Chinese response pattern now is more aggressive and even less transparent. 3. In 2017 Wuhan researchers found a cave with the dangerous coronavirus strain. From that time on they were actively studying the virus from that relatively remote potentially dangerous cave. So, given 1., what is more likely: some villager accidentally gets the virus from some remote cave or animal around or guys in the lab who study it from 2017 in all possible positions?

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Posted in: WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins See in context

If the virus developed naturally that means there are a million chances every day where it can be transmitted to a human from the animal that have it, 7 million chances per week. Adding the extra step of being in a laboratory at some point means an extra chance or two a week for an exception to occur, so instead of having 7 million chances you now got 7 million and one for a situation that is much more complicated.

I understand your argument, but I rather interested in how do you estimate these chances. Why would you assume wild animal-to-human transmission is so easy and so much likely? Could you please provide any argument? My understanding is that if the virus resides within non-domestic animals it has almost zero chance to transmit to humans unless its purposely extracted.

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Posted in: WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins See in context

Virusex, but can’t it happen that the virus was developed naturally and became relatively widespread among certain animals, but get out of control when analyzed in the lab? I don’t see it obvious that animal-to-human transmission in the wild is more likely than in the lab, where virus is thoroughly extracted and studied on a regular basis.

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Posted in: WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins See in context

Virusrex, OK, so basically dealing with coronaviruses in the lab is quite dangerous and requires a lot of measures. Why do you think it is un-reasonable to assume that the virus might spread by some accident? Do you know if such experiments are even allowed in other countries?

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Posted in: WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins See in context

Virusrex, thank you! BTW, do you know if scientists in labs similar to one in Wuhan are wearing any protective equipment when experimenting with coronaviruses? Also, what would you recommend to do to minimize the risks of similar situations in future? Any comments on WHO and China’s response?

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Posted in: WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins See in context

Virusrex, OK, I understand your argument. So is it correct to say that Wuhan city is the most probable place in the world where coronaviruses can start spreading? And, is it correct to say that it was not possible for the virus to start its journey from that lab?

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Posted in: WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins See in context

Virusrex, I hope you are right about the virus being not human-made or not human-accelerated, but then why China is covering up? Also, coincidence about Wuhan lab and their coronavirus research and the first known city where it got spread is pretty suspicious already. I think these facts multiply the probability of human factor by many times.

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Posted in: Twitter chief says Trump ban admits 'dangerous' precedent See in context

Twitter or any other company will say anything and erase and fire anyone who might potentially affect their business. Since social media became so important for communication, companies should have limited tools of censoring. Ideally, only court should rule in these situations.

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Posted in: Prioritize athletes for vaccine so Tokyo Games can go ahead: IOC member See in context

It is going to be hilarious. IOC will provide vaccines to athletes, some athletes will start a movement like rejecting their vaccines in favor of more vulnerable and boycotting the games, people flooding instagrams of athletes who participate with angry comments etc. etc. Sometimes it is cheaper to give up and move on.

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Posted in: Japan draws up action plan to boost farm exports See in context

MarkX, thanks for the detailed explanation.

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Posted in: Japan draws up action plan to boost farm exports See in context

I am just curious where do they export apples and strawberries when the inner market price seems about the highest in the world.

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Posted in: 38% of LGBT people sexually harassed or assaulted: survey See in context

The article is missing the numbers for non-LGBT people. Brief googling suggests that 1/3 of Japanese women experienced some sort of sexual harassment. This indicates that there is no particular bias towards LGBT people in Japan.

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Posted in: Health ministry panel says people 65 or older should get COVID vaccine priority See in context

Well, 65 or older is about 30% of population. If they will get initially only a coupe of millions of vaccines, it should be something like 85 or older.

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Posted in: Abe says sorry over political funding case See in context

Wow! Just to confirm, is it the first time in the world’s history a politician of such high rank admitting his mistakes publicly without arguing?

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Posted in: Earthlings treated to rare alignment of Jupiter and Saturn See in context

Great idea to publish this article on December 22.

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