“Now, if a tiny piece of the virus changes, like the .3% I’ve just described, if you are reinfected by that variant, your professional cells tear into that virus and cut it into pieces, present them again, and lo and behold, most of the pieces that you have already seen and recognized, are still there in the variants.
“There is absolutely no chance that all of them will fail to be recognized and that is what is required for immune escape, to escape your immunity. It must present to you as a new pathogen. It must be sufficiently different that, when it is cut up by your professional checker cells, it won’t find mostly the same thing it has seen before. And that is just absurdly impossible when you have only varied .3%, so it is 99.7% (similar).
“You can go and check that by looking at papers by a person called Alison Tarke. There is also Shane Crotty, and all of the other co-authors.
“And before them, coming from my theoretical understanding of multi-locus immunity, which is what I just badly tried to describe, to what actually happens … If your [immune system] is presented with something that contains even half of those similar pieces, there is no way your body will say, ‘that’s a new pathogen.
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It's incredible that so many people posting on here go along with what is reported by the government and media without asking, questioning how these numbers are made up from. The CDC and the WHO have succeeded since the start by providing false numbers of deaths, accurate testing results and causes for hospitalizations, examples being age, health conditions before being diagnosis with virus and recovery percent of hospitalizations.
PCR testing has been flawed and inaccurate, yet this is almost ignored in reports made by entities that are thought to be unquestionable sources of information.
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Finally, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on May 21, 2020, concluded: “We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”
Contrary to mainstream media misinformation, the doctors who wrote that report did not later retract anything they wrote.
People say they “follow the science.” They rarely do. They follow the scientists the media tell them to follow.
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Consider these things;
Vaccine and Pharmaceutical manufacturers are legally indemnified against injury or death by Vaccine. These are NOT Vaccines, these injections are patented as mRNA and DNA Gene Manipulation Therapy, even the HPV Vaccine is mRNA, all Vaccines going forward are mRNA thanks to the Eugenicist Bill Gates…these are not approved, not tested, experimental injections that last a life-time, interfering with how the body fights new viruses that entry the body.
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Should be grateful for some truth, that daily reports on TV everyday showing how many people tested positive are not same day results, as turn around time at least 24 hours. Though would be good to see PCR swabs that are used have DNA from cotton plants that taint results and therefore inappropriate for use. Numbers for reactions from getting the vaccines blood clotting, deaths, etc..that would be informative to report on as well.
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Corona is part of all Flu's and Covid has been labeled since Sar's continuing to Covid-19.
For years the number of flu cases were the big news for Japan, todays news has no such reports any longer.
The CDC, Who aren't keeping track, why?
As always there are many types of medicine available to help those suffering from mild to sever systoms due to the flu and Covid-19.
The common cold/fu are often treated by people who are able to think for themselves and know they are not feeling well and use over the counter medicines until they believe they are not working and seek medical help.
Appears that these people have disappeared and many now only listen to what the media/government says what should be done.
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What is not reported on or discussed on this message page is as important .
"today _ infected........" When and how were these number gathered?
When it comes to COVID-19, there are three kinds of tests. One, the PCR test, is a molecular test that looks for genetic material inside the virus, and diagnoses a person as "COVID-19 positive." The turnaround time for results with these tests is usually 24-72 hours.
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In addition to news outlets world wide the internet has many journalists that report on factual information also.
The testing that the W.H.O. started is using sticks for testing that professionals have deemed the wrong type to properly detect Covid.
The fastest results take at least 2 days for processing and to read reports that say today there are __ new cases would be suspect.
Vaccines aren't what is be given, they are experimental injection with DNA changing anti-bodies that will stay in a body a life time.
Recovery rates in general are 99.7 for people that have been infected with something, age is a factor.
There are many drugs available that will help people recover from infections.
Searching and reading reports by professional people working in the medical and science fields may be found useful to people who have questions.
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Japanese TV everyday puts up a message of how many people have tested positive for what? I used to think the flu number being reported in the past were bad, equally is the non-reporting of flu any longer. So, many drugs, medicine available for both. So many professional doctors have made it known that these vaccines being given out are harmful deadly and dangerous side effects that might not happen for months after injections. Happening world wide.
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Herd immunity comes from being infected by something that many, "herd" passes from one to others, naturally. And so they become immune from getting infected again. The vaccines are said to not stop transmission or recurrences by the producers of the vaccines. Which is it? Get the vaccine that won't stop transmission, but allow transmission for the "herd immunity". Or using the traditional meaning of herd immunity, let it spread through out the herd.
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1st of all Corona has been around many years and currently #19. There has never been a manufacture drug for Corona=SARS for a cure. Testing positive has not been able to determine when infected, many have had it for years. Healthy people 0 to 65 years old have a 98.9% recovery rate of COVID#19 from having it, without any more effects than regular flu. The vaccines currently available have been produced without final testing done on animals, when vaccines were under development for SARS, it was not produced because in the final tests the animals all died and it was stopped. These vaccines supposedly require a 2nd dose to work, but it is unknown if it stops transmission or recurrences. Deaths from taking the vaccine have grown, as well as physical reactions.
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I work in the healthcare field. Here’s the problem, we are testing people for any strain of a Coronavirus. Not specifically for COVID-19. There are no reliable tests for a specific COVID-19 virus. There are no reliable agencies or media outlets for reporting numbers of actual COVID-19 virus cases. This needs to be addressed first and foremost. Every action and reaction to COVID-19 is based on totally flawed data and we simply can not make accurate assessments
This is why you’re hearing that most people with COVID-19 are showing nothing more than cold/flu like symptoms. That’s because most Coronavirus strains are nothing more than cold/flu like symptoms. The few actual novel Coronavirus cases do have some worse respiratory responses, but still have a very promising recovery rate, especially for those without prior issues.
The ‘gold standard’ in testing for COVID-19 is laboratory isolated/purified coronavirus particles free from any contaminants and particles that look like viruses but are not, that have been proven to be the cause of the syndrome known as COVID-19 and obtained by using proper viral isolation methods and controls (not the PCR that is currently being used or Serology /antibody tests which do not detect virus as such). PCR basically takes a sample of your cells and amplifies any DNA to look for ‘viral sequences’, i.e. bits of non-human DNA that seem to match parts of a known viral genome.
The problem is the test is known not to work.
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Who is using science for orders made? What science center is being used? What test kits are being used? A test positive for corona comes in many forms that could go back to before 2019, which has been confirmed. Does not mean a person was recently infected, could be from long ago. The virus does not float in the air outside and suddenly drops out of the sky or inside, as it does not linger in the air and if a person who has the new corona coughs on another and it does enter mouth or nose, chances of getting it are slim at best. Wearing a mask causes more health problems than not wearing one. Walking down a street without a mask and even passing a person isn't going to cause infection. Driving your car without a mask isn't going to cause infection. People losing companies, jobs, homes is going to cause something much worse for far more people.
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Playing both ends from the middle, signed the trading agreement RCEP a week ago that included China and now this. They built the Islands for exactly for the express purpose of controlling the area and patrolling warning sea and air this theirs. Never had said Taiwan and Hong Kong were countries, always Chinese. Japanese government is committed only in words that are always subject to change.
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The media does not elect a President and it has not been called by the process America uses to do so.This site has deleted my comments many times stating things such as not on topic, and printed here is a blatant false headline misleading people. There are over 300,000 votes under review and eligibility of votes counted after the official cut-off time. The Constitution tells us what to do, not the media and this undecided election by law can go on at least til Dec. 14.
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A long winded article about a small group of people compared to the very large percent of Americans who support the President and will re-elect him again. But, with the exposure of the media being so corrupt in the control of news, what can be expected.
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Besides Orion beer and pig and sugar farms in Okinawa, what are the other industries that have good paying work? Hotels and tourism pays little better than 7/11. The protesters of the U.S. military have many base workers marching in them, many high paying jobs on the bases. Like China's tourism industry that was very good for years went down, so has Japan's attempts to make it into a big fun park for tourists. The Corona virus chaos has wiped out the idea and 1,000 yen fee for visiting. The Chinese tourist are the biggest spender's for Okinawa, along with Americans visiting military people. Who owns most of the hotels, land there? Mainland Japanese. All of the ladder are part of the issues that face Okinawa and the government. Pachinko parlors own by Mostly Koreans are as wide spread as mainland Japan, again for workers the pay is very low and wouldn't want to forget that industry.
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Would like to know who is posting, are they residents, how long if so, work or own a business, have business experience at a company making decisions for 5 or more years? Any regulatory work would be nice to know as well. Can imagine the comments, still perhaps the questions would suggest thoughts of readers to understand people who are commenting.
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Unless a person has just come to America, there is no more reason to put the word African in front of American than any other prior nationality. Putting a word before American, does not make you an American.
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Go a little further back and historical evidence will show that various people came to Japan and settled 980 - 1300 and the later aggression's from the north. More than the typical han-bun and today it only spreads again to alter the society.
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Children are carriers, they do not become seriously ill. Nevertheless, until day cares are shut down and parents stop dropping off and picking up children any disease will be spread. Parents have let their children use stores and supermarkets for years as playgrounds and now is the time to have it stopped, running around coughing, sneezing, touching. I am in a large complex with a daycare and a large playground in the middle. I see the kids playing hugging each other and holding their faces close together, parental control does not exist
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And the rest of the story; "What this study basically showed is what people kind of knew already: At low passive exposures the risk is not that great," he said. "While that's good news, it shouldn't stop anyone from saying, "I don't want to be a in a bar or any place else with someone who is smoking."
Walking past people smoking is not going to give you any disease.
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When will the government come to the issue of day cares and after school care is the breeding ground and close them? Children get infected and go home and infect others. Children allowed to run around stores while their parent does everything, but control their childs behavior.
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Agree with the writer regarding the statement; With the Olympics now off, many are voicing suspicion that the numbers are rising because Japan suddenly has no reason to hide them.
It could be and I do not rule this out of possibilities.
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Abe should stand with the people he represents and not the Olympic committee officials who have made demands for things from the start. The government should realize that they can not base budget forecasts based on tourism as a continuous revenue and charge people for leaving as well. China has been the biggest spenders for years and that has now disappeared. For that matter, so has Koike for the most part.
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Reports for years have had the Chinese as the highest spenders visiting Japan, Americans are few and spend little compared to Asian tourist from other countries. As a American living in Japan and keeping up with local news for years, the expectations of creating a tourist wonderland that the government wants to bank on as a continuous source of revenue was never realistic. The disasters of 2001 and on, more earth quakes, big flooding, Fukushima radiation, etc... worry not only Japanese citizens, but the world also.
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What is happening or not? Meant to be aware of possibilities. Are people going to big cities by their own thought process or are there events, news reports, etc..causing people to gather? What would be the purpose of having people gather in big cities? Since the big earth quake in Japan 2001 and after there have been events that have cleaned out convenience stores, grocery stores shelf's in hours, not days. Recently the toilet paper and cleaning/disinfection items gone in hours. Prices for restocked items go up for the very same items that were manufactured before event. Maybe in America as well as Japan peoples buying habits have become more of microwave, fast food, etc...and for people in rural areas there a few companies that have small delivery trucks selling staples in limited quantities that people line up for regularly. Big cities, motor scooters deliveries of food, trucks with orders items from telephone/internet, co-opt companies to your door. Companies selling survival food kits for 1 week or up to 1 year or more food supplies. Before the Corona virus, people here have become more and more like robots, their walking around with phones in their hands using them or not, bumping into whatever they walk into or they just walk without looking around themselves to anticipate a change in direction.I see videos on the internet of people holding their phones as if they are holding some type of protection against what they are filming, often hearing, I am filming you! I myself am not a out going person publicly, though I make efforts to greet people when walking who are looking at me as we get closer to one another. Not long ago I would often get a hello before saying one, not so much anymore. I now think I may have become what people would call a hermit or isolationist or I have become what this society today has become, expressionless both verbally, facially and without any recognition of another? With whatever amount of supplies one may have there will come the a time of running out sooner or later and that will be a time of what?
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Places closing down, businesses gone, toilet paper sold out, cleaning products sold out and all this happens in less than 2 months. PM Abes speech that the government is here to help, do not worry. Now 2 stands of the virus are discovered and 1 mutates as it travels from 1 person to another. Oh, the schools closed have kids flocking to after school businesses that will try to take as many kids that they can, not a thing to worry about,all under control
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