Look at those photos. They are pathetically ridiculous. Why even bother then? Just stop this madness. The real success of this virus is that it has made the world even stupider than it already was.
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The toll is three times the number of people killed in traffic accidents around the globe every year.
Yeah sure just use a comparison which is convenient. Let's look at another one. Let's look at the world hunger facts (https://www.worldhunger.org/world-child-hunger-facts/):
*Overall, 5.6 million children under age five died in 2016, nearly 15,000 daily** (World Health Organization [WHO], 2016). The risk of a child dying before five years of age is highest in Africa (76.5 per 1000 live births), about 8 times higher than in Europe (9.6 per 1000 live births) (WHO, 2016).*
*Approximately 3.1 million children die from undernutrition each year** (UNICEF, 2018a). Hunger and undernutrition contribute to more than half of global child deaths, as undernutrition can make children more vulnerable to illness and exacerbate disease (UNICEF, 2018a).*
Yes millions of children die every year form just hunger. And mostly nobody cares. Neither do the hypocrites that call to save the lives of mostly elderlies using lockdowns and authoritarian hygienist measures. But they did not give a damn about the life of children who were not even given a chance to live, as long as it was far away from them. Once they were exposed to a danger, they all became suddenly altruistic. The dance of hypocrites....
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we extended the lockdown to give us the best chance of not having another lockdown
That's what you said for the first lockdown and that was more than a year ago. Stupid.
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In a related development, the organizing committee said it has decided to ask the general public not to gather along the roadside to watch Olympic marathons and race walk events in Sapporo between Aug 5 and Aug 8, the final day of the games.
Yeah but for ** sake, then what the tax payers will be able to watch? They are just being used to pay for something that they can't be part of anymore. The apathy of the Japanese population is disgraceful, how can they accept that? I don't give a damn about the virus excuses BS anymore. Either people can be part of this as they are paying for it. Or it just must be cancelled. This can't turn into an event to just fill the pocket of IOC and save the face of the Japanese sponsors and politicians.
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People in their 20s (246 cases), their 30s (166) and their 40s (109) accounted for the highest numbers.
Makes really little sense to report the case for the younger population. It would be way more informative to give the number of cases separately for the people in their 50s, 60s, 70s and aged 80+ years old. Then give how many of them are vaccinated and how many of them have severe complications.
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Morrison previewed a "new deal" that would shift the country's strategy from suppressing coronavirus to managing it.
Yeah finally coming back to reality. Still remember the "wannabe experts" insisting that Australia was a model to follow, protect life at all cost (whatever that meant), bla bla bla. They were dead wrong to believe that the Australian model was scientifically wise and sustainable. And they are not so vocal anymore it seems.
Nope, the government did that.
Absolutely. And without any scientific justification to do so. Just hygienist ideology.
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Mt Fuji opens to climbers for summer after being closed last year due to virus
It was anyway a stupid decision to close it, driven by irrational fear rather than science.
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Stay Home. Save Lives. Don't Move...
You stay home and don't move. Let us know how it goes.
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"These are tough decisions," Queensland state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said, after Australia recorded 23 virus cases in 24 hours. "We are having lockdowns in major cities because the overseas arrivals are bringing the virus here."
Yeah yeah you should be ashamed to dare lockdown again people like that for such a small number of cases and after failing to listen to broader scientific views that the zero-covid policy is actually flawed. And in the meantime you had for organizing the vaccination of the vulnerable population, you failed miserably in what happens to be a fiasco as big as the one in Japan. Now you are left playing with unreasonable fear towards the Indian variant to justify your hygienist propaganda.
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Quite obviously this would not be the first time the criminal drove while drunk, maybe he used to do it at times for years without nothing happening
No not obviously. This is silly guessing that brings really nothing constructive to the discussion.
Will there be speed humps and other calming measures put in? Will there be a 25km/hour speed limit put in?
Does not help for a drunk man driving a truck because he would not have respected the speed limit anyway. That's not the point here.
No the real question is why in 2021, trucks in Japan are not equipped with a breath alcohol ignition interlock device. The company is also irresponsible for not taking all safety measures available to them, and their excuse of trusting their drivers is pathetic knowing the drinking habit in many Japanese men and how alcohol is prevalent in Japanese society. Given the size of these vehicles and that they operate in narrow streets with pedestrians, this is just unacceptable anymore that they can be driven without a safety system.
Another thing is that maybe maybe, at some point some reason should prevail in Japanese parents mind so that they stop insisting to send their kids walking across dangerous streets.
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One correction is that this applies only on the individual level, if we are talking about populations then a more contagious strain becomes deadlier even if it does not kill more easily, precisely because it will spread more easily and cause more cases and deaths.
Silly and ridiculous simplification. Just stop, you have no expertise whatsoever to speak about this subject.
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Let’s the madness and the hygienist repression continue in the country of fearful people. So stupid.
-11 ( +14 / -25 )
This country (which we have been told it has beaten the virus a few weeks ago) just knows lockdowns. It just knows that. But no words on why it has not properly vaccinated its fragile population in order to prevent a surge in severe cases. It had months to do that.
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It's just been brought to my notice that the 22nd and 23rd of July have been made public holidays on account of the Olympics. The 22nd is a Thursday, making it a 4-day holiday for many.
In addition Sports Day, usually in October, has been moved this year to the 8th August to mark the Closing Ceremony and providing folk with a 3-day weekend.
Public holidays have been moved as follows:
海の日 Sea day moved from 7/19 to 7/22.
山の日 Mountain day moved from 8/11 to 8/8.
スポーツ日 Sport day moved from 10/11 to 7/23.
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Country led by fear mongering. Ridiculous.
-2 ( +3 / -5 )
Tells a lot about how ridiculous New Zealand has become as a country.
And the same who have called for science driven decisions during the Covid now completely ignores biology, anatomy and sports science to push their crazy agenda. What a world, even sport is ruined and polluted today by silly ideology. We are now asked to believe that separating men and women during sport competitions and having therefore separations based on body size, weight and strength when it matters by simple physics was somehow a “discrimination”.
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The looser restrictions would ask restaurants and bars to close at 8pm
The silky circus continues. Why not 9pm? Or 10pm? Or earlier, 7pm? What, the virus has a small watch to check the time? Just stop with these silly measures that make no sense at all. It’s so stupid.
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younger people are largely unvaccinated and infections among them could quickly burden hospitals, Wakita said.
BS! The young and healthy population is not a problem for the hospitals. They don't saturate the intensive care by definition since they are rarely exposed to complications. And Japan should stop now to hospitalize people with mild to moderate symptoms, this does not make sense any more.
In order to prevent another upsurge, it is crucial to prevent the people from roaming around during the Olympics and summer vacation
First of all Mr. Wakita, if you would be worry about the Olympics, your government should have then decided to cancel them. They didn't, so trying now to bring the Olympics as an excuse for whatever measures to again hinder people's freedom is disgusting. That's enough now with this constant blaming of people instead of calling out the absurd inefficiencies of the government in setting up an effective vaccination campaign. Yes people are going to roam around during summer and they have the right to do so. In the meantime you should use your energy by making sure that all elderlies and people that can develop complications with COVID-19 get vaccinated. Period. For the rest you should just keep your mouth shut right now.
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The article lacks in details but this "study" does not seem to be scientifically robust at all.
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Did you even read that? The methodology used in their estimations is really questionable, and I am being nice here. From their method to estimate the excess of mortality by fitting a spline into time form observations prior to 2020, to the use of Bayesian cascade model to estimate their ratio of excess mortality, there is just a lot of to say about their methodology. Is there any peer-review of this? If not, it has no value whatsoever given the bold claims it does.
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will only be able to vaccinate 900,000 people in Tokyo and 450,000 in Osaka over the three months of their scheduled operation.
Yeah but for example as of the National Census of October 1, 2015, the aged population (ages 65 and over) in Tokyo prefecture alone is 3.006 million people. So how many of those have already been so far vaccinated? Added to the planned vaccination of 900,000 people in the Tokyo vaccination center, how many elderly people will remain to be vaccinated with the vaccination provided by the local government and at what time frame?
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I am tired of these inept idiots running this country
Yep and we are tired that you are bragging every single day about it and moreover being offensive. You have not proved so far being the brightest one either.
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Here is a letter published on Science calling for a scientifically based investigation of the origin of the COVID-19 including laboratory spillovers. The people who wrote this letter which was of course was peer-reviewed, have the expertise to talk about this subject. You don't. They are not saying that the lab evasion is the origin of the virus. They are saying however that this hypothesis needs to be equally and thorougsly investigated. The WHO work on the origin of the virus so far has not done that. The journal Science is a serious journal to say the least and I hope you won't have the nerve to call it a conspiracy spreader. The people who wrote the letter are serious people, qualified for the subject and I hope that you won't have the nerve to call them conspiracy spreaders. In fact would you have any relation whatsoever to scientific research, you would have known about this letter. But you keep talking about something you don't understand, don't have any expertise and just invent arguments from your imagination about a topic that goes well above your head.
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I am sure you know that you can still get COVID even vaccinated. You just won't get very sick and you end up with a bad "flu" at most. But you can certainly spread it to other people.
Look at the recent SIngapore outbreak. It started from the airport spreading from travelers to workers, all of whom were vaccinated.
No, it makes zero sense to take a small event like that and try to generalize it as a fact. This is silly at best. During the Singapore outbreak, of 28 airport workers who became infected, 19 were fully vaccinated with either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. That just says nothing about the capacity of the vaccines for preventing asymptomatic and symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection. However a CDC interim estimates of vaccine effectiveness in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection among 3,950 health care personnel, first responders, and other essential and frontline workers showed that RNA (mRNA) vaccines were 90% effective after full immunization against SARS-CoV-2 infections regardless of symptom status. Partial immunization was 80% effective.
Those vaccines are also effective against the Indian variant so the same protection against infection can be expected.
This is the sort fo data you should look at, not isolated events. And you are really not helping the cause of the vaccine by claiming as a fact that people can still get infected by the SARS-CoV-2 even when they are vaccinated.
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The variant can make even young people very sick quickly, and once seriously ill, patients find it tough to make a recovery, said Toshiaki Minami, director of the Osaka Medical and Pharmaceutical University Hospital (OMPUH).
No no this is not true. The last research on the B.1.1.7 based on better data are clear. No changes in reported symptoms or disease duration associated with this variant were found. No evidence was found of an association between severe disease and death and lineage (B.1.1.7 vs non-B.1.1.7) including for analysis adjusted for hospital, sex, age, comorbidities, and ethnicity. The idea that this variant affects more the young population is therefore totally false. This kind of disinformation is not helpful really.
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The AstraZeneca shot, however, will not be used immediately amid lingering concerns over rare cases of blood clots being reported overseas, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said.
This is BS and again characteristic of the Japanese being inapt at being effective and fast. They could just swallow their stupid arrogance and follow the experience of countries which have demonstrated to be way more effective in logistics and organization. Most of European countries have decided that the AstraZeneca vaccine will be used solely for people aged 55 years and older since the data shows the vaccine to be totally safe for those people concerning the blood clots issue. Having the largest choice of vaccines and hence available doses would speed up the vaccination of the elderly and help us get out of this circus as fast as possible.
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There is a need to wear masks outside until the majority of the people are vaccinated
The science says completely otherwise. Just check the scientific publications instead of believing nonsense.
Although the reaction of the young man is unacceptable, the other man had no business to ask him to wear a mask outside. Avoiding such cavalier behavior and the need to impose personal mistaken opinions on others would certainly avoid a lot of conflicts like that.
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For those that consider only themselves and their immediate pleasure the ultimate priority will not stop doing what they want with or without any government pleads.
Who do you think you are to judge people? Who do you think you are? What do you know about those people to judge them? I will go to Hokkaido to see my family during GW. And going there does not make me irresponsible or you more responsible than me since I have not been gathering in big crowds for more than a year, I have been wearing a mask inside crowded places, mostly teleworking and so on.
-8 ( +12 / -20 )
Not exactly the best timing to deal with the current crisis,
You don't have the expertise to judge that. You just don't have it. So what makes you think you can give your opinion on something you just can't understand? Did you even read their paper? You are not a scientist, so I don't see why you need to judge people's work that again you don't understand whatsoever. And then you spent again lines of words put randomly that scientifically have no background and make little sense. Just stop, this is not helpful.
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