Infections has nothing related with lockdowns or not.
It just depends on your own behavior and your close surrounding people, masked or not, boosted or not.
Arden’s partner was positive, therefore no way to escape, and the vaccine is inefficient against Omicron
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Bring back the animals to the nature.
In some parcs, not even zoos, I saw elephants, bears, just surrounded by cement. It was a pity
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Never been racially profiled.
How many are really racially profiled here ?
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Mask also not needed inside when social distancing.
Never wear it outside,, or always under the chin. distance or not
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This means it is rational to think Omicron would not be different. Blindly assuming this is not the case would make it as valid to say it causes more long term effects than the opposite.
First, I was only pointing that the study does not include Omicron.
Second, and as far as Omicron is concerned, as some symptoms are différents such as the loss of taste or smell rather rare, that the virus affects the upper tract and not much the lungs as it was with alpha and delta, I can assume the long terme effects will be different too, decreasing with less severity.
Now, I am quite sure that diligent scientists would assume in the first place that short and long term effects are similar, then, as data are increasing, do not blindly stick with their thinking and assume the opposite is also true.
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There is no reason to think it is different, if you have data that support that conclusion you can present it.
No loss of taste or smell with Omicron.
Do you have any data that can show that with Omicron, 10% do suffer long term effect after 1 year. For sure no, because it has only been six months, but I have not heard of any studies related to Omicron effect after a few months.
So it must be different is some way.
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This does not encompass Omicron
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If it can help good.
but at the end, the problem is consumption and throwing garbage.
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Japan initially enforced an effective ban on the entry of nonresident foreign nationals late last year,
The ban has been since April 2020 when even foreign residents were not allowed to return. Japan has slightly reopened for one month last November before Rei got again the border due to Omicron.
many Japanese people continue to wear masks even when outdoors,
personally, always mask off when outdoors
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Good for her and her credits if she can have such an influence. She had a breast cancer 20 years ago, so became certainly even stronger since. All my respect.
Matsui, 57, is one of the few women at the top of Japan's male-dominated business world, as co-director of a firm founded last year that invests in ethically minded young companies.
The Japanese-American was at Goldman Sachs in 1999
She is (technically) American and to my knowledge did not work for J companies. For me, the Japan's male dominated business world does apply to the J corporate companies
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If you had of gotten the booster, you could have walked straight out of the Japanese airport and gone home. Like I recently did. Glad I got boosted!!
Except for a handful of designated countries, 7 right now, we also get back home straight, without booster, and just have to quarantine. Not a big deal, except paying for the test on day 3, or accepting the 7 day quarantine.
Even boostered, still have to quarantine if coming back from on of those 7 countries
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As usual, perv will get a slap on the wrist and be at work after golden week. The norm in Japan
The norm is that he will be temporary dismissed, and then fired when convinced
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Official numbers per year below, from the Ministry of Health, between 2016 and 2021.
First no, influenza cases at the worst had around 400,000 cases per season (of 16 weeks) that means at much 4000 per day, you would be wrong by one order of magnitude.
The max per week was up to 280,000
総数 1,751,970 / 1,614,999 / 1,898,941 / 1,876,083 / 563,488 / 1,071
Honestly, I thought it was much more than that, but your figures are well below the reality.
Second, the drop of influenza is something completely expected from having life changing and unsustainable measures in place to prevent respiratory infectious diseases
It was for sure expected, but why experts and authorities kept recommending vaccination to avoid the double punch with covid and the burden of hospitals
For COVID this is not the case, even with much stronger measures and general vaccination the problem has gone out of control repeatedly. This is the reason why vaccines are much more strongly recommended,
The influenza vaccine has been around for a while and the efficiency proven for people at risk. The covid vaccine is recent and the efficiency against transmission might have worked with alpha, but not anymore with omicron.
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See how many cases of influenza were in the last season, now see how many cases of COVID are there every day. That would be enough to answer.
Influenza has just disappeared here for the last two years. Before the arrival of Covid, 40-50000 cases a day were common, like for the Covid today.
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Present a reference that contradicts the mountains of data that prove everybody get an important reduction of risk from vaccination, including a reduction of the transmission.
As for influenza, everybody get a reduction of risk if vaccinated but the vaccine is only recommended for elderlies and persons at risk, even in Japan, where beyond the official recommendation, many young people do it.
So tell me why young people and kids have to be vaccinated against covid when their risk is low. About the reduction of transmission, tell me why in a country like Korea, highly vaccinated and where wearing a mask was mandatory outside, the country has seen up to 400000 infections a day with Omicron.
I have done at least 10 different vaccines including two doses of Pfizer, but I don’t buy the story with the covid vaccine
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This should have been that from the start. Only vaccinating the elderlies and people at risk.
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Exactly. Japanese have very little education about WW2 history. My Japanese part of the family is unable to discuss about it.
Some want to avoid the WW2 topic even if they have a knowledge has it is synonym of defeat, agression and difficult time.
Indeed, all electrical grids are interconnected and should be considered as one (in fact two, to my knowledge, because of the exceptional fact that they use a frequency of 60Hz in the South and 50Hz in the North of Japan so grids have to remain separated technically).
I know that, but first, Tokyu is only in the Tokyo area and the use of power from the South:West is limited to shortage period.
And to certify the electricity is 100% green, you need to have a separate grid from the national grid where all electricity sources are mixed. So unless to have a unique grid for Tokyu, which is not the case. there is no way to certify all is from renewables
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The contract between the utility and train company is certainly based on the use of 100% renewables.
But unless the power grids are completely separated and unique for the railway company, I do not think we can certify the electricity used to power the network is completely green
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Singapore's rate stood at 73 percent as of Saturday.
A study at Nagasaki University in southwestern Japan found that among those aged 16 to 64, a third vaccine dose was 69 percent effective in preventing an outbreak of the Omicron strain, compared with 43 percent for those who had only received up to two doses.
Studies at Chiba University Hospital and Kobe University have also yielded results showing a certain degree of effectiveness of third doses.
This article is trying to push for vaccination and convince about the effectiveness of the booster.
Singapore has well over 20% of its population infected after releasing measures because the population was highly vaccinated. But it has been a surge in Omicron infection showing again clearly that the booster is not effective in preventing infections. Singapore was before that one of the lowest infected country.
Japanese data show clearly that the more vaccinated, the more people take precautions. ie elderlies vs younger, and that is why the infection rate is low for boostered people.
As an individual, I do not see much difference between a 43% or 69% effectiveness.
If people were all behaving like before Covid, data would not show any evidence of effectiveness, but only in preventing heavy symptoms development
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Like there are bad transport companies with reckless drivers, it might be the same for some maritime tour operators.
The probe will certainly reveal illegalities. Unfortunately, too late for the passengers
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For once, I do agree with virusrex
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That is not correct, the main purpose of vaccination, is the prevention of dangerous complications and death. Preventing the infection is very positive but realistically speaking is not possible for a vaccine to aim for this as the main purpose, this applies to all other vaccines for infectious diseases.
I know what you mean but that is the purpose now.
As I said, « initially « , the purpose was to prevent infection. It was said so often in the media and it is clearly written in Japanese in the paper I got from the health center with the two coupons last year.
« It is believed that the vaccination protects from infection at 90 % »
I know Omicron was not existing at that time, even Delta was not considered in the studies, but the initial purpose was prevention, then this has shifted
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The main purpose of vaccinations is to prevent the development of severe symptoms, for which third doses have shown to be effective in preventing in young people against the Omicron variant.
The main purpose of vaccination was initially to prevent against infection.
So the third dose is efficient in protecting young people against Omicron ? Is that the meaning ? The article seems to target young people, as a scapegoat.
Limiting the eligibility for the fourth shots stemmed from reports the effectiveness of such shots has been low in younger people and similar trends overseas
Kyodo should employ professional translators, or proofread articles with native speakers
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Prices in Tokyo are driven up by the real estate and construction companies with all that new spacious and modern condos in some popular and luxury central districts.
I live 2 hours from Tokyo and am also an owner. Prices are really affordable and even if I could afford something in Tokyo, I won't like to live there. Not a city boy.
Now at the end of the day, it is always better to be an owner but it is up to everyone finance and lifestyle (settling or not).
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My J company promotes telework for work life balance.
In addition of days off, it is easy to do some telework when having a kid
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Nobody keeps drugs in a pocket for two and an half years. Excuse for leniency
And for the coke, as it was found in a bag claimed to be the friend’s bag, Nishikawa did certainly not admit it was his bag, so the police can not determine the Coke’s owner at this time.
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