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Posted in: Pfizer files request for COVID-19 vaccine approval in Japan See in context

My favorite Twitter quote this week:

How y'all scared of the vaccine but not scared of Covid :^ |

Virusrex is not unpopular, he just isn't stupid...

(A few points to think about over the weekend)

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Posted in: Tokyo raises healthcare alert to highest level after virus cases soar to 822 See in context

Wear masks in public and at work. No excuses.

A pandemic atlas: Masks key to keeping Japan's caseload low

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20201216/p2g/00m/0na/083000c

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Posted in: Have yourselves a merry little Christmas, British PM Johnson says See in context

Mask up! Come January 4th, Xmas 2020 will be over. Don't make it a chapter in history!!

Essential reading from WHO:

Minimizing the COVID-19 risk: advice to individuals, communities and governments for the winter holidays

https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19/news/news/2020/12/minimizing-the-covid-19-risk-advice-to-individuals,-communities-and-governments-for-the-winter-holidays

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 678 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,995 See in context

Wear masks in public and at work. Everybody. No excuses.

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Posted in: Muji mixes masks with aromatherapy in new line of aroma oil mask stickers See in context

Another good reason to wear a mask. I got some of those stickers for my parents back home and they love them.

Make Santa and Elvis happy this year and wear a mask in the midst of the 3rd wave. If not for your benefit but for others around you.

Happy holidays everyone and stay safe.

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Posted in: What we know about COVID-19 vaccines and side effects See in context

@el rata

a shameful attitude. Bet they aren't all random strangers...

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Posted in: What we know about COVID-19 vaccines and side effects See in context

Both Pfizer and Astra Zeneca are mired in lawsuits. I for one will be waiting a bit

Just keep wearing your mask , Chris.

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Posted in: Japan to buy 10,500 freezers for coronavirus vaccines See in context

*people

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Posted in: Japan to buy 10,500 freezers for coronavirus vaccines See in context

The said articles reports high risk prople will start to receive it in October 2021!!!!

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Posted in: Japan to buy 10,500 freezers for coronavirus vaccines See in context

Monty asked

I am curious when vaccination in Japan will start?

An alternative Japanese news source reports

London – Japanese society is expected to fully return to normal from the novel coronavirus crisis in April 2022, according to British medical analytics firm Airfinity Ltd., with the country projected to be the last developed nation to do so due to a slower anticipated rollout of vaccines.

I hope this is just hot-air and not what is going to happen.

Until April 2022 keep those masks on!

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Posted in: Hayabusa2 capsule returns to Japan for analysis of asteroid samples See in context

Did it get the Corana test before it was allowed to enter the country? ;^))

Joking aside, nice to see a genuinely awe inspiring headline story.

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Posted in: Shichigosan celebration See in context

Sorry, I meant zori slippers. That must explain all the down votes...

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Posted in: Shichigosan celebration See in context

The three I have been to were a lot of fun. A right of passage for Japanese kids. The one who enjoyed them the least was the youngest who hated the zori shoes between her toes!

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Posted in: Imagine: John Lennon shot on his doorstep 40 years ago See in context

"All we are saying is give masks a chance"

Elvis couldn't have written better himself!

Feeling all shook up as a true talent died so needlessly.

Take care everyone. Happy and safe holidays to one and all.

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Posted in: Man who forced plane to land in Japan by refusing to wear mask continues stance at hotel See in context

People who encourage others not to wear masks should be ashamed of themselves. This includes people publicly defaming them, and being seen in public without a mask, fully aware of the risk and anxiety it presents others. Think of all the needless deaths and that could have been avoided if people had worn them for 100 days!!!

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Posted in: Pandemic or not, people must stay active: WHO See in context

With your mask on, in bad ventlated areas in particular.

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Posted in: Call for shorter hours at Tokyo restaurants, bars takes effect See in context

Yes, hang in there. Lets do our best to make things better. Wear masks everyone!

From a different article:

Health officials knew less about the virus in the early days of the pandemic, but say it's become clearer the main way it spreads is between people — through the respiratory droplets they spray when talking, coughing, sneezing or singing. It's why officials emphasize the importance of wearing masks and social distancing.

No excuses

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 570 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,524 See in context

The fear needs to be reduced - by focussing less on cases, and more on the fatality rate

Indeed. I just hope you are still wearing your mask.

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Posted in: Challenge yourself at this all-you-can-eat-and-drink ‘infinite dumplings festival’ See in context

Umami is associated with MSG.

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Posted in: Challenge yourself at this all-you-can-eat-and-drink ‘infinite dumplings festival’ See in context

Science has still not found a convincing explanation for CRS (Chinese Restaurant Syndrome) : indeed, some researchers suggest it may well be to do with the other things diners have imbibed there - peanuts, shellfish, large amounts of lager. Others say that fear of MSG is a form of mass psychosis - you suffer the symptoms you've been told to worry about.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2005/jul/10/foodanddrink.features3

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Posted in: Challenge yourself at this all-you-can-eat-and-drink ‘infinite dumplings festival’ See in context

MSG

That most delicious and most mis-understood foodstuff in the whole wide world

https://amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/may/21/chinese-restaurant-syndrome-has-msg-been-unfairly-demonised

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Posted in: What's with the confusion over masks? See in context

Sour grapes, Hustler?

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Posted in: What's with the confusion over masks? See in context

A senior official at the World Health Organization says people in Europe could avoid lockdowns if nearly everyone wears a mask in places where social distancing is difficult.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20201120_02/

Not much more left to say.

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Posted in: Japanese muscleman group wash their muscles and work out in a traditional bath house See in context

If the ladies did that, it would be terrible.

What gives?

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Posted in: Have you used the Japanese government's Go To Travel campaign? If so, did everything go smoothly? See in context

Got to our ryokan in Okutama. There was Go To Travel signs outside and inside the hotel. We were met by a TV crew who wanted to interview us on our reaction to NOT being able to use the Go To travel scheme.

After a lengthy explanation, my Japanese better-half could not make out what the problem was. (Apparently the governments fault). It boiled down to either paying the full rate or abandoning our planned trip.

Needless to say we didn't give an interview, and will never be going back to that ryokan again.

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Posted in: Gillian Anderson brings uncanny 'Iron Lady' to 'The Crown' See in context

I read somewhere last week Gill is crepe in the said role. Something like a bad Spittin' Image cameo of the Iron Lady, the reviewer said

Looking forward to finding out myself.

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Posted in: Japan not in situation to declare state of emergency over COVID-19, Suga says See in context

Wear masks. No excuses.

Claim: ‘Face masks don’t work’

Wearing a face mask is certainly not an iron-clad guarantee that you won’t get sick – viruses can also transmit through the eyes and tiny viral particles, known as aerosols, can penetrate masks. However, masks are effective at capturing droplets, which is a main transmission route of coronavirus, and some studies have estimated a roughly fivefold protection versus no barrier alone (although others have found lower levels of effectiveness). If you are likely to be in close contact with someone infected, a mask cuts the chance of the disease being passed on. If you’re showing symptoms of coronavirus, or have been diagnosed, wearing a mask can also protect others. So masks are crucial for health and social care workers looking after patients and are also recommended for family members who need to care for someone who is ill – ideally both the patient and carer should have a mask.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/11/can-a-face-mask-protect-me-from-coronavirus-covid-19-myths-busted

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 294 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,323 See in context

Keep wearing those face masks people!!!

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Posted in: Masks good, ventilation better at cutting COVID risk at indoor events: study See in context

The face-mask deniers owe us all an apology!!

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Posted in: Sean Ono Lennon on remixing father's music: It was therapy See in context

Sean should be himself for this century too. He'll do fine creatively, just watch

He is doing just that. You should check out Claypool Lennon Delrium.

Sean is doing very well.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XcOHiGonWwU&list=PLKtdyzw74I0srzND78WwedprAjfLgXRWF&index=1

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