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Posted in: New guidance: Use drugs, surgery early for obesity in kids See in context

“Obesity is not a lifestyle problem. It is not a lifestyle disease,” he said. “It predominately emerges from biological factors.”

Nonsense. If that were the case, adolescent obesity would have been a problem for centuries, not just the last couple of decades. People will blame big pharma for this, but it's the big food companies that are truly to blame. They have captured the entire system and shifted the blame so they can continue to shovel their junk down the world's throat.

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Posted in: Juvenile delinquency in Japan increased during COVID school closures: report See in context

was mainly the result of the age group having more opportunities to turn to crime.

Opportunities to turn to crime? They just got bored.

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Posted in: Shionogi says Japanese gov't will buy 1 million more doses of COVID pill See in context

Who picked that photo for this article? And what exactly are they trying to communicate with it?

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Posted in: Metallica announces new album, world tour See in context

They’re still amazing live and play plenty of their earlier stuff at every show. If you’ve never been to a metallica show, you’re missing out.

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Posted in: Japan reports 49,117 new coronavirus cases See in context

51 from 103 were vaccinated ones.

just to make ultra short story more complete.

In a population that is over 80% vaccinated, the fact that the vaccinated are underrepresented in the dead (49%) is proof the vaccines do protect against death.

Is that the point you wanted to make?

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Posted in: Japan reports 74,093 new coronavirus cases See in context

There is very little point to testing these days unless you’re being hospitalised or just want to know for yourself. It doesn’t matter if it’s covid, the flu, or a regular cold. If you’re symptomatic, stay home for a bit and spare the rest of us whatever you’ve got.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for putting bleach in school lunch See in context

Total nut job.

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Posted in: Japan reports 112,198 new coronavirus cases; 9,486 in Tokyo See in context

These numbers are NOT active cases and does NOT include those sent home to quarantine, recover, or die

Actually, these numbers do include people recovering at home. In fact the vast majority of this number is made up of people recovering at home. Her's how it works: you get a positive pcr test and they inform the authorities, then the authorities ring you up and ask you some basic questions about your health, then for most people they tell them to recover at home. But here's the kicker, they then offer to pay you out for the expense that would have been incurred had you gone to hospital/hotel quarantine. That's right, you get cash to stay in your own home. For most people, this is an easy decision. Then, when you accept this, voila, you are now officially "hospitalised".

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Posted in: Japan reports 112,198 new coronavirus cases; 9,486 in Tokyo See in context

Can you share the link for this? 

Don't bother. It's not what it seems. It's a definition problem that certain posters like to use to suit their narrative. There are only around 1.5 million hospital beds in all of Japan, for everything. So, it's not even physically possible.

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Posted in: Japan reports 97,788 coronavirus cases See in context

@steven

If you want to debate the facts , contact the jgov dept of health….

Perhaps you should take your own advice. According to another article posted today the jgov says there is plenty of room in the hospitals if needed.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said the occupancy rate of hospital beds has been rising but remains low on the whole, as are the numbers of deaths and people with severe symptoms.

Mild cases do not require medical supervision no matter how much you want to believe they do.

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Posted in: Japan reports 97,788 coronavirus cases See in context

are now either checked in to a hotel or in the hospital

I'm sure i'm going to regret wading into a debate with you, but have you considered that many of the people in the hotels are not in need of constant medical care, but rather are isolating to stop to spread amongst their family. In any case, I guarantee you they are not under constant care, nor do they need constant care. If they did, they would be in an actual hospital.

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Posted in: Gun used to kill Abe was simple to make, analysts say See in context

The media won't mention the name of the religious group, but they will tell you how to make the weapon. Bravo.

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Posted in: Former Prime Minister Abe dies after being shot while campaigning in Nara See in context

Shocking and sad news whether you like his politics or not.

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Posted in: Japan reports 45,821 coronavirus cases See in context

@ian

How did you come up with that number? Or they?

I didn’t come up with that number. Read 5:45pm post from vendingmachinemusic. My post is a response to that post.

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Posted in: Japan reports 45,821 coronavirus cases See in context

@ian

Tell me this then, you believe 90% of people who get infected with omicron get hospitalized?

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Posted in: Japan reports 45,821 coronavirus cases See in context

So, the numerator is greatly overstated.

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Posted in: Japan reports 45,821 coronavirus cases See in context

@vending

If you believe that omicron is causing 90% hospitalization then you are beyond help. Before you point me to the links, I checked them. This tells me, the "hospitalizations" number is likely bogus i.e. what does hospitalized really mean in this statistic? And it tells me the active cases are dramatically underreported, because people can't be bothered with a PCR test for a sniffle or sore throat. So, the is greatly overstated, and the denominator is greatly understated. Result, your stat bears no resemblance on reality.

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Posted in: Japan begins 3-month energy-saving period to conserve electricity See in context

Bugger that. It's not our fault Japan has stuffed up its electricity supply. 

No it's not our fault. But if the grid buckles and the lights and ac go out, you're not going to have any choice are you.

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Posted in: U.S. tells pharmas to make COVID boosters targeting BA.4 and BA.5 See in context

One thing he said was that Omicron is not a variant of Delta or Alpha or Beta, but appears to be a variant of the original Wuhan strain.

I'm generally not into conspiracies, but one interesting line of thought I've heard discussed is that the original Wuhan strain was likely an accidental lab leak and the omicron strain may be an intentional lab leak as a way to solve the problem. In other words, it's a natural vaccine for the original lineage. Although, obviously not truly natural if indeed from a lab. Point is, it made the earlier more dangerous variants obsolete. Not saying I believe it, but food for thought.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,621 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 23,447 See in context

Here's an analogy.

But at the end of the day, it’s only rain. Most people will simply dry off and get on with life soon enough.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,621 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 23,447 See in context

Seems like BA.4 / BA.5 having a go in Japan now. Thankfully although highly infectious, the experience of other countries suggest severity is no worse than earlier omicron variants.

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Posted in: Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain See in context

Yep. I concur. It is hot.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,514 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 19,386 See in context

I personally know numerous people...

Seems you hang out with a particularly unlucky bunch of people.

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Posted in: Bitcoin drops below $20,000 as crypto selloff quickens See in context

The fundamental case for bitcoin has never been stronger. Not a buyer here as could still get a lot more ugly. But wouldn't be a seller here either.

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Posted in: 1,300 apply to come to Japan on guided tours since reentry rules eased See in context

A ridiculously low number, reflecting the stupidity of the idea.

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Posted in: Amid crypto turmoil, U.S. senators propose sweeping oversight See in context

This will kill off crypto

But it will be great for bitcoin.

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Posted in: Pharmaceutical company tests medicine vending machine in train station See in context

no they aren’t.

Yes, they are. Not all 1/4, but many are less. One example is acetaminophen (tylenol/panadol). In Australia, the standard tablet is 500mg, and advice on the pack is 1-2 tablets up to 4 times a day. In Japan, the standard tablet is 300mg, recommended dose of 1 tablet up to 3 times a day. Huge difference.

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Posted in: Japan study shows women more likely to get skin rash from Moderna shot See in context

These particular rashes are not autoimmune rashes.

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Posted in: Japan study shows women more likely to get skin rash from Moderna shot See in context

These 'rashes' by the way are not rashes but autoimmune reactions related to the vaccine.

False. All rashes are an immune response of some sort, including these vaccine induced rashes. These particular rashes autoimmune rashes.

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Posted in: Japan study shows women more likely to get skin rash from Moderna shot See in context

At the same time, anybody who saw those pictures and decided to opt out should not have been punished or ridiculed in anyway.

I agree that everyone should have the right to chose. But who was punished or ridiculed? In Japan the vaccines were completely voluntary. Anyone who chose not to get it could keep that to themselves if they wanted to. Anyone who felt punished or ridiculed should simply stop reading internet forums. Bunch of crazies on both sides to be found there!

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