Anyone else struggle to look at that photo? Gives me a headache.
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If the manufacturers are facilitating the crimes why should they be protected? not taking precautions to avoid foreseeable misuse of their products should come with repercusions.
Plenty of everyday, widely available items can facilitate crime. Kitchen knives. Mobile phones. Face masks. Should we prosecute the manufacturers of those items?
How about good old government issued cash. Time to prosecute the government?
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“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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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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Who picked that photo for this article? And what exactly are they trying to communicate with it?
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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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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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Total nut job.
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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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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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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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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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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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Shocking and sad news whether you like his politics or not.
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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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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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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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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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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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Yep. I concur. It is hot.
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I personally know numerous people...
Seems you hang out with a particularly unlucky bunch of people.
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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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A ridiculously low number, reflecting the stupidity of the idea.
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This will kill off crypto
But it will be great for bitcoin.
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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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