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

Informed consent means these people had a right to know but weren't told. 

Everyone was told before. It was part of the informed consent people agreed to before getting the vaccines. In the large center in Tokyo where I got my shots they even had pictures of the rash, so you knew what it was if you got it.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,335 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 20,680 See in context

Great, that the severe patients remain so low. Very clear omicron is a different beast to the earlier variants and far less worrying.

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

The symptoms were mild and not considered a contraindication

Translation, it is nothing to worry about. Even if you get the rash, you can still get the second shot.

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Posted in: Japan test tour by 4 Thai people canceled after COVID infection See in context

So the only way to visit Japan as a tourist is to be part of a tour. Which will then be cancelled if someone tests positive. Why would anyone sign up for such a ridiculous scheme. I don't understand the logic of this program... what are they trying to achieve with these silly rules? Are they trying to stop covid from getting into Japan? New flash, it's already here!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,630 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 27,549 See in context

What’s not over?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,317 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 31,457 See in context

@virusrex

With something like 90% of the population vaccinated and with the vaccines somewhat limited ability to reduce infection with omicron, are you really going to tell me that if the remaining unvaccinated suddenly decided to get vaccinated it will shift the outcome of the pandemic? That is the point of my question to Steven.

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