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Posted in: Time is everything: World braces for spread of new virus See in context

The Lancet's article on media hype https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30070-9

Micro-reporting on this issue everyday is only making matters worse than it is.

Many people obviously have jumped the bandwagon because of it.

We are all exposed to deadly viruses daily even before corona virus.

Did you know that there is a Rubella virus outbreak going on right now in Japan? Some people probably don't because we are too focused on Coronavirus only.

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Posted in: Time is everything: World braces for spread of new virus See in context

Correction: surrounding this virus*

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Posted in: Time is everything: World braces for spread of new virus See in context

We're in media hype mode now.*

The virus has been "spreading" in many countries for a month now but most countries are reporting like 10 cases per day.

During flu season, some schools get 10 cases per day.

Entire countries getting 10 cases is statistically incredibly small.

This comment nicely displays the posters lack of knowledge regarding this virus.

@Chip Star

Or maybe you don't. Have you been getting your facts from major news outlets only? Have you ever read scientific journals. Scientists also disagrees on the hype surrounding around this virus.

It is default to take precaution no matter what, but not just on this particular virus.

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Posted in: Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change See in context

$10 billion only pays for Amazon's own carbon footprint. It may not even be enough. Give the world more of that AWS money.

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Posted in: Japan issues coronavirus medical guidance as infections rise See in context

The designated health centers are of no help if you suspect you have coronavirus.

In order to be qualify as a potential SARS-CoV-2 carrier, you must have the symptoms such as fever and respiratory problems plus you must satisfy one of the conditions below.

Must have had direct contact with a confirmed infected person.

Had made close contact with people that came from Hubei or Zheijang.

In other words, if you are symptomatic but do not satisfy the conditions above, just think of it as common cold or some flu.

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Posted in: Japan issues coronavirus medical guidance as infections rise See in context

@itsonlyrocknroll

The Government of Japan needs to strongly impress on the Government of China to fully/candidly revel the origins of COVID-19!!!!!

Though the research is not published yet (about to), researchers are suspecting the source of the virus are Pangolins. The information that the new coronavirus came from bats are just suspicion also, because SARS (also a coronavirus) came from bats.

'COVID-19' is the name of the disease. The name of the virus that causes the disease is 'SARS-CoV-2' (the official name of the novel coronavirus).

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Posted in: Japan issues coronavirus medical guidance as infections rise See in context

@David Van Cleef of course I could look for it. The point is to make the information easily found.

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Posted in: Japan issues coronavirus medical guidance as infections rise See in context

Please provide links to those 'nationwide health-care centers in charge of responding to the outbreak'.

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Posted in: Japan confirms 99 more cases of coronavirus on cruise ship See in context

There are false negatives and asymptomatic infections that is why they cannot effectively separate infected from non-infected, hence the quarantine. Just treating them all as infected is way more effective. Moving people from one place to another is easier said than done. It will just infect more people especially the medics, and then medics to their colleagues, and colleagues to their families, families to friends, and so forth.

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Posted in: Plane with U.S. cruise ship evacuees arrives in Calif; 14 on board infected See in context

Filmore2, Japan also did not let them off the ship. Exactly what a quarantine should be, ISOLATION. Now they let them off, good luck with that.

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Posted in: Number of infections on virus-hit ship in Yokohama up 70 to 355 See in context

A few hundred people getting infected is better than thousands or millions of people getting infected. They could have contracted the virus even though they are not showing symptoms yet. The virus is not a death sentence for the healthy people. However, we could not risk infecting those who aren't that are outside of that ship. There are many Japanese that are above 40. People with Type 1 diabetes (an autoimmune disease) are the ones in danger also.

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Posted in: Electric bikes gaining in popularity in Japan amid graying population See in context

Correction:

it should not be allowed on roads*

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Posted in: Electric bikes gaining in popularity in Japan amid graying population See in context

First, they must ensure these e-bikes have a proximity sensor where it applies brakes when it's near anything.

Second, seat belts and helmets should be required. Third, it should be small and slow enough to be safe on sidewalks. Fourth, it should be allowed on roads.

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Posted in: 44 more people on cruise ship test positive for virus; some elderly to be allowed off See in context

Not all people get pneumonia from this virus. According to the data, only old people had severe symptoms and those with other illnesses. Many people have mistook coronavirus as a common cold/flu and had gone unreported. It will plateau eventually and be out of trend. As for now, I will continue to take precaution as I normally would.

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Posted in: 44 more people on cruise ship test positive for virus; some elderly to be allowed off See in context

Too much hype on this one. However, it is in Japan's best interest to jump on the bandwagon in order to appease the people who are in the state of panic right now.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/as-the-world-focuses-on-coronavirus-dont-forget-about-the-deadly-flu-2020-02-06

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Posted in: 44 more people on cruise ship test positive for virus; some elderly to be allowed off See in context

@yorkiebob

61,000 died of Influenza from 2018-2019. Flu viruses also change all the time. nCOV appears to be very virulent now because it is new. It will plateau eventually. There is virtually no way of containing it.

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Posted in: Justin Bieber on drug abuse: 'It was legit crazy scary' See in context

Just the other day he was blaming lyme disease.

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Posted in: Coronavirus cases on cruise ship in Yokohama jump to 61 See in context

It is all overreaction due to social media manipulation. For healthy people with strong/normal immune systems they will survive it like any other flu. Compared to the viruses and parasites we have had in the past, this does not even compare. More people die from other deadly viruses (Ebola, Zika, Dengue, Polio, Malaria(a parasite)) yet the world has not been panicking like this.

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Posted in: Pussycat Dolls announce reunion tour 10 years after split See in context

You mean, Nicole and friends?

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Posted in: Pager services to end Tuesday in Japan after 50 years See in context

Why hospitals still use pagers. https://www.thehealthy.com/healthcare/doctors/hospital-pagers/

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Posted in: Still no trace of 7-year-old girl missing after one week; volunteer searcher also missing See in context

I wonder if they use dogs. It would greatly speed up the search.

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Posted in: Top doctor sounds alarm over heatstroke at Tokyo 2020 Olympics See in context

People need to be told common-sense nowadays.

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Posted in: Gov't to require mobile phone operators cut cancel fees by 90% See in context

The plan pricing itself is a robbery. I was in UK recently and I had 20GB of data for just 2,000yen.

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Posted in: Gov't rejects ¥20 mil savings estimate for those living to 95 See in context

I wonder what'll happen to my contributions when I get old and not living here in Japan.

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Posted in: 2 men arrested for abandoning woman’s body wrapped in tarp See in context

The guy and the case worker must have done something wrong with that woman.

Why else would the case worker help with disposing the body.

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Posted in: 2 men arrested for abandoning woman’s body wrapped in tarp See in context

It's incomplete because that's all the information the police gave. duh.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic CEO reminds visitors that cannabis is banned in Japan See in context

Doesn't matter whether it's beneficial or not. Different countries have different laws. Plain simple.

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Posted in: No. of newborns in Japan hits record low in 2018 See in context

To be fair. It is cheaper to raise a kid here than let's say, United States. European countries might be cheaper though, due to good health insurance policy and free education.

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Posted in: Apple's iPhone struggles unravel ambitions of Japan Display See in context

Once you've gone OLED, you can never go back. It makes the best LCD TV look horrible.

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Posted in: NZ gov't to announce gun reforms within 10 days See in context

holy commandments*

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