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Posted in: Gov't to extend Tokyo area state of emergency to March 21 See in context

The Tokyo metropolitan government is considering setting a criteria that new daily infections stay below 140 on a weekly average basis, to lift the state of emergency, the Nikkei reported.

Is this doable? They should increase subsidies also as this could entail prolonged SOEs

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Posted in: China announces over 6% economic growth target; boosts defense spending by 6.8% See in context

So China actually plans to decouple technologically, interesting

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Posted in: Can vaccinated people still spread the coronavirus? See in context

They should also do a write up on whether the vaccine bestows immortality or not because so many people seem incredulous that people still die even after being vaccinated

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Posted in: Moderna, Takeda to seek vaccine approval in Japan See in context

Agreed and also read that as well. We can tweak the PCR to turn up the number of cases

I dont want to get into the middle of your discussions with virusrex i just want to add my view for readers to consider if thet want.

The problem as i understand it is that the number of ct cycles is not being taken into consideration when making a decision/diagnosis, not that ct thresholds are

being tweaked to manipulate results.

So the results of the tests are basically just positive and negative, the implications of ct levels to viral loads arent being considered.

For me this shoukd not been a problem if those who were being tested were mostly suspected and probable cases. But testing anybody including perfectly healthy individuals combined with the sensitive equipment results in many false positives

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 316 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,244 See in context

Once again, if you don't test, hospitalizations and deaths can be assigned to another cause (pneumonia, flu, ...)

Mainichi reported in oct last year that as of july 2020 there were about 18,000 less total deaths for that year compared to about same time in 2019.

Biggest drops in deaths were in respiratory illnesses particularly pneumonia and flu at about 5,800 and 2,200 respectively

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Posted in: Japan embarks on random and targeted COVID-19 testing, but some experts call for more See in context

@carpslidy

Random testing here in Hiroshima was a huge and costly waste of time.

As far as i know what Hiroshima wanted to do was mass testing, not random testing. They aimed to test as many as possible up to 800,000 as best i recall.

@SandyBeachHeaven

So many of you here do not understand stats and random non reasonable testing. 

You dont seem to understand random testing yourself.

Randm testing is meant to test a representative sample of the target population so results can be generalized to get an estimate of the spread of infection for the said population.

It's used in surveys also

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Posted in: Japan embarks on random and targeted COVID-19 testing, but some experts call for more See in context

here’s the problem that I have, my family and I can’t get on a flight unless we show a negative test from the past three days, airline policy

So why not get tested?

Official testing centers too expensive?

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Posted in: Japan embarks on random and targeted COVID-19 testing, but some experts call for more See in context

Random testing on people in Japan's capital in December showed that 0.91% had antibodies to the virus, compared with about 0.1% in a similar study in June, health ministry said in a report on Friday

The study sampled more than 15,000 people and also showed increases in antibody rates in Osaka and Miyagi Prefecture.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-tests-idUSKBN2A50BD

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Posted in: What awaits 2 Americans accused of helping Ghosn flee Japan? See in context

Here is the law, against which the these two guys are charged.

刑法 第103条

罰金以上の刑に当たる罪を犯した者又は拘禁中に逃走した者を蔵匿し、又は隠避させた者は、3年以下の懲役又は30万円以下の罰金に処する。

Thank you.

Seems clear even if just google translated

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Posted in: Woman dies from brain hemorrhage days after receiving coronavirus vaccine, but link uncertain See in context

Ever notice antivaxxers all have the same playbook.

If they cannot counter facts, then make the allegation that the person with the facts and clear counters points must work for big pharma!

Working for a big pharma should not only be expected but is actually a plus point because it implies competence in the field.

I also notice but i dont know the extent but it seems to me that many supposed authorities cited by antivaxxers are disgraced professionals of same field

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Posted in: Woman dies from brain hemorrhage days after receiving coronavirus vaccine, but link uncertain See in context

Pfizer Execs. : Johnson! Quick! Get me a bucket of water and a blanket so I can wash my hands of this lady's death and to cover it all up with excuses!

Ladies and gentlemen, this is what happens when you rush to market a product. Take responsibility for your mistakes!

You mean this is actually a true story?

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Posted in: Woman dies from brain hemorrhage days after receiving coronavirus vaccine, but link uncertain See in context

Only for this site, i think its ok to let antivaxxers post their materials, because we have some posters around who are more than able to explains the errors and fallacies in said materials, and correct the misunderstanding of many

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Posted in: What awaits 2 Americans accused of helping Ghosn flee Japan? See in context

Well if theyre not given special treatment then i guess theyll be treated same way as others who were arrested

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Posted in: 2 Americans wanted in Ghosn's escape now in Japanese custody See in context

So you put yourself in the position of judicator and decided who is stupid or not.

Lol everyone here does

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Posted in: 2 Americans wanted in Ghosn's escape now in Japanese custody See in context

What i know is that many suspects are killed in other countries before they get to the non-archaic courts

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Posted in: 2 Americans wanted in Ghosn's escape now in Japanese custody See in context

you get to acknowledge that the Japanese justice is archaic. well done

I simply do not know, thats why its in quotation marks

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Posted in: 2 Americans wanted in Ghosn's escape now in Japanese custody See in context

is not clear if they committed a crime as defined in the Japanese law-book

Having committed a crime or not is precisely what they try to establish in court right?

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Posted in: 2 Americans wanted in Ghosn's escape now in Japanese custody See in context

Seems many think its ok to do crimes in Japan and those who break the law should not be subjected to its justice system because it's "archaic".

Thats simply stupid, if you dont want to be subject to a country's "archaic" laws and justice system them dont go to there and break the law or dont go there at all.

These two people didnt even do something inadvertent, they deliberately went into Japan to smuggle somebody out.

But if they are wrongfully accused it may be another matter, are they?

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Posted in: 1,032 shots of COVID-19 vaccine wasted due to freezer malfunction See in context

Well i hope something good comes out of this.

Hopefully the malfunction is an isolated incident and not due to an inherent design defect of the freezer model.

Its probably not a new untested model as news before said freezer companies are just ramping up production

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 121 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 698 See in context

Seems you were absolutely on point with your vote @carpslidy

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Posted in: Republican calls grow for U.S. to boycott 2022 Olympics in China See in context

I'm just here to see if there's actually one who'll say "im (already) boycotting China" instead of just saying we should boycott China, as though it's an original idea that one just came up with

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 121 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 698 See in context

Lol

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Posted in: Japan receives 3rd batch of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine See in context

Of up to could mean between one dose and 526,500....confusing

You should reread the article, there's a hint there that might allay your confusion.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 121 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 698 See in context

Other countries are probably doing the same thing also,but they have large numbers of suspected cases so large number of tests

To those who are interested they can can compare total number of positives to total number of tests with other countries in worldometer.

I suspect the percentage of positives may be comparable.

If percentages are comparable then Japan tests at the same rate as other countries.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 121 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 698 See in context

The reason we don't do mass testing of people without symptoms is to avoid false positives: https://math.hmc.edu/funfacts/medical-tests-and-bayes-theorem/

Japan does minimize the false positive issue by not testing not suspected cases (they will mass test if needed) but I dont believe that is the reason.

Japan tests suspected cases in general because that is the practice and recommendation in general.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 121 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 698 See in context

Number seems to have gone down considerably, good

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Posted in: Japan receives 3rd batch of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine See in context

Good, keep it coming. Hopefully, all outstanding orders to all countries could be made as agreed

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 340 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,025 See in context

Lol you people are barking up the wrong tree.

Japan's plan for the pandemic is clearly working, has been for a year now.

If you feel the need to criticize mindlessly whatyou should do is look at those countries which have thousands of deaths daily, not Japan who has managed now again to keep it to tens.

The idiots just look at the number of tests and treat it as some sort of gauge of how a country is doing, don't be one of them.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 178 coronavirus cases; below 200 for 1st time since Nov 24 See in context

i know from good sources that they don't test PCR post mortem.

If it's good why not post it here

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Posted in: Kyoto slammed for manga telling people not to talk at restaurants See in context

Do they put those posters in izakayas also?

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