I have to admit that when I saw the headline, I clicked on it damn quick but after reading the article, I was kind of disappointed.
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Takahide Kiuchi, an executive economist at Nomura Research Institute and a previously a board member of the Bank of Japan stated that if the Olympics turns into a super-spreader event and another SOE has to be enacted, the financial costs will exceed the $16Billion that Japan stands to lose if the Olympics are simply canceled outright.
From the below article, ""These calculations suggest that the decision of whether to hold or cancel the Games should be made from the perspective of infection risk rather than economic loss," he concluded."
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Some may try to criticize Son for “trying to get on the public’s good side” with his public declarations, but he’s got the pulpit to state loudly what a majority of the Japanese people are feeling. If more industry leaders and others do the same, it may have more sway with the politicians who will ultimately decide the fate of the Olympics.
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When you lift a direct quote from somewhere you should cite that quote....otherwise it looks like you are just trying to pass off another person's ideas a your own...
Sorry to disappoint progressives, but that “deference” will certainly extend to Trump when he leaves the White House – voluntarily or involuntarily – just as it has to every other former president.
A central aspect of the myth of American exceptionalism is that the head of state is, de facto, the embodiment of the US constitution. As such, to charge and jail a president would mean, in effect, desecrating the constitution, rather than validating it. In the American experience, potent symbolism has always trumped potent facts.
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Absolutely! You really need to take the time to understand what the MedRXiv and the BioRXiv sites are. They are preprint, but the articles are not tossed out there like a YouTube video. The articles are from major research institutions and universities.
The above article is from researchers at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco. I assume you know better than they do.
Please refute the article and the conclusions drawn therein. Shooting the messenger is not.
Iraira - you quoting from a preprint site on which articles have not been peer reviewed. That good enough for you? Thre are plenty of other sources that seem to show masks are pretty ineffective.
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These factors suggest that face masks and social distance could be paramount in containing the pandemic. We examined the efficacy of each measure and the combination of both measures using an agent-based model within a closed space that approximated real-life interactions. By explicitly considering different fractions of asymptomatic individuals, as well as a realistic hypothesis of face masks protection during inhaling and exhaling, our simulations demonstrate that a synergistic use of face masks and social distancing is the most effective intervention to curb the infection spread. To control the pandemic, we show that practicing social distance is less efficacious than the widespread usage of face masks and that wearing face masks provides optimal protection even if only a small portion of the population comply with social distance. Finally, the face mask effectiveness in curbing the viral spread is not reduced if a large fraction of population is asymptomatic.
You have evidence for the efficacy of masks in slowing the spread or protecting wearers from virus?
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Calm down...I didn't say it had today's info. It just a lot of info with which to gauge how things are trending, which is ultimately more important than looking at a single data point.
has test number info as well as prefecture breakdown of infections, deaths, etc,
No, it doesn't. The last testing data is from the 7th, same as the Tokyo Government website.
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has test number info as well as prefecture breakdown of infections, deaths, etc,
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Suga wants to deflect potential blame to the IOC's and their intransience, for any spikes in infections and deaths which may result from the games being held.
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Classifying the firearms as legal vs, illegal has nothing to do with how they are being misused by people who should not have access to firearms in the first place.
and all illegal firearms.
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Paul please show the source(s) for your information. I looked for the "information" you posted and all I found was that cases in Hungary are soaring and the public is clamoring for vaccines. Seems like you have just pulled together random rantings and have tried to present them as facts.
The there the following article...didn't give it a heavy going over, but....
"The efficacy of Sinovac's CoronaVac vaccine ranges from 50-78%, according to preliminary studies from Brazil and Indonesia" (https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-confusion-over-efficacy-of-chinese-vaccines/a-57181029)
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Compared with a month ago, Pfizer stock is up about 3 points to about 39 and Moderna is up about 29 points to about 160.
As a company like Pfizer or Moderna, I would be angry because their stocks will tank if their hard work is easily shared with every trustyworthy and nontrustworthy company and country under the sun. Shareholders will be p'))&d, too!
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Different virus. Different characteristics.
Huang et al "A systematic review of antibody mediated immunity to coronaviruses: kinetics, correlates of protection, and association with severity" in the journal Nature Communications, shows that immunity to many coronaviruses is often transient.
Unfortunately, resistance to coronaviruses often fades over time.
Those who recovered from the previous SARSCoV 17 years ago are still immune.
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Unfortunately, resistance to coronaviruses often fades over time. Booster shots will keep certain immunogloblin levels high and should offer smore sustained resistance. As exposure to other coronaviruses seems to impart some cross-resistance to other coronaviruses, research is also being conducted on other (much less lethal) coronaviruses in hopes that they can immunize against COVID-19 using more benign coronaviruses.
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Generally correct, but recently they've found cases of vaccine-escape mutants of the measles virus due to F, M, and N glycoproteins which are targeted by our immune system. (https://www.hindawi.com/journals/av/2014/205617/),
Although a more recent paper makes the opposite claims but did not look at all of the some proteins as the first paper. (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.22.351189v1.full)
A single mutant shouldn't completely destroy vaccine effectiveness, it may just lower it, as is suggested by papers on B.1.351 and E484K.
all RNA viruses are continuously mutating and developing thousands of variants, that doesn't make vaccines against them, Yellow Fever Virus for example is an RNA virus but the vaccine is as effective as it was 50 years ago. No need for regular boosters.
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When those issues are tabled, then society can focus on addressing and hopefully continuing to reject the issues you listed below. Attempting to include LGBQT rights with issues that society more or less views very unfavorably in hopes of creating a slippery slope is disingenuous.
They’ll be campaigning for polygamy and consanguineous marriage next.
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Virusrex, forgot if I've posted this one before, but excellent review article on preservation and loss of immunity to coronaviruses in human challenge studies, etc. If you haven't seen this article, it's somewhat depressing, as it adds more "too soon to know" logs to the fire.
Huang et al "A Systematic review of antibody mediated immunity to coronaviruses: antibody kinetics, correlates of protection and association of antibody responses with severity of disease" Nature Communications volume 11, Article number: 4704 (2020)
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Recombination events between coronaviruses is common and it is how they exchange large chunks of genetic material with each other. This is a natural occurrence and along with mutation and unfortunately for us, give the virus a lot of new genetic material to play with.
The below PLOS report shows that about 40% of the variations in the genomes among the variants are due to recombination events.
Recombination events are concentrated in the spike protein region of Betacoronaviruses
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Alex, I'd like to take "Things That Never Happened for $400"
But what I see are stupid idiots like yesterday in a full packed supermarket.
4 foreigners, husband, wife, and 2 kids did their crocery in a full packed supermarket.
And all these 4 people didnt wear a mask.
What did I do? Same like always when I see someone without a mask around me.
I told them that they should wear a mask. They shouted at me in the baddest words the english language have, and I thought the guy will punch me in the face.
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March 21st, that's just in time for hanami season in Tokyo.
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all the recovery, testing info, per capita this and that for all that is coronavirus can be found on the world of meters website.
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Depending on the type of info you’re looking for, the Biorxiv and the Medrxiv preprint sites have a lot of info on the genetics, demographics, etc, of the variants.
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64K yen per gram? Poor tweakers getting ripped off.
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You know, it's stupid comments by politicians such as these that really makes me start to root for the coronavirus in a no-holds barred match against these aged politicians.
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The pic shows Kansai style...but hopefully, we can all argue about it ferociously
You mean, ‘keep right’ not left!
Look at the picture...
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So, as with all of your predictions, reality will play out to the opposite.
And here starts the 4 years of appeasement towards China.
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Posted in: With hay fever season coming, people with pollen allergies are afraid that when they sneeze, others around them will think they have coronavirus. What advice would you give them to allay their fears? See in context
Saw a few people last hay fever season who were wearing large pins stating that they has asthma, and that was the reason for their coughing fit.
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As opposed to the "I did my own research"* people.
*indicates they watched a You Tube video or conducted an exhaustive Google search while perched on the toilet.
Can u imagine if the headline instead was
COVID-19 cases still less than 1% of population.
You will never read such a headline, because it is not fear mongering.
The fear mongering people have to be feeded.
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Do yourself a favor and actually find a way to get a job for a week or so in a hospital that is taking care of Covid patients...maybe you will learn something. I'm sure you'll find a way not to, but maybe.
And basically everybody is doing just fine.
Many of us already got Covid but didn’t even notice.
It’s a pandemic of positives but not of serious illness.
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This is the process by which the Olympics get canceled and everyone saves face, but the public doesn't get their money back.
First the politicians will show a unified "The Olympics will go on. There are no discussions regarding cancelling the Olympics."
Then, one or two politicians or J-IOC members will make a generally rebuffed "gaffe" that other options should be examined.
Followed, by the higher ups stating that the possibility of cancellation is being discussed, regrettably.
Lastly, Koike states "due to the circumstances, regrettably..."
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