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Posted in: Tokyo reports 591 coronavirus cases; record-high 1,130 for Osaka See in context

Positives go up, deaths stay flat. Yet people are still wearing mask even though sharing viruses with others is what builds a strong immune system. Immunology 101

All your post shows is that some people don't get it. And that someone is you.

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Posted in: Biden tightens some gun controls; says much more needed See in context

When it comes to the 2nd amendment that the left have been trying to encroach in and dismantle bit by but is a threat to every law-abiding gun holder.

But some important and Biden Missing some things: 

IF a licensed seller sells at a gun show, there MUST be a background check. 

IF a private seller sells a non-NFA item at a gun show to another private individual, there isn't a background check.

Aren't familiar with the NFA? You shouldn't offer opinions.

You start at 2nd amendment and veer into NFA, without drawing a connection between the two.

I'm sure you're very knowledgeable of the 2A and don't need to be reminded that it is about maintaining a well-regulated militia. If anything comes close to 2A protection, its street gangs.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 545 coronavirus cases; Osaka logs 905 See in context

I realise that we’re going over old ground here, but I’ll say it again: these figures don’t make any sense. 

Yesterday: 555 cases, out of 1846 tests. 30% positivity.

Today: 545 cases out of 10826 tests. 5% positivity.

Tokyo/Kanagawa conurbation = 30 million people. Even using the low 5% stats, that’s 1.5 million in this burg with COVID.

What’s going on?

There are 2 problems with your analysis. First, you don't take into account that it's difficult/expensive to get tested, so only people with severe symptoms can get tested from their doctors. So whether the sample size is 300 or 30,000, they're only testing the X number of people who present severe symptons.

The second problem is the extrapolation. You're extrapolating 5% positivity towards the entire population, but it is a flawed approach because the original sample isn't a random sample from the general population, but a sample of people with severe symptoms.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 555 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,449 See in context

Are you a mask police officer ?

Would you do the same in a restaurant or coffee shop ?

No, because I'm not going to restaurants. Last I checked, the train is not an eatery or cafe. People need to cover up on public transport.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 555 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,449 See in context

I was on a packed train in Tokyo today.

I found a nice spot next to an open window where everyone had the mask above their nose.

Then in walked in this boy about 21 years old with pocky. He stood right next to me eating his pocky. I waited for him to finish. Then he took out a second pack and opened it. So I said to him, "Put your mask on in the train and you can eat later." He complied.

The variants are here. Their proteins have finger like structures that easily latch onto our cells. They build up in the upper respiratory track and can produce a higher viral load via aerosols. Please keep your nose covered.

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Posted in: Nurseries, kindergartens mull how to teach issues of gender identity See in context

You can't teach what you don't understand. Hardly anyone outside of neuroscience truly understands gender.

But lucky for you, I can break it down.

In the brain's hypothalamus is a group of cells called the sexual dimorphous nuclei. The shape of these cells corresponds to one's gender identity. It's important to understand that we are our brains, not our bodies.

The shape of the SDN is influenced by exposure to hormones during prenatal development.

Next its important to understand that gender isn't just male or female, but on a spectrum. For example, the alpha male, the fem male.

So a high exposure to androgens during prenatal development can create a male gender brain regardless of XX or XY chromosomes.

Next we have to understand how males form. We all start our lives as female. This is the mullerian system that makes female part. In case of males, first a set of genes is activated to turn off the mullerian system. Then another set of genes needs to be activated to turn on the wolffian system that creates male parts. This all happens during prenatal development and epigenetic factors can cause occurrences at any step of the way resulting in a mismatch of which system developed (mullerian or wolffian) and the shape of the sexual dimorphous nuclei that tells a person whether they are male or female.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 440 coronavirus cases; Osaka 613 See in context

What is going on Osaka?

According to the news, it's a new variant of "unknown origin."

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Posted in: Bogus electrician arrested over sexual assault of teenage girl See in context

I hope the young lady is able to make a full and quick recovery.

Unfortunately, that's not how this works.

She will be traumatized for the rest of her life.

I hope she can get help with the trauma to help her overcome it.

A friend once told me, "I'd rather be murdered than raped again, because if I were murdered, I wouldn't have to live with the memories."

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Posted in: 47 anaphylaxis cases reported in Japan after 580,000 Pfizer vaccine shots See in context

Many have already died from vaccines, but even if you survive, who knows what else they are doing to your body (autoimmune disease, allergies, autism...).

Autism is neural condition created during prenatal development. You're either born with it, or not autistic. No one can get autism from a vaccine. If you believed you could, maybe you should start questioning all of your beliefs.

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Posted in: Chinese urgency on COVID-19 goes missing in jabs drive See in context

The wait and see is bs.

People are really just afraid of needles.

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Posted in: Vaccinating children: Is COVID-19 herd immunity possible without them? See in context

You talk just like a pharma rep. 

You talk just like all your medical knowledge comes from Facebook.

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Posted in: Vaccinating children: Is COVID-19 herd immunity possible without them? See in context

It would appear you have not read the article at all, the main point is to stop the spreading of the disease with enough people being immune to it, so the whole community is protected including the people that are not vaccinated for whatever reasons. Unless this point is reached the only other alternative is to continue with economy heavy social distancing measures in order to protect these people.

For some people it is unimaginable that you could do something to protect anybody else, but for most people its as natural as having good manners, especially with safe and effective vaccines available.

Great post, Rex.

It's inconceivable that intelligent people would downvote it, but here we are.

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Posted in: Cartoon dog pitches COVID vaccines to skeptical Japanese public See in context

So many people having a problem with the means to the solution, but what have you done to solve the problem of anti-vaccination propaganda?

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Posted in: TV news anchors wearing masks on camera ignites discussion See in context

Great news, people will copy what they see on TV.

To the antimaskers spouting off about the mask filters being too big for virus particles, if you go to a loud concert, and wear earplugs, you can still hear the music. The earplugs REDUCE the decibel level of noise that enters your ears.

You might need to read that a few times.

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Posted in: Novelist Murakami urges politicians to speak sincerely about virus See in context

t's interesting that Murakami's insight is making the headline exclusively on Japan Today, with a bit of introductions to his famous works. I wonder how many readers value a comment of a fiction writer when we are on the verge of explosive infection serge.

You say "fiction writer" like he just makes up stuff with no meaning.

Wrong. This is a man who worked his way to the top of his craft, internationally might I add, by honing in on the essence of being human in modern civilization. His words pack a lot of clout and he's throwing it in political directions in order to influence politicians to be pro-active in fighting this virus.

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Posted in: If you are a foreign resident (either permanent, long term or short term) of Japan, do you currently feel safer living here amid the coronavirus, or would you prefer to be in some other country? See in context

If I were Australian, I would say safer in Australia. If i were American I would say safer here.

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Posted in: Masks block 99.9% of large COVID-linked droplets: study See in context

I can't believe we STILL have anti-maskers, a year into the pandemic.

Come on, pull your head out of it and use your intelligence for something intelligent.

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Posted in: 'Twitter killer' drops death sentence appeal; wants to get married See in context

The loser woman who wishes to marry this animal should be locked up in a mental hospital. If she even exists.

I downvoted you and will explain why. Your post exacerbates the negative stigma faced by people with mental illnesses.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 748 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,271 See in context

It seems high, but when its 3000 a day we'll look back at this as low.

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Posted in: Pfizer files request for COVID-19 vaccine approval in Japan See in context

Virusrex, thank you for taking time to always write sensible responses.

I don't understand why you get so many downvotes, but it worries me.

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Posted in: Genderless high school uniforms spread in Japan to meet needs of LGBT students See in context

Bassfunk wrote: If they want, but they can’t change their sex and even if they did, they are still genetically what they were born as or what their gender DNA was assigned to be.

Wrong. Again.

Gender/sex is not determined by genes. See above post.

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Posted in: Genderless high school uniforms spread in Japan to meet needs of LGBT students See in context

Rolf AndersonToday  06:02 pm JST

When one states they are transgender, they are acknowledging what sex they truly are though they may feel differently, i.e. born male but feels female.And with this acknowledgement of knowing that one was born innately male or female comes the explicit self-evident truth that these students know whether they should be wearing a male or a female uniform.

just because someone claims to be gender confused does not mean t

You're wrong as well, see my above post.

Understanding gender is essential in maintaining a just society. Your type of thinking is what leads to discrimination, suffering and suicides.

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Posted in: Genderless high school uniforms spread in Japan to meet needs of LGBT students See in context

If the boy wears them and identifies sexually as a woman, his choice, no problem, but gender-wise she is still a “he” and that will never change.

You are wrong and I will prove it.

Firstly, no one chooses their gender.

In prenatal development, we all start out as female. For boys, first a set of genes needs to activate and turn off the female development system (Müllerian). Then a second set of genes, needs to activate and turn on the male developmental system (Wolffian). Anywhere in the process something could not play out "correctly."

Second, you need to understand that everything in nature is on a 3D spectrum (like a cloud). Some males are fem, some are alpha, and there's everything in between.

Now third and most important, one's gender is a function of the size and shape of the sexual dimorphous nuclei in the hypothalamus. And the size and shape of thus nuclei is a function of exposure to androgens during prenatal development. So even if you have XX genes (which could be due to a failure of the Mullerian system shutting down), you could have a high androgen exposure during prenatal neurodevelopment, and in fact have a male brain. We are our brains, period. All other parts are replaceable.

So as I said, no one chooses your gender, it's how we are born.

This information is presented this textbook used in postgraduate neurophysiology courses:

https://www.pearson.com/us/higher-education/product/Carlson-Physiology-of-Behavior-11th-Edition/9780205239399.html

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on reservation basis See in context

It's dire to maintain mask and distancing measures for the first few months of the vaccine rollout.

We're going to have reckless people who think they'll be instantly immune following the jab, and even more reckless people who will pretend they got the vaccine as an excuse not to wear masks.

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Posted in: Trump assails vote integrity while urging turnout in Georgia See in context

Of the faces visible in that photo, there are 2 masks...how can otherwise rational people be this dumb?

At this point, they are a death cult.

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Posted in: Man who forced plane to land in Japan by refusing to wear mask continues stance at hotel See in context

This man needs to spend the remainder of his life locked in a mental facility.

Mental healthcare worker here. I understand you didn't mean anything ill-willed by this comment, but these types of comments are not helpful and only promote a false stigma. Having a mental illness does not equate with being an ickpray.

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Posted in: Japan enacts law to make coronavirus vaccines free to residents See in context

But the solution is simple. If your mask is flipping, you are wearing it wrong. Please make sure it is properly secured behind your ears.

Well, said!

Masks will need to be worn well after getting vaccinated,

It will take time for the whole country to be vaccinated.

It takes time for the body to build immunity after being vaccinated.

A lot of people will be afraid to get a vaccine, and they'll also pretend to be vaccinated so they won't have to wear a mask.

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Posted in: Human rights panel: Japan was wrong to detain Carlos Ghosn; owes him compensation See in context

This is NOT going to be published in the Japanese media

Yet, it is:

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/f83e05867e29482ee1907c6671220d4522ba1975

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Posted in: Biden calls for healing in appeal to Trump voters See in context

Science and decency?

Why hello!!

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Posted in: Biden says next presidential debate should be called off if Trump still has COVID-19 See in context

Trump has no business leaving his home. All this political theatrics is risking spreading virus to WH staff, Secret Service, and the general public.

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