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Posted in: Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease See in context

Another major factor they didn’t mention is weight. Obesity IS a pre-existing health condition. The number of excessively chubby people in Europe is quite shocking.

This could be one reason why Asia has not been hit so hard?

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Posted in: Abe's two-mask pledge met online with derision and humor See in context

40 billion yen! For something that will have zero benefit except making a few silly people “feel” safer.

Please...... Waste my portion on something else, anything else!

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Posted in: Secrecy and suspense over Tour de France's fate See in context

A huge caravan of riders, fans and media traveling around the country in cars and motor homes, stopping at every small town to shop and eat? It’s not until July but...


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Posted in: UK coronavirus deaths rise by 27% See in context

The 13 year old died with the virus, not necessarily from the virus. He was already in hospital with a medical condition.

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Posted in: Tokyo records most new coronavirus cases in a day as pressure for lockdown builds See in context

The death toll in Japan from corvid-19 is now nearly 2% of last years influenza outbreak.

So calm down, take a deep breath and stop the blind panic.

Wash your hands, avoid close contact and large gatherings’ll probably be OK.

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Posted in: Smoking diners to take it outside as Tokyo ban kicks in See in context

The ban is good news..something that has been lacking of late.

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Posted in: Tokyo records most new coronavirus cases in a day as pressure for lockdown builds See in context

So if Japan has many thousands of infected people and 12-20% are serious, maybe 6% critical and 2% die..... Where are the full hospitals? Where are the dead? The entire medical system is in on the deception?

Or maybe... Japan is managing the situation? Keeping a balance between protecting those at risk and having an as normal life as possible.

Wash your hands, avoid close contact in big groups and if you are ill..Stay home!

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Posted in: Tokyo records most new coronavirus cases in a day as pressure for lockdown builds See in context

So now that’s 500 total cases ( or rather notified, serious, tested cases if you prefer) in a population of 14,000,000.

“Not great...Not terrible”

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Posted in: Man referred to prosecutors for killing homeless woman in Ueno Park See in context

I read that they have not arrested him because he is not a flight risk

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Posted in: Line survey finds 7% of users in Tokyo have at least one coronavirus symptom See in context

I have none of the symptoms but clicked all of them!

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Posted in: Group therapy curbs sex offenders' recidivism: ministry See in context

The recidivism rate for executed convicts is zero.

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Posted in: World champion boxer Saunders sorry for 'hit women' virus video See in context

English aspyrgrend.... there a many intelligent boxers. Don’t knock the entire sport because one boxer makes a “stupid” joke. And thats all it was... not funny.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempting to kill neighbor over noise dispute See in context

Repeatedly beating someone over the head with a hammer should be the very last resort ! Always good to start with a pleasant request, then a demand, an order, abusive language and insults, a poke in the chest, an open handed slap, a punch and only then the hammer. Guy must have been a nut!

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Posted in: Man arrested for abusing 1-month-old daughter See in context

“Who works at a care facility...” probably not for much longer!

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Posted in: Saudi Arabia should call a truce in oil price war See in context

Saudi Arabia a “responsible global leader” Global leader of terrorism more like.

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Posted in: Guide to reduce virus risks issued for schools before reopening See in context

The false sense of security is important in Japan. Starts at an early age, earthquake practice with kindergarteners putting those “tea cosies” on their heads... Sure kids, if the roof falls down you’ll be fine!

Japan is a safety country with four seasons!

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Posted in: Outdoor smokers on the rise as April law set to take effect See in context

If you get the Coronavirus, smoking is one of the biggest factors leading to your death.

No sympathy from me. Goodbye!

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Posted in: Olympic flame to be carried by car instead of torchbearers See in context

I hope they have a tread mill on a flat bed truck....

Comedy gold!

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Posted in: 76-year-old woman arrested after killing eldest son See in context

Maybe he was bedridden?

Family murders are not uncommon. In fact quite the opposite. The most likely person to murder you is your husband, father, mother, son, other family member, daughter, business partner.... in that order.

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Posted in: Postponing the Olympics: Here are some of the challenges See in context

Just call it off, the construction companies have made their money. Does anyone really care about olympic sports? 50km walk? Small bore pistol shooting? Dressage? No, I didn’t think so.

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Posted in: Will coronavirus slow the world's conflicts -- or intensify them? See in context

My guess is that conflict will either intensify, reduce or stay the same. I’m fairly confident of this.

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Posted in: ACI reveals world’s best airports for customer experience See in context

When I saw Mumbai had won.... I realised..... “its one of those awards”

Did the winners have to pay for the trophies?

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Posted in: 1-year-old girl dies after being hit by car in swimming club parking area See in context

When will a large number of Japanese parents learn that car parks are NOT good play areas?

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Posted in: New Harajuku Station building opens in Tokyo See in context

I hope it looks better in real life, surely it must do?

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Posted in: Japan's aid organization recalls all 1,900 volunteers due to virus See in context

Go and live with the people to help them, until its time to flee....

I wonder what the locals think?

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Posted in: IOC chief rebuts growing calls for Olympic postponement See in context

There are a few small problems with postponing the games.....the main athlete village is actually a huge housing complex that has been sold to buyers to occupy after December. Building another one in less than a year isn’t going to happen. Changing the worlds sports calendar is going to be difficult. The olympics is a very minor event for many sports.. soccer, baseball, golf, tennis.... The governing bodies and team owners may not be willing to reschedule.

This could be a golden opportunity to drop the Paralympics as this is just a waste of money event organisers are forced to put on when bidding for the “real” show.

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Posted in: The Japan conundrum is just the fact that if you don't test for it, you're not going to find a lot of cases. See in context

But..... influenza rates are down and there hasn’t been an increase in the number of pneumonia cases (hidden as Corvid-19) so at present testing or not testing, there hasn’t been a jump in cases..... However, time will tell!

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Posted in: What do you think the global airline industry, which has been gutted by the coronavirus, will look like after the virus has been contained? See in context

The gulf carriers Qatar and Emirates will be fine...Money no object. Others that get government subsidies will get by and the smaller carriers that were already struggling will either struggle more or go under.

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Posted in: Woman sues state, former finance bureaucrat over husband's suicide See in context

What were his options?


Spill the beans

Take a holiday

leave the country

kill himself

He chose the stupid option.

Throw the case out!

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Posted in: Trump dubs COVID-19 'Chinese virus' or 'kung flu' despite hate crime risks See in context

Trump got the Mexicans to pay for the wall, he should have no problem getting the Chinese to pay for sorting out this virus!


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