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Posted in: Japan sees sharp rise in drunken driving cases linked to e-scooters See in context

New vehicles come with people using them while drunk, not exactly a surprise.

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Posted in: Genetic twist: Medieval plague may have molded our immunity See in context

How are indigenous people from the New World about this? There have never been a decimating epidemic of plague in the American continent as it happened in Europe, then there should be a lower incidence of autoimmune diseases for people with this genetic background, right?

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Posted in: Japan saw fewer than 400,000 births in Jan-June period See in context

And will see even less in the future, have you seen how difficult is to get a place to live where a family can be raised? how difficult is to get a leave to take care of it without hurting your prospects in your work?

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Posted in: New U.S. study helps demystify COVID brain fog See in context

Damage to these cells can cause leakage of proteins, bleeding and clots, which elevates the risk of stroke.

Sounds familiar.

That is because this is a common complication of COVID-19, it happens all around the body, so it is natural to see it also in the brain.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,772 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 16,808 See in context

July 4, 2021

Tokyo 518

Nationwide 1485

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 51, up one from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 496, down five from Saturday.

July 4, 2022

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is six, up one from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 62, up one from Sunday.

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Posted in: University applicants today are prone to prefer easier-to-attend schools. Operators apparently hope to attract more applicants by responding to the need. See in context

There are 704 universities in Japan. About 30 are worth attending

If you take the cost of attending one of those 30 and see the international university rankings it is even better to get a passing grade in an english test and just go to one much better overseas that will cost the same with dorm and other expenses included.

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Posted in: No bartender required: Premixed Jack and Coke going on sale See in context

@ buffalo

I believe these have been available in Australia for well over 25 years.

An old friend of mine is addicted to those cans, apparently is not the same if you make it yourself or something, I will have to tell him to come to Japan to try the local mix.

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Posted in: With ‘Jurassic World 3,’ dinosaurs rule again at North American box office See in context

I liked the first movie a lot, but things went down quickly from the second.

I would love to see another movie about dinosaurs that has nothing to do with Jurassic Park, but the market has been saturated with so many movies of this franchise.

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Posted in: Country star Toby Keith discloses stomach cancer diagnosis See in context

Not really a country fan, but being a family member of a patient that died of stomach cancer I can understand he is having a really bad time right now, surgeries and treatment are gruesome, life can become a living hell for years and I saw patients that refused treatment and instead choose to have a shorter but more fulfilling life with medical support because of this.

@ painkiller

Ignore above posts if you want to see how actual medical authorities give survival rates for this type of cancer.

What I am missing? you just wrong the same thing about survival but on more words. This is the same that our family was told so there is nothing to ignore about anybody's comments. At the beginning we thought it was a phase I but during the surgery other tumors were found so we clearly understood the chances were against survival.

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Posted in: Tarantino receives honorary degree from Israeli university See in context

So, what is this doctorate of? science, history, arts?

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Posted in: Amber Heard says she doesn't blame jury in Depp libel case See in context

This thing is getting way too much attention. The only thing that I got is that both seem like horrible people to live with, so maybe that is something good that came out of the trial.

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Posted in: Japan passes bill to make online insults punishable by jail time See in context

Meh, this is going to end the same as all other laws and regulations that are not enforced except as an excuse in some exceptions, according to the Japanese law it is illegal to sell indecent materials and we all know how well this is working.

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Posted in: Trees aren't a climate change cure-all See in context

The sea is a much more important factor to slow down climate change, the bad news are that it is also very fragile and can turn into a factor that accelerates it.

Trees are important for their local ecology, but for the climate in general the seas are the main star.

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Posted in: GOP directs culture war fury toward green investing trend See in context

The world is changing a little for the better, but dinosaurs are still trying to pull everything back in time, it is not going to work because now the effects of ecologic irresponsibility are clear and people are realizing something has to be done now.

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Posted in: Global pollution kills 9 million people a year, study finds See in context

Pollution is the big neglected problem of the whole world, maybe because it is very expensive to do something about it, maybe because rich people can have the luxury of living in less polluted places, but 9 million lives every year is a steep price to pay to keep a lifestyle.

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Posted in: Sandstorms pose serious risk to human health See in context

If you feel fear from a well balanced article that simply makes information accessible and easy to understand then the problem is not the article nor the site that lets people read it but yourself. People will call fear mongering to anything they don't want to hear, even if nobody ever feel any fear from reading it.

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Posted in: Climate change may increase risk of new infectious diseases See in context

It is very easy to understand how the pandemic is related to climate change and human activity that makes it worse, it should not be necessary to tell people that worse changes will make other viruses easier to jump to human society.

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Posted in: It’s easy to make reservations to get a shot at places provided by local governments, so a lot of people seem to have switched venues from worksites. See in context

Quick appointment at the usual pediatrician without problem, not even needed to enter a cancellation waiting list.

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Posted in: The sex of your cells matters when it comes to heart disease See in context

Why is this so difficult to understand? cells are the ones that can be defined using only biology, people don't

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Posted in: Japanese parents weigh pros, cons of having their children vaccinated See in context

@kurispis

I have posted this before and the adjuvants used are common knowledge.

For personal reasons I had to research use of adjuvants for the vaccines used in Japan, fortunately none is used:

https://en.adioscorona.org/questions-reponses/2021-02-17-adjuvants-vaccins-arn-covid.html

If your problem with the vaccines are the adjuvants then you have no problem with the COVID vaccines used in Japan.

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Posted in: 2 children killed, 3 injured after being hit by truck driven by drunk man See in context

Just saw yesterday the news about one truck driver being sentenced to death, and today another one killing children. It is like a horror deja vu.

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Posted in: UK's chief medical adviser manhandled on street See in context

Thugs that think violence makes them right should be caught and punished to make an example, you can disagree as much as you want about important things like how the pandemic is fought, but that is not an excuse to behave violently.

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Posted in: For readers whose children are doing classes online or had to do them online because of the pandemic, what was the impression you got from your kids about online classes? See in context

I was not present but according to my wife the thing were done quite nicely even if chaotic because of the age of the kids. It even convinced her to enrole him in an online arts class that we were considering for some time. It is obviously not the same and the regular classes are no longer online, but they are useful.

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Posted in: Mother arrested on suspicion of killing 7-month-old daughter by suffocating her See in context

The only one to blame here is the murderer. Having a less-than-cooperative husband is a separate matter and can be dealt with without snuffing out your kids.

I did not read the comment as blaming the husband for the crime, just that it is not easy for people with mental health problems to appear normal and happy, and not noticing it do not mean the husband was not attentive.

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Posted in: Aichi man who stole and replaced women’s shoes goes free after victims decline to press charges See in context

This is too bad to believe, I just hope this is not going to come back later with the guy becoming a dangerous stalker because he got a free pass this time. I understand the victims trying to let everything go away, but they also had a responsibility to help making society better from people like this.

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Posted in: Vital medical supplies reach India as COVID deaths near 200,000 See in context

Once again, the media are scaremongering on the basis of flimsy numbers. Did everybody forget that India has a population of more than a billion?

This article puts the latest media huffhuff in context: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/seeing-the-invisible/yes-850-died-of-covid-recently-in-a-day-but-27000-die-every-day-in-india/

Why scaremongering if it is true data? everybody knows india have a huge population, but even so dying because of lack of oxygen or other basic necessities is a huge thing. It is not like the situation is controlled and expected to be contained soon.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers defend request for 500 nurses as virus spikes See in context

According to a friend of mine that works closely to the national nursing association they were not exactly pleased with the request either. It is just an anecdote but she said in the following days some declaration may be made about this.

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Posted in: Japan to issue new 500 yen coins in November See in context

Is this really the time for the government to be doing this? I mean, probably it is been planned for years, but it seems as if there are other priorities right now.

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Posted in: Olympic host towns pull out over pandemic See in context

It is sad to see how this situation that could have been prevented months ago has to happen. It would have been much better to make things clear last year and let small places get their losses

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Posted in: Health ministry panel to make decision on Moderna vaccine on May 20 See in context

If vaccines today are considered like every other medicine, why would this VICP be needed then? And why did big pharma lobby so strongly for it?

Because differently from other safe and effective health interventions their benefit is not only personal but also the preservation of the public health, which means that promoting them bring a benefit for the population at large, if one person refuses to take an antibiotic and dies because of it, that would be the extent of the problem, for vaccines that is only the beginning of the problem so the government is responsible to protect the public health by taking out the perceived problem of a pathologic lawsuit environment (where a product can be stopped even if not a single lawsuit wins against the producers). This can be done in two ways, taking out the rights of the people to seek compensation or siding with the people so compensation is paid without the extra costs of litigation (and with a much lower burden of proof from the particulars) Obviously the best solution was the one that was taken. Safe and effective vaccines for everybody and compensation for anybody that could have been damaged even if it cannot be even proved.

Vaccine companies are as interested as the government to distribute their product, it is obvious that they push for the problem to be solved satisfactorily for everybody. In this case the difference is that government is also interested in having an immune population, which is why it takes the responsibility of the compensation.

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