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Posted in: Japanese university developing coronavirus vaccine in form of a nasal spray See in context

Perfect ! We can then use it instead of tear gas on anti vaccine protests. Hey presto , all problems solved.

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Posted in: British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth makes 1st port call in Japan See in context

The question now is will China attack the ship. Clearly the Brits are now saying that UK stands with Japan and the US.

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Posted in: Man with pickaxe attacks vehicle carrying Beat Takeshi See in context

Playing minecraft too much ?

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Posted in: U.S. says Afghan evacuees who fail initial screening Kosovo-bound See in context

Very reasonable. Thank you Kosovo!

LOL

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Posted in: U.S. says Afghan evacuees who fail initial screening Kosovo-bound See in context

An ardent U.S. ally, Kosovo, has agreed to take in Afghanistan evacuees who fail to clear initial rounds of screening and host them for up to a year

"fail to clear initial rounds of testing" = "obviously taliban" = "male older than 14" ?

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Posted in: Princess Mako, boyfriend Komuro to marry by year-end See in context

Amid public unease about their marriage due to a money dispute between Komuro's mother and her former fiance, the princess will likely decline a lump-sum payment of up to about 150 million yen ($1.36 million) usually given to female royal family members upon their departure from the household, the source said.

1 M 360K USD ? That is not a lot is it ?

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Posted in: Japan weighs mixing and matching COVID vaccines See in context

So once you get vaccinated, you have to receive a booster shot every six months until the COVID-19 pandemic is over or for the rest of your life.

The rest of your life .. htmmm.. You make "the rest of your life" sounds like a really long time. Now, with the Delta mutation and hospitals rejecting admissions, if you are unlucky and get exposed to a lot of of the virus , young or old, the rest of your life might be just 2 weeks.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,915 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 13,638 See in context

I think the fear of Delta is kicking in and people in general are a bit more cautious

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Posted in: New Zealand wages high-stakes effort to halt virus outbreak See in context

Another challenge is a lack of intensive-care hospital beds. A recent report by a group of experts noted that at the pandemic's start, New Zealand had fewer than one-third the number than the average in developed nations, and little had changed since then.

“The New Zealand health system is still poorly resourced to deal with any large outbreak of a disease such as COVID-19,” the report found.

There that is why NZ's only option forward is to stay under a strict lock-down. It is never too late, NZ can still solve this problem.

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Posted in: Romania, Japan herald century of diplomacy at bridge site See in context

When I think of Romania and Japan, I instantly think of the great Romanian-Japanese hammer thrower Koji Murofushi.

When I think of Romania and Japan , I instantly think of Tantra and Seven Heaven

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Posted in: Osaka starts administering AstraZeneca vaccine See in context

People are still catching covid even with two doses, but it's better than being administered to hospital.

Not sure exactly where but I read somewhere that combining AstraZeneca's jab with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine produces a very strong immune response.

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Posted in: New Zealand concedes 'COVID zero' strategy no longer viable as Delta outbreak grows See in context

"Covid Zero" is impossible , "Covid but not a lot" is doable I think even with the Delta.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,074 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 25,492 See in context

I want to know how many of these new infections were fully vaccinated also how many of them developed severe symptoms and how many of them died how many of them recovered and how long it took.

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Posted in: Hundreds arrested in Australian protests as country posts worst COVID rise See in context

Most of the children in Sweden by now most likely have been exposed to previous variants of virus and most likely to a degree have developed immunity to COVID19 .

The children in Australia will have to go through this process for the first time with the Delta and until there is a solid indication that the little ones will be fine the ZERO COVID must continue.

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Posted in: Hackers steal $97 mil from Japanese crypto exchange See in context

In your fairytale version of events, the government is going to estimate my life savings and give it to me anyway. Or will people who held crypto be excluded from that for being naughty people?

LOL. So funny ! Love it

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Posted in: Hackers steal $97 mil from Japanese crypto exchange See in context

Could be fake news, so J-Gov can take over the crypto market.

I am not excluding the possibility of a "government" involvement in this . but J-Gov ? please ...

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Posted in: Hackers steal $97 mil from Japanese crypto exchange See in context

Almost always an inside job!

Hmmm.. .. many many companies (and this is not just in Japan) , implement dodgy opensource dependencies they know nothing about in their solutions. This gets them faster to market but, unfortunately, almost always introduces vulnerabilities.

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Posted in: Japan's governors call for COVID lockdown See in context

MASH-style hospitals set up in large buildings for those needing observation and medical intervention

Yes, that's it ! A very simple, cheap and elegant solution to our problems.

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Posted in: Hackers steal $97 mil from Japanese crypto exchange See in context

In my opinion i still don't get the appeal of this whole thing.

If you are decent , law abiding person maybe you are right, it does seem a bit risky.

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Posted in: Japan's governors call for COVID lockdown See in context

Japan's governors urged the central government on Friday to consider imposing a lockdown to better contain a spike in COVID-19 cases, calling the current measures "ineffective" in fighting the highly contagious Delta variant rapidly spreading across the country.

I think what they actually said is they want something lockdown-ish. So maybe a 2020 March SoE type of thing. Schools closed , Shops closed, The problem is how much an experiment of that magnitude will cost ?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,405 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 25,876 See in context

It would be interesting to know the real numbers.

Why ?

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Posted in: New Zealand virus outbreak grows to 31 cases See in context

Why would they be doing lockdowns after they get vaccinated, and as new medicine is discovered to negate the virus? That would be silly.

I think they might be right about the 10 years.

You see, NZ has purchased more then enough to vaccinate everyone 10 times over and soon I think they will be vaccinated. The dilemma for NZ now comes with the Delta strain. Paranoia of these proportions leads me to believe that NZ very likely will not be vaccinating children and given that the existing vaccines may not be as effective against infections combined with treatments that heavily depend on initial inoculation and hospitalization timing might mean the people NZ is trying to protect with the lock-downs will die if they open up.

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Posted in: Coronavirus infections in Tokyo outstrip hospital capacity to treat patients See in context

Yesterday I google-ed more around the "oxygen station" and managed to find nothing.

I think I should buy an oxygen generator just in case i catch Sars-Cov-2.

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Posted in: First coronavirus case reported in Tokyo Paralympic athletes village See in context

Many of these athletes have under lying conditions, and so, why are their lives been put at risk for a medal?

Money Ashely , money ! We all do stupid stuff for money

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Posted in: New Zealand says it has solved COVID outbreak puzzle See in context

Tests showed the man had a version of the Delta strain found in Australia, and Ardern said investigations narrowed down the origin to a person who arrived from Sydney on Aug 7.

Delta strain is believed to be very contagious , know to have escaped vaccines and a real bitch virus. It would be interesting to see how the NZ strategy holds against it.

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Posted in: Half of Japan's population has received at least 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine See in context

I graduated school decades ago, maths may therefore have had serious breakthroughs since then, but back in my time:

Yeah , it is a bit different now ! :)

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Posted in: Vaccination site for younger people to open in Tokyo's Shibuya district See in context

How will they track shots if there is no reservation? Will they still require the coupons? What if the person needs a travel certificate? How will they stop people from getting the shot before the 3 weeks?

Biometrics

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Posted in: Vaccination site for younger people to open in Tokyo's Shibuya district See in context

Just like a petrol station. Drive in top up your O2 levels and drive away....

It kind of makes sense doesn't it. Go there breathe for 3 days get better go back home. Better then just die home i suppose

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Posted in: Vaccination site for younger people to open in Tokyo's Shibuya district See in context

while 4 billion yen will be assigned to set up "oxygen stations" for patients with severe symptoms who are recuperating at home

What is an "oxygen station" ?

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Posted in: Half of Japan's population has received at least 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine See in context

The number of people who received two vaccine shots and still contracted COVID-19 was less than one-15th of the number of unvaccinated people who contracted the virus among cases reported between Aug 10 and 12.

If lately the number of cases is about 5000 average this for 3 days it would mean that the number the number of people who received two vaccine shots and still contracted is about 1000.

Even If only 10 of these turn into serious cases needing 2-3 weeks of hospitalization each Tokyo and Osaka won't be able to handle. So get ready for a long and messy winter.

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