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Posted in: Japan begins giving Omicron booster shots to stem 7th COVID wave See in context

Don’t listen to the ‘natural immunity’ brigade.

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Posted in: Britain's Truss faces whirlwind week as politics resumes after queen's funeral See in context

By the way, the original comment above was, “Before L. Truss, why has Britain only had two prime ministers in her long history ?” Not, “Before L. Truss, why has Britain only had two female prime ministers in her long history ?”. While the latter makes more sense as a question, it’s interesting that the response to the former is constructed out of what the reader thought they saw.

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Posted in: Britain's Truss faces whirlwind week as politics resumes after queen's funeral See in context

Putting a climate change denier in charge of the country’s energy probably wasn’t the best move.

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Posted in: Evacuation warnings after typhoon pounds southern Japan See in context

It’d be nice to see some regular updates on this site about what’s happening.

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Posted in: 'Unprecedented' super typhoon approaches southern Japan See in context

Climate change in action.

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Posted in: Japan liquor businesses turn to non-alcoholic drinks to attract Gen Z See in context

i think this is a good thing. The problem is when they replace alcohol with more sugar so you get the sugar high followed by a sugar crash. How about replacing alcohol with cannabis instead? Ha! Won’t happen here will it?

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Posted in: Kanye West says he's splitting with Gap after 2 years See in context

I always thought that GAP clothes were a bit boring. Those hoodies with the logo on the friend, get da &$@€ outta here!

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Posted in: Japan to roll out Omicron booster shots free of charge from Tuesday See in context

Great news! Don’t listen to the ‘tin foil hat brigade’ with their talk of 5G and microchips!

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Posted in: Japan OKs distribution of Omicron booster shots from this month See in context

Great news, just ignore all the people complaining about it!

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Posted in: Japan reports 52,918 new coronavirus cases See in context

“Is it fair game to mention that free testing programs have been stopped by end of August? (At least here in Osaka, don't know about other prefectures.) Or does that put me into some weird conspiratorial corner?”

As I mentioned on here before, I know someone who works in a hospital and vouched for this fact by mentioning a memo that was doing the rounds a while back. I wish I had a copy, but it basically confirmed that testing has lessened and what is recorded as a case depends on things like the persons age, underlying conditions and etc. So, yes - fair game.

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Posted in: Body of newborn baby found in resort hotel trash container See in context


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Posted in: Japan reports record high 207,000 child abuse cases in FY2021 See in context

We’re always told what a safe(ty) country Japan is.

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Posted in: Japan reports 99,491 new coronavirus cases; 9,240 in Tokyo See in context

Jeffb. “Just stop counting cases slowly so it looks like a natural decline.” Funnily enough, I know someone who works in a clinic and they had a circular telling them that the drop in numbers could be attributed to that very thing. You could be onto something there!

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Posted in: Japan reports 99,491 new coronavirus cases; 9,240 in Tokyo See in context

Jesus, would people stop banging on about herd immunity already?! It’s like we’re stuck in summer 2020. Read some science!

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Posted in: Japanese language school decertified over abuse of Vietnamese student See in context

A ‘prank’, Jesus wept.

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Posted in: Japan reports 129,793 new coronavirus cases; 13,568 in Tokyo See in context

No, herd immunity has been proven to be almost impossible with coronavirus. Just Google it.

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Posted in: Japan reports 112,198 new coronavirus cases; 9,486 in Tokyo See in context

I said it before, but saying, “Time to move on” isn’t going to make it go away. The numbers are good, but fewer people are getting tested and Long Covid still affects one in eight. However… the new omicron vaccines are on the way, and, barring any more dangerous variants coming along (there is still that possibility), we’re in a better position than this time last month. It’s nice to have a bit of balance eh?!

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Posted in: 3-year-old girl dies after being left in bus for 5 hours See in context

Didn’t the same thing happen a few months ago?

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Posted in: Japan reports 68,043 new coronavirus cases; 7,296 in Tokyo See in context

Testing is also going down according to a circular going round clinics in Japan. Source: someone who works in the industry.

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Posted in: Actress Jane Fonda says she has cancer See in context

Get well soon (I doubt she’s reading the Japan Today comment feed on this story, who knows though?)

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Posted in: Powerful typhoon may approach southwestern Japan on Tuesday See in context

Batten down the hatches!

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Posted in: Police find 200 items of women’s underwear at suspected thief's home See in context

This seems to be one of those recurring crimes in Japan.

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Posted in: Pretax profits at Japanese firms hit record high in April-June See in context

Now raise people’s wages!

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Posted in: Japan reports 149,906 new coronavirus cases; 14,451 in Tokyo See in context

Very promising, but saying, ‘let’s move on’ isn’t going to make it go away!

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Posted in: Japan reports 169,800 new coronavirus cases; 15,428 in Tokyo See in context

Yay, going down!

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Posted in: Japan may start inoculation against Omicron by end of September See in context

I notice all the alternative medicine people going on about ‘natural immunity’ and slagging this new vaccine off already. Natural immunity isn’t going to help much if you get Long Covid.

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Posted in: 75-year-old man feeding cat attacked on Osaka street See in context

“[I] don’t believe in violence, but I dream of doing this.” Little bit of a contradiction there?

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Posted in: Japan considers letting asymptomatic COVID patients go out if mask worn See in context

What’s stopping them now? Certainly no laws.

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Posted in: Long COVID keeping 31,000 Australians away from work every day See in context

JTC, “I wonder when "Long COVID" will be classed as a disability ?”. Answer: it already is.

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