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Posted in: Japan studies giving 3rd coronavirus vaccine shots next year See in context

Double Pfizer’d but probably not protected more than the unvaxed due to chemo. Joined a Sept study to quantify antibodies, if any. A third jab next year may be too late given the current spread.

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Posted in: COVID-19 tests need to be accessible, affordable and appropriate to risk level, says IATA See in context

No to the non-vaxed - unless a legitimate medical reason has been documented and certified by the travelers home country passport issuing agency. International travel risks spread of new variants.

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Posted in: Gov't to release Fukushima nuclear plant water into sea despite fishermen's objection See in context

My suggestion was to pump it over to Mr. Fuji, then up to the crater. As the crater filled, it would seep out thru the ash, becoming filtered, filling the 5 lakes, refreshing the springs, supplying all of Kanto with fresh drinking water. Whatever is left over could be used to refill the agricultural lakes so that an even distribution ended up in rice fields.

Since it is safe, no problem - right?

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Posted in: Abenomics failed to deliver as Japan braces for post-Abe era See in context

All he did was waste time and money.

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Posted in: Abenomics failed to deliver as Japan braces for post-Abe era See in context

As head of the largest party and faction within, he had a lot of power not put to use. He could have pushed for the reforms - equalized vote values, halved national politician count, stopped propping up whaling and rice farming - both simply vote buying operations, supported better social support for women with children, stopped living in the 1950s - Abe mask, etc.

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Posted in: Keidanren chief redevelops lymphoma but will work from hospital See in context

The article doesn’t specify the specific lymphoma - but if non-hodgkin lymphoma, it rarely kills. If you were forced to take a cancer - lymphoma would be an excellent choice.

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Posted in: Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol of overcoming COVID-19, Koike says See in context

Great - hold the Olympics for all countries which have overcome Covid-19. New Zealand takes all gold, silver, and bronze - by default of course since no other country can participate.

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Posted in: Court rejects damages suit by man in forced sterilization case See in context

The sword is mightier than the constitution...

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Posted in: Japan to launch coronavirus contact tracking app next week See in context

Other than my wife, I haven’t been within a meter of a person for 15 minutes for months now, and won’t be until there is a vaccine. I see zero value in this app - but for office workers, taxi drivers, etc., maybe.

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Posted in: AINU trademark application in China criticized by Japan's indigenous people See in context

Note to self... check to see if the word ‘China’ is a registered trademark. :). And Hong Kong, Formosa, Taiwan, etc.

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Posted in: Survey shows how Japanese couples feel about spending so much time together sheltering in place See in context

Where are the men’s responses? Oh, they only asked the women - typical assumption that the head of household is a woman and the man is only there to provide financial support.

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Posted in: Japan lifts state of emergency for Tokyo, 4 other prefectures See in context

The 3Cs still remain, as does Do Not Travel outside of prefecture, with some discussion of prefecture-to-prefecture passports. I’ll be isolating until I have been vaccinated. I do hope that being vaccinated/antibody-positive-tested becomes a requisite to international travel.

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Posted in: U.S. arrests ex-Green Beret, son on charges of smuggling Ghosn out of Japan See in context

I still support Ghosn on the original charge - innocent until proven guilty. But his fleeing was obviously illegal, and he should be returned for trial.

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Posted in: Elderly fight both coronavirus, frailty as state of emergency drags on See in context

playing with children 

Those would be the ones that will pass on the virus... and cause their death.

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Posted in: Are you worried that you might become infected by the coronavirus? See in context

We take all of the precautions but we still need to buy food every couple of weeks and have hospital visits once a month or so. Otherwise we see nobody - not even our children or grandchildren. Both my wife and I would surely not survive being infected - both have immunology issues. Run of the mill for those neat 70 - completely unrelated to prior lifestyle, habits, etc.

Those who don’t follow the guidelines are attempted murderers. Unfortunately, there are many.

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Posted in: Tests show 11 people who died last month were infected with coronavirus: media See in context

These 11 were only the ones which police deemed suspicious. Many more were not deemed suspicious - elderly, those known to have prior stroke or heart attack, or a cancer patient, etc. IIRC, only 10% or so of died at home deaths are deemed suspicious.

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Posted in: Japan enters 1st weekend under nationwide state of emergency See in context

Yesterday I went to one of my near apiaries - about an hour away, and passed by a farmer’s market, a flower market, and a strawberry pick yourself greenhouse. All of the parking lots were full, a brisk business ongoing. Covidiots all. 

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Posted in: At least 1,900 complain over dirty masks delivered by gov't See in context

I’m thinking - fishing twine, a large nut, and a slingshot might hang mine from Nagatacho tree.

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Posted in: Hospitals turning away sick people as coronavirus cases surge See in context

Import those Chinese workers who built hospitals in record time.

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Posted in: Hospitals turning away sick people as coronavirus cases surge See in context

And yet the roads will be open to idiots .

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Posted in: Japan's virus testing policy causes dilemmas in self-isolation See in context

Abe is just trying to save Japans reputation and the Olympics- but without widespread testing he can kiss the 2021 Olympics goodby. Everybody in Japan should be tested now, and again later...

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Posted in: Governors call for Golden Week travel curbs, compensation for business suspensions See in context

Since nobody will be traveling over golden week - having been urged to stay home, the trains, airports, and freeways will be empty. A perfect time to do infrastructure maintenance, closing off the typical escape routes. Add the surrounding highways, close off the beaches, golf courses, amusement parks, pachinko, etc. Easy...

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Posted in: Health ministry says 400,000 could die in Japan without virus containment measures See in context

Currently Japan is doing FA in compliance with Abe’s polite request to maybe, if it doesn’t inconvenience you too much, to pretty please, cut back on your socializing. The nearest bar/karaoke is still open and doing a brisk business with golfers from Tokyo and locals, most of whom don’t wear masks. Larger businesses and the hospitals are doing a better job - suggesting that customers stay a meter apart. With the growth in infections and that 70% cannot be tracked; with the healthcare industry already stressed; I can easily see the 400k or more.

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Posted in: S Korea reports more recovered coronavirus patients testing positive again See in context

remnants of the virus may still be in patients' systems but not be infectious or of danger to the host or others.

This suggests the possibility of a false negative - falsely cleared initially, but the virus still there.

And the point of finding these, re-isolating/ treating, is to minimize the risks to others as we await a vaccine.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for leaving fetus in suitcase in Nagoya See in context

arrested on Sunday on suspicion of abandoning a fetus 

I don’t believe Japan has such a law. Abandonment of a corpse, yes - but not a fetus. Maybe for obstruction of business, I’d believe.

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Posted in: Abe declares state of emergency until May 6 for Tokyo, 6 prefectures See in context

We aren’t seeing NY numbers yet, but may soon. Only 30% of infections can be traced.

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Posted in: Abe declares state of emergency until May 6 for Tokyo, 6 prefectures See in context

@Lamilly... Surely those who live will be thankful for that alone, no matter their savings... and would feel terrible if their actions contributed to the deaths of others.

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Posted in: As governments around the world apply strict measures to contain the coronavirus, millions of people are losing their jobs and companies are facing bankruptcy. Do you think the economic fallout is worse than the health impact? See in context

I am tired of hearing the sophistic comparison to annual flu, traffic accidents, etc. They will only be relevant after several years have passed. At this point in time, the relevant comparative is the Spanish flu.

if everybody had a year or more in savings job loss wouldn’t be an issue. For those with far less, realistically you will need to fall back on relatives and society to supply your needs.

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Posted in: No. of coronavirus infections in Japan passes 1,000 See in context

But you can cover up the cause of deaths - particularly for the old with another disease who die at home. Without testing a death cannot be attributed to COVID-19, but can be attributed to the other disease.

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Posted in: No. of coronavirus infections in Japan passes 1,000 See in context

With other countries facing carnage, Japan too will face it. There is no reason to think otherwise. Japanese don’t have genetic immunity. The pachinko parlors and game centers are still open. Almost nothing is being done.

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