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

So is he saying that the cold virus can make you immune to the coronavirus?

No. You are trying to infer that.

The common cold covers several different virus types. The majority are rhinoviruses. Some are coronaviruses. It's not a great leap of imagination to think that he is using a virus with similar properties to create the vaccine.

Covid 19 is not the common cold.

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Posted in: Statue of Robert E Lee comes down in Virginia capital See in context

Nobody notices statues until they are taken down.

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Posted in: Gov't plans lifting alcohol ban even under state of emergency See in context

If you get worked up about alcohol being stopped at 8pm, you may need to see a specialist about that.

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

Tokyo Medical and Dental University announced they had found a new strain of the virus with both Alpha and Delta mutations.

They also said it was highly likely the variant developed in Japan and was not brought from abroad.

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Posted in: Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at 80 See in context

RIP Mr. Watts.

How the hell did Keith Richards survive him?

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Posted in: Daily new COVID-19 cases in Israel approach January peak See in context

How come neighboring Syria, where less than 1% of the population is fully vaccinated because of sanctions, is not experiencing the same record outbreak as highly vaccinated Israel?

It is.

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Posted in: Osaka starts administering AstraZeneca vaccine See in context

 Please do your own research and educate yourselves. 

Any time you see this phrase skip the wall of text.

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Posted in: Number of severe COVID patients in Japan hits record for 4th day in row See in context

I just messaged a nurse friend who works in the same hospital.

I put your question to her, and she replied that the ICU capacity was increased and is several beds more than a normal winter flu season would be. She also said that ICU beds are not just about oxygen. Any patients with breathing problems are usually in medically induced comas and breathing via a ventilator because they can't breathe on their own.

In addition ICU staff have special training on top of their normal skills. She said that normally you can't just produce doctors and nurses in a short time, and the most important factor for ICU staff is experience.

It's not just a case of jamming someone onto an oxygen tank.

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Posted in: Number of severe COVID patients in Japan hits record for 4th day in row See in context

My friend's hospital's ICU is currently running at 90% capacity because they had to take patients from non-covid hospitals.

I meant from hospitals with covid facilities.

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Posted in: Number of severe COVID patients in Japan hits record for 4th day in row See in context

With less than 0.1% of the beds occupied, it is indeed utter nonsense to be talking about a strain on the health system.

Tell that to my doctor friend. His hospital is a large city establishment and doesn't have COVID facilities, but they have to take the overspill of other hospitals that do. Most hospitals, not just in Japan, operate at close to max capacity with a fine balancing act to keep the healthcare running. Even non-covid hospitals have more work with all patients requiring tests before being admitted and implementing other measures to stop clusters breaking out.

Then there are ICU beds that require more staff to operate.

My friend's hospital's ICU is currently running at 90% capacity because they had to take patients from non-covid hospitals. If this keeps on increasing, they will have to turn away patients from the ICU.

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Posted in: Number of severe COVID patients in Japan hits record for 4th day in row See in context

We need to deal with Covid in a rational manner as we do anything that comes up in life, being over emotional is counter productive.

It is rational for everyone to follow health guidelines such as masks and social distancing, and to have a vaccine shot - not just the sick and elderly.

There is no rationality in the pro-diseaser camp - they are the only ones protesting on streets.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,094 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 20,151 See in context

@FIZZBIT

Pulliing the friendly anti-vaxxer stance. Sneaky sneaky.

Geert Vanden Bossche is another darling of the antivax brigade.

His statements have already been torn to shreds by many other scientists, but it's nice clinging to antivax straws whenever you can.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,094 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 20,151 See in context

I don't know what it is like in other places outside of Tokyo, but where I live the vaccinations are picking once it is out of the hands of central government. I already had my two shots as has most of my wife's family. The city posted a plan to vaccinate all those who can be or want to be by late September. They have kept to the plan so far. They predict 85% vaccinated by that date.

The city next to me, albeit with a smaller population, has already started vaccinations for under 30s and junior high kids.

Good luck to those in Tokyo.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,884 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 12,073 See in context

Nice to see Monday's number not blow out as badly as it could have. Watch numbers start to fall over the next week as the vaccination program continues to protect more and more people.

If you keep saying every day it will be true eventually, but you have been proved wrong so far.

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Posted in: Do you think employers should have the right to require workers returning to their offices to be vaccinated against the coronavirus? See in context

False.

Not False.

They people you mention regularly push false information as true.

There is no pro-vax movement like the anti-vaxxers.

However, there is an anti-misinformation movement.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,066 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 14,472 See in context

They probably censor the Sputnik comments because it is another pointless spam post technique from anti-vaxxers.

Trying to push a vaccine that they know won't be available here and bad-mouthing the ones that are.

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Posted in: Premier League players to continue taking a knee this season See in context

My cousin played for England and a Premier league team.

The amount of abuse they get for the stands is unreal.

I know people say they are well paid, but they are well paid because the sport makes money.

They don't get extra money for putting up with abuse from dickhead fans.

And on top of that players from minorities get racial abuse? Feck off.

If you are against players kneeling before a match for a few seconds to protest racism, then maybe you should re-examine your own views.

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Posted in: Fauci warns more pain and suffering ahead as COVID cases rise in U.S. See in context

Nobody is forcing you to get a shot.

If you don't want to, you don't have to.

But constantly spreading misinformation to get other people not have a vaccine is a real scummy move.

Real low and scummy.

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Posted in: French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters in Paris See in context

Get down off that cross dear, somebody needs the wood.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 4,058 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 12,341 See in context

How would you define effective?

The vaccines are effective against the delta variant. They are designed to reduce serious disease and hospitalization, which is going to be even more important with delta variant's ability to spread.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 4,058 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 12,341 See in context

There is evidence that the vaccine does not protect against the delta variant effectively. Which means, your already looking at a 3rd shot with other variants sure to follow.

Tagged for misinformation.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,300 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,743 See in context

People keep saying Japan has a low death count, but it has the same case fatality rate as the USA and there be many more fatty bum bums over there.

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Posted in: Kono says gov't trying to reach young adults to combat vaccine misinformation See in context

More balanced medical and scientific

discussions are held where relevant (and uncensored) medical voices are heard.

Otherwise known as confirmation bias. A standard trait of conspiracy nuts.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 2,848 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,629 See in context

So Jeffb, what exactly are you scared of?

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Posted in: Japan's hikers return to Mount Fuji See in context

Why would hiking outdoors up a mountain be prohibited because of Covid

The Mt Fuji climb isn't a hike, it's a queue, and as Ulysses said, the huts are crammed with people.

Most climbers also come from outside of the two prefectures and they wanted to avoid that.

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Posted in: AI's human protein database a 'great leap' for research See in context

Again... ML (machine learning), not AI (artificial intelligence). The key difference being that the former currently exists and can be used, while the latter does not and can not.

Machine learning is a subset of AI.

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Posted in: The next big financial crisis could be triggered by climate change See in context

And it is only recently that thermometers have been around to measure temperatures, so out of the earth's 4.5 billion year history, guess there is not much to go on.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,763 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,020 See in context

 We will never fully prevent the spread of coronaviruses. It's literally the same family as the common cold.

Most common cold virus strains are rhinovirus.

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Posted in: Osaka in Olympic spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles See in context

In my experience, any time someone uses the phrase ' homogeneous society' they are trying to defend something racist.

> “Japan remains a largely homogeneous society”

True. And there’s basically nothing wrong with that. Racial and cultural homogeneity is the key to stable society and helps keep crime rates low.

Point proven.

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Posted in: Osaka in Olympic spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles See in context

In my experience, any time someone uses the phrase ' homogeneous society' they are trying to defend something racist.

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