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Posted in: 10% suffer COVID-19 aftereffects 1 year after discharge from hospital: survey See in context

This article is evidence that infection with SARS-CoV-2 results in 10% of long term effects,

You know very well that is incorrect, since you later wrote:

The percentage is from the people that required hospitalization not from all the infected.

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Posted in: Much-maligned rats unlikely to spark next pandemic: study See in context

Rats unlikely to spark next pandemic, unless someone decides to do gain of function experiments.

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Posted in: CNN+ latest failed attempt of cable news trailblazer to remain relevant See in context

Nobody wants to pay to get lied to.

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Posted in: U.S. drug regulator limits use of J&J COVID vaccine See in context

60 cases recorded, which is just a fraction of actual cases. Real number is likely at least 10X higher.

Any source for this calculation? 

Many studies have concluded that only a small fraction of adverse events are ever reported to vaers. This has been mentioned many times on JT, I'm sure you've seen it.

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Posted in: U.S. drug regulator limits use of J&J COVID vaccine See in context

Sixty U.S. cases of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), which produces rare and potentially life-threatening blood clots with low levels of blood platelets, had been reported by March 18, with nine deaths.

60 cases recorded, which is just a fraction of actual cases. Real number is likely at least 10X higher.

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Posted in: COVID treatments: Still struggling for mass uptake See in context

Rich countries act against their best interests by letting outbreaks and hospitalizations run wild anywhere in the world.

Rich countries act against their best interests by blocking the use of cheap\safe drugs that work.

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Posted in: Sudden abortion focus shakes U.S. midterm election landscape See in context

Yes, focusing on abortions to avoid focusing on the mess the Dems have made everywhere else.

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Posted in: Activists urge ad boycott if Musk turns Twitter toxic See in context

They are just afraid of open discussion about the one-sided toxicity that already exists on twitter.

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Posted in: Haneda Airport upgrades security with 12 Hi-Scan 6040 CTiX screening systems See in context

Oh, I just realized that the UV is for sterilizing the tray, not the contents, so yeah that can be done very quickly, doesn't require 10-15 minutes.

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Posted in: UK lawmaker resigns after viewing porn in House of Commons See in context

Am I the only one massively intrigued as to what tractor related words he put into Google to get a porn site?

I am also wondering that.

BTW, I discovered totally by accident that Amazon Japan sells sex toys when I tried searching for something completely unrelated!

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Posted in: Haneda Airport upgrades security with 12 Hi-Scan 6040 CTiX screening systems See in context

UV disinfection tray? how long have things need to be exposed to reach that 99% efficacy? 

They're probably using more powerful light sources positioned closer to the target.

But I guess it will only be effective at sterilizing the outer surface.

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Posted in: No need to stop social activities with Omicron: COVID adviser See in context

But it gives us a chance to develop long-lasting immunity.

According to the rates of reinfection observed with the variants this is a very low chance, and that comes with unnecesssary risks. Specially the risk of a variant that can make this "long lasting" immunity worthless.

Reinfection does happen, but at a much lower rate than infections of the vaccinated. Vaccines come with unnecessary risks, more risky than omicron for the young and healthy.

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Posted in: No need to stop social activities with Omicron: COVID adviser See in context

Easing off too much during the presence of a mild variant gives the bug more of a change to randomly mutate into a more serious variant.

But it gives us a chance to develop long-lasting immunity.

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Posted in: No need to stop social activities with Omicron: COVID adviser See in context

About time. Many have been saying this for months.

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Posted in: Who really needs a second COVID booster? Here's what to know See in context

Who really needs a second COVID booster?

Old people with other health issues should get it if they do not have access to effective treatments.

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Posted in: Empty shelves and anxiety as Shanghai COVID-19 cases surge See in context

The article mentions cases, but no mention of hospitalizations or deaths.

They should let omicron spread while protecting the more vulnerable.

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Posted in: Health chief warns of COVID funds shortage See in context

But Becerra said people who spread misinformation about the coronavirus must bear the brunt of the blame for Americans' confusion.

“The scientists have communicated pretty clearly with the American people what to do,” he said. “Unfortunately, somebody else decides to slant or skew the message, or completely distort in ways that are untrue.”

What he said is true, but most of the misinformation is spread by official agencies (and the media), who seem more concerned with pharmaceutical company profits than the health of the public.

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Posted in: Why celebrities have a moral responsibility to help promote life-saving vaccines See in context

A society is in trouble when they rely on unqualified celebrities to tell them what to do.

Why should they have the responsibility to promote an unsafe new product that only shows a benefit for old people or those with other health issues? While at the same time being forbidden to even mention alternative safe and effective products.

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Posted in: COVID has taken severe mental health toll: WHO See in context

The response did that, not the virus!

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Posted in: What is something you long believed to be true that you found out isn't? See in context

History.

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Posted in: Is Omicron leading us closer to herd immunity against COVID? See in context

Covid pandemic is as heavy rain

vaccines are as rain coat

Vaccines are like a rain coat that doesn't prevent you from getting wet...

These vaccines do not prevent infection, but Omicron will.

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Posted in: Calling the coronavirus the 'Chinese virus' connects label with bias See in context

If China wanted to to minimize unnecessary negative effects on its nation, economy, and people they shouldn't have created the virus.

Calling it the WIV virus or CCP virus might avoid some the negative effects.

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Posted in: Djokovic says he's at his 'peak' returning to tour in Dubai See in context

Dalila Jakupovic dropped out of a match: “I was really scared that I would collapse. That’s why I went onto the floor because I couldn’t walk anymore. I don’t have asthma and never had breathing problems. I actually like heat. The physio came again and I thought it would be better. But the points were a bit longer and I just couldn’t breathe anymore and I just fell on the floor.”

Nick Kyrgiose and Bernard Tomic also complained of serious breathing difficulties.

Djokovic did the right thing!

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Posted in: Djokovic says he's at his 'peak' returning to tour in Dubai See in context

Some vaccinated players at the Australian Open complained of chest pain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDsK07g5ZFg

Djokovic is not an idiot.

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Posted in: Do you think pandemic fatigue will reduce people's motivation to maintain precautions against the coronavirus? See in context

In Japan, not only pandemic fatigue but also the gov's incredibly stupid handling of it

I don't really approve of how the Japanese gov handled it, but I think they handled it much better than most western countries.

People become fatigued quicker if they don't believe in the silly measures they are asked to follow.

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Posted in: Biden vows 'never again' in marking 80 years since Japanese Americans' internment See in context

It will happen again. It always happens again.

They always find an excuse, accusing one group of being a danger to the rest, which Biden tried to do just last year.

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Posted in: In research studies and in real life, placebos have a powerful healing effect See in context

Most decent doctors consider it unethical to give a dying person a placebo.

If my mom got Covid, I certainly don't want her in the placebo arm of the study.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 17,864 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 95,208 See in context

Vaccines do not prevent infection or transmission.

That refusal to admit what is fact and then deliberately posting such falsehoods is wrong (and trolling).

They reduce symptoms, not infections or transmissions. That's what the data shows, when interpreted correctly.

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Posted in: Unvaccinated Djokovic says he is prepared to skip French Open, Wimbledon See in context

Why should he unnecessarily risk his health and life just to play a game.

He doesn't need this.

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Posted in: COVID booster efficacy wanes significantly by fourth month: U.S. study See in context

Can't compete with natural immunity!

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