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Posted in: Krejcikova wins 1st Grand Slam title in Paris See in context

All people who compete professionally in a sport feel stress. 

Agree.

But I think amateurs who compete at a high level suffer far more stress

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Posted in: New law to help kids with medical needs take their place in school See in context

One thing they can do is bring the school to the children's homes, use distance education technologies to at least supplement going to school

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Posted in: China's Su runs 100 meters in 9.98 seconds in Olympic trials See in context

The time, the seventh legal sub 10-second run of Su's career, was the joint 13th fastest in the world this year.

Fast.

I wonder how many illegal sub 10 sec runs he has so far

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Posted in: JOC executive says Tokyo Games should be held without spectators See in context

What's the logic here?

They say the safety protocols will not work, whatever those are. That's it

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Posted in: Biden says he supports Suga's plan to hold safe Tokyo Olympics See in context

Anyone here who will actually not watch the Olympics?

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Posted in: Krejcikova wins 1st Grand Slam title in Paris See in context

Same for Krejcikova, who spoke frankly about feeling overwhelmed by stress before facing 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens in the fourth round. Krejcikova worried she wouldn’t win a game and was in tears until her sports psychologist talked her through it.

Mental aspect of the game at this level must be tremendous.

Good thing she didn't quit.

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Posted in: Hurdles remain to getting ex-nurses involved in vaccine rollout See in context

Organize big enough vaccination sites.

Provide space for kids care with strict safety protocols.

Nurses take their kids with them. Mothers take turns taking care of the kids.

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Posted in: Japan eyes lifting state of emergency, but will keep some restrictions See in context

Because I want the government to first say how safe the Olympics were and how there were no spikes in cases and how this just justifies having this ridiculous event even though devastated it has devastated the economy. After that, no further shutdowns/restrictions can be justified.

Thanks. It's clear to me now.

I hope they would be able to make it work. Somehow.

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Posted in: Japan eyes lifting state of emergency, but will keep some restrictions See in context

After the Olympics I am not following any more protocols

Just curious. Why after the Olympics? Why not now?

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

There are always a few u know what’s who feel the need to scare people

They can't help it.

They do that because they're scared.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 435 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,937 See in context

Bed occupancy rate refers to number of beds prepared for covid cases that are (actually) occupied.

The previous counting rules the govt employed didn't correctly result in that, which were actually estimates for total number of beds used if all patients needing beds were already accommodated. Iirc stopcovid (website tracking bed occupancy) was accurate in referring to it as estimate.

Govt decided to use actual occupancy rate instead of estimated occupancy rate and changed counting rule/s accordingly.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 435 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,937 See in context

@objective

Might as well read the news about it see for yourself if spin is warranted:

https://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0007465216

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

I've said it before do you really think a country will waste trillions of dollars supporting a broken economy and its people so that pharma companies can earn billions?

Not to mention letting countless lives be lost in the process?

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

@Wick's pencil

Sounds preposterous but it's true, unfortunately.

You give big pharma too much credit, too much influence and money to give away.

They may be capable to influence one govt or few at a time like in the dengvaxia case but not all govts at the same time.

A miraculous drug like you claim presents a tremendous opportunity for any leader of a country to be etched permanently in history not to mention immense prestige among the community of nations. Will be loved by the citizens for saving their lives, can probably rule the country for life

You think they will exchange that for a million or two that any politician worth their salt can "earn" so easily and quickly from any other companies

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

Also it's preposterous to think that govts around the world will reject effective drugs and let the infection spread just to give vaccines EUA

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

For those who contributed to the rejection of ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine for the sole purpose of getting these vaccines an EUA

Even if those two drugs were effective, vaccines would still be needed to control the spread of infection and prevent disease from developing in the first place.

prevention is better than cure right?

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

We should all just make our choice. Then next year around now we can compare the death rates between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated.

For the unvaccinated

3,788,927 covid deaths so far according to worldometer.

Of course since vaccinations are already underway that number may include some people who were vaccinated but still got infected

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

Thanks @knittyelf

Hopefully everything will be sorted out before Saturday

Article said from Saturday, is there a chance she was just referring to bookings as of now?

No, I said “from Saturday” to her and she said no, that wasn’t correct. She said that there had been no policy change with regards to age, unfortunately. Another poster further up was told the same thing when they also called the Otemachi center.

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

The main coronavirus vaccination center in Tokyo will begin booking shots for people under 65 from Saturday, media reported on Thursday

I literally just called the Tokyo center and was told no, this is not true. The woman told me that they only expanded the areas that older people can come from, and no one under 65 will be eligible yet.

Article said from Saturday, is there a chance she was just referring to bookings as of now?

Anyway good to at least hear it's seems not difficult to get a call to get thru

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

Timely post @Chris Ghaar, thanks.

> Swelling of the heart appears to be a very rare side effect that primarily strikes young people after vaccination for COVID-19, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expert reported on Thursday, detailing data on cases of myocarditis and pericarditis detected through a government safety system.

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/952905

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

My primary concern about vaccinations now is that it is absolutely necessary to vaccinate the high risk parts of the population, I'm talking globally.

So vaccines need to be distributed equitably, and fast.

I don't know the risks for the young segment of the population in other countries but here in Japan it was shown to be zero (in this thread at least)

Assuming the risk for the young in other countries to be near zero or zero also, is it right to be vaccinating them now when there are so much more still of the high risk that remain unvaccinated?

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

Whats considered young in Japan. 60s? 50s? 40s? 30s? 20s? Teens? Children?

Article says younger, those under 65.

Considered young in Japan probably same as in other countries

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Posted in: Australian swimmer Groves pulls out of Olympic trials, citing 'perverts' See in context

She can freely do what she decides to do obviously but there should be a better way for her to fight this.

This way is a loss for her and Australia.

She should file formal complaints/charges and continue to compete.

She's not working for whoever it was, she's doing it for herself and country

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

Good news.

Combined with allowing people from outside the prefecture to be vaccinated, this should fill up the slots

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Posted in: Nationwide bookings eyed for mass vaccination sites in Tokyo, Osaka See in context

Let's see how this one turns out, many probably will cross prefectures to come. Having vaccinations early is so important some foreigners are even going back to their home countries just for it

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 439 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,043 See in context

Include vaccination numbers also

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 440 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,242 See in context

@Zaphod

It is the media that created a panic and made everything political. WIthout all the emotional propaganda, we could have a rational conversation.

Unfortunately standards for journalism have changed or probably more appropriate to say nonexistent now.

But it is not just the media. There's so much information and misinformation out there and it fall to us individuals to be discerning.

We all know that in most cases information presented to us is packaged so it leads us to think a certain way.

We know that so we must conscious ly guard against being easily misled. Ultimately what we believe in is our responsibility.

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Posted in: Woman sues Hokkaido gov't for not giving benefits to same-sex couples See in context

Even if they're an opposite sex couple they would still not be entitled to benefits for married couples if they're not married

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Posted in: Woman sues Hokkaido gov't for not giving benefits to same-sex couples See in context

Why would same sex people get the same rights as married people?

I believe the issue being pointed to by this question is why would unmarried people get same rights as married people.

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Posted in: Woman sues Hokkaido gov't for not giving benefits to same-sex couples See in context

Same-sex couples are not legally recognized in Japan,

It's unfortunate that a law for that hasn't been passed yet.

But what exactly this is for then?

document recognizing her partnership issued by the Sapporo city government.

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