Podcast: 6 – withOUTコロナを目指せばいい、理由16個 / 16 reasons to aim for zero-covid

https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2021/jan/28/all-countries-should-pursue-a-covid-19-elimination-strategy-here-are-16-reasons-why

All countries should pursue a Covid-19 elimination strategy: here are 16 reasons why

Thu 28 Jan 2021

I’ll post a link to the article, and to my script, in the shownotes
ポッドキャストの説明欄に元の記事、今日のepisodeの英語のセリフ、参考のリンクを貼ります

記事のまとめ・Summary:


簡単な英語で記事をまとめながら、日本語で内容を説明しましょう。
Many countries, for example NZ, China, Taiwan and Vietnam, have successfully pursued New Zealand and China have successfully pursued a coronavirus elimination strategy.

The past year of Covid-19 has taught us that it is the behaviour of governments, more than the behaviour of the virus or individuals, that shapes countries’ experience of the crisis.

The apparent waves of infection were driven by government action and inaction.

“Podcast: 6 – withOUTコロナを目指せばいい、理由16個 / 16 reasons to aim for zero-covid” の続きを読む

How to set up to teach online in a hurry

日本語の版はこちらです。

Japan (finally) declaring a state of emergency over Covid-19 means teachers and schools are all scrambling to come with ways to teach online. After a (online!) meeting yesterday I came away with what I think is a pretty good fast-starter arrangement for online teaching, so this post is to give you what I know so far, so you’ve got something to build on.

This method (hack?) uses google classroom as the primary method of communicating with your students to tell them about video classes, set assignments etc, and pretty much any audio/video chat application for doing the actual lessons.

(Zoom is popular, and has a great “breakout rooms” feature, tho it does have well-documented security issues – see my short discussion below)

UPDATE 2020-04-10: I realized it’s possible to simplify this even further:
You need:
1. A method of sharing links and short messages with your students: Google Classroom might be good (especially if you want to set assignments, share documents etc) but to get online teaching started all you really need is a group for each of your classes in ANY messaging app: once you have them all in one place, you’ll be able to arrange meeting etc to further organize.
2. A method of talking live with your students: any group talk-to-each-other app, some teachers may even feel that no video just audio will work, which will broaden the possibilities

How to:

1. open up google classroom from your google (personal) account
https://classroom.google.com/

2. top right hit “+” > create a class

“How to set up to teach online in a hurry” の続きを読む

沖縄県(保健医療部 地域保健課)へのメールを(お問い合わせフォームで)送った

保健医療部 地域保健課担当へ
(OOOさんと電話で話しましたから、出来ればOOOさんへ)

世界中で爆発的な拡大により医療機関パンクを起こしている新型コロナウイルスに有効な対策は現在一つしかない:

自宅待機。

人と接触しなければ感染拡大のペースを抑えることが出来る。

研究者は、ちょっとした減少は無効化と訴えています。効果があるのは、80%減少:https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXMZO57610560T00C20A4MM0000/

“沖縄県(保健医療部 地域保健課)へのメールを(お問い合わせフォームで)送った” の続きを読む

外国人と高齢者は一般より新コロナリスクが高い?

この投稿は、私は描いた英語の投稿の日本語訳ですが、少し短縮しました。

まずは免責報告:
私は医者ではない.
私は医学研究者ではない。
私はこの課題の専門家ではない。
私は完全の素人です。
電話とインターネットを使ってリサーチしただけ。

それを含めて、私の素人の考え方をシェアさせていただきます:

以下のあと一人の素人のブログ投稿(英語)によって、新コロナの感染拡大の速度と症状の深刻さは地域によって異なっている。想定として、日本タイプのBCGワクチンを使用している国は速度が遅くて深刻なケースが少ない。

https://www.jsatonotes.com/2020/03/if-i-were-north-americaneuropeanaustral.html?m=1

“外国人と高齢者は一般より新コロナリスクが高い?” の続きを読む

Is the foreign-born (and over 70s) population in Japan at more risk from Covid-19 than the general population?

日本語の(短縮した)訳はこちらです。

Firstly a diclaimer:
I AM NOT A DOCTOR.
I AM NOT A MEDICAL RESEARCHER.
I AM NOT A SPECIALIST IN ANY WAY.
I AM A TOTAL LAYMAN WITH A PHONE, AN INTERNET CONNECTION, AND A WHOLE BUNCH OF EMOTIONAL AND COGNITIVE BIASES THAT INFLUENCE MY JUDGMENT.
DO NOT FOLLOW MY ADVICE.
DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH.
MAKE YOUR OWN JUDGMENTS.
TAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS.

Ok, with that out of the way, here are my layman thoughts:

A blog post (link below) by another layman with an internet connection (a Japanese national living in Australia) suggests a hypothesis that the differences in speed of spread and severity of infection between different regions of the world may be due to BCG vaccination programs, with the important distinction that not all BCG vaccinations are the same, and that the so-called “Japan Strain” (an older strain, used in Japan and several other countries, particularly in Asia) may be more effective in providing resistance to the Covid-19 virus (this would explain why some countries with a BCG program are experiencing rapid spread: they use other strains that do not provide the same resistance).

https://www.jsatonotes.com/2020/03/if-i-were-north-americaneuropeanaustral.html?m=1

“Is the foreign-born (and over 70s) population in Japan at more risk from Covid-19 than the general population?” の続きを読む