Dapeng

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About Dapeng

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    Started watching Sumo when Konishiki won his first Yusho (he was my favorite rikishi at the time) ...
    Studied and obtained academic degree in Japan ...
    Reading and speaking three languages ...
    Regular table tennis player ...

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  1. Dapeng

    Corona and sumo

    If the virus kills in a few days after infection, it will need another host to help it to transmit.
  2. Dapeng

    Preparations of the Y/O- Haru 2020

    It seems Hakuho is terrified by the virus: "They are invisible to eyes". He is right. You need electron microscope to see them.
  3. Dapeng

    Corona and sumo

    The "nucleic acid testing kit" that I mentioned does not do amplification and sequencing, for which most hospitals do not have the machines to perform. However, by using the "testing kit", the lab tech just need to extract RNA from the sample and hybridize with a cDAN sequence of the virus. In many patients, usually multiple testings were needed for a diagnosis. It's said that the most recent testing kit has much better sensitivity.
  4. Dapeng

    Corona and sumo

    It seems they only canceled one basho after publishing a banzuke in sumo history. I believe they will hold a closed-door basho.
  5. Dapeng

    Corona and sumo

    They may hold a closed-door basho and invite a limited number of audiences by drawing lot. The audiences will wear mask and sit widely separately and far away from the dohyo.
  6. Dapeng

    Corona and sumo

    Seems they are more cautious this time. This one should be canceled. The next one, and even the Olympic, are in danger too.
  7. Dapeng

    Corona and sumo

    The actual number (20,000?) of death will never be known to public. China only counts those that were confirmed with nucleic acid test kits, which has very poor sensitive (~30% only) and multiple tests are usually needed to come to a diagnosis and were in severe short supply until mid Feb. Many victims died before a diagnosis. People do not have to believe what the NTD says, but from the reaction of the Chinese government to lock down or semi-lock down 80 cities, everyone should know how severe the epidemic can be. And from what happened on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, everyone should know how infectious the virus can be. Another convincing sign of the seriousness of the epidemic: the Chinese National Congress annual meetings, commonly called the "Two Meetings" that are supposed to be held in the first quarter (usually on March 5) of the year according to Chines Constitution, are postponed indefinitely. Postpone of the "Two Meetings" rarely happened, even not in 2003 during the SARS epidemic.
  8. Dapeng

    Corona and sumo

    Same situation in China.
  9. Dapeng

    Corona and sumo

    If the virus spreads widely in the coming two weeks, they'll have to cancel the basho.
  10. Dapeng

    Abi and Wakamotoharu - SNS banned

    CCP'S best student.
  11. Dapeng

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    He has decided to retire ...
  12. Dapeng

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    The biggest difference between the two great yokozuna of Hak and Asa is that Hak knows the importance of loss ......
  13. Dapeng

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Now the YDC will be happy and will not blame Hak for using kachiage in this basho any more ...
  14. Dapeng

    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    Hakuho may reach makuuchi yusho number 50. Instead of making him a one-generation toshiyori, the NSK should make the name "Hakuho" a permanent toshiyori mioseki.
  15. Dapeng

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Sure, the NSK should protect and defend its rikishi. As to the kachiage, it may look brutal to some people but actually it is much safer than head on head clash.