ずくなしの冷や水

2020年02月10日

トルコとシリア軍が交戦

エルドアンは傘下のテロリストの扱いに苦慮しています。シリアは、テロリストの攻撃で兵士40人を失い、後には引けなくなりました。
トルコが攻撃を仕掛ければ、必ず反撃します。イドリブ深く攻め入っており、補給の面でも有利。テロリストは家族とともにトルコに逃げるものが相次いでいます。
トルコの内心は、イドリブのテロリストが全滅してもかまわないというものでしょうが、そこに至る過程でテロリストの恨みを買いたくない。自軍の兵士もいる。兵士だけを引き上げるわけにもいかない。
極めて難しい局面に追い込まれました。
エルドアンはプーチンと電話会談をやっていますが、ロシアはシリアを裏切るわけにはいきませんから、約束事を履行してほしいと言うだけでしょう。
次なるエルドアンの出方に注目です。
トルコ外相がロシアに頼ってダマスカスに圧力をかけさせることができると考えているようですが、果たしてどうでしょう。ロシアも筋の通らない話をシリアにつなぐことはできません。

Map Update: Syrian Army Is Pushing To Rescue Another Turkish Observation Post From Al-Qaeda

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/2/10のツイート
ナスラフロントとシリア軍が、サラキブの西部で激突。トルコ軍が砲撃でナスラに加勢。

サラキブ西部で、ナスラフロントを先頭とするテロリストの大攻勢があり、シリア軍の報復でトルコ軍兵士5人が死亡し、負傷者も出た。トルコ兵は、エルドアンによってアルカイダの仲間にされ、殺された。

TASS2020/2/10
Turkish foreign minister calls for immediate ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib
Earllier, Russian and Turkish military made another attempt to establish a ceasefire, however, terrorist attacks persisted
MOSCOW, February 10. /TASS/. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has called for an immediate ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib, adding that the talks between Russia and Turkey on the current situation in Idlib are set to take place on Monday.
"The ceasefire in Idlib must be introduced immediately," the minister said during a press conference in Ankara, quoted by Anadolu agency. He added that the agreement between Russia and Turkey on Idlib had not been signed yet. "If an agreement had been reached, there would be no need for today’s meeting [with the Russian delegation on Idlib]," he noted.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry noted a rise in tensions in the Idlib de-escalation zone in the past few weeks. The Russian and Turkish military made another attempt to establish a ceasefire, however, terrorist attacks persisted. As a result, military specialists from Russia and Turkey were killed.
On February 5, Syrian government forces entered the town of Saraqib, an outpost of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (banned in Russia) in the Idlib province. Saraqib is a town of strategic importance that sits at the junction of two main roads connecting Latakia and Damascus with Aleppo.
Idlib is the only Syrian region that has been controlled by illegal armed groups since 2012. A northern de-escalation zone was set up in Idlib in 2017 to give shelter to militants who refused to surrender arms in Eastern Ghouta and Syria’s southern regions. The Turkish army has 12 observation outposts in the province.

ANNA2020/2/10
Russian Su-35 allegedly intercepted Turkish F-16 in northern Syria: Sohu
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – A Russian Su-35 aircraft intercepted a Turkish F-16 jet over northern Syria a few days ago, the Chinese publication SOHU reported this week.
READ ALSO: Russian Warplanes Stalk and Destroy jihadist forces in Idlib – Video

According to the publication, the Turkish aircraft was either trying to escort its ground forces through northern Syria or they were possibly going to strike the Syrian Arab Army SAA) troops that were advancing through the Idlib and Aleppo countrysides.

The SOHO article said the Turkish aircraft “tried to cross the Syrian border with their F-16″ before they were intercepted by the Russian Su-35 near the Aleppo Governorate.

The author alleged that the Russian Air Force immediately deployed an Su-35 from the Hmeimim Airbase during the brief incident.

“The Russian Su-35S actually blocked the entry of Turkish F-16s into Syrian airspace, not letting them cross the air border. Turkish pilots were eventually forced to retire,” they added.
It should be noted that neither the Russian nor Turkish defense ministries have discussed these alleged reports.



RT2020/2/6
Turkey expects Russia to stop Damascus military operations in Idlib – FM Cavusoglu
Ankara expects Moscow to apply pressure on Damascus to cease military operations in the contested province of Idlib, Turkey’s foreign minister said after a deadly incident in which Turkish troops were killed.
A Russian delegation will soon visit Turkey to discuss the development in the northwestern Syrian governorate, the last bastion of anti-government forces, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. If necessary, a personal meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin will follow, he added.
Erdogan on Wednesday demanded that Damascus pull back its forces from Turkish outposts in Idlib by the end of the month, threatening to use force otherwise. The ultimatum comes after an incident in which several Turkish troops were killed in the area after a convoy came under Syrian artillery fire. Moscow said the clash occurred due to the failure of the Turkish side to warn about the movement of their troops.
Cavusoglu said Turkey and Russia will discuss ways to resolve the situation and ultimately ensure a lasting ceasefire. Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Ankara failed to separate the “armed opposition” from terrorists in Idlib.
Moscow blamed the terrorist forces, which have no intention of working towards peace, for the continued violence in northwestern Syria, saying that Damascus has no choice but to fight the militants conducting raids out of Idlib.


RT2020/2/5
Withdraw behind observation points, or Turkey will do what is necessary – Erdogan to Syrian troops
Damascus must withdraw its troops from Turkey’s positions in Idlib or face retaliation, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, following a deadly clash between the two nations’ forces in the jihadist-riddled area.

Things can’t continue to go the way they did on Monday, the Turkish president told a party session, referring to clashes between Turkish and Syrian troops in the northwestern Syrian governorate earlier in the week.

The Syrian government will have to pull its troops away from Turkish observation posts in Idlib by the end of the month, Erdogan demanded. He said Turkish troops will force Damascus to retreat if this is not done, deploying the army and warplanes if necessary.


Several Turkish personnel were killed when a military convoy was hit by Syrian artillery fire, as Ankara moved its troops into Syria without prior notice. The incident triggered a retaliatory bombardment of Syrian Army positions.

The Idlib governorate is the last large stronghold of anti-government forces in Syria. It was proclaimed a de-escalation zone under the Russia-Turkey agreements. Turkey, which has influence with several armed groups there, is supposed to help deescalate the armed conflict and assist with a transition to political dialogue and a peaceful resolution. It has 12 observation posts that are meant to monitor the situation.

Syrian troops have been gradually capturing some parts of the Idlib governorate, pushing militant groups – who continuously violated the ceasefire – closer to the Turkish border.

Russia blamed Monday’s incident on miscommunication with the Turkish side. Erdogan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, took part in an emergency phone call following the clashes in an effort to deflate the tension, and agreed to reinforce coordination in Syria.


※ Conflict News@Conflicts氏の2020/2/3のツイート
BREAKING: Turkish and Syrian armed forces are reportedly trading artillery fire near the town of Saraqib in Idlib.



※ Sukhoi Su-57 Felon@I30mki氏の午後4:54 ・ 2020年2月3日のツイート
The #Turkish Ministry of Defense reported that yesterday, during mutual shelling with the #Syrian military in Idlib province, 4 Turkish soldiers were killed, another 9 were injured, one of them is in critical condition.

SPUTNIK2020/2/3
Turkish F-16 Fighter Jets Strike Targets in Idlib After Syrian Army Attacks - Erdogan
The Anadolu news agency reported a day earlier that Turkey was deploying military hardware to the border with Syria as a column of armoured vehicles and tanks reached the Reyhanli district of Hatay Province, bordering Syria’s Idlib.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that Ankara won’t allow Syrian Army attacks on the Turkish military in Idlib to go unanswered.

According to the president, the Turkish military has been in contact with its Russian counterparts since Turkish soldiers died in the north of Syria.

Meanwhile, the Russian military has stated that Turkish aircraft didn’t breach the Syrian border, adding that it didn't register any strikes on Syrian government forces' positions.

The Turkish Defence Ministry said in a statement earlier in the day that four soldiers were killed and nine injured in shelling by Syrian government forces in the Idlib region.

According to the ministry, Turkish forces retaliated for the shelling and destroyed targets in the region.

The statement comes after reports about Turkish military hardware being dispatched to Hatay Province in order to "strengthen military units stationed in border areas".

In late January, Erdogan accused Syrian government forces of violating the Russia-Turkey deal on the demilitarised zone in Idlib. He also threatened to "take all necessary steps, up to using military force", unless the situation in Idlib normalises.


Turkey Will Respond If Syrian Army Endangers Idlib Observation Posts – Defence Ministry
On 26 January, the Syrian Army started an offensive in the west of Aleppo over daily shelling of the city's residential areas by militants. Three days later, the Syrian armed forces announced that they had liberated the strategically important city of Ma'arrat al-Nu'man, which had been under the control of militants since 2012. Located at a junction of the Hama-Aleppo highway, the city used to be a terrorist stronghold and a transit point along supply routes in the south of Idlib Province.

In September 2018, Moscow and Ankara agreed to set up a demilitarised zone along the contact line between the armed opposition and government forces in Idlib. Not all militants have laid down their arms, with the province remaining a stronghold of various terrorist groups.

Four Turkish Soldiers Killed, Nine Wounded in Syrian Shelling - Defence Ministry
The Anadolu news agency reported a day earlier that Turkey was deploying military hardware to the border with Syria as a column of armoured vehicles and tanks reached the Reyhanli district of Hatay Province, bordering Syria’s Idlib.

The Turkish Defence Ministry has said in a statement that four soldiers were killed and nine injured in shelling by Syrian government forces in the Idlib region.

According to the ministry, Turkish forces retaliated for the shelling and destroyed targets in the region.

The statement comes after reports about Turkish military hardware being dispatched to Hatay Province in order to "strengthen military units stationed in border areas".

In late January, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Syrian government forces of violating the Russia-Turkey deal on the demilitarised zone in Idlib. He also threatened to "take all necessary steps, up to using military force", unless the situation in Idlib normalises.

On 26 January, the Syrian Army started an offensive in the west of Aleppo over daily shelling of the city's residential areas by militants. Three days later, the Syrian armed forces announced that they had liberated the strategically important city of Ma'arrat al-Nu'man, which had been under the control of militants since 2012. Located at a junction of the Hama-Aleppo highway, the city used to be a terrorist stronghold and a transit point along supply routes in the south of Idlib Province.

In September 2018, Moscow and Ankara agreed to set up a demilitarised zone along the contact line between the armed opposition and government forces in Idlib. Not all militants have laid down their arms, with the province remaining a stronghold of various terrorist groups.

※ Abe Ghazal@abe_ghazal氏の午後6:08 ・ 2020年2月3日のツイート
返信先: @RT_comさん
Erdogan seems to be desperately trying to protect his terrorists in #Idlib, especially the thousands of foreign terrorists he brought into #Syria, and has been arming and supporting and using for more than 9 years with others, part of their proxy war there.

RT2020/2/3
Turkey failed to notify of convoy movements in Syria’s Idlib before getting shelled by Damascus troops – Russian military
A shelling incident in Syria in which Ankara said six of its soldiers were killed may have been caused by the failure of the Turkish side to warn about the movement of their convoy, the Russian military said.

“Units of the Turkish military conducted movement within the Idlib de-escalation zone during the nighttime from February 2 to February 3 without informing the Russian side and came under fire by the Syrian government troops, which were targeting terrorists west of Saraqib,” the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said on Monday.

The statement stressed that there are established lines of communications between Russian forces in Syria and the Turkish command. It added that Turkish aircraft did not enter the Syrian airspace after the incident, contrary to some reports in the Turkish media, which said Ankara ordered airstrikes at Syrian positions in retaliation for the shelling.

The Turkish Defense Ministry earlier reported that four soldiers were killed and nine others injured in the shelling incident. The death toll rose to six later in the day.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded quickly, promising to continue retaliating heavily to any attacks against Turkish forces in Syria's Idlib Province.

Omer Celik, spokesman for Turkey’s ruling party, rejected the words of the Russian ministry, saying it was “not correct.”

“Turkey is providing regular and instant information to Russia. It also informed them of this latest event,” he tweeted. “It is not true to say information was not shared. The mechanisms in place were utilized as always.”

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov responded to the incident by stressing that Turkish and Russian military commanders are “in a constant contact” over Idlib, reiterating the military’s remarks.

Idlib governorate is a designated “de-escalation zone” under agreements between Russia, Turkey and Iran. Ankara is expected to use its influence among anti-government fighters controlling it to prevent hostilities with Damascus troops, eventually leading to a peaceful resolution. In practice, some jihadists in Idlib continue attacks at government-held parts of Syria and on several occasions launched drone attacks on the Russian air base in Latakia, ensuring continued fighting.

The previous major incident of similar nature happened in Idlib in August 2019. Three people traveling with a Turkish military convoy were reported killed and a dozen more injured by a Syrian airstrike, infuriating Ankara. Damascus said at the time that it believed the convoy was transporting weapons and ammo to jihadist forces in Khan Sheikhoun, which has since been captured by the Syrian government forces. The incident was made more confusing by Turkey’s insistence that the people hurt in it were all civilians.


SPUTNIK2020/2/3
Erdogan Calls Situation in Syria's Idlib 'Unmanageable', Says 1 Mln Refugees Approach Turkish Border
Previously, the Turkish president slammed the Syrian military for attacking Turkish troops in Syria’s Idlib province, cautioning that Ankara will not leave such acts unanswered.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has characterised the current developments in Syria’s Idlib province as "unmanageable". He added that around one million refugees from the province have started moving towards the Turkish border with the Arab Republic, claiming that this is a result of Damascus' offensive in Idlib. The president said that it would be difficult for Turkey to receive so many refugees.

He further stated that the number of dead among Turkish soldiers due to Syrian shelling in Idlib had risen to eight and slammed Russia for ignoring Damascus' actions.

At the same time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, have discussed the situation in Idlib in a bilateral meeting.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that as a result of the meeting, the sides agreed that all bilateral agreements reached during the September 2018 meeting between Erdogan and Putin must be upheld and that all terrorist elements based in Idlib must be separated from so-called "moderate opposition" forces. The sides also agreed that provocations against the Syrian military and citizens need to cease immediately.


SOUTNIK2020/2/4
US, UK, France Request UNSC Meeting on Situation in Northwestern Syria - Source
The situation in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib has escalated recently after Turkey said its servicemen were killed in an attack by Syrian government forces. The Syrian Army said it was ready to repel any Turkish aggression in the region.

The United States, the United Kingdom, and France have requested a UN Security Council meeting on the situation in northwestern Syria, a source in the UNSC said. The meeting will probably be held on Thursday, the source added.

Earlier in the day, the General Staff of the Syrian army said it is giving one last chance to the militants operating in the province of Idlib to lay down their arms, adding that Syrian government forces were continuing its military operation against militants who have been fighting civilians and using them as "shields" in Saraqib and Tell Touqan in Idlib.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the parties involved to stop their military actions in Syria's northwest.

On 3 February, the Turkish Defence Ministry said that six Turkish servicemen had been killed in an attack by the Syrian Army in Idlib, pledging to take retaliatory action.

Syrian government forces have intensified military efforts in Idlib recently in a bid to recapture control of a region that has been a home for militants since 2012. The last portion of it is controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly known as Al-Nusra Front), the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda.

Out of four de-escalations zones created in Syria back in May 2017 by Russia, Iran, and Turkey, Idlib remains the only one that is not under the control of the Syrian government.

In September 2018, Moscow and Ankara agreed to create a demilitarised zone along the contact line between the armed opposition and government forces in Idlib. Not all militants have laid down their arms, with the province remaining a stronghold of various terrorist groups.


Military Source: Syrian Army to Respond to Any Attack by Turkish Forces
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian military sources warned on Wednesday that they will respond to any attack launched by the occupying Turkish forces in the country.

While stressing that the presence of Turkish forces in Syria is illegal and hostile, the General Command of the Army and Armed Forces, emphasizes that it is ready to immediately respond to any aggression by them against the Syrian army forces in the region, the source was quoted by SANA news agency as saying on Tuesday.

Elsewhere, he said that the Syrian army continues to carry out its national duty in defending the land and eliminating the armed terrorist groups that have attacked the civilian residents in the de-escalation zone, besieged and took them as human shields in Saraqeb and Tal Touqan region.

“In an attempt by the army forces to give the militants a last chance to preserve the lives of the besieged civilians, instructions were given to the military units working in the region to allow everyone who wants to lay down arms to receive amnesty instead of betting on the Turkish forces’ support for the terrorists with their different names,” the source said.

Earlier this week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Ankara failed to fulfill several key commitments within the framework of the agreement it reached with Moscow on normalization of situation in Syria’s Idlib province.

"Unfortunately, at this stage, the Turkish side failed to fulfill a couple of key commitments that were supposed to solve the Idlib problem altogether. First, they failed to separate the armed opposition, which collaborates with the Turks and is ready for dialogue with the government, from the terrorists for the Nusra Front which turned into ‘Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’," Lavrov noted.

"The second aspect connected with risks and threats originating from the Idlib de-escalation zone, involves moving hundreds of militants, including Nusra and ‘Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’ members, to Libya, for taking part in escalation of fighting in that country," the foreign minister disclosed.

"I would like to underscore again, considering all factors I’ve mentioned, Russia cannot solve this problem alone, but it can fight for unconditional and meticulous fulfillment of agreements on Idlib. This is what we’re talking about with our Turkish partners," Lavrov added.

The foreign minister underscored that Idlib terrorists continue their provocations.

"Literally two days ago, there was an attempt to strike our Hmeimim base with a drone. It was thwarted with the base’s air defense. And shelling of Syrian Army positions and civilian objects beyond Idlib zone are regular," he reminded.

According to the top diplomat, one reason for this situation is that no demilitarized zone was created in Idlib.

"We reminded our Turkish partners about that, too. We will keep fighting for fulfillment of all points of the decisions made by the Presidents of Russia and Turkey," he said.

SOUTNIK2020/2/5
US Scrapped Secret Drone Intel Program With Ankara Over Turkey's Syria Invasion - Reports
In October, Turkey launched an abortive invasion of northern Syria, attacking positions held by US-backed Syrian Kurdish forces that Ankara has claimed are linked to Turkish Kurdish militants waging a decades-long insurgency in south-eastern Turkey.

Washington indefinitely suspended a crucial joint US-Turkish drone-based intelligence program with Turkey over the latter's October 'Operation Peace Spring' invasion of northern Syria, according to four anonymous US officials speaking to Reuters.

The officials said the cancelation of the program was directly linked to Turkey's Syria invasion.

Under the program, the US flew drone-based intelligence-gathering missions targeting the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a Turkey-based Kurdish militia group waging a guerilla campaign against Ankara. The missions, which began in 2007, were flown out of Incirlik Air Base, with the gathered intelligence shared with Turkish authorities. The missions reportedly included the use of drones to snoop on territories in northern Iraq, administered by an autonomous Iraqi Kurdish government.

One official suggested that pulling the plug on the intelligence cooperation would make "the anti-PKK campaign more difficult and more costly for Turkey."

The State Department declined to comment on the story, with the Defence Department confirming that the US has supported Turkey against the PKK "in many ways for decades" while declining to comment on the details of "operational matters."

An unnamed Turkish official confirmed that the program had been scrapped. "In recent years, Turkey has not been struggling to obtain the information it needs through drones it produces itself. However, as an ally the steps taken on this issue do not contribute to ties between the two countries," the official told Reuters.

Both Turkey and the United States consider the PKK to be a terrorist group. Ankara also classifies the YPG, the Syrian Kurdish militia force which helped defeat Daesh (ISIS)* in eastern Syria between 2014-2017, as terrorists, and claims the group has links to the PKK. The US does not share this view, and has provided the YPG with military and other assistance, and helped the militia to illegally smuggle oil out of the war-torn country.

Turkey's Syria Ambitions

Turkey launched its abortive invasion of northeastern Syria in October, after the US began redeploying troops away from the border to seize the oil rich regions of the country. The Turkish operation was halted following diplomatic intervention from Moscow, which led to the pullout of YPG forces from the border area with Turkey.

This week, the Turkish government has threatened a new operation in another part of Syria, this time against Syrian government forces in the Idlib region, where tens of thousands of terrorists and hundreds of thousands of civilians are presently holed up. On Tuesday, the Syrian Army gave militants in Idlib one last chance to lay down their arms, and warned that they would repel any Turkish aggression in the province. Turkey has warned that its forces would respond if the Syrian Army failed to withdraw its troops behind the observation posts set up by the Turkish military to ensure a ceasefire between government forces and the Syrian militants. Damascus has repeatedly rejected the uninvited presence of foreign troops on its soil, and has promised to regain all of its territories under its internationally recognised borders, by force if necessary.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:58| Comment(4) | 国際・政治

外国にお住まいの方は病気や治療に関する語彙を急いで勉強

武漢コロナウィルスへの感染が拡大しています。海外にお住いの方は、このウィルスに関連した症状や治療に関する語彙を急ぎ調べておきましょう。いつお世話になるかわかりません。

初出 2020/1/22
インフルエンザが流行るこの時期は、医院に行きたくありませんが、スキップすると医師の機嫌が悪くなるので止むを得ず行きます。

午後の診察開始の30分ほど前に受付を済ませ、患者が増えてきたら入口のドアの前で寒さに耐えて待ちます。先日も一番乗り。もう一人患者が来たところで呼ばれました。マスクをしたまま診察室に入ります。所要5分。医師は私の腹の出具合を毎回、じっくりと眺めて観察してくれます。触りたければ、いくらでも触っていいよ、と口から出てしまいそうなのをぐっとこらえます。

受付嬢に聞いたらやはりインフルエンザの患者が増えているとのこと。医師の言う「インフルエンザ予防注射タダ券」は使っていません。自分の人生ではあまり「ただ券」は縁がなかったと思います。そういう用語は出てこない。私の乏しい語彙で言えば「無料券」です。医師の世界では「ただ券」が出回ることが多い? やっかみです。はい。

中国では正月なんですね。日本で働く中国人にも帰省する人が少なくないようです。肺炎の流行を心配しています。

海外で生活する場合に、通常の生活では言葉が苦手でもなんとかなっても、病気にかかった場合には言葉が理解できないと適切な治療を受けられません。どの国でも、優秀な外科医はいます。身体の構成仕組みを知っていれば、使う道具は同じであとは医師の技量です。

ですから患部の状況を把握できれば、先進国で外科出術を受ける場合と何も違わない。違うのは患部の状況を把握するのにレントゲン機器やCTなどの診断用機器が備わっているかどうかの違いです。

シリアなどの戦争下にある国の外科医の職場もまた戦場です。トルコでは違法な臓器売買が行われています。当然、外科医がかかわっています。

肺炎のような病気、内科では身体状況を医師に伝えなければなりませんから、その土地の言語あるいは英語に相当に上達していないとそれができません。そして、医師の診断結果を聞き、経過観察などを申し渡されたら正確に聞き取れないと治療の機会を失することになります。

感染症の予防のためには、日ごろから危ないところには行かない。人込みや医院、病院。

そして感染症の流行の情報などに気を付けるとともに、環境汚染物質の回避のための情報も得ることが必要です。

日本に来たら、何よりも放射性物質による被ばく回避に気を付けるべきと思いますが、情報はないし、観光客を受け入れる側の人たちにとってはタブーの話題になっています。

話は変わりますが、血圧降下剤を呑み続けると痴呆が進むという情報を読んだことがあります。そのこともあり私は薬を呑み忘れることもままあります。少しずつ薬がたまってきていますが、医師にはそんなことは絶対に言えません。定期的な診察を受ける数日前から薬の服用を忘れないようにします。

薬局のオネエサンと話していたら、降圧剤を呑み続けることにより薬の成分が体にいきわたり蓄積されるのだと聞きました。どこにたまるんでしょう。その説明を聞いて、なるほど! それなら認知症や痴呆が進むこともあるだろうと納得しました。

何年か前に、高血圧症の判断基準の血圧水準が引き下げられて千万人単位で高血圧症の患者が増えたんですよね。それらの人がすべて降圧剤を呑んでるとは思いませんが、服薬者は大幅に増えている。日本の年配者の認知症が進む。

あなたの周りの高齢者は、これからどんどん認知症が進むでしょう。ただ、福島第一原発事故との関係では、降圧剤服用者が増えて大動脈解離などの疾患の増加がわずかなりとも抑制できたのではないかと思います。

石油の配達販売のオニイサンに聞いた話では、高齢の新規の顧客が出ていると。免許証を返上したので車で石油を買いに行けなくなった人たちだそうです。私が返上に行ったときは、全然少なかったのですが、地元の警察で手続きをしているんでしょうか。

高齢者の運転事故が続いています。私が車でひき殺されるときは、某国情報機関の差し金か、それとも認知症の進んだ高齢者か、どっちかでしょうね。

誰かにカネを渡してひき殺させるような例もあるのではないかと思っています。私の場合は、ドーンと10mも跳ね飛ばさなくても腰の辺りに軽く当てれば頭からのめり落ちてすぐ逝きますよね。なにしろバランスが悪いわけで。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:17| Comment(2) | 社会・経済

年配者の海外旅行 どうぞ慎重に

クルーズ船は相対的に年配の乗客が多いようです。薬が切れたり、疲労が蓄積したり、武漢コロナウィルスの感染では滞留期間が長引き乗客が困難な状況に置かれているようです。

※ 会員限定有料記事 毎日新聞2019年12月5日 16時26分(最終更新 12月5日 16時27分)
松本零士さん「帰ってきてうれしい」 入院していたイタリアから帰国
 訪問先のイタリア北部トリノで体調不良を訴え入院していた漫画家の松本零士さん(81)が5日午前、成田空港に到着、帰国した。車いすに乗った松本さんは体調について「極めていいです。国に帰ってきてうれしい」と報道陣に話した。
松本さんは11月15日、現地で突然具合が悪くなり病院に搬送された。

※ China Xinhua News@XHJapaneseの2019/7/30のツイート
中国、北京の万里の長城で50歳ほどの日本人女性が観光中に意識を失った。偶然通りかかった江蘇省の若い女性医師、ジン・ルイさんが心肺蘇生法を施した。間もなくやって来た救急車で、日本人女性は病院に搬送された。
https://twitter.com/i/status/1156401304568123393

※ 毎日新聞2019年8月4日 10時57分(最終更新 8月4日 12時07分)
埼玉の70代女性、エボラ熱疑い アフリカ・コンゴから帰国
 厚生労働省は4日、アフリカのコンゴに滞在歴がある埼玉県の70代女性が3日に38度以上の熱を出し、エボラ出血熱感染の疑いがあるとして検査していると発表した。東京都内の医療機関に入院し、血液を国立感染症研究所村山庁舎(東京都武蔵村山市)で検査。4日午後にも結果が判明する。

※ スプートニク日本 2018年04月11日 08:03
イタリア中部のピサ市にある世界遺産ピサの斜塔で10日、日本人観光客の男性(63)が死亡した。AFP通信が地元消防当局の発表をもとに伝えた。
男性は塔の中階部分で体調を崩し、救急隊員が応急処置を行ったが、死亡が確認された。
地元消防当局によれば、死因は不明だが、塔の階段を上ったことで体にかかった負担が一因の可能性があるとされている。

・・・引用終わり・・・

特に海外にいる友人や親族を訪ねてアテンドしてもらうのは、いったん事故や病気にあうと相手の方に大変迷惑をかけます。ツアーで添乗員任せの場合とは違うのです。添乗員任せならあとは運を天に任せるしかない。

日本人の年配者は、潜在的な体調不良を抱えています。海外に行くのなら、現地の友人や親族に迷惑をかけないようにしましょう。

医療水準は国により格差があります。超高額な費用が掛かる国もあります。

ビザの制約がある国もあります。

最近はあまり見なくなりましたが、機内で体調不良者が出て飛行機が引き返したり、緊急の臨時着陸をする例も続きました。

国内でも、介護が必要な老人が長旅をするようなことは極力避けたらいいです。家族や周辺の負担が大変です。

現地に行かなければわからないことはもちろんあります。匂い、温度と湿度の異なる風、現地で暮らす人の顔、雰囲気

ですが、今は人と話す、顔を見るのは家に居ながらにして行うことができます。動画も簡単に撮って送れます。リアルタイムでテレビ電話もできます。費用も掛かりません。

10時間も15時間も飛行機のエコノミークラスに乗るのは私はもう御免だ。

孫の顔を見に行く? そんな迷惑なことよくやりますね。
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Coronavirus death toll tops 900 as China's envoy to US dismisses ‘absolutely crazy’ bioweapon rumors

Coronavirus death toll tops 900 as China's envoy to US dismisses ‘absolutely crazy’ bioweapon rumors
As the death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak soared to over 900 people worldwide, the Chinese ambassador to the US has cautioned against fueling panic and spreading dangerous rumors about the virus’ still unknown origins.

With China’s Hubei province, the epicenter of the lethal viral outbreak, reporting 91 deaths and some 2,618 additional cases of infection throughout Sunday – the global toll now stands at over 40,000 cases with at least 904 fatalities.

Asked about the situation and speculations surrounding the 2019-nCoV origins and spread earlier in the day, the Chinese Ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, told CBS it would be “absolutely crazy” to believe unsubstantiated rumors online while the entire global scientific community working day and night on the issue is yet to come a conclusion.

For one thing, this will create panic. Another thing that it will fend up racial discrimination, xenophobia, all these things, that will really harm our joint efforts to combat the virus.

Until a thorough research is conducted there are and always will be “all kinds of speculation and rumors” about the virus potentially being a lab-created bioweapon, the diplomat noted.

There are people who are saying that these virus are coming from… some military lab, not of China, maybe in the United States… How can we believe all these crazy things?

The outbreak is believed to have originated in a market in Wuhan, China which sold wild animals. According to a UK medical journal, The Lancet, the disease is very similar to two coronaviruses found in bats.

READ MORE: Fear fueled by speculation & doomsday scenarios over coronavirus spread poses greater threat to global economy than the epidemic

Meanwhile a recent Chinese research pointed finger at Pangolins as a potential source. Researchers tested samples from more than 1,000 wild animals and found that the genetic code of coronavirus strain samples taken from pangolins was 99 percent identical to samples taken from infected humans.

However, most studies on the virus that was first discovered last December so far have been far from conclusive as they are yet to be scrutinized and peer-reviewed in any meaningful way.

One such recently rushed out pre-print study was widely misinterpreted and fueled rumors that the virus might’ve been genetically engineered to put pieces of HIV in it. The authors have rushed to withdraw their research, saying it was never their intention to “feed into the conspiracy theories and no such claims are made here.”

The strict isolation and quarantine measures in China and border screenings elsewhere have been “very effective,” China's ambassador to Britain, Liu Xiaoming, told BBC on Sunday. He emphasized that with proper precautions and response efforts this new “enemy of mankind” is "controllable, preventable, and curable," even though he admitted it was “very difficult to predict” when the outbreak might reach its peak.


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木木と知り合う ハルニレ

アキニレは、公園や街路樹でよく見かけるが、ハルニレは、北海道に行かないと見れないと諦めていた。そこに、友人から市川市万葉植物園にあるとの耳寄りな情報。

葉は、アキニレとは比較にならないほどに大きい。ケヤキの葉よりも大きいようだ。緯度が高いところでは、気温と日差しの変化に即応し、日光を最大限吸収するためには、葉の大きなものの方が有利だ。

ケヤキはニレ属だから、似ていて当然だが、それと教えられなければ、ケヤキと思うだろう。


市川市万葉植物園で

狭いところにいろいろな樹木が植えられ、剪定も強めなので、自然に枝を伸ばしたときの姿がよく分からないが、バンザイ樹形でないことは確かなようだ。



2010/8/29、柏の葉公園でハルニレの大木に遭遇。やはりバンザイ樹形ではない。



ハルニレの葉。詳しく類似の葉と比較しないと違いが分からない。



粟津公園から少し離れた歩道に植えられたハルニレ。真冬に見つけ、幹の刻みが深く、枝先がえらく細いので何の木かとずーっと疑問に思っていた。2011/6/11、葉を付けた姿でハルニレと確認。水分の少ない場所で樹勢は今ひとつ弱い。


葉の付き方は、アキニレと同じように枝先のもののほうが大きい。そして幹はアキニレが滑らかなのにこちらはゴツゴツだ。冬の枝先が頼りないほどに細いのは同じだ。


同じ木を2011/10/30に撮影。


2012/4/28、千葉市中央区の宮崎小学校の東側道路際で見かけた大きな木。枝にびっしりと花がついている。当初何の木の花か分からなかった。



こんなに大きな木だ。



次は、2013/3/17撮影。



今度は緑の花。手間をかけて調べ、ようやくこれがハルニレの翼果であることを突き止めた。花はすでに終わっていたのだ。下から見上げるとなかなか美しい。



2013/4/7撮影


2014/3/9、念願のハルニレの花を見に行った。遠景では、花など咲いていないように見える。







コンパクトデジカメの望遠で撮影した。花が余りに小さくて細部が分からない。それに花が開ききってはいないようだ。

近所の方が庭の手入れをしていたので尋ねてみたら、注目したこともないと。確かにこれでは・・・。種をつけた新緑のほうがよほど美しい。

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大阪大学教授も日本の医学界に真っ向から異論 日本の医学界は信頼できるか

※ nagaya@nagaya2013氏の2020/2/6のツイート
さすがにこのツイートは看過できないので、菊池誠への反論をきちんと書くことにします。専門医でも被害者でもないのにこのツイートはまずいです。大阪大学教授という公職として責任が取れますか。現状、福島ではガイドラインに従った早期発見を有効化するために甲状腺の機能の維持に取り組んでいます。



ウィキペディアから
菊池 誠は、日本の物理学者。大阪大学大学院理学研究科物理学専攻及び同大学サイバーメディアセンター教授。専門は統計力学、生物物理学、計算物理学。「ニセ科学フォーラム」実行委員。と学会会員。京都府生まれ、青森県弘前市育ち。 ウィキペディア
生年月日: 1958年 (年齢 62歳)
生まれ: 京都府
研究分野: 物理学; 統計力学; 生物物理学; 計算物理学
出身校: 東北大学大学院理学研究科物理学専攻博士課程修了

確かに、日本の医学界は武漢コロナウィルスへの対応でもメタメタですものね。
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