In the press review of this Friday, February 5, we will discuss: A woman arrested for causing the death of her son, a rise in complaints against the organizers of the Olympics, and a Tokyo university makes a major advance against the Covid-19 .
Woman arrested for causing death of 3-year-old
A woman was arrested in Kumamoto Department, for allegedly hitting her 3-year-old son in an incident that led to the boy’s death. The mother, Yuki Saito, is accused of hitting her son in the stomach, which resulted in a blow to the head when he fell. Police say Saito is suspected of beating her son at their home in Uki around 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. The punch knocked the boy back and hit his head on the ground. Neither the police nor the local counseling center were aware of any signs of child abuse in the family.
Sexist remarks from the director of the Japanese Olympic committee
The government, which is preparing Tokyo for the Olympics, has suffered a surge of complaints since February 4. Yoshiro Mori, 83, commented that meetings involving women “Hung out” too much. An official with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Preparation Office said he had received more than 100 calls about Mori’s statements. “That’s all our staff can focus on right now”, said the official.
Loss of smell and coronavirus
Specialized tissue on the back of the nose, linked to the sense of smell, falls off when exposed to infection, a team of researchers including members of the University of Tokyo has found. The results of the experiment, which were published in a journal of the American Chemical Society, should lead to elucidate the pathology of the coronavirus at the level of smell and the development of a treatment. Tatsuya Yamasoba, professor of otolaryngology at the University of Tokyo, explained: “Even if you have mild symptoms of Covid-19, you could suffer from loss of smell due to the after-effects.”