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Gov't to lift state of emergency for 6 prefectures on Sunday

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As with the last time, places in Osaka have already extended business hours a week before the thing is lifted anyway, just to prove how arbitrary it is.

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Geezuz H !4:03 p JSTarticle:”JGov set to announce Fri it will lift its SOE in 6 prefs at the end of the month”

*BreakingNews**: Today IS Friday, Feb 26! **and, This IS the end of the month...! ***Get on with it! fFs!

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There was a state of emergency? Did anyone even notice?

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Some health experts, however, warn an early exit could lead to a resurgence in infections.

As the SOE didn't cause the fall in the case counts, neither will the lifting of it result in a rise.

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Zoroto: "As the SOE didn't cause the fall in the case counts, neither will the lifting of it result in a rise."

Not true. You see, even though the lip-service SOE didn't stop people from travelling to crowded offices in packed trains, or kids playing contact sports while attending overcrowded classes, some people DID avoid otherwise risky behaviour of their own volition. I'm not sure how you don't think it didn't result in a fall in case counts even a little, since it was more than 2000 a day for a while in Tokyo alone after GoTo peaked, and it has fallen considerably (if you believe the numbers, anyway).

But, I mean, you DO have a point, albeit indirectly -- it never really was an SOE to begin with. Nothing at all changed aside from restaurants being asked -- not required -- to close a little earlier.

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Who can’t love this action? The magic number 6, a number the virus, and i , and you, all recognise as anti-viral in the world of science and logic

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 (if you believe the numbers, anyway).

I don't believe the numbers, even a little bit.

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I don't believe the numbers, even a little bit.

The reason I am saying this is that the death count didn't come down that much. Even if we go with the very high 0.5% (1 out of 200) death rate, there are at least 10,000 cases per day.

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Ricky SanchezToday 04:31 pm JST

There was a state of emergency? Did anyone even notice?

I guess you sleep before 8pm......like my grandfather !

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The decision comes as the government seeks to revive an economy hit by plummeting household spending and the absence of foreign tourists. Some health experts, however, warn an early exit could lead to a resurgence in infections.

You don't have to be the tharpest tool in the shed. They were so surprised how the numbers increased after the Go2Travel campaign. Maybe our government could for once listen to health experts or people educated in the field. Otherwise it'll be like a rolercoaster.

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I am confused. Is lifting the SOE going to make things worse? The reason I ask is because the majority of posters were opining that the original SOE would have no effect since the virus doesn't infect only at night.

Based on what I have experienced of living in a large Japanese city, the balance of precaution and maintaining a working economy has been handled well. Japan's approach to only testing the symptomatic hasn't blown up in their face. The general public have been quite prudent and cautious. We know this because of the low percentage of seriously ill and deceased. Those facts cannot be denied unless you are a conspiracy theorist.

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AGAIN??? .

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Didn't realize there was one! But I was wondering why the second home owners in my area were back to putting signs on their cars saying they are residing locally when I know for a fact they are not!

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Some health experts, however, warn an early exit could lead to a resurgence in infections.

Thats disconcerting as their batting average on this whole thing is right around .000

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"While the government is eager to get the world's third-largest economy back on track,"

yet they remain extremely recalcitrant in starting mass vaccinations.

I'm extremely eager to travel, attend sports events and concerts, and spend lavishly at restaurants, shops, bars, spas, etc., but I'm not going to do it until I know that at least half of Japan is vaccinated.

Looks like I'm going to keep my wallet closed until autumn.

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You mean lift the laughable, sorry-excuse-for-a-state-of-emergency?!

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You mean lift the laughable, sorry-excuse-for-a-state-of-emergency?!

Cases have been on a steady downward trend since January 7-8. Isn't that proof that the SOE was a great success?

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I'm SOE and Covid out.

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Everyone knows the numbers are BS.

The fact that clinic testing is not included in the daily figures is ridiculous. Most people that I know that have had covid conducted tests at clinics and hence are excluded from the national figures.

In a dense city like Tokyo having a few 100 to 1500 cases a day is unbelievable. And in fact, if those were the accurate numbers then there would have been no need for any restrictions.

Anyway, enough of that, time for more GO TO TRAVEL!

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Everyone knows the numbers are BS. 

The fact that clinic testing is not included in the daily figures is ridiculous. Most people that I know that have had covid conducted tests at clinics and hence are excluded from the national figures. 

In a dense city like Tokyo having a few 100 to 1500 cases a day is unbelievable. And in fact, if those were the accurate numbers then there would have been no need for any restrictions. 

Anyway, enough of that, time for more GO TO TRAVEL!

Ramble - Where are the stacked bodies? Why and how could so many hospitals and clinics hide these dead bodies without detection?

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@Bob

What is the point of asking someone about something they never said ?

As you are the one claiming that there is a belief about hidden dead bodies you are the one to prove your assessment through real statement not inference. What someone say in your head is not reality.

That remember me back in the day people which seemed to imply that the mortuary system will collapse if there were more that 10/20 covid-19 deaths a day. We just got proof than not. Pity the archive do not go that far back.

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Ramble - Where are the stacked bodies? Why and how could so many hospitals and clinics hide these dead bodies without detection?

I think in order to get a true picture as to what is going on, it would be interesting to see if there has been a rise in the number of deaths recorded as pneumonia over the last six months.

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Flute - Its common sense. If the number of cases is being suppressed, so must be the number of deaths.

Ill ask again, Where are the hidden dead bodies? How have so many people been so successful at keeping this shocking development secret?

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Any decision yet?

Friday, Feb 26 4:03 p JST : ”Gov set to announce Friday it will lift its SOE in 6 prefs at the end of the month”

later, changed to: “***Gov't to lift state of emergency for 6 prefectures on Sunday****” - *

Sunday, Feb 28, 8:45p JST Hello. Sunday’s almost over.

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