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Japan reports more than 1,200 more coronavirus cases

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Abe thinks he can ride it out until the vaccine arrives. Protect yourselves for the next 5 months. Abe will do nothing. No plan, no new laws, no lockdown, no financial support for small business. Commute on busy transport and go to the office. They are doing nothing.

Totally the opposite to New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam.

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Monty, you miss the point completely. S Korea may have a rise again but at least they make an effort. New Zealand has a second increase but they make a huge effort to protect their population.

Yes the lockdown, masks etc cannot stop Covid-19 from spreading. But at least these other governments are trying to protect their people. What do you get here in Japan - just words, slogans, and colored lights on rainbow bridge.

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On the high side for a Saturday.... during Obon holiday. I’d bet money we’ll see 500+ around Wednesday/Thursday next week

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Lockdowns makes no sense!

You can not kill the Virus!

Learn to live with it by doing your best personal prevention!

Wait for a vaccine!

We get your message. No need to keep posting it.

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What do you get here in Japan - just words, slogans, and colored lights on rainbow bridge.

What we need in Japan is a mascot or anime character. Or perhaps an 'idol' or 'tarento' as the anti-virus ambassador. That's oddly missing.

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But I am happy to see that everybody is getting bored from that news or topic about virus cases. 

Just 8 comments now. Very very few. 

Actually, I think its that people realize the daily numbers are meaningless because of the totally unscientific way the data is gathered and presented. Speaking for myself anyway.

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Abe-san, has a responsibility as Prime Minister to protect all citizens of this country to the best of his ability and I see none of that at all on his behalf and that of his cronies whose paychecks are being paid by us the tax payers.

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Lockdowns makes no sense!

Lockdowns make no sense when people brazenly disregard them. Everyone knows better, apparently.

You can not kill the Virus!

No, but it could have been seriously halted if all Governments had acted faster in Lockdown measures. Especially China, but who am I kidding.

> Learn to live with it by doing your best personal prevention!

The majority of people are selfish and have no real idea of consequence. You can do your personal best, but makes no difference when 100 people next to you aren't.

I have lost good friends to this virus Monty. You may not give a crap, but I do.

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300 for a city like Tokyo is nothing.

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More people where listed as recovered in Japan yesterday (1,466) than were listed as new infections (1,233).

385 infections in Tokyo is a lot, but the virus has not spread in the way the doom and gloom merchants said it would.

Japan has made the correct decision to live with the virus and get on with things.

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Akula

385 infections in Tokyo is a lot, but the virus has not spread in the way the doom and gloom merchants said it would.

If you think the virus has not spread then I have a skyscraper in Roppongi to sell to you.

The low numbers are due to the low number of test. The MLHW states on their website there is capability to carry out 52,000 test a day yet test hardly reach half the capability.

I don't understand why they state the capability while the most important data which is the number of PCR test is difficult to find.

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Another low number. I will not worry until we reach a new high. The main problem seems to be outside of Tokyo where medical infrastructure is weaker and mortality rates may rise. For my part I have stayed home or near home since February but some neighbors and others are going all over Japan so this thing is spread far and wide.

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@Monty

Take a deep breath and calm down. I'm merely making an observation based on the pattern we've seen play out over the past several months.

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Protect yourselves for the next 5 months. Abe will do nothing. No plan, no new laws, no lockdown, no financial support for small business. 

@TigersTokyoDome Except for the no financial support for small business, that's not necessarily a bad plan.

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In Tokyo, I honestly don’t see a difference between 100 and 400. When only select few individuals get tested using a purposely limited number of tests, the numbers will stay artificially-low and in a narrow range regardless of the situation.

I mean, for example, logically, each of these so called “traced cases” has directly stemmed-from and/or will directly lead-to at least one more infected individual. i.e. There are many associated infections not reported for each case that is reported. It is common sense. It would follow that testing should increase day after day as more cases are traced..., but testing doesn’t increase. cases just bounce around in artificially-low narrow range...

Obviously, Tokyo, and other prefectures, are not tracing anything in a meaningful way or testing enough to generate any meaningful data.

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I mean, for example, logically, each of these so called “traced cases” has directly stemmed-from and/or will directly lead-to at least one more infected individual. i.e. There are many associated infections not reported for each case that is reported. It is common sense. I

Common sense on the internet definitely trumps scientific processes in real life.

The internet and particularly Twitter has proven that beyond any reasonable doubt.

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Twitter and the Internet exposes the grim reality of a billion or more people around the world who shouldn't be driving, on jury duty or voting.

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But how many got sick?

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What do you get here in Japan - just words, slogans, and colored lights on rainbow bridge

I'll that over a lockdown everyday.

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@TigersTokyoDome

Read the news from today.

South Korea has biggest increase in numbers today since march.

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Ashley ShibaToday  09:54 pm JST

Abe-san, has a responsibility as Prime Minister to protect all citizens of this country to the best of his ability

Excellent point, he has to protect the jobs and freedoms of all

As we are not in lockdown and seeing as less than a dozen elderly people are dying a littler earlier, he is doing a good job.

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@Jimizo

I agree with you!

No need to post it again and again.

But I do it, because many people dont understand and must wake up from their depressed ultraparanoia sleep.

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But I am happy to see that everybody is getting bored from that news or topic about virus cases.

Just 8 comments now. Very very few.

People are getting uninterested and start to live their lifes with the virus.

That is nice!

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@Fuzzy

Even the numbers are 500+, so what?

Look around the world, everywhere numbers increased, clusters came up...whatever. Everywhere, even after strickt lockdowns, the virus came back.

Many countries says now, no lockdowns anymore.

Because they learned that Lockdowns can prevent the Virus only temporary.

@TigersTokyoDome

Not only Abe is waiting for the vaccine. The whole world is waiting.

You can not blame Abe for that.

Vietnam bought the Vaccine from Russia today.

We are now 8 months in the pandemic.

Conclusion after 8 months:

Lockdowns makes no sense!

You can not kill the Virus!

Learn to live with it by doing your best personal prevention!

Wait for a vaccine!

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