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Suga warns of coronavirus resurgence in Japan as temperatures fall

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Resurgence? Pray tell, when, since it all started, has it even gotten close to be back to normal?

I would argue that the "first wave" in Tokyo anyway, isnt over yet! There has not even been one day that has gone by without any reported "new" infections, even with all the limitations that are in place on testing.

Continuation, not resurgence!

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Suga warns of coronavirus resurgence in Japan as temperatures fall

At the same time subsidizing and promoting GoTo travel campaign.

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Testing about a 1,000 a day ,never really been honest have they ?

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Suga warns of coronavirus resurgence in Japan as temperatures fall, the GoTo campaign gears up, and business travel between countries is permitted.

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Surpassing 1,000 last happened on Aug 21st. That's the hottest time of year. No evidence that the 'falling temperature' is causing this current spike. He's making an excuse to defelct from their 'go to' campaigns. The unbelieveable lethargy to testing makes the handling of covid as basically 'hide it under the rug'

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Resurgence? With over 200 new cases in Tokyo every day it would the virus has never left.

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Yubaru, agreed. I think there will be growth in the number of infections due to opening up the borders to businesspeople from particular places and this announcement is to prepare us for that more than anything, without them actually wanting to say that is the reason for it.

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but at the same time musicians, athletes and all supporting staff do not need to quarantIne.

The go to campaign is the real factor for this rise in numbers. A campaign by the way meant only to feed the corporeal dinosaurs such as JTB, JAL, Prince group, Dentsu and others. If they really want just to help the tourist and restaurant industry all it takes is to give them some direct support and either more financial support to citizens or tax relief but of course that excludes the possibilities oF filling pockets of politicians and the above mentioned companies.

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Suga warns of coronavirus resurgence in Japan as temperatures fall

He is basically echoing what every body with some miso in the head knows, as PM

he should be talking about measures he intends taking to curb the resurgence of the virus.

He wasn't appointed PM to parrot what everyone knows.

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This is the reality if some of these places go without visitors for much longer.

Yes, they can, if they get direct support, as it was suggested. JTB, JAL, JR East needs not be involved.

A big issue is for those who invested heavily in their accommodation for Olympic year.

That's only for Tokyo. Most of these remote areas would not get a benefit from the Olympics.

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So is saying the Prime Minister.

What do epidemiogist say ?

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entertainment districts

Still blaming them...

clusters of infections were detected in a high school and a medical institution

... even though it's clearly not true.

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What's the point of stating the obvious when you refuse to do anything to prevent it?

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The go to campaign is the real factor for this rise in numbers. A campaign by the way meant only to feed the corporeal dinosaurs such as JTB, JAL, Prince group, Dentsu and others.

But all small independent accommodations can also use the Go To campaign subsidies the same as the big travel companies.

I think in the long run nobody wants to see more abandoned ghost towns around Japan. This is the reality if some of these places go without visitors for much longer. Those who are at risk, such as elderly ryokan operators can choose to close if they feel vulnerable.

A big issue is for those who invested heavily in their accommodation for Olympic year. Without visitors they will go bankrupt, with visitors there is a risk but what other option is there?

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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga warned Friday of signs of a resurgent spread of the coronavirus in Japan as colder weather drives more people indoors.

Australia and New Zealand have just gone through their winter weather with fewer deaths than in normal years (fewer deaths caused by influenza and colds) - possibly due to better hand hygiene / social distancing and masks. Colder weather doesn't equal a certain increase in cases - sensible precautions should still apply.

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I would argue that the "first wave" in Tokyo anyway, isnt over yet! There has not even been one day that has gone by without any reported "new" infections, even with all the limitations that are in place on testing.

A wave doesn't imply eradication of the disease. You do understand waves have peaks and troughs. Tokyo, and the country as a whole, dramatically reduced the number of infections during the lockdown. Just like Europe, but unlike the US. So yes, this will be a second wave.

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I'll trade you your 1,141 for our 120,000.

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O. Smith

Re: real issue is hospital capacity.

Yes, but that may be due to hospitals taking cases too seriously - I.e. they could, in many cases, convalesce at home.

By the way, re: masks over nose. My nose protrudes so it’s difficult. Also, hard to breathe. In busy stores, I’m over the nose, though.

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“This isn’t counting those with their noses sticking out over the top.”

Who cares? Stay home if it bothers you.

This virus is going nowhere. It affects the few, while the absurd precautions taken against it destroy the lives of the many.

Protect those who want to be protected, and get on with life. Enough is enough

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Yet, in this carriage alone, there are at least half a dozen Japanese people without masks or with their masks acting as neck warmers.

This isn’t counting those with their noses sticking out over the top.

You incorrect wearing paper mask supermen/women again. Jeez. Research how places with mandatory masks have increased transmission.

THE real risk for Japan is infection from outside. We are an island. Australia and NZ mostly have infections introduced from overseas.

LDP policy of short term business visas with quarantine waivers, and special compensations for anybody with a piece of paper printed by the IOC, will lead to an explosion of deaths of the elderly and sick.

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. “Also, hard to breathe. In busy stores, I’m over the nose, though.”

I wear one, when I have to, in a fashion that is comfortable. As I’ve many clear many times, I have no belief whatsoever in their efficacy beyond a medical environment

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“THE real risk for Japan is infection from outside. We are an island. Australia and NZ mostly have infections introduced from overseas.”

A fair point

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And the number of deaths?

This pandemic in Japan is anything but.,,

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