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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday also reiterated there is no immediate need to declare another state of emergency in Japan despite the recent resurgence of infections, citing a low proportion of serious cases and better equipped hospitals.

Should be Prime Minister Dacho (Ostrich) Abe

Just keep that head in the sand and pretend everything is all right

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Osaka Prefecture confirmed a record 225 new cases of novel coronavirus infection Thursday,

Osaka used to be good in shape, curbing the virus spread with near 0 daily case streak. I suspect that the latest (re) surge originates from outside.

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We Osaka residents need to gargle more......

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The most common symptom of this new virus is..... that you'll feel just fine. Really, in the beginning people were saying that millions could die. Now, just a few hundred are catching it, and they are mostly young and healthy and won't suffer from it at all. Of course some people are suffering, and of course we must all take measures (hand washing etc), but surely now is the time to lessen the panic and just accept it is a new disease and we are all just going to have to live with it (as I was saying from the start). Millions have not died, the hospitals have not been overwhelmed, so let's just get on with our lives.

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@Tokyo-m

Please stop staying young and healthy will be fine - plenty of evidence to the contrary. 20% to 30% is not that great... and it’s certainly not 1% or .01% as some people claim.

It amazes me how hard people will work to rationalize / justify / defend “the world is safe, predictable, and fair” view to themselves, including by minimizing suffering and loss of others.

How many stories have I had to read of people who didn’t believe this was serious and then got severely ill and / or died, saying “I regret this - please take it seriously.”

A sample but many more out there like this: https://www.google.co.jp/amp/s/www.businessinsider.com/woman-almost-died-from-coronavirus-regrets-not-wearing-a-mask-2020-7%3famp

https://www.google.co.jp/amp/s/www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-covid-19-younger-adults-are-at-risk-too%3famp=true

https://www.google.co.jp/amp/s/www.sciencealert.com/smoking-may-explain-why-1-in-3-young-adults-are-at-risk-of-severe-coronavirus/amp

https://www.google.co.jp/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/07/18/health/long-term-effects-young-people-covid-wellness/index.htmlv

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I surmise the virus strain is different from the rest of the world. So low critical and death rates are totally different from the rest of the world outside Asia.

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PerformingMonkeyToday  10:43 am JST

We Osaka residents need to gargle more.....

Officially sanctioned gargling products, mind.

Such as Kaigen Pharma products (headquartered in Osaka, of all places), the brand that Osaka Governor Yoshimura seemed drawn to brandish during his 'Press conference' earlier this month.

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noriahojanenToday  07:37 am JST

Osaka used to be good in shape, curbing the virus spread with near 0 daily case streak. I suspect that the latest (re) surge originates from outside.

Or could it be the sudden dramatic increase in the number of tests being carried out from the end of last month?

Had enough of burying their heads in the sand, I hope.

https://covid19-osaka.info/en/

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This isn't good news going into Oban. Didn't Abe just say it everything was ok just yesterday? Did we miss something in his message?

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I guess they weren't taking Yoshimura's sponsored advice and gargling convenience and drugstore gargling medicines and snake oils.

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rgcivilian1Today  02:26 pm JST

This isn't good news going into Oban. Didn't Abe just say it everything was ok just yesterday? Did we miss something in his message?

I think it's probably the smell of his statement we missed... certainly not roses.

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