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Kishida resumes work remotely after contracting COVID-19

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Not wearing a mask,

-27 ( +17 / -44 )

Proof that the nonsense of insisting on pre departure PCR tests is total nonsense. Didn't stop him or me getting it here.

33 ( +49 / -16 )

How is this possible? He had 4 vaccine shots and told people that vaccines would stop the spread of the virus……I’m puzzled, bemused and baffled

-18 ( +29 / -47 )

Kishida, who had his fourth COVID-19 vaccine shot on Aug 12,

Fifth shots incoming?

-11 ( +13 / -24 )

Can you just get on with it and open the country please

24 ( +39 / -15 )

It seems like most of us are going to get covid this year.

14 ( +24 / -10 )

Who will he blame it on ?

-8 ( +10 / -18 )

Vaccinated 4 times...

-4 ( +20 / -24 )

PM Kishida is adverse to wearing a mask.

He is often surrounded by photographers and journalists and he is usually mask less.

On foreign trips maskless!

Coming off the golf course recently(maskless) he was surrounded by reporters again.

Maybe he finally will get the message?

And now he is resting?

He should be working!

-29 ( +14 / -43 )

kurisupisu

Today 07:46 am JST

I'll bet he doesn't even wear a mask in his car when he's alone!

3 ( +22 / -19 )

With Corona, I had one day lounging around the house and then I was up and at ‘em!

5 ( +20 / -15 )

Does it mean he will further delay opening up the border completely. ?

2 ( +14 / -12 )

first thing I thought: this Fumio guy doesn’t like masks;

masks work, folks; downvote me all you want. :)

-6 ( +21 / -27 )

Wish him a quick recovery.

It's a bit funny that Kishida follows the general pattern seen among many Japanese people testing positive: taking a fourth vaccination, coming back to work from a summer break only to find infected.

3 ( +15 / -12 )

PM Kishida is adverse to wearing a mask.

He is often surrounded by photographers and journalists and he is usually mask less.

On foreign trips maskless!

Spot on.

A good exemple of do what I say not what I do. What a clown!

Actually, he is of course well informed and knows that these days mask are of little help.

-17 ( +10 / -27 )

Repeatedly advocating for vaccines, mask wearing, and foreign tourists to follow the local manners.

Well…..

-3 ( +16 / -19 )

So what?

Is he finally a member of actual reality now?

Welcome to real life.

1 ( +14 / -13 )

Kishida hit the golf course in Ibaraki Prefecture near Tokyo with his family on Tuesday, playing his first round since taking leadership last October.

On Wednesday, he stayed with his family at a hot spring inn in Izunokuni, Shizuoka Prefecture, before visiting Mishima Taisha shrine and other spots connected to the NHK period drama "The 13 Lords of the Shogun" the following day.

good.

just in time to promote the re-launch of their stupid go to travel crap on September 1.

they should make commercials about to.

-7 ( +7 / -14 )

Kev JamesToday  07:11 am JST

How is this possible? He had 4 vaccine shots and told people that vaccines would stop the spread of the virus……I’m puzzled, bemused and baffled

Still spouting this nonsense after nearly 3 years?

Vaccines don't prevent infection 100%. But they reduce the chances of ending up in an ICU hanging on for dear life. If that prospect doesn't bother you, stay unvaccinated and be happy about it.

12 ( +30 / -18 )

PM Kishida is adverse to wearing a mask.He is often surrounded by photographers and journalists and he is usually mask less.On foreign trips maskless!Coming off the golf course recently(maskless) he was surrounded by reporters again.Maybe he finally will get the message?"

What message is that? There are tons of people religiously wearing masks who are getting infected just as are those without masks. Japan the world's most "masked up" country is leading the world in infection rates the last couple of weeks. What exactly is the message Kishida is supposed to get?

-1 ( +14 / -15 )

Wish him and all others well, this monster 19 is taking it's toll on us and has really turned our lives upside down.

If China only alerted the world as early as possible things could have been better, but China refusal to let the WHO and other experts enter the country and examine the virus made things much worse

4 ( +13 / -9 )

The Man went traveling all around the globe within the last few months. He was in Germany for the G7 Summit, visited Biden in the US and probably did a few more trips I can't be bothered to look into right now. ...and where does he catch Covid? WITHIN JAPAN, after only one week of traveling around Ibaraki, Shizuoka, etc.. Do I even need to say anything more?

Open the borders for goodness' sake.

5 ( +21 / -16 )

Yes, masks work, but it's been two and a half years and it's time to take them off now. We can't live the rest of our days like this.

-5 ( +11 / -16 )

“Not wearing a mask,”

you should add “at least double vaxxed” perhaps.

-10 ( +4 / -14 )

Not wearing a mask,

Yeah and the PCR test probably told him he was sick, plus in the 21st Century if you catch a cold it's Probably Covid-19, after all it's got the same symptoms of 10 other things besides Covid. I wonder how many Jabs he's received, because those individuals seem to be getting sick a lot more than those who didn't get the Jab in the first place. Most of the World's so called leaders seem to also have gotten the Covids. Biden, Trump, Macron, Treadeau, on and on, and they've all got their jabs all 4 or 5, some of these jokers get it more than once.

-13 ( +8 / -21 )

“Who will he blame it on ?”

Why blame it on somebody else given the current circumstances? If I were him I would blame it on myself, vaxxed or not.

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

The Man went traveling all around the globe within the last few months. He was in Germany for the G7 Summit, visited Biden..and where does he catch Covid? WITHIN JAPAN, after only one week of traveling around Ibaraki, Shizuoka, etc.. Do I even need to say anything more? Open the borders for goodness' sake.

Spot on.

-3 ( +16 / -19 )

I think masks work for me. Don’t have to be Armageddon type of masks. Just regular disposable masks. Be aware of your surrounding, surfaces you touch. Keep hands clean. All these are normal practices even before COVID. I don’t wear masks when out doing sports, drinking eating sleeping. I do wear masks while in public transportation, out shopping at stores and malls. This has been working for me the last 2 years.

12 ( +19 / -7 )

His symptoms are mild and he’ll be back to work in no time BECAUSE he got the vaccine. Almost three years into this folks, not rocket science.

13 ( +25 / -12 )

Yes, masks work, but it's been two and a half years and it's time to take them off now. We can't live the rest of our days like this.

You are free to go some place else where mask wearing is not a social norm, otherwise in Japan we will wear masks inside or on the train for a very very long time, so better get used to it.

0 ( +11 / -11 )

Get well Prime Minister Kashida.

All the best.

-6 ( +6 / -12 )

Yep, the good ‘ol experimental vaccines!

@gintonic

What message is that? There are tons of people religiously wearing masks who are getting infected just as are those without masks. Japan the world's most "masked up" country is leading the world in infection rates the last couple of weeks. What exactly is the message Kishida is supposed to get?

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.

The most masked up country second only to China and where did that ‘message’ come from?

Turn on the TV and get a dose of fear porn into your living room.

Kishida obviously doesn’t watch the mass media in Japan like they watch him.

Kishida obviously didn’t wear his Abe mask which stops everything including O2 filtering through-expect mask wearing to intensify.

-8 ( +9 / -17 )

The only way the narrative can be held together at this point is with unprecedented amounts of censorship....

0 ( +10 / -10 )

... which WILL continue to be done.

-2 ( +7 / -9 )

Keeping the travel ban in effect is really stopping the spread - NOT!

2 ( +11 / -9 )

Enough already. Everyone gets in contact with this virus, as well as other viruses, and the vast majority of people are OK. Stay generally healthy and if worried avoid crowded places. At this point, the virus scare is just a media phenomenon.

-2 ( +9 / -11 )

Kev James

How is this possible? He had 4 vaccine shots and told people that vaccines would stop the spread of the virus……I’m puzzled, bemused and baffled

Same with Biden. 4 vaccine shots plus a course of Paxlovid. Biden tested positive then negative, then relapsed and tested positive again for 7 days. How can this happen when overflowing with COVID vaccine?

-3 ( +8 / -11 )

I’m not an anti vaxer. I had all the shots and boosters. But I really don’t see how a mask can protect you. I’ve never worn a mask in public unless I’m specifically asked to. I’ve been on enough rush hour trains unmasked and I’ve never gotten sick. If you’re going to get sick, you’re going to get sick. If you’re going to die then die. Let life move on and let the rest of us live. And why is it that the only sport any geriatric politician can play is golf? It isn’t even really a sport.

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But I really don’t see how a mask can protect you.

Airborne viruses spread when virus molecules travel from the respiratory system of one person to another. If both persons are wearing a proper mask that filters out most of the virus molecules, and that mask is worn over the nose and mouth with minimal leakage, the virus has an extremely reduced chance of spreading, and if infection does occur the case tends to be less severe.

Note: Any cloth mask without a proper filter, any mask worn just over the mouth or chin, or any mask constantly being taken off or adjusted is not going to stop the spread of infection because it won't stop the virus molecules.

11 ( +16 / -5 )

Get well soon Mr Kishida, even after 4 shots of the highly effective vaccine as well.

-12 ( +2 / -14 )

It's been two and half years and people still don't get that vaccines don't stop you getting Covid but greatly help reduce the symptoms.

I for one only got the first t

It's time people realize that this strain of covid is far less dangerous that what we had in 2020 and 2021. It's NOT the same.

We have had relaxed restrictions in Japan since late spring and it's inevitable that there are many cases. People are out and about. Folk should stop getting tested for mild symptoms. It's almost trendy to get tested now.

The number of covid cases in other countries are declining because they no longer require testing everyone.

Japan should open the border, zero reasons why people ned a PCR check before arriving. An antigen check/temp checks should do. Let tourists travel by themselves, none of this tour group nonsense.

Kishida has mild symptoms but still needs to isolate for 10 days, ridiculous.

Each to their own. If you have old folk, sick people around you of course it's your responsibility to keep them safe.

-2 ( +9 / -11 )

Kishida has mild symptoms but still needs to isolate for 10 days, ridiculous.

Same as Biden.

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

Oh my, poor Kishida! What a surprise! I thought his masks and vaccines worked. What's going on Japan? Why aren't you ファイトing enough? Stay home, save lives.

-12 ( +4 / -16 )

If China only alerted the world as early as possible things could have been better, but China refusal to let the WHO and other experts enter the country and examine the virus made things much worse

it was first found in Europe, why didn’t they notify first?

-13 ( +1 / -14 )

The 65-year-old prime minister.

Really ?

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

GaijinjlandToday  12:26 pm JST

I’m not an anti vaxer. I had all the shots and boosters. But I really don’t see how a mask can protect you.

Seriously? A mask can help stop water droplets which may contain the virus, if someone who is infected (and may not even knowabout it) sneezes, coughs or spits in your face at close distance. I tend to think most 6th graders can grasp this concept. Did you ever wonder why surgeond and nurses always wear masks during operations?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4480558/#:~:text=Protection%20of%20the%20surgeon&text=One%20prospective%20study%20revealed%20that,face%20in%2024%25%20of%20procedures.&text=The%20incidence%20of%20blood%2Fbodily,between%20settings%20and%20between%20individuals.

8 ( +14 / -6 )

He must have come close to an infected foreign tourist in a group tour in Shizuoka. His security detail was part of Nara’s finest.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

it was first found in Europe, why didn’t they notify first?

eat some fish cause your memory has problems

corona virus first cases where in January 2020 (but actually from November 2019 but PCC shut all the mouths up) and then came to Italy at the beginning of February 2021 imported by some chinese who traveled back from their own country for Lunar's New Year (which is holiday in China)

10 ( +10 / -0 )

A mask can help stop water droplets which may contain the virus

Can, but since water droplets from sneezing or something like that isn't the main way this virus transmits, it's really not going to do much.

The virus is airborne, which means that it rides in micro to nanoscopic particles, which is way smaller than the fabrics of your beloved mask. This is well known information since 2020, but mask advocates continue to pretend that the main way of transmission is by water droplets from sneezing or coughing, or believe that the mask can really stop those extremely small particles from passing, when it is well known it doesn't.

In fact, there are already Random Controlled Trials on masks, and the results are in.

Cloth masks are mostly useless, with no statistically significant difference as not wearing mask. Surgical masks show a limited effect of at much 10% if everyone wears it all the time, correctly, meaning no face touching, its disposed correctly, and it isn't wear for more than a couple of hours at most.

So no, a mask is not going to stop this virus, no matter if everyone does it perfectly all the time.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Proof positive that the real world effect of the Covid vaccine regimen is to keep you from needing hospitalization, including the ICU - especially if you're over 65. Someone, however, forgot to tell Kishida to wait at least 7 days (not 3) for his second booster shot to be effective, then start the vacation.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

get well man

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Get well Mr Kishida.

The injections may have effects.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Just shut off the computer and sleep, relax, and don't do any work... same as when you're not sick.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

How many more shots of "vaccine" will be needed to prevent infection?

Over the decades, I've received countless vaccinations that have successfully prevented me from becoming infected by the targeted illnesses. Until now, the only marginally effective "vaccines" were flu shots(50% or less effective).

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Regarding masks I made an interesting observation. These days many Japanese, if you talked to them privately, will tell you that the reason that they still wear masks is social pressure. They were not saying this 3 months ago (at that time they really beleived in their efficacy).

It means that after 2 years and half people are now fed up and want to live normally again as it is now the case in many other countries.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Now, if he doesn't die, which I doubt he will, let's please put all of this COVID stuff away.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Gotta love how this guy "resumes work" from home, but did you see the pic where the media were made to stand in very tiny, tightly packed spaces in one small room to ask him questions as he appeared on a screen? I think that says it all about Japan's response to Covid, and why Kishida got it.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Kishida got it. Thank for all the theories about how he got it. At this point Kishida can claim, along with Walt Whitman, "I am the multitude."

With the multitude getting sick you've got ask, not for the first time, what's going on?

Masks are everywhere. The other day I a couple take of their masks while eating ice cream. Occasionally I see the "nose job" people wearing their masks slung down below their nostrils. These folks are a hazard.

Likely suspects. Eateries and drinking places that are tight, especially around the counter. Very likely a cause.

Then there are the tightly packed trains no one talks about. When I say tightly packed you know what I mean. A suspect.

But not of this adds up to the horrendous waves of infection that we are see now.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Doesn't get much more high profile. The mask definitely has slipped (again).

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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