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Restrictions imposed to curb infections may have negatively affected the ability of children to communicate.

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Dr Koeda Tatsuya, the deputy head of the National Center for Child Health and Development. A group of Japanese researchers say a survey of 31 medical institutions across Japan that specialize in mental health care for children suggests the number of children feeling suicidal in the country may have increased after the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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Rewritten for accuracy:

Excessive and unreasonable restrictions imposed to curb infections violated children's human rights and negatively affected their ability to communicate.

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When the restrictions bring much more benefits than the cost they have they can't validly be called unreasonable nor excessive, that would require a cost/benefit analysis that would prove it, there has been no such conclusion specially in Japan.

The pandemic itself also cause negative consequences, without explaining how much of those consequences can be isolated from the direct effects of the pandemic it is not valid to assume all was due to the measures.

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Very true. The negative affects clearly outweighed the benefits, as is the consensus of the professionals.

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The negative affects clearly outweighed the benefits

Again, without a reference to prove this it is just a baseless claim, and one that runs against what the experts in the medical field have expressed.

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When the restrictions bring much more benefits than the cost they have they can't validly be called unreasonable nor excessive, that would require a cost/benefit analysis that would prove it, there has been no such conclusion specially in Japan. 

Sweden with almost no lockdowns / mandated restrictions only had around 2 million covid cases when Japan had about 33 million. They had significantly less cases of Covid compared to their population than Japan did

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Sweden with almost no lockdowns / mandated restrictions

Sweden has very strong isolation measures, just not mandated, saying otherwise is like saying Japan did not use masks just because it was not mandated either. The own Sweden authorities have been very clear in their support for those measures and the very high compliance of the population to do it. Not to mention a population around 12 times less but a third of the deaths, that would put the rates at 4 times more than Japan.

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