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The Olympics are being held, and the summer vacation period is beginning in earnest. The delta variant of the coronavirus has also played a part, and it means a range of factors conducive to infections have come together.

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Tetsuya Matsumoto, an expert in infectious diseases and a professor at the International University of Health and Welfare, suggesting reasons why coronavirus infection numbers haven't fallen.

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Factor in the mentally challenged authorities, this train has derailed and the only question is how many packed school buses will it smash into.

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Tetsuya Matsumoto, an expert in infectious diseases and a professor at the International University of Health and Welfare, suggesting reasons why coronavirus infection numbers haven't fallen.

Matsumoto-san (profile as below)

https://www.iuhw.ac.jp/daigakuin/staff/cat24/4825.html

is pretty much a (remote) "regular" on BS-TBS' 19:30 program where he debunks the invited LDP stooge's nonsense. (Not that difficult actually).

Especially juicy was how he called out the so-called "Olympic village bubble" for what it was: essentially an ineffective non-bubble.

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I'm pretty worried about the numbers coming up near the end of August and early September. I really don't want the hospitals to be overrun so people who need surgery or other care don't get shunted.

This is precisely why the govt. should have gone into vaccine emergency hyperdrive back in Feb, Mar and Apr since we saw all this coming. Now we're about 4-5 months behind schedule and it's going to cost us big time.

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