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Beijing locks areas down as new virus outbreak gathers pace

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There is now significant evidence that lockdowns do little to assist in managing the virus.  Lets hope that the rest of the world doesn't once again follow the example of China should a "second wave occur.

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Why don't they close all those very filthy, dirty, out of all hygiene standards, all kinds of Virus birthplaces...food markets?

China should not be surprised that nobody wants to travel there again, and their tourism industry will completely collapse!

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@kaerimashita

reference please.

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Kaerimashita: "There is now significant evidence that lockdowns do little to assist in managing the virus."

Excuse me? Thanks to the lock down, the number of new infections, in China and else where, went down to zero, or thereabouts. And now look what's happened with things opening up again... new infections. To say the lockdowns do little is moronic, and the kind of shilling that is the reason why a second peak is inevitable. At least China is TRYING to manage it, unlike other nations who just decide not to test more thoroughly, leave things open but say, "It's your fault if you catch it -- staying open is up to you!", and then some.

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At the cost of livelihoods, mental health and marriages destroyed. We will likely find lockdowns did more damage.

All those government handouts are going to have to be repaid

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In total 177 people are now ill with the disease in China -- two severely -- which is the highest since early May.

This is misleading: Infected people without symptoms are not technically ill. This corona aside, we all have and co-exist with viruses and bacteria within our body... no matter how healthy, should we still call ourselves ill patients?

I seek info about how many of 177 are asymptomatic. With only two seriously ill coming from certain market areas, I think the spike is containable (of course, provided that local authorities tell the truth...)

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I can't believe they're considering opening up travel between the PR of Corona and Japan but not for the Permanent Residents of Japan.

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There is now significant evidence that lockdowns do little to assist in managing the virus. Lets hope that the rest of the world doesn't once again follow the example of China should a "second wave occur.

Tell that to NZ and Australia.

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"At least China is TRYING to manage it, unlike other nations who...".. but how do you know? Do you honestly believe one single word that comes from the Chinese state-owned media? Has this been verified by an independent body? What happened in Wuhan is shrouded in mystery. Why are you defending China if you have no evidence?

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Nice to know that some governments take covid-19 seriously.

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smithjapan:

Excuse me? Thanks to the lock down, the number of new infections, in China and else where, went down to zero, or thereabouts.

You do know that the country that dealt most successfully with Corona is Taiwan, and Taiwan had no lockdown. Or is that news to you?

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Everything China says is a lie, fake numbers, fake reason why it started, fake everything. Move along and just let the 2nd wave happen and let evolution run its course.

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Trump also doesn't believe in lockdowns and everything what China says.

That's why he thinks he's doin a great job against the COVID-19 pandemic !

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KaerimashitaJune 15  03:25 pm JST There is now significant evidence that lockdowns do little to assist in managing the virus. 

Source? Just the opposite is true. It's been widely demonstrated that lock downs and quarantines are the only effective measures at this point, particularly with geographically large nations.

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Everything China says is a lie, fake numbers, fake reason why it started, fake everything.

Taiwan knew that.

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