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Health officials worry as untraceable virus clusters emerge

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By ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL and LAURAN NEERGAARD

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Don’t worry, Japan’s got this. It’s not as if Japan is letting possibly infected people walk around. Even if they are, everyone’s wearing dusk masks, which we all know stops microscopic particles, so there is no problem.

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Take 2 minutes of your time to learn from this BBC clip

Coronavirus: What are viruses? And how do they spread?

www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-51224894/coronavirus-what-are-viruses-and-how-do-they-spread

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's Dr Rosalind Eggo explains how that can happen.

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I am not surprised at the appearance of untraceable clusters. It has been suggested that the incubation period for the disease may be as long as 24 days. This means that people could be infected for as long as 3 weeks and not know it. Take everyone they have come into contact with or has touched a surface they have touched, and tracking the source must be nothing short of impossible.

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The problem is Japan and Japanese people see every problem like the coronavirus facing Japan as the foreign threat. They believe by staying away from foreigners, they will be safe. It is same way they view STIs! We all know Japanese people don't have STIs (sarcasm)! Therefore, they are going to let possibly infected Japanese people walk around sharing it with others, while the population will continue to blame all foreigners if this gets worse. People with no symptoms can also infect others apparently!

I do like many think this outbreak is mostly China's fault. However, all negative views that Japan has for the Chinese will reverberate back to them during this situation.

The irony for Japanese people and their view of the Chinese is that outside of Asia to a large number of uninformed people around the world all asians are Chinese!

Sad but true!

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NumanToday  06:17 pm JST

I do like many think this outbreak is mostly China's fault. However, all negative views that Japan has for the Chinese will reverberate back to them during this situation.

Don't know where you're digging this up from. Any negative views of China that Japanese have right now is dwarfed by nations outside of Japan,

"What's spreading faster than coronavirus in the US? Racist assaults and ignorant attacks against Asians"

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/20/us/coronavirus-racist-attacks-against-asian-americans/index.html

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“Although the window of opportunity is narrowing to contain the outbreak, we still have a chance to contain it," said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Pure delusion or the voicing of delusion to try and gain some sort of profit. And cannot be contained and in fact, has been free from some time now. But its still not a zombie plague. What else is going on in the world right now? Are we just being distracted?

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No new cases in the US yet

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Don't know where you're digging this up from. Any negative views of China that Japanese have right now is dwarfed by nations outside of Japan,

You don’t really think this defeats the argument that Japanese hatred towards Chinese will backfire in the Japanese, do you? Anyone else see the glaring logic failure here?

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There is no "Japanese hatred" for the Chinese, they have been their best customer for a decade. Fear of COVID19 should not be confused with "hatred". Japan has sent medical supplies to China even in the face of shortages in their own country and China has expressed gratitude. So there's nothing to "backfire".

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@Ossan

Don't know where you're digging this up from. Any negative views of China that Japanese have right now is dwarfed by nations outside of Japan,

Tokyo ramen shop owner sets “Japanese only” rule as countermeasure against coronavirus

https://soranews24.com/2020/02/22/tokyo-ramen-shop-owner-sets-japanese-only-rule-as-countermeasure-against-coronavirus/

Japanese candy shop bans all Chinese customers over coronavirus fears

https://soranews24.com/2020/01/23/japanese-candy-shop-bans-all-chinese-customers-over-coronavirus-fears/

You don’t really think this defeats the argument that Japanese hatred towards Chinese will backfire in the Japanese, do you? Anyone else see the glaring logic failure here?

@Chip, I know, right! The irony is Ossan just made my point:

"What's spreading faster than coronavirus in the US? Racist assaults and ignorant attacks against Asians"

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/20/us/coronavirus-racist-attacks-against-asian-americans/index.html

Talking about other countries are doing it worse doesn't change the fact about what Japan is doing or that it will reverberate back.

Like I said, "All Asians are now being seen as Chinese to the uninformed!"

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