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More than 20 million Americans have lost their jobs since the outbreak of the pandemic. More than 10% of the work force. The unemployment figures are going to be shocking.

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Strangerland said "Taiwan is an awesome country. It's like China, without the CPP, and with really good food."

Taiwan is a part of awesome country. It's like other parts of China, without being occupied and colonized because of the CPP, and with really good food.

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I have also read reports that people who have received BCG vaccination (for tuberculosis) have some resistance to this virus. BCG has historically been widely used in Japan -- maybe some potential as a base for a vaccine.

Also saw an interview with a doctor who stated that none of his patients receiving treatment for lupus had contracted the virus, in stark contrast to his patients. So, much anecdotal information is coming out relative to potential off-label drug treatments. Moreover, many of these drugs have been around for years and are largely well tolerated with well understood dosage/side effects. Hopefully, the optimal "cocktail" will be forthcoming.

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englisc aspyrgend, around 92% of the work force are working from home. The production and network professionals that remain on site. All adhere to social distancing protection.

I take our business duty of care to our employees as the highest priority. That is above all paramount and bottom line.

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Alexandre T. Ishii

He did the right thing. I don't want to see Aichi prefecture (Nagoya city) top of all.

My understanding was that Omura initially told the National Govt that Aichi was fine, and to not include them on the Emergency list. I suspect that in the time between the announcement and today, he faced a heap of backlash over that decision.

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So China is the scapegoat now?

You keep trying to make it the scapegoat. Which is no better than the CCP trying to pretend this is a CIA false flag operation. Both are ridiculous, and trying to pretend the virus isn't a naturally occurring event we all face together.

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Taiwan is an awesome country. It's like China, without the CPP, and with really good food.

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WilliB said "Taiwan is what mainland China should be. Mainland China must get rid of the CCP virus."

Hahaha, then ask your govt to split your own country. China will never do that. That is why ROC lost to CCP. Worshiping foreign powers is colonial mentality and never is good to a sovereign nation.

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Burning Bush

Also, I wonder why the we aren't given the number of positives/number of tests.

They are doing it. They just do not go to your house every morning to give these to you. Same for every stuff you are requesting. They are given daily (with various time gap depending of the source). What about making an effort ?

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Jimizo said "They’ve certainly thrived over the last 70 years or so. Quite an achievement.

Fine country."

Hahaha, then ask your govt to be Taiwan like, betray your own race.

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Reckless says, "I think in a few months this will pass and the preparations for the Olympics will pull things up."

What planet are you from Reckless? Do you really think this thing is going away anytime soon? There is no cure and a vaccine could take more than a year to be approved.

By the time this is all over the Olympics will be just an afterthought. Every worldwide economy will be reeling and the last thing on people's minds will be the Olympics.

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Taxi drivers can sometimes be the biggest scammers, so I always take taxi driver statements with a grain of salt.

a 2300 yen fare? get real, the drunk is a punk.

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No such thing as a free lunch. Zoom, Google.Facebook....

Amen!

But there are exceptions like meet.jit.si and other 100% F/LOSS projects. Jitsi doesn't require any signup. No demand for any account information. But it doesn't encrypt end-to-end either. Most of these solutions use something called WebRTC, which has all sorts of security problems that have been well known, but we (including me) use them.

If Zoom hadn't lied and mislead, there wouldn't be any issues.

When I want secure conferencing, I use my own conference setup with SSL encryption. Nextcloud-Talk supports that, if anyone is interested. https://nextcloud.com/talk/ 100% F/LOSS, but you can pay someone to setup and support it for your company. It uses WebRTC, so the SSL tunnel helps a little, but doesn't close all security issues.

Taiwan has made using Zoom illegal. Many companies have also specifically named Zoom as not to be used.

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The article is mostly state-the-obvious stuff about right now, but looking forward, I think there will be another wave of bad even when the virus passes. My work comes from manufacturers and I'm lucky to very busy at the moment with pre-ordered work. I fully expect this to dry up, albeit later than the hit the virus is giving other businesses. There will be others in the same position, so that even when retail, travel, etc. are up and running again, they may well find their next problem is customers with tightening belts.

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If anyone said that life was fair, they were lying.

Societies have a choice. Do we prefer younger workers and fire older workers to have less expensive payroll

or

do we keep workers based on longevity with the company, so the last hired must be the first fired in any downturn?

There are examples of both systems in the world. With legal mandates and with societal pressure alone.

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They’ve certainly thrived over the last 70 years or so. Quite an achievement.

Taiwan is what mainland China should be. Mainland China must get rid of the CCP virus.

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Instead release the icu occupiency rates for each prefecture every evening that way people in some areas can understand why the have to stay home take etc care driving etc and other prefectures can continuing functioning while taking caution.

I seriously doubt that will work. For some people perhaps, but for the majority, I just don’t see it phasing them until drastic measures are implemented, then once they see that, they will start to take this virus more seriously. That’s not happening at all at the moment.

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@Jtsnose

Yep. Trump’s approval rating on the way down according to the average of the polls...

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@buchailldana

Fear mongering keeps going. Basic measures are ok to protect from a virus, not paranoiac measures.

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Great... just when Kuroda was being seen for the failure he is, he'll go on to proclaim himself a genius again and say "Wasn't me!"

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Didou stop talking doodo

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@englisc

Yep, they will start thinking to retool their production lines in a few weeks. Will be too late then.

Japan is around a couple of weeks behind. The explosion in cases is coming, and they should be seriously preparing for what is to come now.

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If Toyota wasn’t based in Achi it would have been included, another day another j inc fail.

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@Kurisu. I don't. Mine is much much larger. The ex has a large one though.

Trying to put much of mine to use for those in need now starting with my daughters and moving on to friends and good restaurant buddies that are in trouble. Can't take it with you when you die.

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Taiwan govt is traitorous, colonial, full of lies, to say the least.

They’ve certainly thrived over the last 70 years or so. Quite an achievement.

Fine country.

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I think Japan is Ossans blanket.

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@ therougou

I understand what you are saying, but it clearly hasn't gotten through to people (the Nogaya governor for example)

Also if the goal is to avoid overwhelmingly the health system do we really need a daily number of cases and endless press briefings from local mayors?

Instead release the icu occupiency rates for each prefecture every evening that way people in some areas can understand why the have to stay home take etc care driving etc and other prefectures can continuing functioning while taking caution.

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These States of Emergency only will create more fear and paranoia among people. This country has 130 million people, only a few thousands infected. Remember that pneumonia kills 2.5 to 3 million people a year and who cares. Nobody at all. I have heard people from Chiba city afraid to go to Tokyo. what's going on. The state of emergency declared, and some shops ask for social distancing in my city, some transparent plastic over the counter. Nothing like that 3 days ago, and nothing has changed since. We have only 3 cases for 90000 people. And Tokyo has 1500 cases for 13 million people.......... I understand stringent measures where cases have been growing, but not where no case, or only a few cases have been reported. Crazy world

In my country, even the countryside is lockdown. If it continues like that, trees will be under a lockdown. Crazy world

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