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Agnes Chow is so popular in Japan because she speaks good Japanese. Her good looks couldn’t have hurt either. Reading some of the posts, I get the impression that some people don’t like to see Chinese and Japanese joining together for a cause.

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If foreigners have been tested and quarantined on entry, how could this strain of Covid have come from Britain or Australia? Obviously this has been passed on by those not displaying any symptoms, but if everyone entering NZ was tested and quarantined the the virus was never eradicated in the population in the first place.

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”Japanese aggression“ is a war winner version history.  It was the West powers in the Asia that were aggressors.

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@Vanessa: Totaly agree and I don't think we have even begun in truth to see the fallout from the effects of a 'hard' lockdown any of the countries that implemented it. It is interesting to see that the normal advocates of 'Lockdown' have refrained from commenting over the last few days. We know they are reading as they are presumably self isolating.

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Will he be able to enter Japan, or do rugby players count for more than residents?

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Sorry I missed your double post. I don't think I've ever publicly criticised or complained about the Japanese response.

Better or worse. Right or wrong. That's a relatively binary thought process and I don't think those terms don't apply. Every country is doing what they think is right. Of that I'm sure. But what were talking about is people lives at the end of the day. You nor I should be discussing that in such a blasé way.

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Yes. She should be thankful and very proud of herself. Very brave IMO. With international public support and being in the spotlight she has so far avoided the fate being whisked away into China where the less fortunate sometimes do a disappearing act. Let's hope the title Goddess of Democracy will protect her.

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Plasma is NOT a vaccine.

Being fully aware of where I am, I did not mean that in the strict medical/scientific sense. For most people, a vaccine is simply a viral disease immunity providing agent. Thus, its equivalent to a vaccine in most people's minds.

When injected into a new patient, the “plasma-derived therapy” — also known as convalescent plasma — provides “passive immunity” until the patient’s immune system can generate its own antibodies.

https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/05/how-blood-plasma-from-recovered-patients-could-help-treat-coronavirus/

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It must be despairingly frustrating.

The New Zealand Government followed the text book definition of efficient science based handing of this catastrophic pandemic, only to be stumped by COVID-19, that can prevaricate at will.

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If Biden were president now, he would be a puppet, while a bunch of behind the scenes grifters and criminals ran the government while waiting for him to die or resign. 

I was wondering when someone would turn up to spout some baseless off-topic nonsense

Is this the latest incarnation of ‘deep state’?

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Her passport was confiscated.

That means she’s not able to visit Japan.

I am glad Japan supports her. However, the reason she cannot visit Japan is because gaijin are banned from entering the country due to coronavirus, even permanent residents cannot enter Japan.

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Good comment Monty. The numbers are falling and have not reached anywhere near other countries. Japan is a success story with respect to coronavirus. I say time to open the borders and allow the travel industry to recover.

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When putting myself in danger I'll make a call on the day. When putting someone else in danger I will err on the side of caution.

I too, like you, hope that the treatment isn't worse than the disease. But at the moment I still have faith people can tough out lockdowns and outlast the disease.

Perhaps our viewpoints are different. I see a lockdown as a chance for people to do the right thing and help those in need. You see it as a punishment. Perspective means a lot.

Yeah as a person with a Master's in Diatetics I see a lot in those numbers. Where would you like to start? Asians genetic predisposition to negative health outcomes at lower a BMI?

Again, we're getting a bit off base.

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Her passport was confiscated.

That means she’s not able to visit Japan.

I wish the final sentence will be soft one...

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@Kiwikid

If you prefer the New Zealand locking people in their homes and that makes you feel safer then why remain in Japan and complain that Japan isn't doing enough?

I am not saying go back to your country not at all.

I am simply asking you and others if they think their countries way is better and safer then why remain here in Japan complaining about the way the Japanese are doing thing, unlike the Japanese you have the option to go where you think it is safer.

I am not complaining about how it is being handled in Japan, I don't think my country or most other western countries are doing better and I am happy and fine right here if I wasn't I would have gotten on a plane and gone back to Canada.

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a Secom officer will come within minutes to your GPS location.

When every second counts, a Secom officer is just minutes away. I think your heart is in the right place, but....

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Greed.......

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I have little in politically in common with Elizabeth Warren, however, Mrs Warren hit the nail dead center here....

“There is nobody in this country who got rich on their own. Nobody. You built a factory out there - good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory... Now look. You built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea - God bless! Keep a hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”

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Its going to be interesting seeing if the total lockdown was worth it. My opinion from the beginning has been "no".

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I would. She's talented and driven, and I'm retired. As far as I'm concerned, that's a good match. And, I'm good with kids.

The whole point was "who in their right mind". I notice you did not say anything about a pre-nup.

I am surprised these two have anything financial to work out in court. For people so rich that sure seems very stupid. The greatest treasure any of us has is time and they are wasting it on things they could just pay for? Bizarre.

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"Maybe police should be every where at once. Would someone please create the technology for that?"

actually they do have in Japan, SECOM has a wearable or carry GPS subscription service notifier , but its expensive, and a Secom officer will come within minutes to your GPS location.

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Strange case. Why would he try to steal money from the store while she was on duty? If he wanted to kill her, why not wait until she finished work and left the store?

I know some people will blame the police, but it's impractical to suggest that a patrol car could be outside the store or her home all day every day.

Stalking is the most extreme form of addiction there is. The stalker cannot be dissuaded by restraining orders or police warnings. They are cunning and will usually achieve their ends, unfortunately.

But the attempted robbery part is the first time I have heard of such a case with a stalker.

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@Kiwikid

So we are to cower in our homes for how long?

I have damaged lungs from a near fatal pneumonia many years ago so understand I am in the high risk category and I understand the dangers.

But a vaccine a safe and lasting one is still not here and may never be.

In the west they are talking about 2 to 3 years with those laws, regulations,etc...

Tell us us that reasonable, can people not only economically but psychologically last that long?

Or are we supposed to revert to medieval Times during the plague and lock our Castle doors and treat the neighbouring towns, states and people like enemies.

Already in places like Canada travel between provinces is nearly impossible and those having to return home or move for work are being blocked even from their own homes.

Tell us us this the future you want?

I find it so interesting that the west is ready to lock people in their homes, mandate how they can live but will ignore the main reason Covid is dangerous and that is to those not in good health and up to now 70% of serious cases in the west are those that are obese (3 UK and several USA as well as Australia, Canadian, German studies) because obesity brings with it all the heart problems, etc... But body positive cannot do anything to force the unhealthy so lock up the rest to protect them. Makes perfect sense.

One reason Japan is not seeing the number or percentages of death like the west one only has to look at this Japan 5% obesity, Canada 30%, UK 30%, USA 40%, Australia 30%, New Zealand 30%.

Also let's look at South Korea who have even fewer deaths obesity 5%

See anything interesting in those numbers?

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By canceling the manga, they are also punishing all the other innocent people who worked and are working on it. The stupidity of humans never ceases to be a point of wonder. The criminal justice system will take care of him. That's what its there for. Relax. Cancel culture is evil. Let it go.

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I am very very sorry for all the fear mongering and wishing cases will increase people.

Cases dont increase currently in Tokyo.

I am very sorry for you ultraparanoia, fear mongering people.

But maybe tomorrow the cases will increase.

Good luck for you.

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where have all the young men gone

when will they ever learn

when will they ever learn..

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Why are you asking two questions at the same time and answering yourself as well?

....fine .. and if not why not ? Have you got any numbers ?

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Chow, 23, a fluent Japanese speaker dubbed the "goddess of democracy" by Japanese media

Hypocrites! Just interested in her because she happens to speak Japanese and they want to link that fact to her action so that they can portrayed themselves as having anything to do with the fight for freedom that people like Agnes Chow represents. But the same media and Japanese people did not bother to ask why there isn't a so-called "goddess of democracy" in Japan, the country where the government has voted a few years ago laws against people and journalists who would make public so-called and vaguely defined sensitive and secret informations with journalists facing up to 5 years of prison. Yeah Japan, hopefully being infected by hypocrisy is not deadly.

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Florida is a must-win state for Trump 

It's a must-win state for Harris-Biden for sure.

If Biden were president now, he would be a puppet, while a bunch of behind the scenes grifters and criminals ran the government while waiting for him to die or resign. 

Guaranteed, if Biden wins, it would be Harris calling the shots and she would replace him within a year.

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Maybe they should have watched her Job too.

Maybe police should be every where at once. Would someone please create the technology for that?

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The right thing to do is to make a complaint about the person.

Assaulting them for being an rude nasty person is only going to get you arrested. It’s also quite dangerous and a stupid thing to do as others can get hurt, and you yourself can get stabbed or injured.

Saw this countless times working security when I was in my 20s.

The guy who loses his temper and lashes out is 90% going to be blamed for that too, as it’s not illegal to be rude or bothersome, but it is to lay your hands on people.

People are giving kudos to this cop?? Really? He sounds like a loose cannon to me.

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