Doubling masks are unnecessary.
Its all about wearing a proper mask e.g KN95, N95 or something along those lines, and wearing it properly and tight.
Should this be done by everyone, along with social distancing and ventilated indoors, and transmission levels would be lower.
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For two more weeks, we will keep the measure in place ...
Sumimasen... which measure again?
Are there any measures in place currently?
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34 million folks will be vaccinated beginning in April. There are 100 million adults in Japan. At that rate, the population will be vaccinated before the end of summer if not earlier.
Say what?....your number might be just a liiitle bit off.
Off by probably 33 million at least, considering April is in a month time.
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Wonder if he will be the first man using a fax machine on the moon.
That would be very japanese of him.
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Tokyo Gov Yuriko Koike expressed caution Tuesday about lifting the state of emergency in the metropolitan region this weekend
Was it on? Haven’t noticed any differences from before.
Lifting it or not is just formalities.
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The usual Japan gov daily vaccine issues/mess, to make the population even more resistant to taking the jab.
Continuing like this... immunity by 2040 in Japan.
Lets just hope not many get the long term covid effects.
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Brilliant headline. Made me laugh.
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Wonder what the numbers in Tokyo would be if the mass testing that was done in Hiroshima with 800,000 was done:
Oh wait... it conveniently never happened.
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Is that possible to charge the Pasmo with ¥100,000?
You are kidding, right?
I will laugh out loud the day I see someone at a train station showing a ¥100,000 balance.
Unsure if that little screen next to the train gates even enough space to show 6 digits lol.
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I hope this non sense does not restart without a good portion of the population vaccinated.
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Wouldn’t be surprised if the first deal is to import chinese vaccines.
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The common citizen will only get vaccinated from 2022.
Tip: get vaccinated when visiting your home country like I will do when I have the chance.
It’s all too complicated / mendokosai around here.
Considering all the problems this government faces on a daily basis because of a simple vaccine, it will probably end up being jabbed with the wrong syringe and maintained in the wrong temperature.
Not risking it here, that is for sure.
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Tokyo Olympics should have fans in stands: Hashimoto
While this is absurd, it is no less than allowing baseball stadiums to have fans in the stands, which has been happening during this pandemic.
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Australia, NZ and Taiwan are great examples of how to take advantage if being an island to deal with a pandemic.
For the ones saying “Life in Japan is normal as well”.
It is, with the potential of getting infected anywhere, anytime due to lack of testing and contact tracing. The example of random cases of the UK variant in rural areas of Japan is a perfect example.
Australia did a great job. Early strict measures were hard but worth it.
Its people and economy is not collecting the rewards of the effort.
Would say Japanese government should look at these examples of how to truly prioritise its population’s health and economy, however some things will simply never change.
If you live or travel to Japan and read the news, by now you already know the risk you’re facing.
Shoganai how they say here...!
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The lesson: buy now, when prices are at bargain level.
Prices were only at bargain level in March 2020.
All stocks are now pumped with freshly printed by central banks.
Most stocks and indexes are overpriced.
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Couldn’t agree with you more as I am in the same situation, as 90% of the population in Japan, with no option for remote workIng.
However the fact (big mistake!) that the japanese companies did not implement remote working, doesn’t make the Go To Campaign an acceptable option at this stage when no one is vaccinated.
Not properly pushing for remote working was absolutely disgraceful from the japanese government.
Restarting the Go To Campaign would only add another huge mistake to the long list of “how to deal with a pandemic and protect the health of the population”.
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Looks like numbers bottomed out and on the rise again. Next wave about to start.
With tests capped at a max of 8,000, even if there are two more waves we will never know.
Understand that we will never know how many cases - symptomatic or assymptomatic - that are out there.
It has no political benefits thus not happening.
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Considering only those with symptoms are getting tested
Considering maybe only 10-20% of the infected develop symptoms... then we can all agree testing is ridiculously low here.
Unless we don’t want to locate clusters and break transmission chain.
Then its ok to remain at low testing levels, or even just stop testing altogether.
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Look at America. They're not here to take part, they're here to take over.
“They” = 98.5% of the population which is nothing more nothing less than immigrants, or second/third generation of immigrants.
As Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, the real natives, only account for 1.5% of the population.
Ironically, the author of this comment is most likely an immigrant here in Japan.
Immigration is part of the new normal. Embrace it, it has benefits for everyone.
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In unprecedented times, unprecedented measures.
I am against illegal work, naturally, however we must support these people who left their families for a better life.
They could be stealing etc, but instead chose to still work - illegally due to bureaucracies.
Japan needs these people due to ageing population, for this reason long term is a win win for both sides.
Acknowledge, include and support these thousands of people stranded here with no better home and opportunities waiting for them in their country.
People cannot chose the country they were born at, but should be free to adopt a new home, should the home country not provide the opportunities they always dreamed about.
That is the beauty of globalisation.
As long as these people are well behaved guests, why not welcome them accordingly and facilitate working rights?
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How can there be only 5200 tests done on a Friday, a normal workday?
Do you think 200,000 tests a day, as all other developed countries are responsibly doing, would help solving the current political crisis and assist the Olympics to miraculously go ahead?
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Now there’s something most forget about during catastrophes, the millions of pets that stay behind and unfortunately pass away.
Great effort/initiative by the government!
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Unsure if it is related to the recent attacks to asians due to Covid-19.
However it is time to create more awareness around this issue.
The media should pick up more on these attacks now so asians are safer to travel to these places once borders reopen.
Unacceptable these racism actions in the 21 century.
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It seems that all the Doom sayers are losing more and more ground day by day.
Well we all know by now these numbers cannot be real.
200 cases/day in a metropolitan area of 39 million, without measures and everything and everywhere packed?
Maybe a higher % of assymptomatic vs other countries might be a possibility, however believing the number of cases in Tokyo going from 2000’s to 200 in one month for no reason sounds unlikely. And considering the political situation, Olympics etc it sounds very handy that numbers go down suddenly.
I personally don’t believe things like this happen without a reason/measure. Maybe thats just me being too realistic.
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No surprise, everything slow as usual.
Lets be realistic and adjust expectations according to the reality around here: we will reach herd immunity by the time the Tokyo 2032 Olympic Games start.
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Congratulations! Getting better every day.
Great to see another trophy for a japanese player.
Such a humble player also, great example for the younger ones.
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"It may be more contagious than conventional strains, and if it continues to spread domestically, it could lead to a rapid rise in cases," Kato said.
However Japan will remain at a very low testing level, as that is the way to keep numbers down, not by contact tracing, identifying clusters and breaking the chain of transmission...
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Keep sending more, and a few spare fridges, might be useful to have where to keep them nice and fresh for a safe jab.
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The variant is believed to have come from overseas
Of course because Japan is immune to the virus so the possibility of being a japanese strain is immediately out of the table.
More propaganda, we like it.
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