Right yeah, so rather than the bank holiday 2 days ago, the effect of vaccinating the elderly has suddenly taken effect on the numbers.
I wish we had emojis here.
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Can confirm, father-in-law is an a-hole
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This 'government' is an absolute joke
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Well, still firmly on collision course for +3000 on the 4/5th of August
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@Nibek your right, the Olympic is not the cause of this current surge, it's due to delta and 'covid fatigue' (which could have been avoided if the vaccine roll out was not mismanaged). That doesn't mean that going ahead with a mass potential super spreader/variant cooker against the wish of the tax payers who funded it is ok.
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The death rate (if your fit and under 70) is not the concern). The concern is that up to 20% of cases, regardless of age and health, are suffering permanent, dehibilitating damage. Just do some basic research.
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Clearly many people on this board alone claim the Japanese goverment is flat-out lying and manipulating the numbers. Even though we have a rapidly surging increase in the run up to the Olympics they will still continue to preach that nonsense.
The reality is just mass incompetence (to a criminal level imo).
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Hilarious and tragic in equal measure
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So if I get long covid should I ignore that too?
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A remarkable drop. Very convenient. How many tests?
It's not remarkable at all. It's totally normal that Mondays count is around 50% of the mid week peak due to the way the numbers come in and lower weekend tests.
Rest assured mid week this week will he higher than last week.
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The only potential benefit of olympics left was 'soft power', given that there can be no benefit to the economy or tourism (a huge net loss in fact given the costs). But given all the controversies leading up to the olympics, plus the obvious corona outbreaks like this... seems to me its just overall having quite a negative impact on Japans international image.
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Just imagine if they were this thorough with testing on the general population.
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What does it take to realise that this group of people perpetually in governmental positions are utterly incompetent?
Of the Japanese that follow current affairs, I do believe this is the general opinion already. But it's always shoganai so nothing changes.
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Goes without saying the overall rollout has been a joke and I'm livid about it. Still waiting for my jab, although finally have an appointment.
BUT I don't get the complaints about giving away AZ. Almost no one would take it here given the private system meaning you can shop around for the more effective options. I for sure wouldn't, even if it meant getting jabbed a couple weeks sooner.
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In any other country in the world, this would not make national news. Japan's low crime rate never ceases to amaze me.
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We will protect a bunch of athletes, its fine that a regular people who paid for the whole thing through their tax will die or have lives ruined due to long covid
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I'm not one for conspiracy theories. I'm rather in the incompetence camp.
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I expect around 20-30% weekly average rise given recent trajectory, so maybe 1200-1300 on Wednesday/Thursday.
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Japan has a free press. The problem is there is absolutely no appetite or demand for investigative journalism from the public.
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'Gradually getting weaker and endemic, like all viruses do'
Um, what about Aids, Ebola, Polio... I could go on.
Besides, it's obviously not getting weaker, rather the complete opposite.
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Indeed there is no point postponing the inevitable, its the right decision to get back to normal, now that a majority are vaccinated.
However, it's a terrible decision that masks will not remain mandatory in public spaces, on public transport etc Places where people have no choice to avoid. They should keep that at least until they have reached the vaccination targets but possibly beyond. It would simply be for the benefit of all, with no drawback, and it would send a clear message this is far from over. 'Recommendations' dont cut it in the UK.
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The common sense thing to do would have been to have local trials and allow volunteers, those that don't want to wait to get vaccinated at the same time.
However this is all just political subterfuge by Kono, shifting blame away from the party to the rules. The real mistake has been the hugely inadequate preparation to setup the vaccination centers, systems and personnel. The roll out could already be much further ahead based on the same rules and same doses delivered to Japan.
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It's an entertainment business. They are paid millions to play a game they love. I'm not saying that the press conferences are easy, but I think she should try getting a real job with your average boss and crappy colleagues.. maybe that would give her some perspective.
Frankly her comments are an insult to the rest of us who have no choice but to put up and get on with it, in far harder circumstances.
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