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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,128 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,574 See in context

@Akula

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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Posted in: Why some seniors fly into a rage at convenience stores and hospitals See in context

Can confirm, father-in-law is an a-hole

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Posted in: Suga asks Pfizer CEO to bring forward COVID-19 delivery amid shortage See in context

This 'government' is an absolute joke

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,979 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,383 See in context

Well, still firmly on collision course for +3000 on the 4/5th of August

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,832 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,943 See in context

@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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,832 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,943 See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,832 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,943 See in context

@ Zoroto

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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Posted in: Police find missing Ugandan weightlifter in Mie Prefecture See in context

Hilarious and tragic in equal measure

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 727 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,329 See in context

So if I get long covid should I ignore that too?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 727 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,329 See in context

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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Posted in: Zero risk? Virus cases test Olympic organizers' assurances See in context

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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Posted in: Zero risk? Virus cases test Olympic organizers' assurances See in context

Just imagine if they were this thorough with testing on the general population.

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Posted in: Most major cities in Japan revise vaccine plans amid supply crunch See in context

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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Posted in: Kono says local gov'ts need to slow down vaccinations due to supply crunch See in context

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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Posted in: Two 19-year-olds arrested for home break-in and robbery See in context

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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Posted in: Bach says canceling Tokyo Olympics not an option despite COVID See in context

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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Posted in: Japan to issue vaccine passports free of charge See in context

Just hurry up with the actual vaccinations first, eh

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 502 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,506 See in context

I'm not one for conspiracy theories. I'm rather in the incompetence camp.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 502 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,506 See in context

I expect around 20-30% weekly average rise given recent trajectory, so maybe 1200-1300 on Wednesday/Thursday.

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Posted in: Japanese governors call for sufficient COVID-19 vaccine supply See in context

@ptownsend

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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Posted in: Johnson says UK must live with virus as he eases restrictions See in context

@Willi

'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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Posted in: Johnson says UK must live with virus as he eases restrictions See in context

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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Posted in: Japan should have scrapped domestic COVID vaccine trials: Kono See in context

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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Posted in: Do you think professional sports stars should be required to attend news conferences after their game or event? See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 235 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,278 See in context

@m1k1

That's completely wrong

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