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Posted in: Tokyo reports 234 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,339 See in context

"It seems to be that people in their 20s and 30s, though their symptoms may only be mild, must be the ones infecting older people. They go home to their parents and grandparents and infect them."

You could have a point. This is the strategy that Indonesia has.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic torch relay providing cultural showcase amid pandemic See in context

"Who will be watching this? Has anyone here ever watched any of the torch relay in any other country, other than maybe the start and the finish?"

I watched the torch relay in Ventura County, CA before the 1984 LA Olympics.

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Posted in: 47 anaphylaxis cases reported in Japan after 580,000 Pfizer vaccine shots See in context

"But you wouldn’t want to be one of the 47, would you?"

None of them died. However, you really wouldn't want to be part of the 9000+ people in Japan who have died of this coronavirus.

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Posted in: Tokyo Disney parks abandon 'ladies and gentlemen' announcements See in context

"I am liberal (perhaps an old classical liberal) and I can certainly tell you I also believe this is insanity as well. I can also assure you I know several other "liberals" who share your feeling about this, and mine."

If many liberals think this is insane, in addition to nearly all moderates and basically all conservatives...Then who is this policy pleasing ??

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Posted in: 'Everything evaporated' - Olympic overseas spectator ban hits Japan tourism See in context

"The local Ramen shop that had been there for 20 plus years closed even with an increase in delivery it was not enough to pay the rent...?

I am curious. What are the landlords doing then ? Are the closed businesses just boarded up ? Are any new businesses taking their place ? I would like to hear.

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Posted in: Travelers entering Japan have to install location confirmation app, Skype on smartphones See in context

I don't even have a "smart" phone.

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Posted in: Major European nations suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine See in context

"It's good to be cautious, but the incidence of blood clots is lower in vaccinated people than in those who haven't had the vaccine."

@You are right. The headline here is misleading based on the data.

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Posted in: COVID-19 inoculations in Japan off to snail pace start due to vaccine, syringe shortages See in context

""The sense of urgency among the government is not, I think, similar to other G-7 countries," said Haruka Sakamoto, a physician and researcher at Keio University, noting Japan's comparatively low case numbers and death toll."

Japan is on the high end if you look at 17 countries of East Asia and SE Asia. Only Indonesia and the Philippines havea higher per capita dead toll.

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Posted in: U.S. implicates Saudi crown prince in journalist Khashoggi's killing See in context

"No, they won’t just like with Iran. I hate both countries, but even with this administration not willing to contain Iran."

You seemed to be conspicuously quiet about this atrocity (killing of Khashoggi) when Trump was president.

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Posted in: Survey shows many seniors undecided about vaccination See in context

"You can always recover from a virus, but..."

Over half a million people in the US didn't. In addition to those, well over a million have long term covid "side effects" (sequellae) in some cases going on 10 months. These "side effects" include presistant fatique, damaged lung capacity brain fog and more.

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Posted in: If you die from the COVID-19 vaccine in Japan, the government will give your family over ¥44 mil See in context

"Hmm... is there a way to increase the odds of death prior to getting a vaccine? "

Taking 3000 IU of vitamin D3 daily will help with the reaction to the vaccine as well as if you really are infected by Covvid-19...many other benefits too.

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Posted in: Hives, chills reported following COVID-19 vaccination in Japan See in context

"Hundreds have died in the US after vaccination. In about 1/3 of cases they died within 48hrs."

Ummm not true. Fake news at least the 1/3 in 48 hours part.

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Posted in: Gov't, TEPCO ordered to pay damages over Fukushima nuclear crisis See in context

The former Tepco President, Mr. Shimizu should be behind bars now for his negligence.

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Posted in: Suga says G-7 leaders gave unanimous support for holding Olympics this summer See in context

Wouldn't it be better to delay the Olympics until September, if indeed Japan is to have it at all ? The situation would at last be better then. July is still too soon.

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Posted in: Some remain skeptical as Japan set to roll out vaccines on Wednesday See in context

"Prove it, all medical and scientific organizations of the world say you are the one in the wrong. Do you have objective proof to contradict them?"

Maybe he has gut feelings...lol.

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Posted in: Japan to start COVID vaccinations next week despite syringe shortage See in context

@Virusrex

"There is a point where the benefits of repeating yet again an experiment bring no realistic advantage, while delaying a decision have very real costs (as in human lives)."

Indeed. About 70-80 lives lost per day delayed in Japan.

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Posted in: Biden says decision on Tokyo Olympics has to be based on science See in context

"Maybe a boon for your business if you have a hotel or taxi company because the citizens fund it."

Yes, for the Olympics many of the profits are profitised (by Dentsu, hotels, etc.) and the costs socialised (sent to the taxpayers).

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterate 'we will hold the Games' See in context

Mr. Mori looks like he isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, or even the second sharpest knife or even the third... So many compentent, intelligent people in this country are forced to retire in their 60s in this country, but...

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Posted in: Senior lawmaker to quit Diet post over hostess bar visit during state of emergency See in context

Good riddance, scumbag...

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Posted in: Japan set to extend state of emergency for up to another month See in context

"this virus has a recovery rate of more than 99%."

Not quite that high. Also Of those who have recovered many will go on to have "Long Covid" and many of those will have permanent damage to lungs, heart muscle, kidneys, et. al. problems.

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Posted in: Japan likely to hit COVID-19 herd immunity in Oct: researcher See in context

The vaccine also reduces seriousness of Covid-19 if you do get both doses. Almost no chance of hospitalization.

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Posted in: As Diet opens, Suga pledges to get pandemic under control, hold Olympics See in context

"the Country promotes itself at helping those abroad, such as in Africa..."

This is generally a form of corporate welfare.

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Posted in: Japan's suicides jump 16% in COVID-19 2nd wave: study See in context

@AgentX

Thank you for sharing your story.

I wish you the best from here.

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Posted in: Nikkei ends at 30-year high as stimulus hopes lift Wall Street See in context

For the whole S&P 500 the PE ratio is now over 38. On average the last 100 years its has been around 15...go figure.

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Posted in: Big money: General Electric boss secures $47 mil bonus See in context

Also GE gets a lot of taxpayer funded handouts.

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Posted in: Suga considers state of emergency in Tokyo, vicinity; says Japan will start vaccinations in late Feb See in context

Keep considering until the virus with its 99.9%+ recovery rate burns itself out.

More than 0.1% of the US population have died from Covid-19 yet it is still going strong there...hmmm...

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Posted in: California funeral homes run out of space as COVID-19 rages See in context

Bass4Funk, et. al. need to visit places in California like OC, Inyo County, Imperial County and San Diego Country. There are millions of people that are Independent and even conservative in those places.

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Posted in: Final Tokyo Olympic budget soars 22% to ¥1.64 trillion See in context

...due to rampant ageism.

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Posted in: Final Tokyo Olympic budget soars 22% to ¥1.64 trillion See in context

Mr. Mori,

It must be nice to get high paying job in your late 70s when so many able people in Japan with a much higher mental acuity can't even get one past 65.

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