Good to see people having fun
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Feel sorry for Kyushu. They seem to cop this every year
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Oh I see she has her mask back on
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“Here’s a bit of shocking news to some. It is not on Abe, Trump, any government to deal with this. It is on you, me, and every individual on this planet to do OUR job as individuals to stem the spread of this annoying pandemic! Individual accountability! It starts there! You do your part! Essential movements only! Get out of the bars, cut leisure activities, reduce and consolidate essential daily tasks, be over vigilant in social distance, be overzealous in personal hygiene, wear a mask! Let government worry about the treatment capabilities, and R&D for immunization. EVERYONE plays a part. Until this happens, this will not stop!”
Good luck with that
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Until the Olympics were cancelled, she didn’t care. It seems voters are that stupid
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At best, lockdowns and social distancing had no positive effects, something Dr. Don Ferguson has admitted.
Precisely, just a lot of divorces and broken families
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“The only way to save the economy is to defeat the virus. Without that, businesses are going to be destroyed even without any government lockdowns whatsoever.”
Defeating the virus is going to take a while. We have to get on with our lives.
Peter Hitchens is quite eloquent, look him up
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"You can guarantee the numbers are going to rise because people cannot stay out of the hostess clubs and night clubs and spread this crap which is putting a nail in the rest of the economy."
Ok, hostess clubs aren't a great place to be at the moment. But, it's the excessive response to the virus that is crippling economies.
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Agreed. I bought an emergency 2 week supply at the beginning of lock-down, only to decide in hindsight, that the zombie apocalypse didn't happen
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"I have never understood this. How can we socially distance everywhere else, not go to clubs, bars, cinemas, restaurants etc. and yet continue to be crowded on to commuter trains? Surely to god the railway companies have some responsibility here...."
Masks, they render us invulnerable. Didn't you know?
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"Maybe when New Zealand erased the virus and was able to go back to normal? Seems it actually is possible and a good thing to aim for."
Only as long as the border remains shut, which it can't indefinitely.
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We are doomed, I tell you. Doomed
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“The average age of those newly diagnosed has dropped, it’s those in their late teens who are the new victims. Young people think they are invincible.”
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“guess if I was in Tokyo right now I might be giving the drinking spots a miss, but other than that, Japan has around 1000 active cases in a population of 126 million. Perspective people.”
The number is certainly more, but I’m not getting all flustered like the doomsayers on this page.
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Yes agreed there
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“Problem is, Covid-19 is a real bullet that the young will not survive”
With the economic consequences of the shutdowns, certainly.
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The best info I have is maybe. Supporting link?
“but it does offer around 95% protection from catching corona if you don't have it, compared to 0% protection from wearing a face mask due to your eyes being exposed to unmasked breathers.”
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We are all doomed....or we avoid rock concerts, wash our hands and get on with life
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“But, will we be hypocritical when a vaccine is found and we stop wearing masks? Will there be blood on our hands for the annual thousands of influenza deaths? A transmissible sickness (which there is a vaccine for) that kills across a broader age spectrum than Covid.”
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A bit of perspective. One of a few that turned me away from the panicky tendencies embodied in many
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We are doomed. It’s the end! Panic everyone. Panic
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“And the number of deaths? Hysteria again”
Well, the issue has been overblown a bit
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“Chris Glen, if you are dead what is the point of economical survival? I have listened to horrific stories of Covid-19 survivors who struggle to walk to the shops.”
There is no funding for the hospitals, if we run out of money due to prolonged shut downs.
Cancer patients, at least in the UK, are getting their treatment put on the back burner if favour of Corona patients.
I used to think as you do, and woke up in a cold sweat at the idea of going out.
But then I stopped smelling the bs, and started smelling the coffee.
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"Ask the survivors who have lasting damage to their lungs and health. Ask the families of all of those who died."
Ask the jobless, ask the divorced families, ask the victims of domestic abuse, as a result of enforced lockdowns. Are not these issues equally important?
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"Despite more cases in Tokyo, Japan, with about 19,000 cases"
Everyone knows this is not the real number. But is COVID-19 worth the excessive hysteria it's getting? No.
Common-sense, obviously avoiding nightlife districts in Tokyo, hand-washing etc, is enough.
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"Anyone needing to self isolate in Japan must be given enough money to survive without work OTHERWISE they will not do it..."
Precisely, on this I can agree. The culture of turning away those unwanted - ie women about to give birth etc - is again rearing its ugly head.
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