"Athletes at the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Olympics will face regular testing, restrictions on mingling and potential punishment for non-compliance with health rules, organizers said Wednesday as they outlined plans for holding the Games."
Even without the COVID panic, this is a great incentive for athletes to.....not attend the games.
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Normally I would be all for not panicking over this disease. But for someone who displayed serious symptoms, he's a complete and utter idiot. Deserves the book thrown at him
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Food for thought https://theintercept.com/2020/08/28/coronavirus-vaccine-prep-act/
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"Let's hope they don't take too long to approve the Vaccines"
Let's hope they properly vet whatever vaccine comes out first.
-1 ( +8 / -9 )
While I am not against a vaccine, I have no intention to rush to take the first one available. I'd rather wait and see if there are any problems or side-effects appearing first. Especially as I keep hearing bad rumours about Pfizer's record.
The fact that so much haste is being made to bring out a barely-tested vaccine is ringing alarm bells.
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“But the amount of people defying government orders is telling a different story.”
About time too
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“If they threw their time and money into eradicating the virus”
As we have seen again and again, there is no eradication. The moment soil destroying lockdowns end, the virus returns. Ergo, we have to live with it
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To borrow a Peter Hitchens line, where is the “funny money” coming from?
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“If anybody that wanted to have a test could have it every day of the week, and some people tested regularly, the statistics would be much more coherent and we would get a much better picture of the spread.”
Ah yes. A disease so dangerous you have to be tested to know you have it.
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“How about you people just get on with your lives & stop worrying & complaining about the numbers.”
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"Which ones? Ebola? SARS? What's your point?"
My point is COVID-19 is not the only virus we should be worrying about. But thanks to blanket media coverage, and the fear this has generated, cancer patients have missed treatments and appointments.
The fear needs to be reduced - by focussing less on cases, and more on the fatality rate
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And the number of fatalities? That is what matters - and puts the disease into perspective, amongst all the other dangerous viruses out there
-9 ( +19 / -28 )
"Unlike one country I know with 250,000 deaths"
Many with underlying health conditions and co-morbidities. And of course there is a difference between dying of, and with, the virus.
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"Act Early, Fast and Hard and thereafter economic life will return
to normal as people go about their daily life and not suspecting the
person nearby might be infected."
You seem very optimistic. That's no consolation to the lives destroyed by the excessive measures implemented - against something that is little worse than a flu.
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"I know Japanese people are on average in better health but they are very old too, which clearly should have led sooner or latet to some sad strains in some areas."
Better health among the population in general. That is what is holding the virus back, rather than the masks. Which in any case people are putting in their pockets for lunch, touching etc.
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I very much doubt the virus has a special understanding to not bother people after 10pm.
The fatality rate is what matters, not how many cases there are.
The panic needs to end. Enough peoples' livelihoods and mental health has been wrecked already.
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“More than 2,000 daily coronavirus cases reported in Japan for 1st time”.
Cases are not the issue. Fatalities are.
There are X amount of harmful viruses out there, yet for some reason the entire world went into a tailspin for this particular one.
abd I don’t want to buy into “conspiracy theory”, but I keep seeing Trudeau and Ardern etc making “rebuild better” speeches.
So, the cases hook has long since lost its bait.
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Anything to keep the masses obedient and docile
-2 ( +1 / -3 )
“Keep wearing those face masks people!!!”
I’m good thanks. You go on ahead
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“THE real risk for Japan is infection from outside. We are an island. Australia and NZ mostly have infections introduced from overseas.”
A fair point
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“For example my 80-year-old aunt got coronavirus and is in quarantine and has no symptoms so what's the point of preventing Her from traveling or getting around.”
Many old people don’t want the fuss made because they’re vulnerable either
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. “Also, hard to breathe. In busy stores, I’m over the nose, though.”
I wear one, when I have to, in a fashion that is comfortable. As I’ve many clear many times, I have no belief whatsoever in their efficacy beyond a medical environment
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“This isn’t counting those with their noses sticking out over the top.”
Who cares? Stay home if it bothers you.
This virus is going nowhere. It affects the few, while the absurd precautions taken against it destroy the lives of the many.
Protect those who want to be protected, and get on with life. Enough is enough
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“Countries that have been able to lock down and followed up with testing and tracing have seen success in controlling the spread of the virus.”
Which is dangerous only to a minority. While seeing the lives of countless non-vulnerable people disrupted, marriages and businesses destroyed.
The Barrington Declaration for one makes a power case against them, and even WHO is now shifting its position.
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“No it won't because testing is not consistent and there is no intention to contain the virus,”
It’s a virus. Not really designed to be contained.
These stupid lockdowns of the last few months have done more harm than good
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No need to panic. Don’t see other viruses getting reported
-4 ( +1 / -5 )
I guess Johnson didn’t get the memo, or doesn’t want to listen.
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