Christopher Glen comments

Posted in: Less contact, short trips: Tokyo Olympics organizers set out rules See in context

"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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Posted in: Man who hid coronavirus infection arrested over hot spring visit See in context

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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Posted in: U.S. expects 100 million people to be vaccinated by February See in context

Food for thought https://theintercept.com/2020/08/28/coronavirus-vaccine-prep-act/

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Posted in: U.S. expects 100 million people to be vaccinated by February See in context

"Let's hope they don't take too long to approve the Vaccines"

Let's hope they properly vet whatever vaccine comes out first.

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Posted in: U.S. expects 100 million people to be vaccinated by February See in context

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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Posted in: Americans face new COVID-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving See in context

“But the amount of people defying government orders is telling a different story.”

About time too

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Posted in: Gov't considering ¥20 tril extra budget to spur virus-hit economy See in context

“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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Posted in: Gov't considering ¥20 tril extra budget to spur virus-hit economy See in context

To borrow a Peter Hitchens line, where is the “funny money” coming from?

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Posted in: Pandemic or not, people must stay active: WHO See in context

“With your mask on, in bad ventlated areas in particular”

Why?

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Posted in: Japan, China restart reciprocal business travel See in context

Good. Quarantine is a human rights violation.

The sooner normality resumes the better

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Posted in: Pandemic or not, people must stay active: WHO See in context

Agreed. Out and about, that’s the way.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 418 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,052 See in context

“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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 418 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,052 See in context

“How about you people just get on with your lives & stop worrying & complaining about the numbers.”

Agreed.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 570 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,524 See in context

"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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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 570 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,524 See in context

And the number of fatalities? That is what matters - and puts the disease into perspective, amongst all the other dangerous viruses out there

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Posted in: Once Australia's COVID-19 hotspot, Victoria goes 28 days without an infection See in context

"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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Posted in: Once Australia's COVID-19 hotspot, Victoria goes 28 days without an infection See in context

"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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Posted in: 4 major cities seek shorter business hours to try and contain coronavirus See in context

"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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Posted in: 4 major cities seek shorter business hours to try and contain coronavirus See in context

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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Posted in: More than 2,000 daily coronavirus cases reported in Japan for 1st time See in context

“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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 294 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,323 See in context

Anything to keep the masses obedient and docile

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 294 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,323 See in context

“Keep wearing those face masks people!!!”

I’m good thanks. You go on ahead

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Posted in: Suga warns of coronavirus resurgence in Japan as temperatures fall See in context

“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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 242 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,123 See in context

“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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Posted in: Suga warns of coronavirus resurgence in Japan as temperatures fall See in context

. “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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Posted in: Suga warns of coronavirus resurgence in Japan as temperatures fall See in context

“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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 242 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,123 See in context

“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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 242 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,123 See in context

“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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 269 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,024 See in context

No need to panic. Don’t see other viruses getting reported

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Posted in: Johnson locks down England as UK COVID-19 cases pass 1 million See in context

I guess Johnson didn’t get the memo, or doesn’t want to listen.

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/health-54442386

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