@virusrex. Thanks for the retort. The question. Was it wise to release the patient back to the hotel? Low fatality rate, but how much suffering if you don't die? My son has asthma, I wouldn't want to see him contract this because of flawed public health measures.
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I read in the WSJ that health officials believe that the incubation period is two weeks and that people are most likely not contagious before symptoms develop. Please note the use of words like, "believe" and "most likely." When I read that, it means there still isn't enough definitive information, which then by logical conclusion health official should err on the side of caution no? Releasing a patient back to the hotel only to find out in later research and evidence that it is contagious during the incubation period would just blow up in everyone's face. To get the up to date facts and research evidence the most reliable place to extract the information would be where it originated and where there are the most prevalent cases i.e. China but I'm not so sure the PRC is actually providing all the facts to the WHO. So, it goes back to the same old question. Why are these health officials being so casual in their actions? While I'm on the soapbox, would just like to let readers know the name Carlo Urbani. Please don't forget this doctor.
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Laughable and disgusting but also par for the course. As long as the LDP is in power there will never be any structural changes in government or oversight. All these folks will lay low for several months and will be on the campaign trail again and then sadly, elected again by their constituents. How many times have we seen this Mr. Abe?
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When it's white red neck men with gun racks in their pick up talking about the second amendment people talk about a sacred right given to them by the constitution. Just think. What would the reaction be like if it was a large group of armed black and hispanic men assembling in VA?
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Do us all a favor Shimoji. Quit. You could never win the elections on your own anyways.
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Conflict with Iran impacts the entire world. Duh. Stating the obvious sure makes you look brilliant. And sitting next to MBS all smiles is great for peace in the world. You should have stayed in Japan and saved tax payers' money.
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As the caddie he should be advising the golfer, in this case trump. Go visit your boss instead of Iran.
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He put the blame on someone in his office, the same ploy as "my secretary did it." No guts to admit it. If he received a donation of 100 mil you can be dang sure he was aware because as is customary, he would have gone to the donor to personally thank them. If you received that much wouldn't you? Then he said in his press conference that the donor refused a receipt. Shimoji didn't declare it on his funds and expenditures report. This clown has been running around in his orange jacket for a long time in Okinawa and he knows the rules and procedures, but yet he takes us for fools and he says it was an oversight. Gimme a break already, I know this guy, he can lie to your face, had it done to me at a party once. Something about the color orange you know?
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If things continue to escalate with Iran, don't forget the rise in crude prices. If it's going to be rough for the so-called middle class, how will it be for the working poor and the displaced? Japan and the LDP have delayed structural changes for too long and unfortunately the population will reap what it has sown.
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On a smaller scale, how many suspects that made the news escaped from the police last year? Lots of words like outrage and betrayal are being thrown around, but me thinks it's high time to start using words like, ineptitude, incompetence or amateur.
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What does publishing the name do to comfort the victims' families or in prosecuting the crime? If not, then not necessary. Just hurry up and bring the accused to justice. Try his arse in the hospital.
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Duh...and if trump decides to go to war with Iran, watch the crude prices spike. On top of that, Abe and his cronies announced that patient medical payments will increase to 20%. For a country that is aging and living on a fixed income, this is going to hurt.
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Good. "Action not platitudes." Besides Abe's address wouldn't have been sexy enough anyways.
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Taken in the broader context of the way he's been bending over backward to make himself known to the military community e.g. pardoning Gallagher, is only to garner votes from the military; he doesn't care about anyone but himself. He knows that capt bone spurs is going to be one of his weaknesses in the election.
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Make Abe decide, and have him and the JOC go in front of the world to sell it. He's the one who said that Fukushima will not have an impact.
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Won't testify. He can't walk the talk, never has never will. If he does, he can have Rudy coach him! Ha ha!
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ISIS will regroup and if the world is not careful, ISIS will make their presence known at the next big international venue...aka Olympics. Thanks donnie, you really are a stable genius.
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Don't let them quit and receive their severance package! If they're fired they won't receive their severance perks! That's why all these guys quit, it's the easy way out.
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It's called an amendment idiot. Japan's ossan ruling class are so ignorant and incompetent.
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Agree, file charges with the police. School and board should fire the teachers and revoke their teaching license. With all the children dying and being tortured by bullying these a-holes should not be near children.
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When you have a circus on fire and the people trying to put it out are rudy and trump what is the obvious result? It's pretty easy to figure out. Michal Cohen is sitting in his cell now shaking his head and saying, "...I told you, I told you so..."
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And the demographics are? Begin printing documentation in foreign languages so that the parents or guardians can understand the enrollment process. Language support is going to be important for the students so that should be a part of the program. If the government doesn't actively educate these children, they are wasting an opportunity for these young minds to become an active and contributing part of society.
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It's interesting to note that Motegi and Lighthizer's interpretion are not in synch regarding autos & parts. Abe left open for trump to use section 232 based on a verbal agreement that both of the actual negotiators are not in complete agreement. Good job abe, it seems like you still don't know what trump is capable of doing.
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I think what he said should be contrasted to what Greta Thunberg said at the conference. When pressed by the question what were his plans, he didn't have one and didn't even express an opinion. He spouted off some crazy objective with no concrete plans for implementation. Asinine. He has been in politics long enough to know the issues of climate change, but he only said that he was put in this post 10 days ago...gimmee a break. This window dressing of a politician had better start doing some serious studying, forget your paternity leave dude, you have a lot of work to do in office.
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abe should be telling all this to his orange faced master who started this mess. What a joke.
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