7,000 tests results in a low number of positives.
Gee, whoever would have thought?
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1,916 positive cases.
A very bad number.
I expect the comments on this news to be shut down very soon.
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AntiquesavingToday 05:50 pm JST
As with every day, tomorrow it will be adjusted higher by about 3000 tests.
And as if by magic, the number of positive cases will remain unchanged. As with every day.
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A person from overseas linked with the Paralympics, but not an athlete, has been hospitalized after testing positive on Monday for the coronavirus. The patient is not displaying severe symptoms, committee spokesman Masanori Takaya said.
Meanwhile, tens of thousands of Japanese taxpayers with symptoms are being told to sweat it out at home with their fingers crossed because there are no hospital beds available for them.
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With 12,389 tests carried out yesterday, I make that pretty close to a 38% positivity rate.
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Is there any reason the usual link to the official page of test numbers vs. poz cases has been omitted from today's report, Mod?
Looks a little fishy to just take the stats away like that...
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Any word on when it will be released in Japan?
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Don't worry, everything is fine, they say.
I can remember the Japanese government telling us that the explosions we all saw at Fukushima were only steam escaping.
You will forgive me if I maintain a healthy scepticism.
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2962 positive cases.
How does that work?
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I think what we can all take from this is tht Abe thinks his corruption accusations have all blown over, so his bowel problems have miraculously healed up. So watch out Leadership elections - Shin-chan Kackybotty is back!
Suga's on the way out and there are a lot of delusional old Obaasans who will be more than willing to vote this fascist Trump-lackey into office again for third bite of the cherry and a third chance to drag the country down even further.
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I will bet you a pound to a penny that the Paralympics will be cancelled.
For the Olympics, we got sold this sob story about how we have to keep the show going because these brave young people have trained all their lives for this chance (like athletes have the monopoly on disappointment).
It worked, people fell for the emotional blackmail, Bach filled his Swiss bank account and scuttled off.
Now the money's gone, we will see a sudden "regrettable" realisation that it's grotesquely irresponsible to hold a major sporting event in an largely unvaccinated host country, and we will be expected to accept that the Paralympic athletes - who genuinely HAVE overcome obstacles in pursuit of their dream - should shrug, say "Shoganai" and return to being out of sight, the way a lot of people here seem to prefer them.
There's less money for the cartels with their snouts in the trough. Thus the Paralympic dream will be sacrificed.
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It took my idiot boss three separate outbreaks in our office, and three separate bills of ¥2 million - all in July - before he finally acknowledged that his decision to force the unvaccinated workers back to the office wasn't a good idea.
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I was wondering when we would start getting the annual reports of heatstroke.
Apparently we just had to wait until the Runny Jumpy Show left town before we get a reminder that the Tokyo summer is brutal.
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5088 tests, 2612 positive.
That's over 51% positivity.
Remind me again about how safe the last two weeks were, please, Mr. Suga? Your German chum seems to have skipped town with a lot of luggage marked "Swag".
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I once got mugged in a back street of Manchester.
It wasn't a voluntary transaction, but as he walked away with my wallet, the thug who held the upper hand in the negotiations said "Cheers, mate"
And I feel better about that robbery than this,
Because that thief robbed from me once, and was very persuasive.
Suga's empty words from his charisma-vacuum face are a precursor to an ongoing robbery every month until the day I die.
If you are going to steal from me, do me the courtesy of having a little pizzazz.
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I've loved every film I've ever seen that Taika has had a hand in.
But he is really going to have to excel himself to improve on Flash Gordon. I can't imagine anyone outdoing Brian Blessed.
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Tokyo public ignored to make Olympics possible.
There. Fixed it.
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Has anyone else noticed that this summer, unlike every other of the 25 summers I have been here, there has been no press coverage of the number of deaths caused by heatstroke?
Perhaps the Olympics have some kind of magic influence to keep perennial tragedies from happening?
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To your list of people you've seen out and about (and I can concur that Akihabara seems to be a popular venue for startlingly healthy-looking young men in the same outfit over the last couple of weeks), I would like to add the three members of different athletic teams who were able to visit a friend of mine on different days last week and enjoy his hospitality.
My friend assures me that, in accordance with protocol, the condoms the squad was issued with were not used, presumably so that they can be taken back to the athletes' home countries to spread the message of how to behave responsibly.
There is no bubble. There never was a bubble.
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What did the White Elephant Olympics mean?
Well, for the people who live here, 80% of whom didn't want this boondoggle, they mean increased tax bills, starting from the next budget day and lasting for generations, until we make up the hole left by Bach's heist.
It will mean the people of Tohoku will continue to live within help or hope, because these things cost money and Bach took it all.
Families with in Japan will find there is no money for daycare, nor investment in education, nor an even remotely livable state pension, because the funding to improve the lot of the Japanese taxpayers is now resting comfortably in Bach's Swiss bank account.
These games mean Japan is broke for forty years.
I hope you enjoyed the running and jumping and splashing around. Now get ready to pay for it.
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4566 positives out of 10,900 tests.
This is out of control.
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I confidently expect the Paralympics to be cancelled.
With so much less money at stake, suddenly the dreams and aspirations of the athletes who have dedicated their lives to this shining moment will be scrapped in the suddenly-important name of preventing the spread of the virus.
I hope I am wrong, but just wait and see.
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Mr. Bach, only a few weeks ago you told us that the COVID risk of your cash cow was zero.
Would you care to step out of the 3M yen per night suite we are paying for to comment on this?
No, I didn't think you would.
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There IS NO State of Emergency. There is ceremonial window-dressing.
Commuter trains are packed cheek-by-jowl every day, with at least 20% of oyajis still not wearing their masks over their noses.
Offices remain packed because Shachos can't comprehend the idea that remote working won't cause the end of civilisation.
Shopping centres, Amusement parks, Lunchtime restaurants, bars before the magical hour of 19:59 are thronging with people.
We have to pretend the magic Aegis of not having a drink in a pub after 8pm will magically protect us from the virus' infectivity. You can go to a coffee shop, though, if you like.
The virus only clocks on at 8pm, and even then only if you're enjoying a beer or two.
We will have 4,000 new cases in Tokyo again today. Just watch.
There IS NO state of emergency.
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"Since we have imposed virus-curbing measures, such as cutting the flow of people (in public)
I'm assuming Dear Leader hasn't used Shinjuku station, the Ginza Line, or any commuter train rammed to 240% capacity during the current SoE?
The flow of people is like herded sheep. If 20 million sheep could be herded at the same time.
If you are going to tell me a lie, you charisma vacuum, tell me a good lie. Don't micturate on my face and tell me it's raining.
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Does everyone remember this?
Two weeks ago, when the cases were 1/3 of where we are now, the parasite Bach left his 3M-per night hotel suite (which we are paying for) to say how safe the anti-virus protocols were.
I wonder if we will hear an update on his evaluation?
Not a chance. He will sit, counting his millions, in the luxury we are paying for until it's time for him to leave for his next victim.
This is organised crime.
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There is no State of Emergency. Commuter trains are still packed and the Olympic Bubble is non-existent. Athletes and their squad will (ahem) socialise. That's what they do.
I am sick of restaurants having to close at 8 when the hordes of commuters are still expected to troop onto packed trains twice a day.
This super-spreader was a mathematical certainty.
Only a government entirely out of touch with reality, having sold its soul to the IOC, could even dare to profess alarm at this late stage, when theinevitable results of their inadequacy come to fruition.
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This is more than 1,000 more than two days ago.
It's out of control.
Never mind - look at the shiny medals! Look at the shiny!
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I switched off when there was some bloke in a shroud-type thing throwing himself on the floor in clouds of dust. I'm assuming it was some form of self-pitying "we Japanese are unique in having suffered" schtick, but when his gown flopped over his head by mistake and he had to do the rest of his convulsions blindfold, it was time to put a film on.
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