You can bet that there will be no mention of the number of tests by the mainstream media but something along the lines that the number of positives is reducing but the serious cases are increasing and medical system strained. Gotta make sure the public is getting WYSIWYB (What You See Is What You Believe)
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Nation wide testing was over 55,000. Does that make you happy?
Nope, it wasn't. !8,349 tests were performed nationwide on the 17th.
Tokyo usually tests more than the other Prefectures, if Tokyo carried
out only 2670 tests it is just logical that the other prefectures also carried out lower tests
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From the start of the pandemic, Japan has done fewer tests than other major economies, focusing on infection clusters and virus tracing.
Journalistic Standards have fallen very very badly. It is utter laziness, If you are writing an article and cannot do even a basic search on the net to corroborate numbers. Not only major economies, Japan has done fewer tests than many 3rd world countries. Saying Japan focuses on infection clusters and virus tracing is far from the truth and reality, the tracing app Cocoa is anunused and useless, You cannot say it is Virus tracing, when the route of infection of more than half of cases are unknown, testing is low and requirements to be classified as being in close contact are ambiguous. Unbelievable, the author didn't even bother to find out the price of the equipment.
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Number of tests falling faster than an object on freefall, Yesterday 8206, today 6994. Won't
be wrong to assume that it is the general trend nationwide.
The media will start telling us the SOE and 8pm restrictions on restos is working magnificiently.
I guess the Yo-Yo show with Covid-19 will continue until the vaccine is widely administered, maybe
the MHLW has given up on testing and counting on vaccines. Testing will lead to more cases being
discovered and more cases discovered will require more welfare staffs to monitor, coordinate
isolation or treatment and more strain on the medical system. Taking the utmost precaution is the only
way out as it is evident even PCR testing that is free for anyone wanting one even in some death poor
developing countries remains difficult here.
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And how do you tell someone is dead from this virus if you don't test Einstein ?
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To me, the mainstream media here bears the bulk of the blame, they have been busy fanning nationalism rather than calling out the governmen and shunned experts that are critical of the virus approach, All they have been doing is fanning national pride comparing Japan's low numbers with countries that cases are high. The rising numbers are due to complacency created by the media,
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The health ministry said it does not have the authority to require testing centers to share data, but would consider ways to compile private results.
Big fat lie, they don't have authority my big toe. Yeah, I don't have authority to tell my kids to be home early after school,
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The death toll, now at 4,315, is one of the lowest among developed nations and around 1% of that of the United States.
With pre and postmortem testing so low any data released lacks accuracy.
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I know they are doing this to try and lessen the strain on the hospitals, but unless people live alone then they are putting the health of their loved ones at huge risk.
Those who live alone will need to eat and unless and unless there is someone to do their shopping for them they will need to go out to shop for groceries, fuel the car, withdraw money from the bank using the ATM and there is a high chance of spreading it through contact,
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This story was reported yesterday on NNN news, without disclosing the name of the former excutive officer didn't know it was Hari Nada until reading this article, I found it strange they didn't want to reveal his name but only his testimony that he received instructions from kelly and from Kelly only to conceal Ghosn salary and only Kelly was working on concealing Ghosn salary, there was no mention just like in this story of Kelly's defense statement. This kind of amateurish reporting might give to an unthinking mind the impression that the party being reported against is guilty by deliberately not mentioning whether the accused refuted the testimony or not.
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Good to be in a position to make rules for others to abide to. How about punishment
for a Welfare worker who refuses a person PCR test and the person eventually dies.
Hata the lawmaker , the professor in Tochigi springs to mind.
How about punishing those or relieving them of their who have deliberately made sure
the pledge to increase PCR tests is never carried out. Abe pledged 200,000 , Koike 60,000
now looking like they were blowing hot air.
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it's making sure resources aren't wasted. As I have said before, from my experience in Tokyo tests are offered on insurance if you have had close contact with a positive case, was not asked about 2 metres or masks.
What resources ? tell us something we don't know. Abenomask, free money for GOTOs are not Resources, Right ? Tell me how colleagues of an elementary school teacher who test positive are not deemed as being in close contact since they wear mask in the staff room, despite all sharing copier and restroom and other things, how brilliant that they don't consider that the virus can be contracted through touch, contact
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They must be utterly puzzled why the govt is increasing number of tests now, at a time when the precious olympics is nearing
And the number of tests has increased from what number to what ?
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I am only reading this story here, why isn't this story being widely and comprehensively reported
on mainstream T.V with law experts like former Tokyo prosecutor Gohara that are not scared to call
a spade a spade.
called to speak how the prosecutors don't really have a case. Well it will make the Nissan and the
prosecutors look bad.
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The uselessness of the J-media needs being investigated, baffling because they are
not under the CCP yet keep behaving like they are. They have done a marvellous
job keeping the public uninterested even when heavily impacted by policies.
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More nonsense. All is hidden there.
Then why do they take the pains to mass test when all they need to do doctor the numbers, what u are saying doesn't make any sense.
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He also said the government will provide up to 1.8 million yen per month to each eatery that complies with a request to shorten operating hours.
Damit, I didn't see this coming, if I had known I could have rushed and opened a restaurant and cash in on the cool 1.8M
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But offering restaurant establishments 60,000 to limit their hours to 7 or 8 in the evening is sure to flatten the curve!
Hope the 60,000 yen is based on the average sales per day of the establishments else some will be
profiteering from Covid-19 at the expense of others. A small restaurant that on average makes 30,000yen a day getting 60,000yen a day won't even have to open.
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No surprise at all
Tip of the iceberg.
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Nobody saw that coming.
Nope, some of us here saw it coming, There are people who still think the virus is not prevalent here looking and comparing with numbers in Europe and the U.S. The number of tests never factors in the comparison,
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The company's market capitalization of around $700 billion means it is worth more than General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen combined.]]
Ridiculous. or should I say Investor Madness.
Toyota and Volks have a large cash war chest to challenge Tesla and they will.
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Suga needs to strongly tell all people that is you feel feverish, have a cough, sore throat, body aches.............You should assume you have covid and get tested asap.
Increased testing, It is like moving a mountain, it will never happen. Their saving grace is the asympthomatic and mild cases.
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If Japan wants to make a good prevention against Covid, Suga should keep the borders closed, especially for next month upcoming chinese new year.
According to other news many many chinese from mainland are planing to travel to Japan.
Keep the borders close!
The virus is already rampant and wrecking havoc here. Do nothing to mitigate the spread domestically and focus on the few people entering the country that has no land borders.
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The only encouraging number I see in this story is for Hokkaido. The number of infections there finally seems to be on a downward trend.
I will look at the number of tests before drawing conclusion. Another good indicator is the number of calls by those with fever.
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I would be very happy if the virus started to peter out like it has in Osaka:
Have you checked the number of test performed in Osaka, it is easy to to keep numbers down by reducing the number of tests.
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A better statement would be: "China and South Korea could learn a lot from Japan about how to conduct their own R&D without relying on the US/Europe/Japan for IP theft."
Head deep in the sand or should I say living on past glory.
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There is still no mention of when the vaccine will start. Israel, Bahrain, Canada, UK, Singapore, US have already started. What is the hold up here?
May be waiting for the wasei vaccine. The saying "Pride comes before a fall" springs to mind.
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1337 positive cases is a record but in reality it is not the reality, a city the size , congestion and wealth like
Tokyo is supposed to be doing 80,000 to 100,000 test daily to understand and mitigate the spread of the virus
the money and manpower is there, unfortuntately looking good is more important than the health of the people. The media and the so called experts should shoulder the blame for letting nationalism cloud their responsibility to act a check against the gov't. They have been a complete disappointment. Pity the population that look up to and believe them. It is like having your defense lawyer working with the prosecutors.
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The shrine began implementing anti-coronavirus measures in March when case numbers began to surge, and will require visitors for the New Year to keep a distance between one another, as well as to wear a face mask at all times. They will not, however, limit the number of visitors within its grounds.
In a pandemic even with so called religious body Money trumps the health and well being of those
making the contributions. What a shame shrines and temples use their grounds for commercial purpose as paid packing when they are not supposed considering they are exempt from paying taxes. The forces of law and order and taxation know and pretend they don't know. How about prepare hot meals for the homeless or allow the homeless to use them during the winter.
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It would help greatly if people with your thinking start to take this a bit more seriously.
Surprised that some of you are not following to know the stand of DrLucifer has all along taken on testing and this virus.
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